Keith Olbermann reacts to Jimmy Kimmel jokes
The former Current TV host didn't attend the annual affair, but reacted to Kimmel's comedy routine, a 30-minute comedic bit that took plenty of digs at the former Current TV host.Pictures: Celebrities at the 2012 W.H. Correspondents Dinner
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"Alright, it's time for the fun part of the evening," Kimmel said at Saturday's event. "I'd like everyone to look under your seats. Under each one you will find a copy of Keith Olbermann's resume. Is Keith here tonight? Limo wouldn't pick him up? The thing about Keith Olbermann is he's so likable."
"Al Gore launched Current TV in 2005 and it took off like a North Korean rocket," Kimmel added. "To be honest, I didn't even know Current TV was still on the air, but then I don't get channel a million ... Keith Olbermann burned more bridges than the Arsonist of Madison County. He has more pink slips than Marcus Bachmann."
Olbermann took to Twitter, posting a series of tweets about Kimmel's comedy routine:
Confirming: I would not, and have not voluntarily, attended the WHC Dinner since 1998. This conforms with my anti-torture stance.-- Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) April 29, 2012
Funny that Jimmy Kimmel ripped me after his people desperately wanted me to fly to LA to be on his show this past Wednesday #nerdprom-- Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) April 29, 2012
I'm not complaining about the Kimmel jokes - I'm fair game. I'm complaining about the revenge element. It reminds me of O'Reilly #nerdprom-- Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) April 29, 2012
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Celebrities at the 2012 W.H. Correspondents Dinner
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