Keith Olbermann tells World Champion/ESPY Winner/Iraq Veteran/Amputee JR Salzman he is “embarrassing the military”

| December 3, 2012

On a level of douchiness, I challenge you to top this one….

Are you shitting me?

Everyone pile on.
OLBY’s Twitter
JR’s Twitter.

On a related note, JR and I are headed to Vegas this week to cover the Armed Forces Foundation’s event at The Venetian. JR is my friend and my hero, so I can assure you that I’ll have more on our trip, including pictures of us drinking many Irish libations with our wounded brothers and sisters.

In case you don’t know JR, here you go:

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  1. Old Trooper says:

    What was the gist of the issue that caused Olberdummy to wet his pants and start sputtering on twitter?

  2. The Sniper says:

    Keith Olbermann calling anyone an embarrassment is like a hooker calling Mother Theresa a slut.

  3. TSO says:

    This is the tweet from JR that started it….

    J.R. Salzman?@jrsalzman

    Getting 2nd Amendment advice from Bob Costas is a bit like getting career advice from @KeithOlbermann.

  4. Just Plain Jason says:

    I think someone must have touched a nerve there on olberdouche…

    I can’t hate veterans, I have plenty of veterans in my family…

  5. Old Trooper says:

    @3: Thanks TSO.

  6. Twist says:

    Olbermann embarresses douche bags.

  7. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    That’s the problem with Ag School guys who pretend they are Ivy League grads, is they lack the actual smarts and good grace to be polite. When you attempt to state that you graduated from a school that accepts 1 in 6 and the affiliated school you actually attended accepts 1 out of every 1 applicants it’s not hard to see why you might be easily confused.

    Olbermann wants to think he’s like the graduates of the Ivy League Cornell such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Thomas Pynchon, Paul Wolfowitz, E.B. White, Sanford I. Weill, Floyd Abrams, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Ginsburg, Janet Reno, Henry Heimlich and Harold Bloom.

    When instead he has more in common intellectually with David LeNeveu of the Anaheim Ducks, Mitch Carefoot of the Phoenix RoadRunners, Darren Eliot, former professional hockey player, and Joe Nieuwendyk, Stanley Cup winner. Not that these are bad or stupid people, they’re just not policy movers and shakers which is what Olbermann is constantly wet dreaming over being someday….

    Because he lied about which Cornell he actually attended Olbermann is extremely sensitive about his lack of talent and a career being exposed for the lotter win it was for him. A wounded American Vet pokes fun at him and he goes off the deep end, I expect nothing less from a man of Olbermann’s character. His response exemplifies his true character, that of a charlatan who fears exposure for the talentless hack he truly is, thus he must mock anyone who might dare poke fun or offer a contrary view. Olbermann is incapable of an unscripted exchange of articulate views because he has none, his views are carefully scripted by other for him and when he’s left to use his “Ivy League” education to fend for himself he exposes his all too barren intellect.

    Nicely done Mr. Olbermann, now we need you downtown quickly as I believe there are some children at Macy’s who need to be instructed on the fakery that is Santa Claus.

  8. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    It was so nice to have totally forgotten about Keef Olderman. Thanks for the reminder. Now I have to figure out that tweeter thang so I can toss a crap grenade at him.

  9. Dbie says:


    That’s all JR said to start that string of attacks?
    Olberman needs thicker skin to go with his thick skull.

  10. Nik says:

    Consider that dog piled. My contribution:

    “From this Marine, JR, you rock You are an inspiration and a hero. Keith, you are an example of what not to be. “

  11. Jonn Lilyea says:

    I’m getting email from lawyers of both the American Association of Drama Queens and the Amalgamated International Union of Douchebags complaining that they’ve both rejected membership applications from Mr. Olbermann, so would we please find another way to describe the antics of the graduate of Cornell’s Agricultural College.

  12. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    Who employs him nowadays? Anyone know?

  13. FatCircles says:

    People like Olbermann are America’s herpes flaring up just to let everybody know they’ll always exist.

  14. BK says:

    I suppose making GQ’s list of Least Influential People of 2012 implies Olbermann has *some* kind of influence, even if it’s just pimping MLB off-season.

