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Exclusive! Keith Olbermann is not dead

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jul 1st 2009 8:25AM
Keith OlbermannKeith Olbermann! Come on down! You're the next TV celebrity whose death has been falsely reported on the Internet!

The MSNBC Countdown's Wikipedia page reported he had died earlier this morning, possibly due to complications from celiac disease.

I sent emails to two networks officials to confirm this jarring claim. Jeremy Gaines, MSNBC's vice president of communications, responded that he is certain the entry is a "hoax" and that he and other network officials were working to correct it. The section on Olbermann's death has since been removed from the page.

Keith Olbermann's death reported on Wikipedia

It's been just one of many death hoaxes in the wake of the wave of celebrity deaths that seems to have permeated our consciousness and national news coverage in the last week. Most notably, actor Jeff Goldblum reportedly passed away while filming a movie in New Zealand, only to announce on The Colbert Report that he did not die, and then recant his words in the very same segment. Quite frankly, I can't be sure that any of us are alive at this very moment.

Unfortunately, several other celebrity non-deaths have been severely under reported because of the non-stop coverage of Goldblum's untimely living in the national press. Famous faces like Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, and Ellen Degeneres have all not died in the past week.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to these people and their friends and families during their time of joy.

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Dear Right Wing Nutters,

Like that rev. who was mentioned on Keith's show, you may not wish a free-thinker dead!! You have to get off your triple X-wearing Triple K-branded doofuses ( I am not sure how the greek would conjugate here =)) and come get some. God Bless him he takes a vacation and you blue-people loose your britches. I know that the three Stooges, Boss Limp Uh! Bill O and Becky Beck are so very un-slanted and steadfast in the righteous path to the 'golden rule'. Leave Keith alone and go get yourselves another bag of Pork Rhindes or something or go Clear the stumps out of 'W's ranch. Since you people managed to alienate Aaron McGruder, Keith is all I got left of A Righteous American Shining Path!!

August 13 2009 at 6:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Suzanne Lanoue

So why the hell isn't he on his show any more then? No wonder people think he's dead...

July 27 2009 at 8:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rodney Stenborg

I need Mr. Olbermann's honest opinion: Due to the economy (especially in Detroit, MI) are the Detroit Tigers franchise going to be history?

July 20 2009 at 10:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dot Welsh

Keith Olbermann Bah humbug!!
He is about the most obnoxious person "In the world".
He is sick.His comments are boring. Take a hike
Olbermann. PLEASE

July 02 2009 at 2:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Very classy comments, Fox News drones.

July 02 2009 at 1:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

ChickaBOOMer: Not Dead

July 01 2009 at 9:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I can see the obituary now, Olbermann suffocates from having his head too far up his ass.

July 01 2009 at 1:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

we could only wish - at least that he had gone away forever.

July 01 2009 at 12:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"Exclusive! Keith Olbermann is not dead"

Too bad

July 01 2009 at 12:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Han Solo

> Keith Olbermann is not dead

But is RATINGS (and brain) ARE dead.

July 01 2009 at 10:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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