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Report: Al-Qaida was saddened by Keith Olbermann's MSNBC firing
2012-03-22
When MSNBC discarded Keith Olbermann, al-Qaida mourned.

So reports David Ignatius, the Washington Post columnist who has gained exclusive access to some of the documents recovered from Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

In his Wednesday column in the Washington Post, Ignatius reported on the details of a 21-page letter to bin Laden written by al-Qaida media adviser Adam Gadahn. Though the letter was undated, Ignatius says that it was likely written sometime after November 2010.

Laying out the current media landscape for the now waterlogged terrorist kingpin, Gadahn, an American-born Jewish convert to Islam, lamented the "firing" of Olbermann from MSNBC.

"In the letter, the media adviser focuses on 'how to exploit' the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on television," Ignatius writes.

"He worries that CNN 'seems to be in cooperation with the government more than the others,' though he praises its 'good and detailed' Arabic coverage. 'I used to think that MSNBC channel may be good and neutral a bit,' he continues, but then notes the firing of Olbermann."

Olbermann's final show on MSNBC was in January 2011.
Who knew that Keif had more than two viewers?
Posted by:Beavis

#7  Al Qaida and Media Matters seems to have both issued the same memo.
Posted by: Lord Garth   2012-03-22 16:24  

#6  There will be nobody to give them golden showers now!
Posted by: Glogum Thraise1844   2012-03-22 16:00  

#5  Adam, you can catch Keith Olbermann on the AlGore channel if you can find it. It is the show with the cheesy backdrop and the low budget programming that no one watches. Sort of looks like a low budget p0rn movie setting. Most people are of the opinion he was an idiot on MSNBC and is still an idiot.
Posted by: JohnQC   2012-03-22 15:09  

#4  Al-Qaida was saddened by Keith Olbermann's MSNBC firing

Great! Could we make them even sadder by getting rid of the entire network and airing footage of them carrying boxes full of the stuff on their desk to their cars?
Posted by: gorb   2012-03-22 12:55  

#3  Ethnically he is not a jew.

I don't care who his parents were. Ethnically, he is an ass-hat.
Posted by: SteveS   2012-03-22 12:23  

#2  The referenced WaPo editorial concludes:
The al-Qaeda spinmeister didn’t like Fox News (“let her die in her anger”), but it’s hard to understand why. Surely Rupert Murdoch’s network, with its saturation coverage of the war on terror, did more to elevate bin Laden’s profile than any other news outlet.

Seems pretty obvious to me -- he hated Fox for the same reason he loved MSNBC -- for the slant of the reporting.
Posted by: Bobby on the road   2012-03-22 11:52  

#1  Gadahn, an American-born Jewish convert to Islam, lamented the “firing” of Olbermann from MSNBC.

Speaking for Jews, he is not Jewish.

His paternal grandfather was Jewish, his paternal grandmother wasn't. His mom wasn't. Ethnically he is not a jew.

Religiously he was brought up a Protestant Christian.

FU Daily Caller.
Posted by: Penguin   2012-03-22 11:47  

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