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WHCD: Kimmel vs Olbermann

Keith Olbermann tweeted this after Jimmy Kimmel poked fun of him at the WHCD. Thin skin anyone?

Here’s the joke. I wouldn’t say “ripped” is accurate. Maybe “tweaked” is correct, as the joke was pretty tame.

And a few minutes later. . .

Remember the scene at the end of The Caine Mutiny in which Captain Queeg can’t stop talking about stolen strawberries? I think we’re at that point with Olbermann now, with his O’Reilly/Fox fixation. Move on Keith, move on.

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