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Olbermann: Palin went to three colleges but still ‘is an idiot’

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MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann awarded his “worst person” award to former Alaska governor Sarah Palin for displaying sheer “stupidity” during a speech last Friday.

The frequent Palin detractor “gave ‘Sister Sarah’ the honor for her ‘gaffefest’ at Cal State Stanislaus over the weekend, during which, he said, ‘she said, perhaps, 100 things that brand her as a phony,” Huffington Post noted.

“But none is more symbolic of her imbecility, her corner-cutting, her downright endorsement of stupidity instead of intelligence than this one,” he said, introducing her false claim that Ronald Reagan attended “California’s Eureka College.”

“Eureka College is in Eureka, Illinois,” Olbermann said. “Illinois, where Ronald Reagan was from. There is a town of Eureka in California, but it doesn’t have a college. And Palin went to three different colleges and doesn’t have an education. Well, that woman is an idiot.”

Olbermann then mimicked Reagan’s classic debate line “there you go again” to pay tribute to Palin winning the “worst person” distinction for the nth time on Countdown.

However, as a RAW STORY commenter notes, College of the Redwoods, a community college with approximately 160 students is located in Eureka, California, although it wasn’t established until decades after Reagan received his higher learning.

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On Saturday, RAW STORY reported, “A Fox affiliate television station is refusing to apologize for accidentally broadcasting a room full of reporters offering very frank assessments of a speech by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.”

The slip-up happened Friday night as Fox40 in Sacramento was broadcasting live from California State University, Stanislaus. After the speech concluded, journalists and crew members behind the scenes offered some off-the-cuff assessment of her remarks, with one man saying he felt like he’d just stepped off a roller coaster.

Another said he could understand why “the dumbness doesn’t come through in sound-bytes.” Yet another argued that she’d not used a complete sentence or even “made a statement.”

The station insists their reporter and photographer were not behind the comments — however, they do not offer an apology or name the reporters whose voices were picked up.

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Indeed, it’s possible the error was due to Palin’s pronounced dislike of the media, as even the Fox crew was turned away from her actual speech, according to their explanation. Instead of filming the former official up close, they were forced to point their cameras at a screen in a media overflow area at a separate venue.

The following video is from MSNBC’s ‘Countdown’ with Keith Olbermann that originally aired on Mon., June 28, 2010:

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Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quiet’

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Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.

Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.

Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.

He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff

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Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?

Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.

The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."

There's little mystery about how the night will go down.

Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.

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Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’

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After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.

"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."

Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.

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