commentator at ESPN who pretends to be a political pundit on MSNBC. He is one of those rare people who can profess compassion for the downtrodden and oppressed masses, yet can't seem to get along with anyone on planet Earth: notably at ESPN and MSNBC (he resigned several times from both networks due to personality clashes with his bosses and co-workers). Watch him share the microphone with Chris Matthews during primaries coverage; while Matthews drones on about some minute detail of a Democratic primary 40 years ago, Olbermann's lips tighten, his face turns blue and you'd swear his head was about to explode. (Okay, I can't really blame him for that).
He can also project extreme outrage at his political enemies; i.e. FOX News, the Bush administration, America's registered voter's, anyone who is breathing, etc. His political beliefs are about 120 miles to the left of Pol Pot and Noam Chomsky: which would put him in the same category as an average poster at Democratic Underground, DailyKos, and Huffington Post. He has an obsession with FOX News pundit/douche-bag Bill O'Reilly that border's on the homo-erotic ( more like rough-trade-leather-boy homo-eroticism, not the Ethel Merman impersonator variety).
Keith Olbermann is basically an anti-social personality who craves external validation in order to fill the vast empty spaces in his personal life. By projecting faux outrage for what he perceives are the apocalyptic political and social problems of the United States, he can make himself appear "progressive" and "compassionate" to his devotees, while in reality it is only a doomed attempt to flee his personal demons.
" Hi, my name is Keith Olbermann and I'd probably spit on you if we got to know each other a little more."