Olbermann: Watching MSNBC is Like Watching a Car Crash

Keith Olbermann (you remember him don't you?) claims that he never watches his former network MSNBC (we don't believe him). 

Yesterday on Twitter @Brian8473 not to be confused with @Brian8472 asked Olby "Do you ever look at the hot mess that is @msnbc and giggle?"

Olbermann responded "No. It's like watching friends in a crashing car w/a drunk driver"

Of course this begs the question, if Olbermann never watches MSNBC like he claims, then how does he know what it's like?

Just asking.... 

Anderson Cooper Slept Here

Here's your chance to sleep where CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper slept.

Cooper just listed one of two waterfront homes he owns in Quiogue, according to the website marketing the property.

Cooper is asking $2.999 million for the 2.4-acre property, which has a pool. (You can see the house here.) It contains a 3,654-square-foot cottage built in 1946 with two fireplaces that's located on Aspatuck Creek. It has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a half-bath.

There is also a pool house and a detached garage with guest quarters.

Real estate records show he paid $1.7 million for the property in 2012 from Betsy Schulberg, widow of Budd Schulberg, the Academy Award-winning writer of the screenplay "On the Waterfront."

The home has since been renovated with help from Cooper's mother, iconic designer Gloria Vanderbilt, and had been available for rent this summer as it had the season before.

Cooper also owns the home next door. 

So you and him can be neighbors. 

H/T Newsday

Oh My God! Really?!

KPRC in Houston did a story about how 6 teens broke into a house, using a basketball to break a window.

The station interviewed neighbor who saw them break and and called police.

For obvious reasons, the neighbor did not want her face shown on camera, so the station showed her camel toe instead.

10  seconds of the woman's crotch made it to air. 

Is that really the best angle they could come up with?

Let's cue the video:

Memphis Station Goes to the Toilet for the Story

You want to talk about a shitty story, look no further than WMC in Memphis.

The station brags that "WMC Action News 5 is bringing you an investigation that takes you where cameras have never gone before - into the Memphis sewer system."

We're not kidding, they really did say that.

The station is focusing their investigation on flushable toilet wipes are wreaking havoc on city sewer pipes.

The station adds "Be sure to watch WMC Action News 5 at 10 p.m. when the WMC Action News 5 investigators will show you how flushable wipes are doing a number on Mid-South plumbing."

Would that be a Number 2? 

Just asking.....

Weatherman Quitting to Become Pastor

Many TV talent like to think they are God, one Weatherman is leaving to work for God.

Meteorologist Austin Caviness is leaving Winston-Salem's WXII s to become the new pastor at Salem Fork Christian Church in Dobson.

He has been at the station since 1997.

Caviness said his Christian faith has led him in recent years to preaching in many Triad churches before shifting his focus full-time to pastoring a church. 

"I love doing this, and I will miss doing this in you guys' homes, but there's something I love even more, and it's sharing the Gospel," Caviness said during  the Monday morning newscast. 

He said in recent years, he's felt called to share his Christian testimony, beginning with a chance to speak to the congregation at his church, Reynolda Church. 

"My pastor was very affirming to me, Alan Wright, when we did this the first time," Caviness said in making the announcement that he will lead the Surry County church. "Now that inward call has matched up with an outward call."

His last day with the NBC affiliate will be May 30. 

H/T Triad Business Journal 

UH OH....It Happened Again

For the second week in a row, ABC's World News beat NBC's Nightly News in the 25-to-54 age group.

It's the first time ABC World News managed that feat in six years.

Last week, Diane Sawyer won over Brian Williams by 12,000 viewers. This week, she won by 85,000.

In the 25-to-54 age group, she had nearly 2.1 million viewers to Williams' 2 million.

Scott Pelley brought up the rear with 1.5 million for the CBS Evening News.

BriWi still won the ratings in total viewers, he had 8.6 million viewers to Sawyer's 7.9 million and Pelley's 6.3 million. 

Colbert Stops By Letterman

Stephen Colbert stopped the Late Show with David Letterman as a guest. Next time you will likely see him on the show he will be hosting it.

Colbert, who's taking over for Letterman next year appeared on the show out of character.

OnThe Colbert Report, Colbert always acts supremely confident as a right-wing master of the media universe.

But Colbert came across a bit more humble during an appearance on CBS’ The Late Show on Tuesday night.

Let's go to the video:

Anderson Cooper's Stalker Chickens out in Court

Looks like Anderson Cooper's stalker isn't such a tough guy in the courtroom.

Page Six writes that Cooper’s alleged stalker chickened out of pleading guilty to menacing charges Tuesday, whimpering that he never intended to harm the handsome journalist.

Self-proclaimed “gay, Jewish white supremacist” Alex Hausner, 38, of Queens could have been released from jail the same day if he copped to a charge of felony menacing, which carries a maximum sentence of four years, and an aggravated-harassment rap.

Hausner is accused of terrorizing Cooper and his boyfriend for nearly six years.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Solomon told Haunser, “You repeatedly followed Anderson Cooper and engaged in a course of conduct … intentionally placing or attempting to place Anderson Cooper in a reasonable fear of physical injury.

The sobbing, scraggly-haired suspect replied, “I did those things [follow Cooper], but that was not my intention” to menace him.

The skeptical judge shot back, “You showed up at night banging on his door. What do you think he’s gonna think?”

An exasperated Solomon finally said, “I don’t want to take a plea under these circumstances. I’m going to have to have [Hausner] admit — if he wants to — that he committed these acts.”

The judge ordered Hausner to return to court Friday after talking things over with his lawyer to either take the plea deal or head to trial, which he was found mentally fit for last week.

Hausner has been locked up since July 27 of last year, when he showed up at Cooper’s home in a rage and repeatedly kicked in his front door.

“I swear to f–king God, don’t insult me!” he shouted. “I’m going to f-k you up!”

The man believes his imaginary friendship with Cooper includes “romantic undertones.”

Myrtle Beach Anchor Wants Jury Trial

WMBF Anchor Michael Maley was scheduled to appear in magistrate’s court Tuesday for a hearing on trespass charges has asked for a jury trial.

No date has been set for the jury trial.

Maely was charged in March for the incident that a police report said took place in February. FTVLive told you about the incident back in March. 

According to the report, Maely entered the property of William and Polly Caison while trying to interview families in the Heather Elvis disappearance case.

"We stand behind Michael's reporting on this story that has affected the community," WMBF news director Sarah Miles said in prepared comments Tuesday. "We are confident that will be proven as the case goes through the judicial system."

The Caisons are the parents of Tammy Moorer who, along with her husband, Sidney, have been charged with murder, kidnapping, obstruction of justice and two counts of indecent exposure in connection with the disappearance of Elvis.

Elvis, 20, disappeared some time after 3:41 a.m. Dec. 18, 2013.

A police report from the trespassing case states William Caison – who has passed away since the incident – told police that Maely came onto the property without permission.

According to the report, the victim says Maely "attempted to force the door open" of their home off  and that he was told nine times to leave.

H/T myhorrynews.com

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