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DogGate: Keith Olbermann’s Sudden Disinterest in Dog Stories

Here’s Keith Olbermann from his appearance on ABC’s This Week on the Seamus-on-the roof/Obama-eats-dogs back-and-forth:

After a week of dog-eat-dog politicking between President Obama and Mitt Romney’s respective campaigns, Keith Olbermann said today that the “dog-gate” controversies have gotten out of hand.

Politicos, pundits and the presidential-campaign watching public spent the past week pondering which is worse, a presidential candidate who put his dog in a kennel strapped to the roof of his car for a 12-hour drive or a president who ate dog meat as a child living in Indonesia.

“It raises the level of absurdity to something exponential,” Olbermann said on “This Week” about the Romney campaign criticizing Obama for consuming dog meat when he was 6 years old.

“With so many valuable questions going on, we’re wasting most of the time dealing with the dogs,” the former MSNBC and CurrentTV host said.

Olbermann, you pompous hypocrite. Who’s the one “wasting” time on dog issues? Here’s video of Keith Olbermann discussing the Romney/Seamus story from a month ago. And here. And here, here, here, here, and here. You can spend all day searching for MSM stories on the Seamus story. And now it’s a waste of time?

Listen, I really don’t care that Obama ate a dog. I do care that jerks like Keith Olbermann have no problem using the Seamus non-story to caricature Mitt Romney. In the words of Donna Brazile from the same link from above:

This is a narrative, and for Mitt Romney, he has to be concerned about the Seamus scandal because it might fit into this narrative that perhaps he’s not like us.”

You see, saying President Obama is “not like us” is racist. Saying Mitt Romney is not like us is good Democratic politics.

Well, guess what, Keith? The Seamus narrative is now over. President Obama ate a dog. He also had a polygamous father, smoked pot, snorted cocaine, and is hiding his college transcripts. You want to keep playing or shall we get to actual issues in the race?

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