Keith Olbermann Makes NBC Primetime Debut, Bill O'Reilly
Will Unhinged Host Self-Promote, Or Simply Bash Rivals?
With an unprecedented primetime opportunity to show his stuff on NBC tonight, will Keith Olbermann take the opportunity to prove himself, or merely waste it furthering his all- consuming anti- O'Reilly agenda?
While a true professional would choose to entertain and inform the audience, angry Olbermann may not be able to resist wasting the time going after everyone on his long list of enemies.
Think we're off base? Take a look at this:
Keith Olbermann says the NBC debut of Countdown Sunday will be business as usual, so that can only mean one thing — Bill O'Reilly will be the "Worst Person in the World."
"I wouldn't be a bit surprised if he's in there," Olbermann said in an interview this afternoon. "He can't go two days without doing something worthy of mention."
Olbermann will anchor a special 7pm edition of Countdown live from MSNBC's Secaucus, NJ headquarters. Then he'll bolt to 30 Rock for a commentary on disgraced quarterback Michael Vick for NBC's Sunday Night Football studio show, which he joins this season.
In case Olbermann doesn't arrive before halftime of the Eagles-Steelers preseason game, he'll tape a "safety" copy at MSNBC.
Olbermann, on vacation this week, has no plans to tone down anything in Sunday's Countdown, he says.
"Not one word has been said to me about any content. It will be driven by the day's, or the weekend's news. There will certainly be a political roundup and a presidential campaign segment. Since this is the one week of the year without a debate, there won't be a debate story."
Olbermann sees the NBC shot "as a great opportunity to advertise our product. It's an hour-long infomercial. Obviously, it's the biggest storefront we have.
"I don't think anyone expects us to do really well in the ratings. We can do basically whatever we want. If they're good, everyone can be pleasantly surprised."
Is it a tryout? Maybe.
Hey, why would NBC expect big ratings? It's not as though he's ever delivered them at MSNBC.
Meanwhile, in other unhinged, anti- O'Reilly news, this appeared in today's Page Six:
August 26, 2007 -- OUR secular society has done away with religious art, but painter Alex Gardega has come up with a way to revitalize the genre. "I'm painting a large version of Da Vinci's 'Last Supper' with Bill O'Reilly featured as Christ and the rest of the Fox folks at the table," he said. "In place of Judas there will be Alan Colmes, and Sean Hannity will replace Peter. I'm painting it to explore the concept that media has become our new religion."
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