Ed Driscoll

Olbermann Bashes Ed Driscoll!

Not me though (there are lots of men who share my name), but still, as Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters writes, “Keith Olbermann must be starving for attention since his surprise exit from MSNBC.”

Click over to Newsbusters to see Olbermann’s tweet regarding the letter from a brilliantly-named Vietnam vet, which the former MSNBC anchor dubs, “the dumbest letter to the editor of the century.” As Noel writes:

The object of Olbermann’s disaffection was one Ed Driscoll who was quite pleased by the former “Countdown” host’s departure from MSNBC:

I participated in more than 10 combat missions in Vietnam, so I know a mission is not a war. Someone should have told that to Olbermann, as he demonstrated his ignorance by equating the two for years on his show.

He would end by saying it has been so many days since President Bush declared “Mission Accomplished’’ in Iraq. Bush never said that. Olbermann was referring to a sign on an aircraft carrier that said “Mission Accomplished.’’ The president declared an end to major combat operations, and therefore the aircraft carrier was headed home.

In Bush’s speech, he said that much work has yet to be done. The sign was for the brave people who had completed their mission.

Is this really the dumbest letter to the editor of the century, or is Olbermann’s kingsize ego so starved for attention that he doesn’t feel the slightest inclination to show respect for a veteran voicing his opinion in a forum specifically designed for such a thing?

Hey, remember when the left claimed those who served had “absolute moral authority” with advice whom “chickenhawks” who didn’t serve were required to heed? And that dissent was patriotic?

Words, just words, to coin a phrase.

Update: In other news from the corner of Ed and Olbermann, “A network spy said Ed Schultz welled up with happy tears when he learned Olbermann was booted.”

Well, can’t fault him there.