DC Trawler

Olbermann Is Now Scared Of The Russkies

Sometimes I feel bad for picking on Keith Olbermann. Clearly, the man is grappling with some serious emotional problems, and his career is at a low ebb. At this point he’s alienated everybody in the TV industry who’s ever had to deal with him, so he’s been reduced to recording podcasts at an Ikea table in the Gentleman’s Quarterly break room. But the Daily Caller owns KeithOlbermann.com, your source for news and commentary about Keith Olbermann, so I feel a solemn obligation to note the following for the purposes of historical record.

Okay, Keith. Go ahead, start yelling.

Are you still there, Dear Reader? If so, I admire your sticktoitiveness. Can you believe that was only 6-7 minutes? Look, we’ve all got an old landlord we can’t stand, but this is ridiculous.

I started to tune out after the first 20 seconds or so, but I picked up something about the Russians. And he sounded pretty darn upset.

That’s right: The same guys who always scoffed when we warned them about the Russians are now in a panic over the Russians. Hey, I didn’t like them even before Hillary lost. I won’t be lectured about them by the likes of Keith Olbermann.

I don’t claim to be any sort of historian, but didn’t William F. Buckley kick the John Birch Society out of the conservative movement in the ’50s because they thought Russki spies were hiding in the cupboards and under the bed? All it took was one little election, and now guys like Olby are newly minted commie-bashers. Now, suddenly, worrying about the Russians isn’t an antiquated worldview that has no place in the 20th Century.

Remember that?

Was Keith one of the Democrats who sneered at Mitt Romney for calling Russia a threat? Or was Keith between TV gigs at that point? I can’t remember. Well, I don’t suppose it matters anyway.

I don’t like Trump, I don’t trust Trump, and I didn’t vote for Trump. There are any number of legitimate criticisms you can make, but these guys would rather shriek about the suddenly resurgent Red Menace. This is why they lost.

(And yes, there are also some so-called “conservatives” who have somehow become Putin apologists. I don’t agree with them either.)

Try to pace yourself, Keith. It’s gonna be a long four years, and you won’t be of use to anybody if you lose your voice. Or whatever is left of your mind.

P.S. If Keith actually believes this stuff, which I suppose is possible, could somebody please ask him how the Russkies pulled it off? Who’s been the President of the United States for the past eight years?