Well I was spinning the hits on my environmentally damaging enormous screen TV when I stopped on his show to see how long it would take for him to say something dopey. I didn't even put down the remote before he garbled a gaffe.
I have no great need to play "gotcha" on someone who makes a mistake. Talk or type long enough and we'll all make one.
But when someone makes a gaffe while reporting on and making fun of the gaffe of another, well then they should get it as good as they give, no?
Olbermann was dripping with sarcasm as he made fun of a congressional candidate who (according to Keith's report) claimed at one time to have found the Ark of the Covenant - in Arizona.
To really make fun of the guy and go for the double entendre insult, Keith said of the Ark of the Covenant:
"I hope all those animals had their papers."
Keith was so proud of himself. He was able to dove-tail a reference to Arizona's new immigration law into his story about the Ark of the Covenant. So clever!
Uh, here's the problem Keith: Ark of the Covenant housed the 10 Commandments. There were no animals. Might I introduce you to Noah and his altogether different Ark full of animals, which is certainly not the Ark of the Covenant?
So, while taking that candidate to task for saying something dopey, Keith said something dopier.
You know what Keith, I have to declare you today's "Dopiest person in the world!!!!!!!!"
Dopey. Keith Olbermann. You are it.
ps Keith: If you find the Ark of the Covenant and read the tablet inside, you'll find something about not bearing false witness. You might want to review that at your next production meeting!