Olbermann Rips Lefty Critics, Leaves Daily Kos

He was accused of criticizing Obama to boost ratings
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2010 12:17 PM CDT
Olbermann Rips Lefty Critics, Leaves Daily Kos
A 2007 file photo of Keith Olbermann.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

(Newser) – Keith Olbermann is apparently done writing a diary for lefty site Daily Kos. In an angry post titled "Check, Please," Olbermann lashes back at one critic on the site in particular who accused him of criticizing President Obama's oil speech to boost ratings. He says "there's been a lot of this here lately" and adds, "You want Cheerleaders? Hire the Buffalo Jills. You want diaries with conspiracy theories, go nuts. If you want this site the way it was even a year ago, let me know and I'll be back."

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He also defends his record: "You don't agree with me, fine. You don't want to watch because you don't agree with me, fine. But to accuse me, after five years of risking what I have to present the truth as I see it, of staging something for effect, is deeply offensive to me and is an indication of what has happened here." (Read more Keith Olbermann stories.)

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