I’ve mentioned before that I’ve never watched Keith Olbermann’s show on MSNBC. I don’t even know where MSNBC is on Comcast. But yesterday someone on the blog attributed the following statement to him:
“In short, in Scott Brown we have an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex-nude model, teabagging supporter of violence against woman and against politicians with whom he disagrees. In any other time in our history, this man would have been laughed off the stage as an unqualified and a disaster in the making by the most conservative of conservatives. Instead, the commonwealth of Massachusetts is close to sending this bad joke to the Senate of the United States.”
At first, I thought it was so over the top, so absurd and excessive that it had to be a joke. It turns out I was wrong. I know there’s a lot of anger out there on both the right and the left, and that there’s fame and money to be had by offering yourself as the mouthpiece for that anger. But this is shameful stuff, and liberals do themselves no favors by tolerating it.