4. Keith Olbermann
What would a Palin hate list be without Keith Olbermann, the man who can miraculously hold his breath long enough to go off on the following idiotic rant?
Sanctimonious, holier than thou, exploitative, undignified, pedantic, childish, self-inflicting, insipid, backwards, embarrassing, over-reactive, overreaching, or as Peggy Noonan summed it up, with the succinctness I have obviously long since abandoned — yammering.
That was in reference to the Palin/Letterman controversy listed above.
Other memorable Countdown with Keith Olbermann rants against Palin include his asking “Is she smarter than a third grader”; calling her a “socialist”; saying she is “dangerous to national security“; stating she is an “idiot“, and mocking what he calls her “imbecility” and “stupidity“.
All those came from different Countdown shows and only represent one page of the search on Olbermann/Palin keywords.
Olbermann is also known for referring to Palin as “fanatically anti-abortion,” “hard right,” “global warming denying,” a “rabid conservative,” a “red meat conservative,” and a “fire-breather.”
Olbermann’s hate filled rants about Palin and other issues could be the reason that from 06/28/10 to 07/25/10 his show had the lowest viewing average since April of 2008.