Olbermann Rips L.A. Times Over ‘Jackass’ Crack

Finally, a Keith Olbermann dust-up that doesn’t involve Bill O’Reilly. As TVNewser noted, someone at the Los Angeles Times copy desk had a little fun with the Thursday television listings, inserting “Jackass” in the “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” slot. It was eventually corrected: The Prime-Time TV grid in Thursday’s Calendar section mistakenly listed MTV’s "Jackass" […]

Last Updated: August 24, 2009 @ 6:38 AM

Finally, a Keith Olbermann dust-up that doesn’t involve Bill O’Reilly.

As TVNewser noted, someone at the Los Angeles Times copy desk had a little fun with the Thursday television listings, inserting “Jackass” in the “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” slot.

It was eventually corrected:

The Prime-Time TV grid in Thursday’s Calendar section mistakenly listed MTV’s "Jackass" show on the MSNBC cable schedule at 7 and 10 p.m. where instead MSNBC’s "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" should have been listed.

Olbermann didn’t think it was too funny, and used his “Worst Person in the World” segment to rip the Times’ Andrew Malcolm, who had blogged this about the mixup:

 

Without this kind of correction, online too, a few thousand people might have tuned into MSNBC, the Obama administration’s favorite cable channel, expecting to see a "Jackass" show, and instead they’d have found Olbermann. Worse, what if nobody noticed the difference?

Here video of the “Countdown” segment:
 

 

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