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Olbermann Caught Lying About Beck…Again

This time around, yours truly actually caught Keith “Rip ‘n’ Read” Olbermann telling a big fat lie. I know what you’re thinking…Probably something along the lines of “Boy, like that’s really all that difficult!”

In last night’s “Worst Person in the World” segment, Olbermann named Glenn Beck as his top nominee. No surprise there. Glenn’s often honored by his inclusion on this left wing loon’s daily segment. The segment went as follows (Beck’s quotes in italic)…

But our winner, Lonesome Roads Beck…He began his segment on the extraordinary moment in Mr. Brown’s news conference where he appeared to offer up his twenty-something daughters by saying…”I mean this sincerely…“, so don’t dismiss this all thing as some kind of joke.  Beck is deliberately evoking the Gary Condit story here.

I want a chastity belt on this man” (Brown).  “I want his every move watched in Washington.  I don’t trust this guy. This one could end up with a dead intern. I’m just saying. It could end up with a dead intern.

Later, a lackey asked “I’m saying, though, isn’t that though just dad trying to be cutesy with a little joke about his daughters?”

Beck’s emphatic reply…”Nooooo!

Beck is…hyperbolizing, I guess, that Scott Brown’s election could, quote, “end up with a dead intern”, joking about Chandra Leavy, seriously? And the lunatic fringe is bitching about how I referred to Brown? Compared to Beck, I’m Brown’s best friend.

Lonesome Roads Beck, today’s worst person…in the world!

First off, I listened intently to the streaming audio of Beck’s show and, in the segment Olbermann is referring to, Beck does not start off by saying “I mean this sincerely…” He uses it prior to that same segment to illustrate another point, which is as follows.

Beck says “And I mean this one sincerely” after which he describes a scene from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. The scene described is the one toward the beginning of the movie when Indiana Jones is trying to escape from the collapsing temple and he needs to somehow cross a deep chasm. He stops and sees one of the men who led him there on the other side. This man tells Indy to throw him the idol that has been stolen and he will, in turn, throw Jones the whip he has in his hand so he can use it to swing over to the other side. Jones throws the man the idol but the man just laughs, drops the whip, and runs off with his prize. Well, to make a long story short, Jones manages to cross the chasm and, on his way out of the temple, he passes the other man who had been impaled by one of the traps in the temple. Beck uses that story to compare how some men feel when they’ve screwed up or done something dumb in relation to raising their daughters. Whether the illustration works in making his point or not doesn’t really matter at this point. What does matter is that Olbermann has taken the “I mean this sincerely” quote completely out of context.

Here’s the script as I transcribed it directly from the streaming audio posted on Beck’s own web site. I’ve tried to keep it as closely as possible to the audio, though some parts of the below text actually overlap each other on the audio as the speakers interact with each other…

Beck: Listen, listen, listen…Listen. I want a chastity belt on this man. I want to…I want…I want his every move watched in Washington. I don’t trust this guy. No, I’m just telling you. {background laughter}

Pat Gray: It’s just a creepy moment. It is.

Beck: No this one, no this one could end with a dead intern.

Stu Burguiere: He’s trying to come up with a…

Beck: This one could end with a dead internment (?). {laughter}

Stu Burguiere: Please stop it…

Pat Gray: Dead intern? I’m not sure I’d go that far.

Stu Burguiere: He’s trying to come up with a…{interrupted by chatter & laughing}

Pat Gray: Dead intern?

Stu Burguiere: No, I’m pretty sure that’s not…

Beck: I’m just sayin’…I’m just sayin’ it could end with a dead intern.

Stu Burguiere: I’m saying, though, isn’t that just, like, a dad trying to be cutesy with a little joke about his daughters and he…and he screwed it up a little?

Beck: Nooooo!

So there you have it. You might argue that it’s a little lacking in taste but, judging from the audio I’ve heard and the text of what was said, it can hardly be argued that Beck was serious, especially considering all three of those speaking were laughing throughout the segment.

In summary, not only did Olbermann purposefully take Beck’s “I mean this sincerely” comment completely out of context but he doesn’t even place the other quotes in their proper setting by noting the laughter between the three. Instead, good ol’ Keith presents it as if Beck was completely serious about Scott Brown possibly having some nefarious motives towards a future intern. Perhaps Olbermann is trying to bury his own ridiculous comments about Brown being “an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, tea-bagging supporter of violence against women and against politicians with whom he disagrees”?


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