Olbermann mum on his employer's coverage of mostly white olympics

Bill Zwerger
In a sublime display of irony, hot on the heels of Keith Olbermann's insolent diatribe against the alleged lack of minority representation at Tea Party gatherings came the alabaster-tinged XXI Winter Olympiad, brought to you exclusively by Keith's employer, NBC. 

Based on his stated aversion to all things ethnically monochromatic, one would assume that the glaring lack of diversity in Vancouver should have been very troubling for Keith.

 

From newsbusters.org:

 

"After theorizing that the Tea Parties are a 'backlash' against having a black President - analogous to the Ku Klux Klan and Jim Crow laws in post-Civil War America - Olbermann ended his show by asking Tea Party activists: 'Why are you surrounded by the largest crowd you will ever again see in your life that consists of nothing but people who look exactly like you?'"

And yet, Countdown's bloviator nonpareil was surprisingly mum on the overtly white tone of the quadrennial competition (and I'm not talking snow or Shaun)

 

Could it be that he is still too woozy from the powerful uppercut to his race-infused cranium, delivered by the Dallas Tea Party to take notice? Or perhaps even more likely, his overlords at NBC/GE put him on a short leash so as not to cast aspersions upon their coveted cash cow.

 

Based on his skewed rationale, I for one half-expected Mr. Olbermann to come out and say that all winter Olympians (and those who support them) are nothing but a bunch of snow loving "tea-baggers." Seems only logical in light of his ill-conceived assumptions.

 

If there were medals awarded for race-baiting, Keith Olbermann would no doubt be standing proudly atop the podium. The question is; would he raise a black-gloved fist during the playing of our National Anthem?


In a sublime display of irony, hot on the heels of Keith Olbermann's insolent diatribe against the alleged lack of minority representation at Tea Party gatherings came the alabaster-tinged XXI Winter Olympiad, brought to you exclusively by Keith's employer, NBC.

 

Based on his stated aversion to all things ethnically monochromatic, one would assume that the glaring lack of diversity in Vancouver should have been very troubling for Keith.

 

From newsbusters.org:

 

"After theorizing that the Tea Parties are a 'backlash' against having a black President - analogous to the Ku Klux Klan and Jim Crow laws in post-Civil War America - Olbermann ended his show by asking Tea Party activists: 'Why are you surrounded by the largest crowd you will ever again see in your life that consists of nothing but people who look exactly like you?'"

And yet, Countdown's bloviator nonpareil was surprisingly mum on the overtly white tone of the quadrennial competition (and I'm not talking snow or Shaun)

 

Could it be that he is still too woozy from the powerful uppercut to his race-infused cranium, delivered by the Dallas Tea Party to take notice? Or perhaps even more likely, his overlords at NBC/GE put him on a short leash so as not to cast aspersions upon their coveted cash cow.

 

Based on his skewed rationale, I for one half-expected Mr. Olbermann to come out and say that all winter Olympians (and those who support them) are nothing but a bunch of snow loving "tea-baggers." Seems only logical in light of his ill-conceived assumptions.

 

If there were medals awarded for race-baiting, Keith Olbermann would no doubt be standing proudly atop the podium. The question is; would he raise a black-gloved fist during the playing of our National Anthem?