Good God, but Bathtub Boy* is bonkers.
On Twitter, GQ’s Keith Olbermann posted his “passionate appeal” to foreign spies to help him overthrow our duly elected president.
“I appeal to the intelligence agencies and the governments of what is left of the free world,” Olby began dramatically.
To them as entities, entireties as bureaucracies making official decisions, and to the individuals who make decisions of conscience. To GCHQ and MI6 in the UK, to the BND in Germany, the DGSE in France, the ASIS in Australia, and even of the GRU in Russia, where they must already be profoundly aware that they have not merely helped put an amoral cynic in power here, but an uncontrollable one, whose madness is genuine and whose usefulness—even to them—is at an end.
To all of them, and to the world’s journalists, I make this plea: We the citizens of the United States of America are the victims of a coup. We need your leaks, your information, your intelligence, your recordings, your videos, your conscience. The civilian government and the military of the United States are no longer in the hands of the people, nor in the control of any responsible individuals on whom you can rely….
It goes on and on, but you get the picture. He’s nuts.
Yes, he even appealed to Russia’s GRU—because when La Resistance is not accusing Trump of committing treason by colluding with Russian spies … they’re openly advocating that we collude with Russian spies. Makes perfect sense.
*One of my all-time favorite media stories: Fox News Radio’s John Gibson graced Keith Olbermann with the nickname “Bathtub Boy” to mock his habit of refusing to show up to work at MSNBC in 1998 to cover the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Gibson says he was the one who had to fill in for Olby while the drama queen hid in his bathroom, taking a bath.