Keith Olbermann fired back at Jimmy Kimmel, who took several shots at the former Current TV host in his White House Correspondents Dinner speech.
Olbermann was one of Kimmel’s many targets in his set.
“I’d like everyone to look under your seats,” he joked. “Under each one you will find a copy of Keith Olbermann’s resume. Is Keith here tonight? Limo wouldn’t pick him up?”
He also said that Olbermann “burned more bridges than the arsonist of Madison County” and “has more pink slips than Marcus Bachmann.”
Olbermann responded quickly, comparing Kimmel to his arch-nemesis Bill O’Reilly.
“Funny that Jimmy Kimmel ripped me after his people desperately wanted me to fly to LA to be on his show this past Wednesday,” Olbermann tweeted on Saturday night.
He added: “I’m not complaining about the Kimmel jokes — I’m fair game. I’m complaining about the revenge element. It reminds me of O’Reilly.”
Uh, Keith I don’t think Bill O’Reilly gives a flying SH*T about you dude. When you were fired at MesSNBC, Bill O’Reilly had a segment called “Shake-Up at MSNBC” or something like that. Bernard Goldberg who was also doing the segment was the only one whom actually said your name. When you were fired at Al Gore TV, not a thing, not a damn thing was said on the Factor; maybe his staff shared a beer bong celebrating your firing at the bar afterwards.
Actually Mr. Olbermann, for about five minutes, I actually felt sorry for you when you were let go at Current. But then I realized that you as the Preacher were just fired by his choir – they didn’t even want to listen to you anymore. Al Gore actually agreed with you and upheld all of your obnoxious, progressive positions. Instead you chose to be Olbermann again and complain about the limo driver, the set or the Intern that didn’t bring you your Latte’ fast enough. This is extremely sad and rather pathetic
Look at your long list of your firings Keith – there are a least a couple of dozen websites that have in a nice graphic. Please look at the carnage you have caused to pump up your ego, how many people’s lives you have trashed out because you simply did not agree with them. Think hard, ask yourself and pray that if you really want to go back to Broadcast Journalism. You have millions of dollars in back pay; so obviously you aren’t hurting for money.
At least consider buying the Baltimore Orioles and spending the rest of your life being a Baseball Nerd. Works for me; I think it might work for you.