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On cable news TV, Don Lemon and Joy Reid battle it out for the most radical, unbearable human on-air. But on digital media, Keith Olbermann attempts to outdo them both.
Tuesday, Olbermann captioned President Donald Trump’s appearance on Fox & Friends with a tweet so shameful, even he took it down:
“Yes @realDonaldTrump has always been, will always be, and on the day of his bid for re-election, still is: a whiny little Kunta Kinte.”
Kinte is a fictional slave from the 1976 novel Roots. Per Dictionary.com, “Kunta Kinte is also used as a derogatory name for an African person who has recently immigrated to a new place.”
It takes a certain type of miserable pundit to get the Left to denounce their own conspiracy theorists. Yet on the most divisive day of the year, Olbermann got heat from both sides.
Led by his YouTube show, The Worst Person in the World with Keith Olbermann, Olbermann’s return to politics couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start. It began when he called for now-Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett to be “prosecuted” and “removed from society.”
It got worse:
“He, and his enablers, and his supporters, and his collaborators, and the Mike Lees and the William Barrs … and the Mike Pences, and the Rudy Giulianis and the Kyle Rittenhouses and the Amy Coney Barretts must be prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society while we try to rebuild it and to rebuild the world Trump has destroyed by turning it over to a virus.”
At this rate, he’ll probably soon be back at ESPN or MSNBC.