Tuesday, November 30, 2010

DISTURBED: Olbermann Names Bristol Palin ‘Worst’ Person Because of Abstinence Ad

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Keith Olbermann went after Bristol Palin last night for an “old” abstinence ad. I was going to write my own quip-laden post about it, but sometimes you shouldn’t be afraid to credit someone who already has some great things to say.

Ladies and gentlemen, Tommy Christopher to introduce our next clip:

Two weeks ago called, Keith. They want their news back.

Viewers of Countdown might have thought they had tuned in to a rerun tonight, as host Keith Olbermann pegged his retrofitted “Worst Persons in the World (Not Really)” award to a two-week-old abstinence and safe sex PSA starring Bristol Palin and Jersey Shore’s “The Situation.”

Worse than that, though, Olbermann criticizes perhaps the only redeeming thing about the cringe-worthy spot, and makes a tone-deaf comparison to George W. Bush and 9/11.

Olbermann is seriously in need of some catchup. Not only is the PSA in question old-ish news, but after watching a clip from the spot, he exclaims “She’s the Candies spokesperson for abstinence?”

Actually, she has been for a year-and-a-half, now. Also, we have a black President.

While Olbermann mocks Palin, she actually seems like the perfect person to advocate for abstinence: she knows what happens when you don’t practice it. Far from being mocked, she should be commended.

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