Piers Morgan And Keith Olbermann Have A Tweet Tooth

Some high-profile Twitterholics out there right now.

Start with Gawker’s piece (via mediabistro) about CNN’s Larry King Livelier, Piers Morgan.

CNN’s Piers Morgan Will Fight Almost Anyone on Twitter

Are you bored? Try tweeting something mean at Piers Morgan, the British TV personality who is replacing Larry King on CNN. Chances are, he’ll start Twitter-beefing with you. Welcome to America’s new national pastime.

Representative sample? This rumpus with NY1 anchor John Schiumo, who’ll compete with Morgan’s show:

CNN's Piers Morgan Will Fight Almost Anyone on Twitter
CNN's Piers Morgan Will Fight Almost Anyone on TwitterCNN's Piers Morgan Will Fight Almost Anyone on Twitter
CNN's Piers Morgan Will Fight Almost Anyone on TwitterCNN's Piers Morgan Will Fight Almost Anyone on Twitter
CNN's Piers Morgan Will Fight Almost Anyone on Twitter
CNN's Piers Morgan Will Fight Almost Anyone on Twitter
CNN's Piers Morgan Will Fight Almost Anyone on Twitter
CNN's Piers Morgan Will Fight Almost Anyone on Twitter
CNN's Piers Morgan Will Fight Almost Anyone on Twitter
CNN's Piers Morgan Will Fight Almost Anyone on Twitter

Yikes.

Next up: MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann.

The Daily Caller (which purchased the domain name KeithOlbermann.com just to torture him) seems ready to stage an intervention:

TheDC Twitter Investigation: Is Keith Olbermann suffering from a mental illness?

Exhibit A: Olbermann’s erratic relationship with Twitter:

It’s one thing to make a big sanity-induced stink about “suspending” the “Worst Persons” segment before revving it right back up again three weeks later. We get it, you have some complicated parental issues that neither Freud nor Jon Stewart can adequately address.

And it’s another thing to “suspend” your Twitter account after a horde of marauding feminists tweet the crap out of you so hard you began to WikiLeak. After that Julian Assange/Michael Moore/rape apologist fiasco, it made perfect sense to take a break, which you said you were doing. So we thought you were alright.

We were wrong.

Four days after “suspending” your Twitter account you came back with a fury. You had 115 tweets on Dec. 20 alone. There were more than 300 by Dec. 22. It wasn’t just a barrage of tweets, though. Based on the tweet below, it’s clear you’re becoming a danger to both you and those around you.

This isn’t just simple addiction. When you wrote the following tweet, we knew there was a more serious, underlying issue we had to deal with

The offending tweet:

Double yikes.

We need a new term for tweet junkies like Morgan and Olbermann.

Maybe Twittermagants.

I know, I know – termagants are female: “a quarrelsome, scolding woman; a shrew.”

In the case of Morgan and Olbermann, that’s just icing on the tweet.

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3 Responses to Piers Morgan And Keith Olbermann Have A Tweet Tooth

  1. arafat kazi says:

    If a celebrity’s feeling bitter,
    It’s good to go on Twitter!
    With a single tweet,
    You’ll feel all neat.
    Too bad it’s all going downhill.

  2. Pingback: Keith Olbermann Is A Serious Twit(terer) | Campaign Outsider

  3. Laurence Glavin says:

    Good news: on Stephanie Miller’s radio show this morning (Tuesday, 01/25…WWZN-AM 1510) apparently Keith’s TV-non-compete is ony four or five months. Parker-Spitzer should be toast by then, if not already. If MSNBC’s evening and prime-time offerings fall below 1,000,000 total viewers, CNN may see an opening.

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