A plea to Keith Olbermann on his new Rush Limbaugh logo: We surrender!
by Danny Gallagher, posted May 31st 2009 11:37AM
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann got into a feud this week with talking head Rush Limbaugh. That's not really news. Olbermann and Limbaugh have long been bees in each other's bonnets ever since they took to the airwaves that they are destined to break William Shatner and George Takei's record.
But Olbermann turned up the heat with a blow torch after Limbaugh called out his network on the air.
Limbaugh took MSNBC to task for mentioning him for the bajillionth time and issued a challenge to the network that thankfully didn't involve full man-on-man wrestling or some kind of hot dog eating contest. He challenged MSNBC not to mention him or his show for 30 days and then compare how well they did in the ratings. Olbermann issued a statement to Limbaugh's challenge, "F you!" And yes, that was a direct quote.
Olbermann not only failed to answer Limbaugh's fencing glove, but he's given the man more TV time than he could ever want. He topped the MSNBC logo with an image of a bouncing Limbaugh taken from his recent appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference on his Countdown show. He continues to use the logo anytime Limbaugh's name is discussed.
A week has gone by and Olbermann continues to run the looping logo. Enough is enough! If Limbaugh won't concede, then I will. Countdown does air during my dinner time, you know.