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Bush 41 Calls Maddow and Olbermann “Sick Puppies”

October 19, 2009

"Sick puppies" according to former President George H.W. Bush.

The 41st President of the United States joins NewsReal in the goal of “keeping the cable guys honest.”  He has recognized and called out both Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann for being “sick puppies” for their vicious style of personal attacks.  We at NewsReal have been pointing out the false journalism of those two since our inception.

Here’s a video with part of his quote and Maddow and Olbermann’s response:

In an interview with CBS radio this week, the elder Bush complained of increased civil discourse in politics.  He blamed media on the Right and on the Left for spurring it on.  He was more than ready and able to call out names on the left.

Bush: “If you want me to name a couple of names, I’ll be glad to do that for you…  Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow.  I mean here are a couple of sick puppies.”

Maddow and Olbermann seem to be clueless as to why Bush would name them as sick puppies.  They can’t seem to think of anything they have ever done wrong.  Olbermann says it is

a sad legacy to a sad presidency.

Both cable hosts came up with a few different pathetic ways of counterattacking Bush.  First they mocked the comment repeatedly and acted like it didn’t really matter.  (Of course, they gave this supposedly unimportant topic a full 1/4th of Maddow’s program.)

Next they tried to turn the attack back on Bush with false accusations about the former President’s own use of criticism in his previous elections.  Finally, they said what Bush was really doing was attacking Fox News (and especially Glenn Beck), and that he just had to throw Republicans a bone by mentioning Maddow and Olbermann.

There must be some reason why Bush would mention Maddow and Olbermann by name as sick puppies, right?

Maybe because the two really are sick puppies who often hurl empty and vicious attacks against anyone who disagrees with the far Left. We at NewsReal have shown that many times over.  Just read Tim and Alissa Birkel’s “Spoonful of Saccharine” series about Maddow or David Forsmark’s series “Meltdown with Keith Olbermann”.

In the long run, Bush’s criticism just gives MSNBC something more to use in their battle against the right.  They get to take a couple of shots at the father of the evil Bush 43 and feel the smug self-satisfaction that comes from knowing that at least one famous person has heard of them.

  1. Walt permalink
    October 19, 2009 7:51 am

    Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow are not sick, but malign individuals. Also, if they want to talk about failure, they should look at their own ratings. Keith Olbermann was a former failed sportscaster before taking his current assignment and Rachel Maddow was an Air America refugee looking for a safe haven. Their respective novelty has worn off and they are stuck with a million or less viewers each night, even though they are on at prime time. I do not think that they have any reason to gloat, since a more market driven MSNBC would have tossed them out long ago for their sterile offerings.

    • Tom Trevor permalink
      October 20, 2009 8:58 am

      they have no ratings. Why are we talking about them?

  2. politicalmoxie permalink
    October 19, 2009 9:07 am

    Occasionally I tune to MSNBC’s MOM…Mathews, Olbermann, Maddow. I’m either a mascochist or I’m looking for that hopey changey thing. Trust me, there’s no hope and there’s never going to be any change over there, as I point left.
    Mathews seems to believe we have a hard time thinking on a complex level. Olbermann thinks his audience consists of nuring home residents who are hard of hearing. Last, but certainly not least, Maddow is demeaning in her delivery. I know she was the kid we all knew on the playground who sang, “I’m smarter than you are, I’m smarter than you are.”

  3. jbtrevor permalink
    October 19, 2009 9:51 am

    A true statesman with good instincts…GHWB

  4. October 19, 2009 10:40 am

    Olbermann was an LA TV sportscaster for years. He was just as smug then as he is now. But it worked for him when he was just talking about sports. He didn’t know what the hell he was talking about, but who cared? It’s the nature of the venue–everyone is an expert in a world where there are no experts. It’s one of the fun things about sports. Now, take that posture and put it in a political context and you get–well you see where this is going.

    BTW, Bush 41 might want to exercise caution when using the term “sick puppies.” Don’t want to upset the dog lovers. Wouldn’t be prudent.

  5. LanceThruster permalink
    October 19, 2009 1:50 pm

    Truly an act of desperation by those of a party in meltdown.

    When someone was truly incompetent or unscrupulous in Poppy’s son’s misadministration, GWB was more likely to award them the Medal of Freedom (or a commutation of sentence).


    “When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.” ~ William Blake

  6. Jack Hampton permalink
    October 20, 2009 5:59 am

    Bush 41 hit the nail right on the proverbial head. They are with out doubt sick individuals but I fear there is no cure for there ailment.

  7. Judy permalink
    October 20, 2009 8:42 am

    Olbermann Maddow, Mathews as cute, playful puppies? Please, stop it before the lawsuits from dog owners start flying.I do not find anything that spews from the mouths of Olbermann and Maddow cute, let alone informative. Their diatribes consist of spewing out the Obama and Media Matters daily talking points with a level of venom and vindictiveness that is calculated and has demonstrated a hatred for all of those that dare to have a different point of view and then voice it. All three “mouth pieces” are clutching at air as they fall into the pit of fake ” journalism” and misrepresenting a critical, independent thinker. The faster they fall, the louder the complain. Boo-hoo. These are obviously the real journalists that David Axelrod so proudly speaks of as being worthy of the White House attention.

  8. h2AmeriWay permalink
    October 20, 2009 11:14 am

    All three of them fit in perfectly with the BHO administration: They are all frauds, leftists and psuedo-Americans, the likes of whom we would be better off without in any way, shape or form.

  9. Rafe permalink
    October 20, 2009 6:49 pm

    *The 41st President of the United States joins NewsReal in the goal of “keeping the cable guys honest.”

    And its implied subtext “only those we disagree with. Kooks like Beck and Coulter are A-Ok!”

  10. your mama permalink
    October 22, 2009 8:21 am

    Bush 41 was being a gentleman,There are no words strong enough to describe these two pigs.

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