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Olbermann’s Poetry Corner?

On Wednesday night’s edition of Countdown, Keith Olbermann played the humbled fan as he uncorked the latest poetry from a British comedy legend:

Anyway, all of this inspired the great John Cleese of “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” and to my continuing astonishment, our audience, to offer up this poem about Hannity, which he has somehow entrusted me to read. Lights, please. “An Ode to Sean Hannity.”

Aping urbanity, oozing with vanity, / plump as a manatee, faking humanity / journalistic calamity, intellectual inanity / FOX Noise insanity, you’re a profanity, Hannity.”

Would it be rude to suggest that perhaps the comedic writing heyday of Mr. Cleese has passed?

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...


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