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Keith Olbermann has slammed MSNBC host Joe Scarborough’s comments about Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman. The “Morning Joe” co-host offered his opinion after a debate on Tuesday between Fetterman and his Republican opponent, Dr. Mehmet Oz.
“John Fetterman’s ability to communicate is seriously impaired,” Scarborough said. “Pennsylvania voters will talk about this obvious fact even though many media outlets won’t… It’s painful to watch, regardless of his politics.” Thursday on his Countdown podcast, Olbermann reacted.
“Who the hell do you think you are, Scarborough?” Everyone who knew you – everyone who knew one of the 10 or 20 different Joe Scarboroughs who darkened our horizons – everyone knows your ability to communicate has been seriously impaired for 30 years! Olberman said.
“Never mind Joe Scarborough’s inscrutable dialect and frequent malapropisms. What he has said throughout his public career has been “painful to watch, regardless of his politics” and it has rarely been the same thing twice. The things he said weren’t honest, weren’t true, weren’t consistent, were nothing but selfish and destructive.
Fetterman continues to recover from a stroke and used closed captioning devices to figure out the questions. Olbermann called Fetterman’s performance in Tuesday’s debate “miraculous and inspiring,” then reaffirmed his own story with a traumatic brain injury.
“At the age of 21, I foolishly slammed into the side of a New York City subway train, head first. Luckily, I got away with nothing more than a severe concussion. Almost all symptoms resolved within six months, but some relating to depth perception and vision are now in their 42n/a year and I do eye muscle exercises which help me a lot. In fact, I made them this morning.