A sports commentator at ESPN who pretends to be a political pundit on MSNBC. He is one of those rare people who can profess compassion for the downtrodden and oppressed masses, yet can't seem to get along with anyone on planet Earth: notably at ESPN and MSNBC (he resigned several times from both networks due to personality clashes with his bosses and co-workers). Watch him share the microphone with Chris Matthews during primaries coverage; while Matthews drones on about some minute detail of a Democratic primary 40 years ago, Olbermann's lips tighten, his face turns blue and you'd swear his head was about to explode. (Okay, I can't really blame him for that).
He can also project extreme outrage at his political enemies; i.e. FOX News, the Bush administration, America's registered voter's, anyone who is breathing, etc. His political beliefs are about 120 miles to the left of Pol Pot and Noam Chomsky: which would put him in the same category as an average poster at Democratic Underground, DailyKos, and Huffington Post. He has an obsession with FOX News pundit/douche-bag Bill O'Reilly that border's on the homo-erotic ( more like rough-trade-leather-boy homo-eroticism, not the Ethel Merman impersonator variety).
Keith Olbermann is basically an anti-social personality who craves external validation in order to fill the vast empty spaces in his personal life. By projecting faux outrage for what he perceives are the apocalyptic political and social problems of the United States, he can make himself appear "progressive" and "compassionate" to his devotees, while in reality it is only a doomed attempt to flee his personal demons.
" Hi, my name is Keith Olbermann and I'd probably spit on you if we got to know each other a little more."
A talking head on MSNBC. He is the Liberal version of Bill O'reilly. Like O'reilly he is not above taking quotes out of context to vilify. This is especially true of his "worst person in the world". A segment that is not given to any of the reporters or pundits with MSNBC or NBC but frequently to those appearing on Fox News, CNN, CBS and ABC. David Shuster remarked Chelsea Clinton was being "pimped out by the Clinton Campaign." Olbermann condemned the remarks but said what a great journalist Shuster was. It seemed hardly the response had the remark been been made someone on another network. Shuster is a former employer Fox News which he worked at from 1996-2002.more...
In Nixonian fashion like O'reilly he will also ignore the real story when it does not suit his views. An example of this is when a Barack Obama senior economic adviser, Austan Goolsbee had a meeting with the Canadian government. At the meeting he advised them "not to be worried about what Obama says about NAFTA." It was simply ...
1. A politically liberal pundit who hosts Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC. Best known as the even-more-pretentious liberal counterpart of the equally obnoxious and annoying Bill O'Reilly who worships the ground Obama walks on. Olbermann is usually characterized as
A. a biased liberal who hates Bush, Fox News, and anything more politically conservative than that dirty, pot-smoking hippie who lives in the empty lot next your house
B. a saint (if you are said dirty hippie)
On a humorous note, Olbermann tends to call anyone who doesn't follow his political beliefs exactly (see: Communist Manifesto) The Worst Person In The World.
2. Someone who displays the traits of Olbermann, mainly being an obnoxious windbag who hates anyone who considers themselves conservative and doesn't even know much about politics.
1. (Takes place at an average American household)
Pete: Oh geez. It's Countdown With Keith Olbermann! Change the channel!
Pam: Nah, I'm keeping it on. I need a laugh.
2. (Takes place at an average American high school)
Jimmy: Dude! Did you see Pam start screaming at that quiet kid who was wearing a McCain button in the hallway? She just started shouting about how McCain was "The Worst Person In The World."
Johnny: I saw the whole thing. What was up with that? What did he ever do to her?
Jimmy: I know. She's such a Keith Olbermann.
A radical left political pundit on MSNBC. His show airs at 8pm on weekdays. He is known for being melodramatic, incredibly angry, and alarmingly obsessed with The Fox News Channel, namely pundits Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck. Olbermann was previously an anchor for ESPN's Sportscenter, but left due to personality clashes with management. He is allegedly extremely hard to get along with and very unpleasant. Olbermann is also stricken with Celiac's Disease, which is an intestinal disorder most notably characterized by large white and foul smelling bowel movements, and explosive, uncontrollabe diarrhea, more commonly referred to on the street as "volcano ass." That might explain his seemingly 24/7 miserable mood.
Bob: "Ah, dude! What is that smell?"
Joe: "Oh my god, what is that? Holy Jesus, did something die?"
Keith Olbermann: "Oh no, nothing died. I'm Keith Olbermann, and I just had a major case of the volcano ass, right here in my pants. It was Bill O'Reilly's fault for stressing me out though!"
A leftists babbling drone, who will blame anything and everything on Bill O'reilly. He will constantly bitch about his ratings, failing to realize O'reilly is dominating T.V.
John: Hey did you catch Keith Olbermann last night?
Nick: Yeah, I caught a glimpse of him as I was surfing toward Fox News, he was doucheing the T.V. up as usual.
host of Countdown. Unlike Bill O'reilly (also known as Bill-O the clownt), Keith does not make up "facts" to support his views. Also, he can be considered the factual counterpart to Bill O'reilly. One of his best segments is World's Worst Person. (Note: He is very dramatic, look up SNL's parody of Keith Olbermann)
On many occasions he calls politicians to resign. On rare occasions he has a segment called "Special Commentary". It's very insightful and FACTUAL.
Considered the best of the best of NBC and factual news network.
"Hey, stop trying to be like Keith Olberman with your parents, just lie man"
"Why are you always calling people to resign", says a friend
"Because they are hypocrites and are wrong, man" says the other friend
"I don't care man, stop trying to be like Keith Olbermann" says the friend.
"I don't like that Keith Olbermann", says O'reilly
"why?" says a conservative talking head
"because he's always saying the truth, makes me want to be a liberal, as a conservative I'm tired of making things up, too much work" says O'reilly