If mockery is the sincerest form of flattery, then Keith Olbermann should be feeling pretty good about himself right about now. (Wait, what’s that you say? It’s not mockery that’s the sincerest form…? Oh, well: Knowing Olbermann, he’s still probably feeling pretty good about himself right now.) So first there was Ben Affleck’s Saturday Night Live send-up of the pundit:
Then, yesterday, the annals of Olbermannian parody found themselves a charming new entry: the humor site 236’s minute-long condensation of “the O’Reilly of the left“‘s occasionally eloquent and occasionally exorbitant and occasionally hilarious Special Comments. You, sir—you—you, Mr. Olbermann, sir…are pretty amusing.
Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.