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!"