PURPLE NURPLES  4:09 pm August 27, 2008

Matthews, Olbermann To Kill Each Other With Catty Hand Gestures

by Jim Newell

Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, of MSNBC, do not like each other or each other’s families, at all. And so here was this thing, yesterday, where Matthews snapped at Olbermann on teevee when they should have been asking important Rep. Steny Hoyer what he thinks about some arbitrary Clinton bullshit. They are working at a train station and no one knows why. [YouTube]

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KevoTron August 27, 2008 at 4:12 pm

I think they should just fuck each other and get it over with.

user-of-owls August 27, 2008 at 4:13 pm

Maybe a bit more blustery than usual, but…

Oh, this could be a doozy! Check out the forecast path of soon to be Hurricane Gustav here:

That’s right, chirren, the opening attraction for McCain’s coming out party could be a Cat 3 bearing down on New Orleans. The mind boggles.

Fine, it’s off topic. So take away my whore diamonds.

Katrina/Gustav ’08! Never get wet!

Texan Bulldoggette August 27, 2008 at 4:14 pm

Keith thinks Matthews is a boob. I say pistols at dawn & winner gets to shoot Wolfson, who appears to hate both of them.

Wrongavore August 27, 2008 at 4:15 pm

What have you guys have been doing this whole convention? This is like, very lazy.

AnnieGetYourFun August 27, 2008 at 4:16 pm

[re=71797]KevoTron[/re]: What I wouldn’t give not to see that.

SayItWithWookies August 27, 2008 at 4:18 pm

Awww — I suddenly feel sowwy for Matthews and his awwogant, bitchy, misogynist, wittle penis.

stew August 27, 2008 at 4:18 pm

Tweety got him feewings hurts.

KevoTron August 27, 2008 at 4:18 pm

[re=71798]user-of-owls[/re]: Is it wrong to pray for hurricanes?

KevoTron August 27, 2008 at 4:20 pm

[re=71802]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: Sorry. Now I can’t stop imagining what Tweety sounds like when he’s….


Egad that’s disgusting. WTF is wrong with me?

freakishlystrong August 27, 2008 at 4:21 pm

Tweety doth spit too much..

cal August 27, 2008 at 4:21 pm

[re=71797]KevoTron[/re]: Chris is such a bottom. He probably likes to be humiliated. Keith would slap him around and make him cry, and Chris would love it.

TGY August 27, 2008 at 4:21 pm

[re=71797]KevoTron[/re]: Yeah. We don’t really need more drama on cable news networks, but we do need more professionalism. Bwahaha, what am I *saying*? It’s all about the drama.

Anita Cocktail August 27, 2008 at 4:24 pm

Now, now, if your hair looked as silly as Tweety’s, you’d be Grumpy McCrankypants too.

NotAnEvilLobbyist August 27, 2008 at 4:25 pm

[re=71810]cal[/re]: I wonder if Keith had named it his “Special Comment” yet.

itgetter August 27, 2008 at 4:26 pm

That’s what I was referring to when I said [re=70719]this[/re] yesterday. That exchange really shocked me. I think what shocked me was the fact that Olbermann wasn’t belligerent in return.

KevoTron August 27, 2008 at 4:27 pm

[re=71810]cal[/re]: Olbermann’s definitely the Daddy in that pair.

Tweety: call me O’Reilly!!!!

Olbie: You. Are the Worst. Person. In the world! aghhahhhlah…

Cogito Ergo Bibo August 27, 2008 at 4:28 pm

Can someone please re-edit that clip with sock puppets on their hands? Much more entertaining when they speak through their foot lingerie alter-egos.

itgetter August 27, 2008 at 4:30 pm

[re=71818]itgetter[/re]: Moran! Well that’s what I get for trying to be clever with the linkz.

mr.november August 27, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Keith’s internal response when he smirks: Matthews, you ignorant bottom.

whatever_dc August 27, 2008 at 4:31 pm

[re=71797]KevoTron[/re]: you win! i startled some co-workers with my guffaw!