    I ought to tweet that or something. Did I see someone said Costas is anti-gun because most shotguns are taller than him?

  15. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    @ 12 It’s been rumoured that since he possesses the rapier wit of a small soap dish that PETA needs someone to help them with their extremely idiotic bill boards. The only problem is that PETA isn’t sure of his college credentials….

  16. David Bellavia says:

    Normally I agree with EVERYTHING this blog has to say, but let’s be fair to Keith Olbermann for a second… just kidding. He’s a douche. Carry on.

  17. Adirondack Patriot says:

    Dear Keith,

    Jimmie Savile also had a 33-year career in television and made millions with BBC, but being rich doesn’t make you smart, nor does it make you virtuous or respectable.

    But hey, great career move with Current TV, though. What’s next, genius? Manhattan community cable access channel?

  18. Ex-PH2 says:

    Oh, I’m so VERY glad that Olbertwit, who got fired from his TV show a while back, actually thinks it’s still okay to be rude, obnoxious, self-important and to let everyone know that he is an egocentric blowhard.

    He’s moving up to the top of my list of people who define that seven-letter word that starts with an “A”, ends with an “E”, that naughty, naughty word you can’t say on TV.

    He just made my day.

  19. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    Well, here’s some good news. Keef is unemployed. I found a Forbes article from October 2012 entitled, “Keith Olberman Casts A Wide Net In Job Search.” He wants to get on a news show, a sports show, but, I’m guessing, a puppet show will do. He is attention starved. Nobody seems to like him or want him. Pass the Kleenex.

  20. Biermann says:

    JR Rocks!

    Olberman Sucks!

    That is all..

  21. Ex-PH2 says:

    OH, is Olbertwit STILL out of work?

    Well, hallelujah! There IS some justice in the world.

  22. Dave Thul says:

    Personally, I find Keith Olbermann to be inspirational.

    Seriously, the little asshat was on AFN during breakfast in the DFAC all 16 months I was in Iraq, and the nausea he caused helped me stay off the fat boy program.

  23. Green Thumb says:

    I hate Keith Olbermann.

  24. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    This is WAR.

    I call on every free Partiot, man and woman, Dem or Rep, regardless of any other persuation to go after the POS.

    Keith Ogreman … You Sir … are embarrassing!

  25. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    Look at this twit he did:

    Keith Olbermann ?@KeithOlbermann
    @Oc1013 The alleged vet attacked me gratuitously on here. If he can’t handle it he shouldn’t have started it.

    “The alleged vet attacked me gratuitously on here” Ogreman said, as he ran toward his mommy screaming.

    “Bu, bu, bu, but mommy the alleged wounded warrior vet man Army guy made fun of me on the Twitter thingy”, sobbed loudly as his mother drew back her hand to slap the living sh*t out of the whining coward.

  26. UpNorth says:

    AirCav, Ex PH2, at last report, Keefie was still on CurrenTV, pulling in audiences of 10s. And, he’s still a PoS.

  27. Twist says:

    I would lose less brain cells binge drinking than I did reading Obelturds twitter feed.

  28. Jim Scrummy says:

    Wow a douchebag sighting today of Queef Olbiedouche. So Queef still trying to be relevant since being fired by Al “climate change” Gore from Current TV (which is up for sale). Is it me, or are there just too many douchebags in the world today like Queef, little man Bobbie C, and Krispy Kream Whitlock?

  29. BK says:

    I would put money that between Salzman and Olbermann, that only one of them has ever wanked to reruns of SportsCenter.

  30. VTWoody says:

    I mean, Salzman kind of brought this on himself. He wanted to be funny and kick a little dirt in Keith’s eye. Olbermanns first response is pretty mild when it comes to insults. It only got personal when Salz calls him a child and then O’ says his childish name calling is an embarassment to the military. I for one, dont want someone getting attention that shines on the services, by being a name calling kid. We’re supposed to be the professionals here. We’re supposed to be the good example to the rest of the world, not the loud mouth who jumps on TWITTER for God’s sake to try and be a comedian by crapping on other people. Childish actions from both of them as far as I’m concerned.

