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View Poll Results: Who do you like more?
Keith Olbermann 9 29.03%
Joe Scarborough 11 35.48%
I like them both equally. 1 3.23%
I don't like either one of them. 10 32.26%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-19-2010, 01:03 PM
 
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Joe Scarborough is going after a fellow MSNBC host, calling out “Countdown” host Keith Olbermann for saying Scott Brown — the Republican Senate nominee in Massachusetts — is “homophobic” and a “racist.”

“It is no longer enough to simply disagree with someone. These days some feel the need to call opponents evil. It happens on both extremes,” Scarborough tweeted. “Just as when Beck called the President racist, this sort of rhetorical extremism must be discouraged. It cheapens the debate.”

Joe vs. Keith - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com



I feel like Keith Olbermann's rhetoric just becomes more extreme as time passes. His "special comments" are usually full of rage and seething.

The right wing has been criticized over the years for fanning the flames of hatred and division, but isn't Keith Olbermann doing the same thing on the left?
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:06 PM
 
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Joe Scarborough is going after a fellow MSNBC host, calling out “Countdown” host Keith Olbermann for saying Scott Brown — the Republican Senate nominee in Massachusetts — is “homophobic” and a “racist.”

Summing up his case against Brown, Olbermann concluded, “in Scott Brown we have an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, tea bagging supporter of violence against women and against politicians with whom he disagrees.”

Joe vs. Keith - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com

I feel like Keith Olbermann's rhetoric just becomes more extreme as time passes. His "special comments" are usually full of rage and seething.

The right wing has been criticized over the years for fanning the flames of hatred and division, but isn't Keith Olbermann doing the same thing on the left?
yes I have to agree with Joe on this one. You can't point the finger at someone and say... "this person is going too far" if you yourself is standing right there beside them in the muck.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:10 PM
 
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Joe Scarborough is going after a fellow MSNBC host, calling out “Countdown” host Keith Olbermann for saying Scott Brown — the Republican Senate nominee in Massachusetts — is “homophobic” and a “racist.”

Summing up his case against Brown, Olbermann concluded, “in Scott Brown we have an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, tea bagging supporter of violence against women and against politicians with whom he disagrees.”

Joe vs. Keith - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com



I feel like Keith Olbermann's rhetoric just becomes more extreme as time passes. His "special comments" are usually full of rage and seething.

The right wing has been criticized over the years for fanning the flames of hatred and division, but isn't Keith Olbermann doing the same thing on the left?

I think if you are not angry and seething during moments of your life about what is going on in America.....you just don't know what is going on in America.

The question should be....Are Keith Olbmermann's arguments valid or are they not?

Whether he is angry or seething is beside the point.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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They're both clowns but even though he's Conservative, I'd side with Scarborough on this one. But I honestly couldn't give a rat's behind about either.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:14 PM
 
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Here's Brown questioning whether Obama was born out of wedlock.

He's lock step with right wing hate when he wants to be.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hecen-81w0g
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:15 PM
 
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I think if you are not angry and seething during moments of your life about what is going on in America.....you just don't know what is going on in America.
Sure, being angry sometimes is natural - but all of the time?

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The question should be....Are Keith Olbmermann's arguments valid or are they not?
More and more, I don't think his arguments are valid, and that's why I don't care for him much anymore. For example, he's accusing Scott Brown of being "homophobic" simply because Brown has said he's in favor of civil unions for same-sex couples and not "marriage". That's it. To me, it's a silly, extreme, and narrow-minded opinion from Olbermann.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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Here's Brown questioning whether Obama was born out of wedlock.

He's lock step with right wing hate when he wants to be.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hecen-81w0g
Yeah, that was pretty sleazy. As if a child has any control over that anyway.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:20 PM
 
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Brown's comments certainly open him up to public ridicule on many issues.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:23 PM
 
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Sure, being angry sometimes is natural - but all of the time?



More and more, I don't think his arguments are valid, and that's why I don't care for him much anymore. For example, he's accusing Scott Brown of being "homophobic" simply because Brown has said he's in favor of civil unions for same-sex couples and not "marriage". That's it. To me, it's a silly, extreme, and narrow-minded opinion from Olbermann.

This is not your neighbor or co-worker, this is a guy who wants to be the leader for all the people in his State saying that two women who want raise a child together is "just not normal". That's demeaning. And as KO mentioned, "homphobic" because it stems from homophobia.


If you are going to demean and belittle gays be prepared to have someone who cares about social justice call you on it.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Midwest City, Oklahoma
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This is not your neighbor or co-worker, this is a guy who wants to be the leader for all the people in his State saying that two women who want raise a child together is "just not normal". That's demeaning. And as KO mentioned, "homphobic" because it stems from homophobia.


If you are going to demean and belittle gays be prepared to have someone who cares about social justice call you on it.
Do you really believe it is normal? When has it ever been normal? What is normal? We can debate if it is a healthy environment to raise a kid in or not, but you cannot deny that it is not "normal".
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