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Bristol Palin is not really the Worst Person in the World, but she did earn the top spot in Keith Olbermann's nightly Countdown segment by that name.

The MSNBC host called out the DWTS finalist and daughter of Sarah Palin for her recent PSA with The Situation promoting safe sex and abstinence.

Olberman likened it to someone saying George W. Bush “kept us safe, ‘cept for that 9/11 thing, which doesn’t count.” Ouch. Here's the segment ...

Bristol responded on Facebook that calling her a hypocrite is an “old canard” and ripped Olbermann for being unoriginal in his “insincere incredulity.”

Think Sarah knows what those words mean? Nice refudiation in any case, B.

Not sure if he needed to go there with the 9/11 line, because all things Bristol are hilariously absurd on its their own merit, but that's Keith for you.

On a side note, Fox News really cited an Onion article as actual news? That's the journalistic equivalent of a Bristol Palin abstinence PSA for you.

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Well, that didn't last long.

Just days after he was suspended by MSNBC for contributing to a trio of political campaigns without first seeking permission, Keith Olbermann has been re-instated by Phil Griffin, the network president who has feuded with the anchor for years.

"I have determined that suspending Keith through and including Monday night's program is an appropriate punishment for his violation of our policy," Griffin said. "We look forward to having him back on the air Tuesday night."

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Who would have ever thought that Keith Olbermann would be the man to bring liberals and conservatives together?!?

But in the hours following MSNBC President Phil Griffin's bizarre decision to suspend Olbermann for donating money to democratic candidates, anchors and pundits from across the political spectrum have expressed outrage over the action.

Take it away, William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard one of the most conservative commentators on the planet:

"[It's] ludicrous. First, he donated money to candidates he liked. He didn’t take money, or favors, in a way that influenced his reporting. Second, he’s not a reporter. It’s an opinion show. If Olbermann wants to put his money where his mouth is, more power to him."

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Aiming to tone down the rancor in his commentary, Keith Olbermann suspended his Worst Persons in the World segment earlier this week.

Now, MSNBC has done the same to the face of its network. But for a different reason.

According to a report in Politico, the Countdown host donated the maximum legal contribution ($2,400) to Arizona congressman Raul Grijalva, Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and Kentucky attorney general Jack Conway during this election cycle.

As a result, MSNBC President Phil Griffin said, “I became aware of Keith’s political contributions late last night. Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay."

And for good reason, too. With this information public, viewers might think Olbermann was biased toward liberals in his commentary!

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When they go to the polls today, Keith Olbermann and Jon Stewart will likely vote for many of the same candidates.

But these two commentators don't see eye-to-eye on the roll of cable news in society. At his Rally to Restore Sanity, The Daily Show host lambasted Fox News, MSNBC and all 24-hour news stations for their role in today's climate of anger and intolerance, saying:

"If we amplify everything, we hear nothing. The press is our immune system. If it overreacts to everything, we eventually get sicker."

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These and other criticisms of his vocation prompted the following Tweets in response from Olbermann:

It wasn't a big shark but Jon Stewart jumped one just now with the ‘everybody on Thr cable is the same’ naiveté. The America before today's cable wasn't reasonable discussion. It was the 1-sided lockstep of Fox and people afraid of Fox. That got us Iraq.

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Man, how low must the ratings of MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann have fallen?!?

After all, we can only imagine the host's random, personal attacks against ESPN.com columnist Bill Simmons stem from a need to garner attention. You can get caught up on the feud HERE, but in a nutshell:

Simmons wrote an article in which he said the upcoming Tiger Woods comeback would be more challenging than the boxing return of Muhammad Ali in the early 1970s, which was a result of the latter's stance on the Vietnam war.

It was a controversial stance, one clearly meant to elicit opinion and feedback. That's often a columnist's job. But Olbermann didn't attack the content of the argument, he attacked Simmons himself.

At first, the MSNBC anchor wrote that Simmons had no "discernible insight or talent." To this insult, Bill Tweeted that Olbermann is "a pious, unlikable blowhard who lives alone." He has since taken the high road, Tweeting again last night: I've said enough. This was not why I got into writing.

But Olbermann, for whatever reason, is just getting started.

In a new online rant, Olbermann writes: "Anybody who could write as many words without saying anything of consequence really should throw around the word "blowhard" as frequently as he would a street sewer cover."

Olbermann also claims he's received emails from those high up at ESPN "thanking me for pointing out the absurdity of, and the embarrassment to ESPN provided by, the Woods/Ali comparison."

He then implies that Simmons is the most "uncontrollable, unmanageable talent" in the history of ESPN and that any comment defending The Sports Guy on Olbermann's blog must be written by Simmons himself "under various identities."

