Erick Erickson Mocks Olbermann's Departure On Twitter, Then Asked To Comment On CNN

(h/t Heather at VideoCafe) Oh, those classy, classy producers over at CNN. When iconoclastic MSNBC host Keith Olbermann announced that Friday's Countdown episode would be the last, it took only minutes for Red State Editor and media gadfly

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(h/t Heather at VideoCafe)

Oh, those classy, classy producers over at CNN. When iconoclastic MSNBC host Keith Olbermann announced that Friday's Countdown episode would be the last, it took only minutes for Red State Editor and media gadfly Erick Erickson to gleefully tweet

Wait what? You mean I have a radio show and am on TV and Olbermann is not on either? Hahahahahaha.

setting off shell-shocked liberals still reeling from the news, feeding the son of Erick with even more joy.

So who would be the most natural person for CNN to ask on Anderson Cooper 360 to comment on Olbermann's abrupt departure? Of course, the conservative blogger responsible for such illuminating analysis and debate as calling Justice Souter a "goat-f@*&ing molestor" who was only moments earlier taunting and blocking liberals on Twitter. What, CNN Producers, were you unable to book Bill O'Reilly or Dick Morris for that cogent conservative analysis you apparently crave?

Even Erickson, by his own admission, thought it was rather pointless for him to comment on the situation.

COOPER: Let’s get our political panel in here. Erick Erickson, what do you make of this?

ERICKSON: You know, I don’t know if I should say anything. I’m kind of laughing at this and getting torn up on Twitter about it.

Whether or not Olbermann voluntarily wanted to leave or was pushed out in the wake of the Comcast merger, there is a more worrying concern that a strong (and rare) voice for the left has been silenced. Think about it, Olbermann is contractually prohibited from being on another TV show through 2012, but come Monday, I promise you'll see Pat Buchanan and Joe Scarborough on MSNBC. Liberal media, my Aunt Fanny.

But for perpetually also-ran CNN, it's perfectly apt to put on this disgusting conservative hack who has no business having as many media outlets at his disposal as he has to "analyze" the departure of one of the few voices of sanity during the dark Bush years.

Transcripts below the fold

COOPER: Let’s get our political panel in here. Erick Erickson, what do you make of this?

ERICKSON: You know, I don’t know if I should say anything. I’m kind of laughing at this and getting torn up on Twitter about it. Yeah, you know, I’m going to miss being named “Worst Person in the World” but you know, I’m reminded of a Sports Illustrated article from a year or two ago on the 10th anniversary of ESPN or on Sports Center. Olbermann was the one anchor not invited back for Sports Center and the head of ESPN made the comment when asked why that the amount of damage he’d do in a day would take years to undo. And he is a very volatile personality.

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