Jesus Christ, Keith Olbermann. Get your shit together, brother. It used to be that someone, somewhere could justify his petulance and his bouts of assholery, but now he’s just being dumb.
In case you weren’t privy, Keith Olbermann hates Penn State, and he hates it for all the right reasons: Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, the cover-up, blah blah blah. But, you know, the people behind that were Sandusky, and Paterno, and administration officials, and yes, a lot of the students there at the time were vocal in their defense of Paterno.
But Sandusky is in jail. Paterno has passed away, and many of those students are gone now. So maybe when students tweet at Olbermann that they’ve done something admirable — raise $13 million to fight pediatric cancer — the correct response is not simply, “pitiful,” even if that tweet — as Olbermann later clarified — was not directed toward pediatric cancer or fundraising on the behalf of pediatric cancer, but at the student population of Penn State in general.
Because there’s a lot of students there — I’d say most — who have nothing to do with Sandusky or Paterno, and who simply put a lot of effort into raising money for a very noble cause, and to dismiss it as “pitiful” is sad. In fact, it’s more than just “stupid and childish,” as Olbermann would say in his apology later, but “pitiful.”
Olbermann has been suspended for the rest of the week. ESPN might also consider PERMANENTLY SEWING HIS MOUTH SHUT.
via AV Club