Fred Wertham Jr. August 27, 2008 at 4:32 pm

At least the idiots on MSNBC are entertaining. The idiots on CNN are just idiots.

Fox News? Fuck Fox News.

whatever_dc August 27, 2008 at 4:34 pm

[re=71798]user-of-owls[/re]: maybe this is the catastrophic rain storm that the evangelicals were praying to jeebus for but jeebus failed geography and sent it to the wrong place. or something.

GlennBecksTaint August 27, 2008 at 4:35 pm

[re=71829]Fred Wertham Jr.[/re]: CNN really is the worst. At least Fox is shamelessly biased. CNN pretends to hide it, poorly.

Gopherit v2.0 August 27, 2008 at 4:35 pm

Can Tweety ever come off as anything other than a bitchy little girl from Boston when he gets mad?

Texan Bulldoggette August 27, 2008 at 4:36 pm

I still think the best way to handle these kerfluffles is ala Chevy Chase “Chris/Keith, you ignorant slut.” You know Joe ‘asshole’ Scarborough thinks that every time Mika opens her mouth.

Botswana Meat Commission FC August 27, 2008 at 4:40 pm

I used to regularly interview Steny H. a while back and I can’t blame Olbermann and Matthews for ignoring him.

Nice guy, though, and definitely very competent at legislating. Just very, very boring.

KittyKatMan August 27, 2008 at 4:41 pm

KO and tweety are dickheads, but they’re my dickheads and I love them. CNN and Fox can suck scarborough’s bawls.

itgetter August 27, 2008 at 4:45 pm

[re=71835]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: But, to be fair to said asshole, Mika really is an ignorant slut.

seriesoftubescleaner August 27, 2008 at 4:48 pm

Matthews is on the rag.

whatever_dc August 27, 2008 at 4:49 pm

@Texan Bulldoggette: not to nitpick but it was dan ackroyd…

Texan Bulldoggette August 27, 2008 at 4:58 pm

[re=71850]whatever_dc[/re]: Sorry, it was a tiny bit before my time, but a timeless quote.

Not_So_Much August 27, 2008 at 5:02 pm

Well, listen to Her!

Jeebus. They both want full and complete credit for MSNBC not sucking as much any more. But this was really ridiculous. I hope someone plays it back for Tweety at some point so he can see what a douche he looked like…

johnbpt August 27, 2008 at 5:04 pm

For such a raging misogynist, Tweety sure is a bitch.

whatever_dc August 27, 2008 at 5:04 pm

[re=71854]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: *sigh* i was in high school… *weeping*

Poindextrous August 27, 2008 at 5:07 pm

Tweety looked only slightly less douchey sniping at KO than he did the other day trying to create a girly mud-wrestling match for Hillz and Pelosi.

mcgeorge August 27, 2008 at 5:07 pm

I don’t know why either man here thinks a an elected official like Steny Broyer has time for this nonsense.

Cape Clod August 27, 2008 at 5:08 pm

[re=71839]KittyKatMan[/re]: Funny, I feel the same way too. Watching CNN is like watching paint dry, ABC is strictly amatuer hour, CBS has Couric which is a waste of electricity, and I would only watch FOX if I was strapped in a chair with my eyelids pried open. MSNBC is like watching the convention being covered by a large, quarrelsome, dysfuntional, WASPy family.

botlrokit August 27, 2008 at 5:12 pm

Wonkette, if we’re going to center on the media during a convention, can we please talk about the funny woman with the weird hair on MSNBC’s “Dream Team” panel? I find it funny that she’s an admitted leftist, yet she’s sitting right beside Pat “All That Is Evil” Buchanan, and hasn’t run him through yet.

FlownOver August 27, 2008 at 5:15 pm

[re=71870]Cape Clod[/re]:

I.e., Must Watch TV.