It's hard to even know where to begin in response to Olbermann's utter nonsense:

  • First, feel free to dislike the niche Simmons has created. But he's the most read online columnist alive. His most recent book was number-one on The New York Times Bestsellers List. To claim that any defense of Simmons can only be penned by the man himself is laughable. He's hugely popular, Keith. That's just a fact. Live with it.
  • In this feud Olbermann has concocted, he's written about 500 words. Simmons has written about 12.
  • The latest rant comes immediately after a section of his blog in which Olbermann discusses his gravely ill father. That's... strange.
  • Is Olbermann really accusing someone else of making it big without saying anything of consequence?!? His entire schtick is based around word play, passion and extreme, unsubstantiated points of view.
  • As for the content of Simmons' article, Olbermann continues to miss the point: No one is placing Tiger and Ali's reasons for exile on the same level; Simmons is focusing on the difficulty each faced upon their return, relative to the public sentiment at the time.
  • IF YOU DON'T LIKE BILL SIMMONS, DON'T READ HIM.

Sorry, we got carried away with that last point. But Olbermann is entitled to his opinion. Still, that doesn't explain his public, petty, unprofessional response.

Actually, maybe it does: Olbermann is simply petty and unprofessional.

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Earlier this week, Bill Simmons (aka "The Sports Guy") penned an online column, which argued the following thesis:

The eventual comeback by Tiger Woods on the golf course will be more difficult than the in-ring return of Muhammad Ali, following his hiatus from boxing that stemmed from avoiding the Vietnam War draft.

It's a controversial stance, one meant to elicit opinions and one defended by nine well-reasoned points.

So, how did MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann react? By immaturely taking to his blog and writing:

If the writer can let me know when Woods is punitively drafted by the military even though he is about eight years older than almost all the other draftees, I’ll begin to take him seriously. In the interim I am again left to marvel how somebody can rise to a fairly prominent media position with no discernible insight or talent, save for an apparent ability to mix up a vast bowl of word salad very quickly.

Simmons then Tweeted in response: KO, please know the feeling is mutual. You’re my worst case scenario for my career in 12 yrs: a pious, unlikable blowhard who lives alone.

We love any war of words between two outspoken individuals, but must side with Simmons in this case.

First, Mr. Olbermann, as long-time readers of The Sports Guy, we can tell you how he rose to his position as the top columnist at ESPN.com:

By earning a Master's in Journalism from Boston University; slogging away for years as a bartender while creating/building his own website; and being discovered by ESPN after he earned a loyal online following.

Some journalists may look down on Simmons because he represents the age of new media, in which a writer can thrive on the Internet without ever speaking to an athlete or going inside a locker room for his columns. But such a niche still requires wit, knowledge and hard work.

The guy recently wrote a 700-page book on the history of basketball that was number-one on The New York Times Bestsellers List.

Moreover, Olbermann has risen to his level of notoriety due to a similar recent phenomenon: the opinionated, 24/7 news cycle.

Finally, go ahead and disagree with Simmons' take on Woods vs. Ali. But do it in a respectful manner. A few days ago, Simmons took part in a Podcast with fellow ESPN columnist Rick Reilly because the pair has contrasting opinions on the Tiger Woods press conference.

Simmons isn't afraid to mix it up - professionally, respectfully - with those that don't share his points of view. But Olbermann was clearly using this Woods' column as an excuse to bitterly rail against The Sports Guy's overall success. That's just petty.

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Keith Olbermann, in the video below, addressing Carrie Prejean:

Your grandfather did not fight to protect your right to answer a question during a network television soft porn special without consequences or fallout... He fought to protect you from having the government stop us from speaking our minds.

We know you despise Olbermann, Conservatives. And it's hard for even the most left-wing nut to defend his maniacal rants sometimes.

But we beseech readers - in the interest of open, fair debate - to watch and listen to the MSNBC host's take on Prejean below. He doesn't mention gay marriage once, instead focusing on the illogical argument that Carrie was somehow simply exercising her right to free speech.

As referenced in the quote above, Olbermann argues:

  • The First Amendment has nothing to do with getting flak for speaking one's mind; it simply protects a citizen from being imprisoned for that act.
  • Moreover, Carrie wasn't punished for her answer, as she claims. She's received national acclaim and didn't even lose her crown, despite blatantly violating her contract!

All of Prejean's supporters say it's unfair to attack someone for exercising her freedom of speech. But what if she said she believes all African-Americans should be slaves? Would critics be allowed to pounce on her then? It's just her opinion, right?

Also, let's not forget: Prejean said her latest round of topless photos were due to a "windy day." We mean... come on!!!

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We know it's hard to believe, but liberal commentator Keith Olbermann has a strong opinion about Carrie Prejean and her recent campaign on behalf of non-opposite marriage.

The MSNBC anchor makes a pair of logical points in the video below:

1. Considering her position as a spokesperson for The National Organization for Marriage, isn't Prejean obligated to be more informed about the topics - such as adoption and civil unions - that are so central to this hotly-debated issue?

2. Throughout her ordeal, Prejean has said she's been persecuted and mocked for her beliefs, while constantly stating these attacks won't shut her up because she has the right express her opinion. Hmmm, doesn't that sound exactly like the group of people she doesn't believe should legally wed?

In an ironic twist, more than ever before, can't Prejean actually relate to the gay community now?

Watch and listen to Olbermann's take on Prejean above.

Then, follow this article's jump to read an utterly ridiculous, mindless quote recently uttered by this beauty queen.

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