July 15, 2010

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If I were a Freudian, I'd think that Tucker Carlson is overcompensating big time for one major inferiority complex. However, I think it's more likely he's just overcompensating for something much smaller and manifestly more inferior: his basic humanity:

The latest development in the battle between Tucker Carlson’s The Daily Caller and MSNBC host Keith Olbermann is a front-page headline announcing “We own you.”

That’s because, somehow, the “conservative answer to the Huffington Post” has acquired KeithOlbermann.com – and has some big plans for the new site.

In a post by “The Daily Caller,” the site announced the acquisition:

“We plan to make The Daily Caller the one-stop online shop for Keith Olbermann commentary,” said Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson. “We will be THE Keith Olbermann superstore.”

“This is part of our long-term growth strategy,” added Publisher and CEO Neil Patel. “Our future acquisition targets include several other annoying cable news commentators.”

tuckie_20093_0.jpgWhat a classy, classy guy that Carlson is. Given his long and disgusting career as a TV pundit, it's amazing that he can sleep at night. Of course that gives him credit for having decency, something that a quick glance at our archives shows is very generous. As for "Tuckie" as Olbermann referred to him in his Twitter response?

Meanwhile, “Tuckie” tells The Upshot’s Michael Calderone, “I woke up this morning with a smile on my face,” and that he plans to use the email address Keith@KeithOlbermann.com.

Hope Tuckie has a good lawyer versed in copyright and intellectual property law.

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