Except when they feel compelled to get some air time in exchange for the severance they’re still paying *ucker Carlson.

pdiddycornchips August 27, 2008 at 5:18 pm

Tweetie is hurting. He thought that once Russert was out of the way, he’d be the MTP heir apparent and a force of douchey power to be reckoned with. Instead, he was passed over and Keith is now the networks new “it” boy. He did as much as anyone at MSNBC to help slay the Clinton dragon and Keith gets all the credit and leftie love. If Rachel Maddow does well, he becomes expendable. Come this time next year, he’ll be sitting between Karl Rove and Dick Morris in the FoxNews studio. They have a soft spot for douchebags.

FlownOver August 27, 2008 at 5:18 pm


Actually she’s taken him out for a verbal perforation fairly often. He usually winds up bleeding from every major orifice, and THAT’S truly Must See TV.

tender August 27, 2008 at 5:21 pm

I love irrelevant coverage.

Go go 24 hour news drama-llama!

Not_So_Much August 27, 2008 at 5:24 pm

[re=71863]whatever_dc[/re]: Uh, me too.

But on the Inter-tubez, we’re still totally hot! (so far as anyone can prove…)

pdiddycornchips August 27, 2008 at 5:24 pm

[re=71838]Botswana Meat Commission FC[/re]:

Steny looks exactly like the guy who runs the bowling lanes near my crib. He’s a bitter too. Although I think his condition has nothing to do with Hilz.

Uncle Al August 27, 2008 at 5:35 pm

Keith’s reaction was hilarious. You could see the gears in his head turning for a second:

What the fuck was that?
Shall I respond?
Nah, not worth bothering.
Now Congresmman Hoyer, what about….

RuperttheBear August 27, 2008 at 5:53 pm

Not since Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn. CHEMISTRY.

The Incomparable Tiny Valdez August 27, 2008 at 6:01 pm

The split screen coverage of Katrina II and the Republican convention is going to be Godardesque. Guiliani jacking 9/11 as the first levees break. Mittens praising values while drowned bodies float by on the right side of the screen…WALNUTS! shrieking about being strong while the Superdome explodes.

boomer August 27, 2008 at 6:09 pm

I am watching MSNC (6:12 pm) and see Olbermann but not Matthews–who may be sulking in his room.

pdiddycornchips August 27, 2008 at 6:30 pm

[re=71961]The Incomparable Tiny Valdez[/re]:

They’re rushing resources down to Mississippi right now. Unfortunately they are only there to protect Haley Barbour’s house.

I' August 27, 2008 at 8:41 pm

All week, I can’t look at the two of them on that set without thinking about those two grumpy puppets in the balcony on the muppet show.

Jingo August 28, 2008 at 3:04 am

Steny should have given his response using his own hand puppet.

Anon124816 August 28, 2008 at 10:57 am

Yeah, but they both get chills up their legs over Obama. I used to be a fan of Keith’s, but after his daily ranting and raving about how EVIL Hillary is, I have to give him the covetted title of “World’s Worst Person”! Congratulations, Keith! You deserve it. In comparison to you, Bill O. really DOES look “fair and balanced”. And THAT is an accomplishment on your part.

An adoring fan.

Anon124816 August 28, 2008 at 11:02 am

More like Apples then walnuts. It’s gonna be fun to watch Mitt attack Obama. Is dog-fighting legal at the federal level? It’s gonna be Mitt Doberman versus Joe Rottweiler. Obama and McCain will stand back and try to hang on to their leashes. They better watch out that their dogs don’t turn on them. Biden would make a MUCH better prez than Oblahblahblah. On the other hand, McCain’s head might explode and then Mitt will be the Husband to thousands of American women. What a job!

thefrontpage August 28, 2008 at 12:32 pm

Note to GE from the world’s population: Can you please shut down MSNBC once, and for all time? The station sucks, and everyone knows it. Just shut it down. Fire all those arrogant, unprofessional blowhards, and end everyone’s misery. It sucks. There’s no journalism or real reporting, and there’s just a bunch of arrogant psychos screaming at each other. That’s not news, that’s not analyses, and it’s not entertainment. It just sucks. We’d rather watch depressing foreign films with subtitles all day than this crap. We’d learn a lot more about life, too.

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