Fox News is hated because they're elitists, and the worst winners television's ever seen.

— Keith Olbermann

The most colossal Keith Olbermann quotes that are easy to memorize and remember

It's not about 'NBC is evil.' It's about that media structure - CBS, ABC, CNN, even some of the smaller operations are now multinationals, with these extraordinarily diverse holdings.

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The world bursts at the seams with people ready to tell you you're not good enough. On occasion, some may be correct. But do not do their work for them. Seek any job; ask anyone out; pursue any goal. Don't take it personally when they say 'no' - they may not be smart enough to say 'yes.'

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Your anger will cool into hardened passionate insight if you wait a day.

Most of the things that make me angry I let them sit. The heat that remains will be sufficient. The stuff that evaporates is the stuff that would have simply offended or made it histrionic.

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Al Qaeda really hurt us, but not as much as Rupert Murdoch has hurt us, particularly in the case of Fox News. Fox News is worse than Al Qaeda - worse for our society. It's as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan ever was.

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One side sticks to the facts, and the other side is close to playing with its poop.

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Abraham Lincoln did not shoot John Wilkes Booth.

Titanic did not sink a North Atlantic iceberg. And Fox News is neither fair nor balanced. These are simple historical facts intelligible to all adults, most children, and some of your more discerning domesticated animals. But not... to Bill O

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The format of the nightly newscasts is still very much 1981 - "Tremble, onlookers! I am the anchorman and now here is a miracle: a report by satellite from many thousands of miles away. I will return to introduce another one in due course."

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Health care is, at its core, about improving the odds of life in its struggle against death. Of extending that game which we will all lose, each and every one of us unto eternity, extending it another year or month or second.

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I just think if you're 44 years old and you're not smarter than you were when you were 35 years old or 25 years old, just stay in your room.

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What was the more likely cause of the Oklahoma City bombing: talk radio or Bill Clinton and Janet Renos hands-on management of Waco, the Branch Davidian compound?...Obviously, the answer is talk radio. Specifically Rush Limbaughs hate radio....Frankly, Rush, you have that blood on your hands now and you have had it for 15 years.

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The man who sees absolutes, where all other men see nuances and shades of meaning, is either a prophet, or a quack.

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The corporation is one of the great unheralded human inventions of destruction.

It is a way to absolve from any personal liability a bunch of people. They form together in a massive ID and they do whatever they want.

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About Keith Olbermann

Quotes 58 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Birthday October 16

Fox News is worse than al Qaeda. It's as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan.

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I do know without fear of contradiction what the definition of life is and it is 12 words long. 'Life is defined by how much you improve the lives of others.'

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Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy President.

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I'm difficult for management. That's why I have the reputation because nobody challenges management.

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It's such a simple thing, really. It's an awareness that the other people in the world are other people, and that you are one of them. That every time you have a chance to help somebody out, to do what's right instead of what you think you're supposed to do, you should do it.

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I don't think there are huge divergences between my personality and what they see on TV. And I think that's why I have been gainfully employed doing this. I'll always deliver what an employer wants.

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On so many levels [S.E. Cupp]’s a perfect demonstration of the necessity of the work Planned Parenthood does.

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It's very tough to get yourself around the idea that there could be a mechanism being used or abused to restrict and alter the society in which we live.

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There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

But he still says so. There was no link between Saddam Hussein and al Qaida. But he still says so. And thus, gripping firmly these figments of his own imagination, Mr. Cheney lives on, in defiance, and spreads - around him and before him - darkness, like some contagion of fear. They are never wrong, and they never regret - admirable in a French torch singer, cataclysmic in an American leader.

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Courage is a mutual thing.

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What's the difference between a hockey mom and a mass turkey-murdering machine? Looks like about 15 feet.

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Apparently, the people in the [George W.

] Bush administration who wanted to confront me on this could not spell my name correctly. They wanted to send a series of emails thinking that perhaps MSNBC was perhaps favorable to the Bush administration. They thought that they could send me a series of questions or talking points to disprove Joe Wilson with.

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An uprising of the reasonable is our only chance.

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Without [hatred] Michelle Malkin would just be a big mashed up bag of meat with lipstick on it.

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Wanting to be on television is a mental illness.

Wanting to be president of the United States, wanting to be an actor - these are degrees of the same mental illness. If you need to be approved of simultaneously by more people than are in this room now, there's a problem.

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All the things that people like me supposedly don't do, I do.

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If racism is not the whole of the Tea Party, it is in its heart, along with blind hatred, a total disinterest in the welfare of others, and a full-flowered self-rationalizing refusal to accept the outcomes of elections, or the reality of democracy, or the narrowness of their minds and the equal narrowness of their public support.

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The idea of negotiating with the President of the United States runs contrary to everything that the Republicans have done since January 20, 2009.

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If you're a baseball fan and you don't know what BP is, you're working in a mine without one of those helmets with the lights on it.

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I'm not an anarchist. I believe in government.

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Even on the greatest teams, there's always one role player.

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I'm a natural management guy. I had forgotten that. And I forgot how much I hate it.

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My last sort of crisis was about overcoming the people who were more interested in what I had done than what I was doing in the present.

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Success is overrated.

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Once the Republicans get rolling, they assume they're going to win everything.

They are zealots, and zealots assume the last five percent of whatever their plan is will be taken care of by their own greatness or momentum or divinity.

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Matt Millen, you draft a wide receiver every year. HOW DARE YOU SIR, HOW DARE YOU!

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Anything that prevents you from taking an action or actions that might reasonably dispel legitimate anxieties. Fear is what paralyzes you.

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I stand up to people.

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What would you do, sir, if terrorists were killing 45,000 people every year in this country? Well, the current health care system, the insurance companies, and those who support them are doing just that. [...] Because they die individually because of disease and not disaster, [radio host] Neal Boortz and all those who ape him approve this. Forty five thousand a year in America. Remind me again, who are the terrorists?

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At Current, television is all we do - that's our business.

We don't have amusement parks I have to worry about, we don't have environmental cases against us, we don't have a series of outdoor-advertising companies.

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As part of the process by which you hire me, you hire me.

You just don't hire an hour of me to do a performance.

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A past President, bullied and sandbagged by a monkey posing as a newscaster, finally lashed back....The nation's marketplace of ideas is being poisoned by a propaganda company so blatant that Tokyo Rose would've quit....As with all the other nefariousness and slime of this, our worst presidency since James Buchanan, he [President Bush] is having it done for him, by proxy. Thus, the sandbag effort by Fox News Friday afternoon.

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Because I am so intensely identified with opinion and analysis and contextualization, I think I just need, for my own psychological benefit, a small island in which I can stand and say, 'I'm going to sit this one out.'

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[T]he strike is inherently dangerous to the rich, and to the corporations who have brought this country to her knees, because it is the only defense the ordinary citizen has.

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I can't think of an instance at MSNBC where anything I said on the air was influenced by what was going on behind the scenes.

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If you make a decision in your life, even one as eminently logical and self-improving as "Why'd you start washing your hair every day?" and you start getting questioned hourly about it, you're going to start second-guessing yourself.

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[Michelle Malkin] has been supporting a party which includes most of the idiots in this country who would judge her entirely and exclusively on her [Filipino] appearance.

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