7 Foul Anti-Trump Tweets From Keith Olbermann, Whom Disney Promoted While Firing Roseanne Barr
Days before Disney-ABC fired Roseanne Barr and ended her television show, another Disney Media Networks station, ESPN, extended its contract with commentator Keith Olbermann and expanded his role. If offensive tweets are Disney's standard for firing actors, Olbermann should be gone just like Barr.
"Like Alec Baldwin, Keith Olbermann, and others, Roseanne Barr has a history of offensive, outrageous, batcrap crazy statements the left ignored," RedState's Erick Erickson tweeted. "But the moment she was seen as pro-Trump, it became troubling. It should have been all along."
Former Major League Baseball pitcher and current radio host Curt Schilling also noted the Olbermann rehiring amid the Roseanne Barr scandal. He called the ESPN commentator "scum of a human."
Political comedian Tim Young shared a compilation of screenshots showing dozens of Olbermann's offensive tweets.
Even White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pointed out the "double standard," asking, "Where was the apology from Bob Iger for ESPN hiring Keith Olbermann after his numerous expletive-laced tweets attacking the president as a Nazi and even expanding Olbermann’s role after that attack to the president's family?"
Unlike Barr, who deleted her offensive tweet and apologized for it, Olbermann seems to have stood by each of the tweets below. He has only removed the final one, which was the most egregious.
Here are five of his most offensive tweets.
1. "Your racist, white supremacist, neo-nazi father..."
When President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump declared that there is no place for racism, white supremacy, and neo-Nazis in American society, Olbermann responded with some rather aggressive language against the president.
"Then tell your racist, white supremacist, neo-nazi father to get the f**k out of our society," the ESPN commentator tweeted.
2. "YOU are the leaker!"
When President Donald Trump complained about a leaker in his administration, Olbermann responded by calling him the leaker. Naturally, he had to throw in a choice expletive.
"YOU are the leaker, you stupid, pea-brained, motherf**king traitor. RESIGN," the ESPN commentator tweeted. Lovely.
3. "MOTHERF**KING TRAITOR!"
Last May, Olbermann responded to a Trump tweet by declaring, "TO HELL WITH YOU, YOU MOTHERF**KING TRAITOR."
4. "This F**king lying anti-Democracy F**k..."
Olbermann attacked another Trump tweet as a lie, without quotation marks. He managed to get three f-bombs in there.
"Just so we are clear, this is where this F**king lying anti-Democracy F**k lied to the American people - and with no f**king quote marks," the ESPN commentator tweeted.
5. "Go f**k yourselves..."
Olbermann responded to Sheriff Joe Arpaio tweeting, "You and [President Donald Trump] can go f**k yourselves, you racist Nazi f**ks."
6. Hurricanes will do less harm...
The ESPN commentator attacked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, saying that she would do more damage to schools than Hurricane Harvey.
"The hurricane is going to do less damage to schools than you are, Motherf**ker," he tweeted.
7. "Nazi Nazi f**k Nazi Nazi RACIST Nazi..."
Shortly after the white nationalist riots in Charlottesville, Va., the ESPN commentator shot off five f-bombs and six uses of the word "Nazi" in one tweet. "F**k you @RealDonaldTrump Nazi Nazi f**k Nazi Nazi RACIST Nazi BIGOT go f**k yourself f**king Nazi f**kers."
Remember, this is the man Disney decided to extend, just as it decided to fire Roseanne Barr for a tweet she deleted and apologized for.