Project much guys? Smear merchants Bill O'Reilly and Bernard Goldberg had the nerve to call Keith Olbermann a "character assassin". Actually, they didn't call Keith Olbermann that per se since they refused to even mention his name during the segment, not that there was any doubt who they were talking about.
Of course a good portion of the segment for O'Reilly was all about him and his ratings at Fox, with Goldberg egging him along, calling Olbermann "the tallest midget in the room" at MSNBC.
To hear these two talk about "character assassination" is pretty rich considering the flame throwing that they've done on the air as Dave has documented.
If anyone knows something about that topic, it's these two birds. Say what you might about Keith Olbermann's style or if he was given to hyperbole, but he wasn't literally inspiring nut jobs to go out there and murder anyone. And he didn't come on the air and lie night after night like O'Reilly does. O'Reilly and Goldberg can take all the cheap shots at Olbermann they want, but it won't change the fact that there was a world of difference between what Keith did on the air night after night at MSNBC, and the lying, fear mongering, false equivalencies, race baiting, and just generally insulting crap that O'Reilly puts on the air night after night.
The fact that O'Reilly and a lot of his fellow propagandists on Fox has a bigger audience than Keith did or the others in MSNBC's prime time still do just shows how terribly screwed up this country is when hate merchants are still allowed on the air and Keith Olbermann, who tried to speak a little truth to power, no longer is.
Ratings don't make you right Bill. They just mean a whole lot more people are sadly being propagandized by your network and your show and that Rupert Murdoch pumping money into Fox News before it made a dime and most similar endeavors would have gone under has finally paid off for him.