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

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

by Keith Olbermann

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Pitchforks and Torches: The Worst of the Worst, from Beck, Bill, and Bush to Palin and Other Posturing Republicans by Keith Olbermann

An irresistible new collection from the New York Times bestselling author and host of MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann

In his particular wit and style, Keith Olbermann skewers politicians, celebrities, and people behaving badly every weeknight on MSNBC's increasingly popular Countdown with Keith Olbermann . This book starts right after President Obama's election and collects all of Olbermann's acclaimed "Special Comments," a few of his "Quick Comments," all but one of his feature "WTF," selections of "Bushed" and "Still Bushed," and, of course, a healthy dose of "The Worst Person in the World."

  • Covers everything from gay marriage to Sarah Palin and the Bush legacy—plus Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and, of course, Bill-O
  • Olbermann is a frequent poster to the popular website DailyKos, where his audience has shown itself as fervid and highly supportive
  • New from the New York Times bestselling author of The Worst Person of the World and Truth and Consequences

Showcasing Olbermann at his most controversial, outspoken, and entertaining, Pitchforks and Torches cuts to the truth in a world of lies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470614471
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/26/2010
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About 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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Pitchforks and Torches: The Worst of the Worst, from Beck, Bill, and Bush to Palin and Other Posturing Republicans 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
jimtJT More than 1 year ago
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.
Lalock More than 1 year ago
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.
Director4u2c More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent!
Karolyn Helmsley More than 1 year ago
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.
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MJS98 More than 1 year ago
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
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