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(Mediaite)   Lawrence O'Donnell channels his inner Bill O'Reilly   ( mediaite.com) divider line
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2017-09-20 06:54:00 PM  
Holy farknuts, yeah, I've seen him give the producers the evil eye countless times about miscues and the like. Guy needs anger management.
 
2017-09-20 06:59:32 PM  
He farked a loofah?
 
2017-09-20 07:23:08 PM  
We Irish folk don't really have good temper management. Well, this is why it should be mandatory for them to have half a bottle of Paddy before every show.
 
2017-09-20 07:39:34 PM  
He's a little over the top and angry for my taste. I'll watch occasionally but it says a lot that I'd rather watch Chris Matthews. Yuck.
 
2017-09-20 07:45:02 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: He's a little over the top and angry for my taste. I'll watch occasionally but it says a lot that I'd rather watch Chris Matthews. Yuck.


I actually turned on Chris Matthews last week for about 3 minutes, then turning him off and thinking O'Donnell could be a fitting replacement years down the road.
 
2017-09-20 07:52:14 PM  
And after reading what I just wrote, I'll be the first to say...

"In before the dick jokes HURRRDURRRHURRRR."
 
2017-09-20 07:59:29 PM  
Meh, he just got a little diva-y after technical glitches. AFAIK, he hasn't sexually assaulted anyone.
 
2017-09-20 08:02:00 PM  

The Headless Horseman's Headless Horse: AdmirableSnackbar: He's a little over the top and angry for my taste. I'll watch occasionally but it says a lot that I'd rather watch Chris Matthews. Yuck.

I actually turned on Chris Matthews last week for about 3 minutes, then turning him off and thinking O'Donnell could be a fitting replacement years down the road.


I just realized what it is. O'Donnell is an Olbermann. He's tolerable at first but then you start to feel like you like him but his tone is a little much. And later you're saying "I agree with you but shut the fark up."
 
2017-09-20 08:18:05 PM  
He takes himself way too seriously.
 
2017-09-20 08:18:43 PM  
Yeah I don't like my job much, either some days. Fortunately, no one (that I know of) has a camera aimed at me.
 
2017-09-20 10:23:42 PM  

dr_blasto: Meh, he just got a little diva-y after technical glitches. AFAIK, he hasn't sexually assaulted anyone.


He hates technical glitches so much, he just wants to throw them down the stairs and lose custody of his kids.
 
2017-09-20 10:29:34 PM  
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It's uncanny
 
2017-09-20 10:34:51 PM  
I've never seen his show, but you have to be a pretty shiatty person to talk to anyone like that.
 
2017-09-20 10:43:11 PM  
I like Lawrence.  You should hear me when things go sideways.  He's serious about his work and trying to do a good job.  Could you do your job if you had an earpiece full of garbage?  Maybe you would be nice about it but not me.
 
2017-09-20 10:43:48 PM  
He was great in that Kingsman movie.
 
2017-09-20 10:46:23 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: The Headless Horseman's Headless Horse: AdmirableSnackbar: He's a little over the top and angry for my taste. I'll watch occasionally but it says a lot that I'd rather watch Chris Matthews. Yuck.

I actually turned on Chris Matthews last week for about 3 minutes, then turning him off and thinking O'Donnell could be a fitting replacement years down the road.

I just realized what it is. O'Donnell is an Olbermann. He's tolerable at first but then you start to feel like you like him but his tone is a little much. And later you're saying "I agree with you but shut the fark up."


This is a pretty good description. Out of the three prime time shows I Like Chris Hayes the best. Rachel is smart and informative but sometimes I end up switching the channel because it takes so long for her to get to the point.

/give Nicole Wallace O'Donnel's slot
 
2017-09-20 10:57:29 PM  
"Someone in that control room is out of control"

Of all things to make me laugh this had to be the one. Also I'm a firm believer that all anchors lash out at their staff in a similar fashion. Divas all of them.
 
2017-09-20 10:58:16 PM  
Man. Rosie is causing all this crap; first her first  ex-wife commits permanent unfriending, then she goes bonkers on TV....

Anything with an O'Donnell makes me change the channel.
 
2017-09-20 11:13:03 PM  

dr_blasto: Meh, he just got a little diva-y after technical glitches. AFAIK, he hasn't sexually assaulted anyone.


That was my first worry when I read the headline. "Oh crap, he got all gropey with the staff? Dammit, we're never gonna hear the end of - oh, phew, he was just being an asshole."

AdmirableSnackbar: I just realized what it is. O'Donnell is an Olbermann. He's tolerable at first but then you start to feel like you like him but his tone is a little much. And later you're saying "I agree with you but shut the fark up."


Yeah, that was my next thought once I realized what TFA was actually about. IIRC, Olbermann is even more notorious for being a prima donna.
 
2017-09-20 11:14:41 PM  
Look, I certainly empathize with that feeling. I know about losing one's temper and getting fed up with incompetence and ranting about it. I totally get it. But you need to lock it down at work. Yelling like that doesn't get you respected, it gets you ridiculed, as we're seeing here. This video was unquestionably released by a pissed-off guy in the control room who put it together and E-mailed it to a buddy at Mediaite.

Think of that douchebag you see yelling at the waitress or the clerk at a store, being belligerent and shiatty to the hourly staff. You have never, EVER thought to yourself, "Well, that guy has a point. They really screwed him." No, you think, "Holy shiat, what a farking asshole."

I liked Lawrence's show and took him seriously. Now? Not so much. I'm not going to take him seriously anymore. He's just another shiatty talking head diva.
 
