Keith Olbermann Tweets Whopper About Washington Gadfly Evan Gahr and Page Six
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@EvanGahr The Post actually apologized for your unconscionable behavior.
@KeithOlbermann Richard Johnson told me he didn't apologize u r a bigger liar than ur Stalinist sweetie L. Hellman but not nearly as adept
@KeithOlbermann You were more cowardly than the cowardly lion to run away from me
TAXING TIMES FOR OLBERMANNLast Updated: 4:07 AM, June 2, 2008
Posted: 4:07 AM, June 2, 2008
PROFESSIONAL angry person Keith Olbermann favors tax-and-spend liberals, but he didn't pay his own taxes. OlbermannWatch.com reports that New York state has issued a tax warrant or judgment against the MSNBC host for $2,269.50 in back taxes owed by his personal corporation, Olbermann Broadcasting Empire Inc. Asked about the delinquency the other night by journalist Evan Gahr, the otherwise loquacious Olbermann uttered nary a word as he scurried into Trump Palace, where he bought condo apartment 40B last year, according to public records. "This was a bookkeeping disagreement between Keith's accountants and the state which was resolved months ago," an MSNBC spokesman told Page Six. Gahr was surprised to see Olbermann on foot. "Is the belt-tightening so severe at NBC that the peacock network can't afford a car to take Olbermann home?" he wondered. "If so, there's a bright side for Olbermann: Nobody can call him a limousine liberal.
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By EVAN GAHR
Professional Angryperson Keith Olbermann is, despite some minor faults like misogyny and the inability to hold down a job, a very careful writer.
But on Twitter recently Olbermann made a rather fanciful claim about Page Six, the New York Post and Washington Gadfly Evan Gahr.
He claimed the Post apologized over a Page Six item that profoundly embarrassed him in 2008.
There is nothing on Google about an apology. And former Page Six Editor Richard Johnson told this non-blog blog that he certainly did not apologize to Olbermann.
In June 2008, Page Six did an item based largely on this blog's account of Gahr confronting Olbermann outside his Upper East Side apartment building to ask about a New York state tax warrant against his personal company.
Olbermann--who once did an entire segment on how he would vanquish any Bill O'Reilly producer who confronted him--instead ran away from Gahr.
Olbermann later complained on the air that the Post "sent" someone to his house.
I wrote him a letter that began, "Not all paranoids have enemies. Nobody at the Post sent me anywhere. It was all my idea."
True enough. I knew that it would be impossible to get Olbermann on the phone at MSNBC. So I decided to go straight to the source.
Still, the whole incident continues to be unsettling to Olbermann. Asked on Twitter recently whether he still owed the taxes, Olbermann claimed that the Post had apologized for my "unconscionable behavior."
To use an expression of the late New York Post editorial page editor Eric Breindel, for whom I was an editorial writer and press critic, Olbermann has a decidedly problematic relationship with the truth.
If the Post had apologized it would have been all over Google.
Besides, why would anyone apologize to Olbermann? Journalists routinely confront public figures outside their homes.
Olbermann did not respond to follow-up tweets about his curious claim.
But, hey, maybe he's just real busy getting himself fired from his latest job.
Olbermann actually paid his back taxes about two months after the Page Six item.
But why didn't he just saying that instead of tweeting something demonstrably false about
the New York Post?
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Evan Gahr, a former press critic and editorial writer for the late New York Post editorial page editor Eric Breindel has written for almost every major conservative publication, plus the Washington Post, Washington Jewish Week and Philadelphia Inquirer.