It’s well known that MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann really hates Fox News, the right-leaning cable news network he often attacks on his own nightly show. But last night, Olbermann encapsulated his loathing in perhaps his most concise criticism yet, taking to Twitter to declare that “Fox News is 100% bullshit.”
Then he said it again. And again.
Olbermann’s Internet assault began when another Twitter user questioned his support for the liberal blog DailyKos despite his frequent disparagement of Fox News for its overt bias. To that, Olbermman unleashed the first tweet in his salvo:
He then clarified, again via Twitter, that he was not saying anything about bias, but rather about content. Olbermann tweeted:
FYI: in reply to “highly ironic that you support Daily Kos yet think Fox News is slanted” I said: Fox News is 100% bullshit. And it is.
Then, to clear up any lingering confusion over his feelings on the issue, Olbermann sent one final tweet, adding Bill O’Reilly and Fox News’ viewers to his list. Olbermann wrote:
Olbermann has had a long, colorful feud with the rival news network. He has a particular beef with O’Reilly –as the above text makes abundantly clear– and occasionally names Fox’s hosts to his “Worst Person in the World” segment.
When Jon Stewart called Olbermann and MSNBC the other side to Fox News’ hyperbolic, cable news coin, Olbermann responded, while rebuffing Stewart’s overall criticism, by temporarily dropping the “Worst Person” segment. Yet when the segment returned on November 18, a familiar face made the list: Fox News President Roger Ailes.