Saturday, February 28, 2009

Keith Olbermann and Janeane Garofalo VS Rush Limbaugh: APF handicap match

It's not the most riveting video but notable as it's a "handicap match" between 3 APF pundits. Liberal host Keith Olbermann and comedienne Janeane Garofalo team up against Conservative Rush Limbaugh.

Anyone familiar with Janeane from her time co-hosting the 'Majority Report' on Air America Radio will be versed in her psychoanalysis of conservatives and players like Rush. They will also be accustomed to her extemporaneous and sometimes muddled way of speaking. Though it has it's charm on the long form and intimate setting of radio, it doesn't translate as well on TV.

As is Keith Olbermann's MO, the interview was not combative but rather a tag team against an unrepresented foe. The target in this scenario is Rush Limbaugh, who has been making hay of a recent poll identifying his low approval rating amongst women. Keith sets up the story by beating up on Rush by derisively labeling him a "comedian". After softening up the target, the playbook has Keith tagging in a guest (Janeane) to continue the job.

VIDEO: Olbermann and Garofalo take on Limbaugh on MSNBC's 'Countdown'

It'll be interesting to see if Rush decides to counter this assault on his next program.

Rush Limbaugh never did take the bait set by Janeane Garofalo and Keith Olbermann. FoxNews' Red Eye did devote some time on the segment however

VIDEO: 'Red Eye' mocks Keith Olbermann and Janeane Garafalo

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