Now Keith Olbermann Picks a Fight With Jimmy Kimmel

Apr 30, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Former Current TV host Keith Olbermann wasn’t pleased at being the focus of several jokes told by Jimmy Kimmel at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on Saturday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Kimmel made several quips about Olbermann, such as:

"Alright, it’s time for the fun part of the evening. 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 is he’s so likable."

"Al Gore launched Current TV in 2005 and it took off like a North Korean rocket," Kimmel continued. "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 said. "He has more pink slips than Marcus Bachmann."

Olbermann tweeted throughout the night about baseball, but then added a tweet about why he thought Kimmel focused on him during the dinner. "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," Olbermann wrote, according to the story.

"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," he wrote on Twitter.

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