Olbermann calls tea-partiers ‘poor, dumb, manipulated bastards’ [video]

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On Thursday’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, MSNBC’s wunderkind Keith Olbermann ratcheted up his political attacks to a level rarely seen on cable news.  This week has been rough on Olbermann as Republican Scott Brown was swept to victory by a resurgent conservative movement and the Supreme Court struck down long-standing campaign finance regulations for corporations widely supported by liberals and Democrats.

The stress showed throughout the week as Olbermann launched vicious attacks on Brown that even liberal comedian Jon Stewart found to be tenuous.  On Thursday night Olbermann continued his slide, seemingly unaware of the crassness of his remarks, or that he was on national television, by calling tea-party conservatives “poor, dumb, manipulated bastards” on-air.  Click to watch:

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