While Foley’s sketch is sort of funny, and it’s not too difficult to stretch the caricature to match Glenn Beck (though it fits best when viewing Beck as some “Paranoid over dramatic weirdo” – if you actually actually watch Beck, his show is not crazed and his accusations are well-researched and you’ll be left wondering where the parallels are), this Olbermann guy is a real freak!
When liberalism’s squeaky voice is heard in Olbermann’s quote of something attributed to Palin, I have to wonder how someone who makes weird voices and alien accents when quoting real people can be taken seriously by anyone:
“Who’d have thought a history buff with such a quirky sense of humor and a chalkboard could make for such riveting television?”
One can’t help but cringe at the thought of all the treetards out there who actually believe all the anti-Palin jabs, and Olbermann sums up their particular brand of idiocy when he unprofessionally comments:
“only Sarah Palin would think that that kaleidoscopic drug flashback misunderstanding of past events was history …”
That’s not a comment a real journalist would make. That’s not a comment a real politician would make – that’s just rude (and, frankly, stupid) and really only resonates with the most ignorant and biased of their herd. That these folks spend so much of their time knocking Beck and Fox for the quality of their programs makes Olbermann’s jab all the more ridiculous.
If you want to crack jokes about one entertainer ripping off another, compare Olbermann’s unfunny attempts at jumping on the Beck bandwagon, or his liberal use of assumptions in lieu of facts. His babble might satisfy the average armchair politician out there, but his words are a waste of a thinking person’s time.