First understand that I am no fan of Keith Olbermann; in fact I loathe the man. I wrote of my disgust of this false patriot in my Talon column titled “Olbermann Overbites.” However I read a column on by Ann Coulter that absolutely flummoxed me. I’ve always wanted to use that word in a sentence and until now I never felt the moment worthy of such locution.

Ann Coulter’s latest article “Olbermann Plastic Ivy” she writes of Olbermann:

    It may seem cruel to reveal the true college of someone who already wakes up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat worried that he’s a fraud. But I believe that by pointing out that Olbermann actually is a fraud, I am liberating him.

Other than Ann liberating Mr. Olbermann by revealing him to be a fraud, there is nothing untruthful about the above paragraph. It is, however, staggeringly hypocritical and astonishingly disingenuous.

What would be more fraudulent, a person giving a false impression of their scholarly credentials or a conservative posing as a true pro-family/pro-life supporter when the opposite is true?

Would it be more devious to be “constantly lying about his nonexistent ‘Ivy League’ education” or to publicly endorse presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a conservative when you have seen irrefutable evidence to the contrary?

Is “incessant lying about having an ‘Ivy League education when he went to the non-Ivy League ag school at Cornell” more abhorrent than lying about Mitt Romney on a conservative Christian radio show not once but twice? I wonder if Keith Olbermann would hang up on Bob Enyart for calling him a collegial phony as Ann did when Mr. Enyart pushed the Romney issue.

I have no doubt that there is some common ground to be found in Keith Olbermann’s calling “birthers” those patriotic Americans who are still demanding evidence of Barack Obama’s natural born citizenship status as Ann called the same Americans demanding the truth about Mitt Romney “liars and lunatics.”

Oh wait, Ann did both on Steve Deace’s radio show. Steve talked at length about this on the Gregg Jackson show. (You must as a minimum listen to this before you can intelligently comment on this post.)

Ann, what has it been like these last few days waking “up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat worried that” people are discovering that you are a fraud?

Ann, will you do like you suggested to Keith and look back on your visits to Bob Enyart’s and Steve Deace’s radio shows and say, “That was the best thing that ever happened to me”? Will you stop pretending, not “that you went to the hard-to-get-into Cornell”; but that you can browbeat conservatives the way you do to mush-headed liberals? Will you stop calling patriotic Americans “Birthers” who demand that Article II, Section I of the US Constitution be enforced?

Will you humble yourself and admit you were wrong about Mitt Romney? Will you apologize for calling truth seekers “liars and lunatics”? Will you confess to disparaging a brilliant man such as John Haskins just because his exhaustive research on Romney completely annihilated your justification for endorsing a phony conservative?

If you will do these things Ann, like you told Keith, “you won’t have to quickly change the subject” or hang up the phone for that matter, anytime people bring up Mitt Romney.

Think about it Ann, like Keith you can relax.

Then you too “can let people like you for you.”


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