Olbermann Stalks Sage Steele

Of COURSE it was scripted. If it hadn’t have been @sagesteele – the dumbest person I’ve ever worked with in sports or news – couldn’t have gotten through it. I mean Jesus, if this happened to you, you’d just assume it WASN’T being done to protect the network from you humiliating it – and yourself?

That was Keith Olbermann, after Sage Steele revealed that her 2021 interview with Joe Biden was completely scripted by ESPN bosses, who doubtless cleared all questions with the White House. Steele thus confirmed what is obvious to all but the willfully blind. Every Biden interview is scripted and the Delaware Democrat is a demented fabulist, as Conrad Black said, a waxworks effigy of a president. Olbermann won’t go there, and his smear of Sage Steele wasn’t his first performance of poltroontang.

He called out Aaron Rodgers’ “failure to vaccinate,” and charged that Riley Gaines “sucked at swimming.” Olbermann tagged David Horowitz (Radical Son) as a “right-wing lunatic fringer,” a “right-wing water carrier” and “the worst person in the world.” Meanwhile, the supposedly “dumbest” Sage Steele was actually being kind.

It was “heartbreaking,” Steele told Bill Maher, that people who say they care about Biden “have allowed it to get to this point.” Steele could have had some fun with Biden’s claim that he was a football player with “the best hands,” but did not do so. Imagine what ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith would have done with that whopper. Biden probably would have shot back, “you ain’t black.”

Biden and Olbermann are tough to satirize, but as Mose Allison said, “if silence was golden, you couldn’t raise a dime, because your mind is on vacation and your mouth is working overtime.”


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