2017-09-20 11:30:30 PM  
I was wondering what prompted this:

img.fark.net
 
2017-09-20 11:47:19 PM  

Mithiwithi: dr_blasto: Meh, he just got a little diva-y after technical glitches. AFAIK, he hasn't sexually assaulted anyone.

That was my first worry when I read the headline. "Oh crap, he got all gropey with the staff? Dammit, we're never gonna hear the end of - oh, phew, he was just being an asshole."

AdmirableSnackbar: I just realized what it is. O'Donnell is an Olbermann. He's tolerable at first but then you start to feel like you like him but his tone is a little much. And later you're saying "I agree with you but shut the fark up."

Yeah, that was my next thought once I realized what TFA was actually about. IIRC, Olbermann is even more notorious for being a prima donna.


Olbermann is such a prick he can't hold a job no matter how good at it he is.
 
2017-09-20 11:48:21 PM  

browneye: I was wondering what prompted this:

[img.fark.net image 798x427]


Well, that's not oreilly like at all.
 
2017-09-20 11:50:38 PM  
Exactly what to expect from other professionals.
 
2017-09-20 11:53:31 PM  

browneye: I was wondering what prompted this:

[img.fark.net image 798x427]


And this, right here, is why the comparison to O'Reilly is silly.
 
2017-09-21 06:23:12 AM  

dr_blasto: Mithiwithi: dr_blasto: Meh, he just got a little diva-y after technical glitches. AFAIK, he hasn't sexually assaulted anyone.

That was my first worry when I read the headline. "Oh crap, he got all gropey with the staff? Dammit, we're never gonna hear the end of - oh, phew, he was just being an asshole."

AdmirableSnackbar: I just realized what it is. O'Donnell is an Olbermann. He's tolerable at first but then you start to feel like you like him but his tone is a little much. And later you're saying "I agree with you but shut the fark up."

Yeah, that was my next thought once I realized what TFA was actually about. IIRC, Olbermann is even more notorious for being a prima donna.

Olbermann is such a prick he can't hold a job no matter how good at it he is.


Which is a shame, because he would have a good Network News anchor. But his ego and penchant for editorializing with his big mouth get him into trouble..Olbermann is like a sports themed Dennis Miller.
It's amazing what gigantic ego's these guys have, and most of them have NO basis in reality to have them. O'reilly, despite being fairly well educated, has been nothing more than a, "mad as hell" news reader. That's his only shtick..I think he would  find a way to get spun-up angry while reading a lead-in to a video about 100 fluffy kittens cuddling together.
 
2017-09-21 06:26:43 AM  
Read the article, was glad he kept his loofah to himself. But then I scrolled further down into the Comments section. My gawd, but there are some dumb-arse commenters on that site!
 
2017-09-21 07:56:27 AM  
So much for the tolerant left...

/sarc
 
2017-09-21 08:28:43 AM  
I guess whoever leaked this wanted a job change.

Cake Hunter: I've never seen his show, but you have to be a pretty shiatty person to talk to anyone like that.


If you're the one in front of the camera, I almost guarantee you would get really pissed off that others are trying to make you look bad because they aren't doing their jobs and/or are goofing off.

Mr. Shabooboo: Olbermann is like a sports themed Dennis Miller.


Olbermann knows what he's talking about; Miller is full of shiat.
 
2017-09-21 11:08:40 AM  

Befuddled: Mr. Shabooboo: Olbermann is like a sports themed Dennis Miller.
Olbermann knows what he's talking about; Miller is full of shiat.


Bless you heart.
 
2017-09-21 12:12:15 PM  
Angry Anchor
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Even she wasn't as biatchy as those two.
 
2017-09-21 12:50:36 PM  
Could hear a little Boston coming out there.

LIVE television and he's the one on camera, garbage in his ear and extraneous noise.on set.
He's entitled to an outburst in the moment. The apology tweet was the proper followup.
 
2017-09-21 02:32:16 PM  
I can't count the times I've been pissed when things go sideways. Glad nobody was filming me.
 
2017-09-21 02:52:44 PM  
Two points:

A. If something technically goes wrong due to someone else's mistake, he's the one who looks foolish in front of millions of people. It's understandable, to a point, that he would be touchy about that.

B. He has obviously lost his temper so many times that his own staff now hates him. They are leaking this footage. His temper must be worse than other on-camera anchors, if they are leaking it. He handles the stress worse than his peers, and his co-workers are sick of his shiat.
 
2017-09-21 02:55:35 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Could hear a little Boston coming out there.

LIVE television and he's the one on camera, garbage in his ear and extraneous noise.on set.
He's entitled to an outburst in the moment. The apology tweet was the proper followup.


Yes, but I doubt this would've been leaked if it had been a rare occasion, as happens to all on-air talent at times. I'm guessing this is the culmination of a long, repeated pattern of abuse. A staff that respected him wouldn't have leaked it.
 
2017-09-21 04:15:39 PM  

Corn_Fed: I'm guessing


FTFY.
 
2017-09-21 04:35:37 PM  
"farking out of control shiat," O'Donnell adds.

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2017-09-21 04:36:34 PM  
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2017-09-21 04:45:37 PM  
images.mentalfloss.com
 
2017-09-21 06:50:42 PM  
Ugh. This will be used against him when they try to get rid of him. His boss has apparently been looking for an excuse for a while.
 
2017-09-21 10:14:29 PM  
This is the first thing I thought of:

The Goddamn Hammering
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