Former MSNBC and Current TV commentator Keith Olbermann returned to on-camera punditry to respond to the leaked footage of Mitt Romney saying 47 percent of Americans "pay no income tax" and are "dependent upon government."
The video of Romney, released Monday by the liberal news outlet Mother Jones , also showed the Republican candidate saying those voters would almost inevitably go with President Obama because they consider themselves "entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it.” He later said his remarks were "“not elegantly stated."
But the Obama campaign immediately seized on the video, filmed during a fundraiser at the home of financier Marc Leder in May, to say that Romney was dismissive of nearly half the people in the country.
Several media outlets, meanwhile, pointed to a New York Post report last year to claim that Leder hosted a "sex party" at a rented Long Island mansion. The Post report said "guests cavorted nude in the pool and performed sex acts, scantily dressed Russians danced on platforms and men twirled lit torches to a booming techno beat." Whether that constitutes a sex party is in the eye of the beholder.
But to man-without-a-network Olbermann, there was no gray area. He posted a video he called a Special Comment -- like those he delivered during "Countdown" before his falling out with MSNBC and Current -- in which he said Romney's fundraiser "conducts sex parties on Long Island."
And then delivered his most unique Special Comment yet -- one without words . (Click for video.)
Olbermann haters could get used to this.