Jimmy Kimmel was 20 minutes deep into his opening at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday night when he finally got to mentioning insufferable dickhead Keith Olberman (“He has more pink slips than Marcus Bachmann.” That’s a gay joke about Michelle Bachmanns husband, if you couldn’t tell), who, of course, immediately ran to twitter and pouted about it.
“Funny that Jimmy Kimmel ripped me after his people desperately wanted me to fly to LA to be on his show this past Wednesday. #nerdprom.”
“I’m not complaining about the Kimmel jokes — I’m fair game. I’m complaining about the revenge element. It reminds me of O’Reilly #nerdprom.”
Ohh yeah, that must be it. Kimmel is out for revenge because Olberman didn’t go on his show. What a coup it would have been for Kimmel, whose ratings are 900 percent higher than Olbermans were, if he could have scored a monotone jackass giving his 50th interview about being fired over a month ago. It would have been a ratings extravaganza, and it’s eating Kimmel up inside. I just hope he doesn’t do anything rash and hurt himself.
Keith Olberman is a prissy little dandy who divided his time on MSNBC between self indulgent temper tantrums and sniveling at the boot of those in power, and it was in this spirit that he left his cushy job on Friday, a job that was paying him 7 million dollars a year in exchange for getting his ass handed to him in the ratings.
One reason he reportedly left was money. He felt underpaid, and probably thinks MSNBC will come crawling back now that he’s flexed his might and shown how irreplaceable he is.
MSNBC is looking to find a new marquee star for its growing brand, and sources tell me their ultimate wish list is topped by none other than Alec Baldwin.
“He’s already part of the NBC family, has a huge fan base and is very respected for his long term passions for politics,” a network source tells me, adding that Alec is very high, perhaps even No. 1, on the wish lists of MSNBC bigwigs.
Even people who don’t agree with Baldwins politics (like me) freely admit he’s smart, funny, and charismatic as all hell, so suffice to say this would be a massive upgrade over that nerdy doofus Olberman. Olberman could have a story about the antidote for the jar of poison I just drank and I’d still just watch Pawn Stars and hope for the best.