Friday, July 23, 2010

Keith Olbermann Is a Misogynist?

Misogynist Tucker Carlson has a story at his Daily Caller site reporting that Keith Olbermann is a misogynist. (Keith Olbermann is a misogynist?!!?) The two men are currently feuding.

Call it the war of the misogynists.

Tucker Carlson is the right-wing pundit famous for confessing that powerful women like Hillary Clinton make him anxious and fearful of castration. Tucker recently purchased the files of Journolist, a private listserv of liberal journalists. (According to Ezra Klein: "Journolist has taken the Daily Caller from about 50,000 hits a day to more than 200,000.") The pundit with the crossed legs is not finding the kind of scandal that he's clearly looking for, but the liberal criticism of Keith Olbermann excerpted below is interesting. It is an echo of what we've long been saying publicly here at TGW. It's too bad some of these people didn't have the courage to go public with their views. Perhaps Keith would have listened to them:

“He’s become O’Reilly on the left– completely predictable, unfunny, and arrogant,” said Georgetown University Professor Michael Kazin in May 2009. . . The Nation’s Katha Pollitt began the group’s rant. “He and Michael Musto did this whole long riff about beauty contestant Carrie ‘opposite marriage’ Prejean’s breast implants, stupidity, breast implants, tacky clothes, earrings, breast implants. They went on and on about how she was ‘part plastic’ and pathetic. You’d think they were celibate vegans who spent their lives zen meditating. It was just a whole TV humiliation of her, and it made me feel sorry for her, which wasn’t easy,” Pollitt said. . .

Julian Zelizer, a Princeton professor and CNN contributor, said Olbermann’s root problem is his misogyny. “I can’t take him anytime. I think to write off his mysogyny (sic) as limited to Musto is just not accurate. That very much defined much of how he talked about Clinton as well as others.”

Update: Journolisters offended by Keith Olbermann’s ‘misogynistic,’ ‘predictable,’ and ‘pompous’ show

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