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Our fare burgh seems to have been making the talk show circuit lately. One would think it was to extol the multiple shades of awesomeness of our Texas Rangers, but eh, not so much.
This time, it's personal.
First up, we have the great Stephen Colbert and his new vendetta with our very own WFAA Channel 8. Colbert was doing his best to put the NBA lockout in the crosshairs of the Colbert Nation, and then a local beef showed up. Evidently his Super PAC ad was created to support the NBA owners and one certainly beloved Blog Maverick.
The cheeky ad basically pushed for the owners to save the basketball season "so we don't have to watch hockey." Colbert and the Super PAC bought primetime advertising space on the aforementioned Belo station and was kindly shown the door.
To wit - and watch the video for ensuing hijinks - Colbert replied, "[WFAA] you have [effed] with the wrong people." I'm sure Big Bob Wilonski is on the horn with Devlin and Valentine, but what the what?!
Next up, we have the slightly less great Keith Olbermann. (Politics aside, the man can brilliantly rant with the best of them.) Olbermann's "Worst People of the World" segment featured the once honorable Tom Leppert and his website EndOccupy.com, which basically lambasts those cloven-hoofed hipsters for being unemployed (or at least giving the
aroma... eh, appearance of such.)
Leppert was given the dubious bronze medal for the following:
"This would-be nominee has launched first political campaign centered on opposition to Occupy Wall Street exhibits the same flawed values that got our country in this economic mess. Leppert was chairman of audit committee at Washington Mutual Bank, lost 63 billion and got sold to Chase and we had... so if anybody knows about the same flawed values that got our contry into this economic mix, it’s Tom Leppert cuz it looks like he invented most of them."
Come to think of it, the silver went to Anita Perry and the gold went to now Westlake resident Glenn Beck. Maybe Olbermann just hates North Texas?
Either way, good looking out Dallas.