Tucker Carlson's latest Internet prank isn't going over well with the left. As Wire readers will recall, the former Crossfire co-host purchased the domain KeithOlbermann.com in July and also acquired the e-mail address Keith@KeithOlbermann.com. It was basically a gag that allowed Carlson's conservative website, The Daily Caller, to run the headline "We Own You" with a big picture of Keith Olbermann on the homepage. Now, four months later, the joke continues.
This week, Olbermann allegedly sent some fiery e-mails to Stu Bykofsky, a columnist at the Philadelphia Daily News. The letters were then published by the Philly gossip site Phawker.com and revealed a rant about MSNBC President Phil Griffin penned by Olbermann:
As I’ve said publicly before, Phil Griffin is not my boss (thank god), nor is he intellectually qualified to be. Phil pretends otherwise in public. I’m not his shrink, but I assume it makes him feel better. The remarkable thing is that fools like you believe his fantasies. That pleases Phil, but only exposes your ignorance. The proof? I'll be anchoring on election night 2012, long after Phil Griffin has moved on to a job for which he's actually qualified, perhaps on QVC."
As you might have guessed, the e-mails were not actually sent by Keith Olbermann. Yesterday the MSNBC host felt compelled to publicly renounce them, tweeting "If you see a supposed email exchange between me and somebody named Bykofsky @PhillyDailyNews - complete fake. Email address shown not mine."