Pitchforks and Torches: The Worst of the Worst, from Beck, Bill, and Bush to Palin and Other Posturing Republicans [NOOK Book]

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New York Times bestselling author Keith Olbermann's best takes on the worst people

Whether he's awarding a gold medal to the "Worst Person in the World," pleading for sanity and decency in one of his "Special Comments," or trying to make sense of some even-nuttier-than-usual right-wing outrage in a "WTF?" segment, Keith Olbermann is one of the strongest, toughest, and funniest progressive voices on television. In this irresistible new collection of memorable moments from MSNBC's...

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Overview

New York Times bestselling author Keith Olbermann's best takes on the worst people

Whether he's awarding a gold medal to the "Worst Person in the World," pleading for sanity and decency in one of his "Special Comments," or trying to make sense of some even-nuttier-than-usual right-wing outrage in a "WTF?" segment, Keith Olbermann is one of the strongest, toughest, and funniest progressive voices on television. In this irresistible new collection of memorable moments from MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, he skewers the politicians, celebrities, and other ne'er-do-wells who made life in the United States far more difficult and contentious than it had to be during the first year of the Obama presidency.

Olbermann weighs in on major topics such as health care reform, the Obama stimulus, gay marriage, and the war in Afghanistan. He corrects the misstatements, paranoid fantasies, and outright lies spread like manure by the likes of Limbaugh, Beck, O'Reilly, and the entire Republican congressional caucus. You'll laugh, cry, and get steamed up by his classic comments on everything from the Supreme Court's disastrous ruling on corporate campaign contributions and the passage of California's Proposition 8 making gay marriage illegal to Representative Joe Wilson's outrageous "You lie!" lie, and much, much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470769621
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/23/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 319,031
  • File size: 547 KB

Meet the Author

Keith Olbermann has won three Edward R. Murrow Awards for Writing, the first for his coverage of 9/11, the second for its anniversary commemorations a year later, and the third in 2010 for his tribute to his mother, "A Baseball Fan Named Marie." Now the host of MSNBC's Countdown, he was previously the coanchor of ESPN's SportsCenter from 1992 to 1997 and helped launch ESPN2 and the ESPN Radio Network. He has hosted prime-time news programs, moderated a Democratic presidential debate, anchored two World Series and one Super Bowl, and won a CableACE and eleven Golden Mikes, while his shows have won four Sports Emmys. He has written for dozens of publications, including the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, and Sports Illustrated. He is the author of The Worst Person in the World: And 202 Strong Contenders, Truth and Consequences, and other books.
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  • Posted October 27, 2010

    highly recommmended

    Ignore those too cowardly to give a name with the review. I hav e enjoyed everything I have seen of you, and am glad to have a realistic alternative to the dribble and outright lies of the far right on Fox. Thanks for your clear thought and civic ethic.

    16 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 21, 2010

    For Balance and Fairness' sake...

    Keith Olbermann, sports broadcaster, news commentator, and author brings experience, savvy, talent, a sense of humor and an Ivy League education to the world of modern politics. His show, "Countdown," is the opposite number to FOX's Hannity, O'Reilly, Beck, et al. Smarter, funnier, and infinitely more talented,Olbermann brings a long overdue, blatantly moderate/liberal perspective to cable news programming. "Pitchforks and Torches" refers to the tongue-in-cheek section of the show called "Worst Person in the World," where he picks three people in the news, famous or not, that have said or done something so vulgar, untrue, or mean as to merit wearing a metaphorical dunce cap for that day. This book is a collection of those segments and more. You'll laugh, you'll get fired-up, and most importantly, you'll get the truth behind the spin. A great gift for the liberal political junkie in your family.

    15 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2010

    What? Now he is a writer too.

    Keithy should have stayed in the sports arena. His anger and ego reflects in his writing skills. He should concentrate on his collection of bubble gum cards and stay away from writing, he is not clever nor funny.

    7 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2010

    Simply Nasty

    More of the same spite and nasty we have come to rely on and expect from Keith Olbermann.

    6 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2010

    Loved it, and sad that Americans are as stupid as they look.

    Getting to read episodes that I missed is great but getting to have transcripts of the show pretty much is really awesome. What is really sad is that even though Keith speaks the truth it is very apparent that Americans are as stupid as they look and would rather be lied to and have more things that have taken years to get taken away from them. I say, you know what, the hell with them, let them keep losing their homes, their jobs, their Medicare, their Medicaid, their social security, they do not deserve it, stupid people deserve all the bad things that are going to now happen to them in spades. And people like me, educated with a career that cannot be outsourced, will just sit back and laugh while they continue to listen to Beck, Hannity and BILL-O as they laugh at them all the way to the bank. And I will no longer feel compelled to try and help people see how they are doing things not in their best interest by voting republican because they obviously do not care about themselves. Say hi to your job in china stupid Americans..hahaha.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2010

    What a clown

    Idiotic trash. Typical of Olbermanns work.

    4 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    Well

    How can such a bright guy have no ability to write and zero insight to the fact that he is as angry and uncompromising as thoughs that he assails?

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2011

    Idiot

    While I confess to not being a Fox viewer nor a tallk radio fan,,,this faiure is so illogical that his rants are virtually meaninglless, as is this book

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2011

    Don't Waste Your Hard-Earned Money

    Mr. Olbermann comes across a bitter, mean and completely unbelievable. I'm sorry I wasted my money on this drivel.

    :(

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2011

    sucks!

    I don't know what's worse, his program or his book.

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2010

    boring and self-indulgent

    wish i hadn't wasted my time!

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2011

    Not Good

    This is a book of pure CRAP.Obermann is in need of medical help for a mental problem.

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    This Man is the Worst Person in The Worldddddddd!

    Enough said.

    2 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2011

    I love Keith but...

    He can do so much better. Yes this book is full of his sarcastic wit and unequalled writing skill, but so little of this collection of Worsts is relevant beyond the original week during which the event in question occured. Even as a devoted Olbermann fan since his Fox Sports days, I struggled to justify this purchase. This is one you want to buy a physical copy of to flip through when you need a solid fix of sarcasm, not reccomended for everyday reading on your Nook.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2011

    Highly Recommended for Olbermann Fans

    This is a great book for all Olbermann fans. It contains approximately 1 1/2 years of various telecasts of his Countdown show. It is fun and an easy read to go back over some of his past shows. It is especially nice right now while we have to wait for his show to start on Current TV on Jan 21

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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