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 â€œOlbermann Overbites.â€ However I read a column on Townhall.com 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 Coulterâ€™s latest article â€œOlbermann Plastic Ivyâ€ 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 â€œconstantly lying about his nonexistent â€˜Ivy Leagueâ€™ educationâ€ or to publicly endorse presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a conservative when you have seen irrefutable evidence to the contrary?
Is â€œincessant lying about having an â€˜Ivy League education when he went to the non-Ivy League ag school at Cornellâ€ 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 Olbermannâ€™s calling â€œbirthersâ€ 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 â€œliars and lunatics.â€
Oh wait, Ann did both on Steve Deaceâ€™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 â€œup in the middle of the night in a cold sweat worried thatâ€ 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 Enyartâ€™s and Steve Deaceâ€™s radio shows and say, â€œThat was the best thing that ever happened to meâ€? Will you stop pretending, not â€œthat you went to the hard-to-get-into Cornellâ€; but that you can browbeat conservatives the way you do to mush-headed liberals? Will you stop calling patriotic Americans â€œBirthersâ€ 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 â€œliars and lunaticsâ€? 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, â€œyou wonâ€™t have to quickly change the subjectâ€ 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 â€œcan let people like you for you.â€