The 41st President of the United States joins NewsReal in the goal of “keeping the cable guys honest.”Â He has recognized and called out both Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann for being “sick puppies” for their vicious style of personal attacks. Â We at NewsReal have been pointing out the false journalism of those two since our inception.
Here’s a video with part of his quote and Maddow and Olbermann’s response:
In an interview with CBS radio this week, the elder Bush complained of increased civil discourse in politics. Â He blamed media on the Right and on the Left for spurring it on. Â He was more than ready and able to call out names on the left.
Bush: “If you want me to name a couple of names, I’ll be glad to do that for you… Â Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow. Â I mean here are a couple of sick puppies.”
Maddow and Olbermann seem to be clueless as to why Bush would name them as sick puppies. Â They can’t seem to think of anything they have ever done wrong. Â Olbermann says it is
a sad legacy to a sad presidency.
Both cable hosts came up with a few different pathetic ways of counterattacking Bush. Â First they mocked the comment repeatedly and acted like it didn’t really matter. Â (Of course, they gave this supposedly unimportant topic a full 1/4th of Maddow’s program.)
Next they tried to turn the attack back on Bush with false accusations about the former President’s own use of criticism in his previous elections. Â Finally, they said what Bush was really doing was attacking Fox News (and especially Glenn Beck), and that he just had to throw Republicans a bone by mentioning Maddow and Olbermann.
There must be some reason why Bush would mention Maddow and Olbermann by name as sick puppies, right?
Maybe because the two really are sick puppies who often hurl empty and vicious attacks against anyone who disagrees with the far Left. We at NewsReal have shown that many times over. Â Just read Tim and Alissa Birkel’s “Spoonful of Saccharine” series about Maddow or David Forsmark’s series “Meltdown with Keith Olbermann”.
In the long run, Bush’s criticism just gives MSNBC something more to use in their battle against the right. Â They get to take a couple of shots at the father of the evil Bush 43 and feel the smug self-satisfaction that comes from knowing that at least one famous person has heard of them.