Kimmel joked in front of the President, White House press corps and their celebrity guests, “I’d like everyone to look under your seats. Under each one you will find a copy of Keith Olbermann’s resume. Is Keith here tonight? Limo wouldn’t pick him up? The thing about Keith Olbermann — he is so likable.”
He continues: “Al Gore launched Current TV in 2005 and it took off like a North Korean rocket. But to be honest, I didn’t even know Current TV was still on the air — but then I don’t get ‘Channel a Million.’ Keith Olbermann burned more bridges than the arsonist of Madison County. He has more pink slips than Marcus Bachmann. Too soon?”
Olbermann fired back on Twitter, writing, “Funny that Jimmy Kimmel ripped me after his people desperately wanted me to fly to LA to be on his show this past Wednesday.”
He clarified later, “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.”
Do you think Olbermann is justified in his anger? Or were Kimmel’s jokes harmless?