'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' for Thursday, July 21st, 2011
ShowPlug1: On Countdown 8ET: CUTS now, new revenues LATER? MAYBE? Democrats erupt, rebel at POTUS's reported offer to Boehner.
ShowPlug2: Latest details from @DavidShuster in DC and the very unhappy reaction of @SenatorSanders of Vermont.
ShowPlug3: Parliament Part 2: James Murdoch may testify again after ex-NewsCorp execs say he did not tell truth Tues. W/ @MichaelWolffNYC
ShowPlug4: Why are we still in the Secret CIA Sites business? Contributor @JeremyScahill of The Nation back from Somalia with his story
ShowPlug5: Me, a golf club, +Ed Sullivan Theater; Allen West's latest embarrassment; & Cenk Uygur of @theYoungTurks tells of his exit from..
ShowPlugLast: The Other Place :)
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'Not So "Grand" Bargain', David Shuster, Sen. Bernie Sanders
'Hacking and Backtracking', Michael Wolff
Time Marches On!
'The World is a Battlefield', Jeremy Scahill
YouTube, Current.com (excerpt)
Worst Persons: Rep. Allen West, Sarah Palin, Steve Wynn
'The Outsider', Cenk Uygur
YouTube, Current.com (excerpt)
Here are Countdown's nominees for today's Worst Persons In The Worrrrld.
The bronze, to the loopy, terrified, drummed-out-of-the-military, Congressman Allen West, R-Florida.
The R is for "Reactionary."
After calling another member of Florida's House delegation -- Debbie Wasserman Schultz -- quote "vile, unprofessional and despicable" and "not a lady," he says he's not apologizing.
"The thing that really most aggravates me is that there is this double standard, in that the people on the hard left can continue to attack conservatives and especially minority conservatives, and female conservatives."
Which is hilarious because if a comparable liberal were to call, say, Sarah Palin, what Al West called Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Conservatives would try to get him -- or her -- fired.
Remember what they tried to do to Charlie Gibson, David Letterman, Katie Couric.
The runner-up: speaking of...
The Half-Governor, talking to one of the diminishing number of Friendlies...
David Brody of Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network.
The journalism degree -- from the University of Idaho, the fourth of her five colleges -- was unaccompanied by any actual practice of journalism.
There are no articles nor other credits bearing her name in the school newspaper from that time, contemporaries say there's no memory of her working at the university television station and the professor who signed her degree says he barely remembers her.
Her actual journalism experience appears to consist solely of two fill-in sportscasts on t-v stations in Anchorage, Alaska.
But our winner: Casino boss Steve Wynn...
On a conference call with reporters, he decided he was one of our nation's great economists:
So obviously Mr. Wynn's business must be in shambles in these dark and troubled times.
Yeah, that Obama Economy really sucks when you've only had the best first quarter in your history.
But let's remember who we're listening to.
This is Picasso's "Le Reve" owned **by** Steve Wynn.
He had a contract to sell it for a record 139 million dollars.
Had one, that is, until...he poked his elbow through it.
I'm gonna listen to anti-Obama Economic rhetoric from a guy who just had his best first quarter ever...and can wipe 139 million dollars in sales from the economy... with his elbow!
Steve "Ooops" Wynn -- today's Worst Person In The World.