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Mainstream Scream: Olbermann is back

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets

 

Our weekly look at the loudest screech from the mainstream media features Keith Olbermann, ousted from MSNBC and even Al Gore's Current TV, suggesting Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that rising gas prices are a conspiratorial effort to damage President Obama.

"The lowest price in the last six years – the nadir of gas prices at the pump – was the day of this president’s inauguration in 2009. There has to be some connection between that being the least busy political moment of a president’s career – where you’re not going to hurt him, you’re not going to harm him that way – and the price of gas. There has to be an almost deliberate, or at least a side effect quality to that. There must be,” he said.

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: “Olbermann is too crazy for MSNBC and Al Gore, but ABC News decided he'd bring a worthwhile perspective to their Sunday show, thus giving the far-left ex-cable ranter his biggest platform yet to share his delusions.”

Rating: Five out of five screams.
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