Friday, November 19, 2010

Quote of the Day


"Jon, I told you so! I mean, I might disagree with you but I'd never think you were crazy or hateful... One side sticks to the facts, and the other side is close to playing with its poop."

-- Keith Olbermann, who Jon Stewart implied was as guilty of amping up the lunacy as his right-wing counterparts, chiding Stewart after Hutt-like Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes referred to him as "crazy" and called NPR managers "Nazis"

(By the way, yes I'm very much aware that Phil Griffin over at MSNBC once again suffered a brain aneurysm and suspended one of his hosts -- this time Joe Scarborough -- and I'll have something to say about it later this weekend. Although I could easily just re-rack the Olbermann piece from a couple of weeks ago.)

7 comments:

incredimarc said...

Wasn't that Bill Maher on Olbermann's show?

Anonymous said...

I know this is off topic, but I'm too lazy to register on Cesca's blog. I

Isn't it a little odd that this whole TSA story is cresting in sync with the big Republican win? Hasn't it always been their goal to privatize airport security to decrease the odds of a ton of new unionized government workers who they assumed would lean Democrat? And now suddenly even liberal blogs are preaching the answer is less government.

Don't get me wrong, I loathe the TSA. They've lifted things from my checked bags a few times and after just getting back from a trip that took me to many overseas airports, it's really clear to what degree the whole thing has devolved into farce. But I just find it curious that everyone is willing to skip past reform to privatize, as if that's really the answer. Why not just hand it over to Blackwater alums?

Anonymous said...

I believe that quote should be attributed to Bill Maher, who was being interviewed by Olbermann.

Chez said...

You know, I do remember Maher saying something like this -- but Huffington is attributing the full quote to Olbermann so maybe he stole it or something.

Agent Scully said...

Originally the "Glenn Beck plays with his poop" is Bill Maher's joke. He said it on his show, and he's been saying it as a guest on other shows. Bill said this to Keith, and now Keith repeated the joke, substituting "Glenn Beck" for "the other side". Hope this clears it up.

You know, it was funny the first time Bill said it, but it should have been dropped after that. It's no longer funny when you repeat it, and definitely un-funny when you keep repeating it. New material, please!

Riles said...

Maher originated the "playing with poop" line, and in his segment said that Olbermann was right about the false equivalency. Olbermann repeated the line for his own purposes, but isn't claiming he came up with it or anything.

Anonymous said...

Jon Stewart is really the Ghandi or Rodney King of our day ("Can't we all just along?"). He's a pie in the sky optimist, but he's the non-crazy one.