  31. TSO says:

    I disagree Woody (BTW- I think I saw you on TV again yesterday)….and here’s why.

    It’s one thing to trade barbs and such. But don’t you think it is another to say that you are “embarrassing the military” when the guy is clearly not in the military since he is missing an arm? Put another way, how long in perpetuity should JR be on notice that his tweets are reflective of the military?

  32. BK says:

    Meh, when Olbermann stuck to sports, I liked him. When he started gravely addressing the camera on his MSNBC show, not so much. The guy needs to be mocked, and at any rate, if he had left out the “embarrassment to the military,” we likely wouldn’t even be typing about it.

  33. Twist says:

    I was fine with it until the “embarrassment to the Military” part. JR is neither uniform nor did he mention it, so why did O’ have to bring that into their little back and forth. I read through some of his tweets and Keith even calls JR an “alleged vet”.

  34. BK says:

    People have also alleged that Olbermann is a journalist. At least we get DD-214s to establish our credentials.

    Was his “Worst Person in the World” segment considered gratuitous abuse? Twitter at least afforded him a rejoinder. His old segment was entirely a unidirectional hit piece.

  35. Jrockfitch says:

    JR is from the same small town as me, Hayward, Wisconsin. I can attest that he is one hell of an American, Soldier, and man. Fuck Olberman.

  36. Nik says:


    If the embarrassment to the military bit had been left out, I wouldn’t have cared much.

  37. RandomNCO says:

    #37 I still don’t care.

    It’s Twitter. If you’re going to post something on there about someone in a negative way, expect a response.

  38. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    UpNorth: I am happy to report that, according to the October 2012 Forbes article that I mentioned in cmt 20, Keef was dismissed from CurrenTV (whatever that is) “seven months ago.” Maybe Al Jazeera can find some use for him.

  39. 2-17 Air Cav says:

    What does Keef know about embarrassment anyway? Here’s a guy that has squandered whatever credibility and integrity he may have once have had. He is the most loathesome of creatures and no longer marketable. By that I mean to say that TV would abide anyone IF viewers watched. Keef’s viewership couldn’t fill a volkwagon. I wish he would stay away from communicating with the world altogether and just sit in his room and drool.

  40. Ex-PH2 says:

    So basically, what you are all saying is that Olbertwit is worth labeling an asshole in the subclass “asshat” or ‘assclown’?

    Just making sure, because I’m right in the middle of doing a written definition of assholery versus jerkery and degrees in between.

    Any help will be noted, respected, and credited. Thank you.

  41. Ex-PH2 says:


    Rozella macafee’s address says ‘phonesexchat’.

    Someone stop it, please!!!

  42. ex af says:

    Salzman is a douche. get over it if he’s a vet. Has nothing to do with it. Its broadcasting sport.

  43. Eric says:

    Good thing you did a screenshot, from what I saw, olbermann removed that tweet with the “embarrassment to the military” comment in it. Though he left the others, of course. So now it looks like he’s the poor victim.

  44. Tman says:

    I don’t care much about these two bickering with each other on twitter (one of THE stupidest concepts ever conceived of, by the way).

    I “fondly” remember Keith when he first got his break on the Los Angeles KTLA news program back in the 80’s.

    He was a total douche and arrogant SOB towards his fellow anchors, condescending and full of himself. I never liked him then, don’t like him now.

    Back to the program.

  45. Dan says:

    So…Queef Olbermoron stuck his hoof in his mouth again….
    nothing new. He and Beckel from “The 5” are a pair of poster child examples of what NOT to be when you grow up.

  46. Yoshi says:

    VOV, I hate the Olbermann as much as the next guy, which is a lot, but mocking his Aggie pedigree is not a valid line of attack. It’s true that Ag has a higher acceptance rates than Arts, but their courses have the same intellectual rigorous and may in fact be exactly the same as Arts students. There is no “ivy” and “non-ivy” in Cornell.

    If you are a Cornell alum, I would be interested as to how you arrived at your conclusion. If you are not, please do not take Ann Coulter as gospel.