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Countdown‘s ‘Ho’ Graphic: Olbermann’s Done This Sort Of Thing Before

There’s some furor building over a graphic [above] shown on Tuesday’s Countdown With Keith Olbermann — guest-hosted by Alison Stewart — which referred to embattled Louisiana Senator David Vitter‘s wife as a “ho” for her choice of leopard-print at her husband’s press conference acknowledging his involvement in the DC Madam scandal.

One random DailyKos diarist is outraged, calling it the “low point in Countdown history.”

Considering its “Nappy ‘Hos” history, MSNBC should’ve learned a lesson or two about off-handed, misogynistic remarks. Still, no one should be surprised — Olbermann and Countdown have done this kind of thing before. One example, as we reported way back in October, involved a pre-penitentiary Paris Hilton. At that time, it wasn’t the “A Slut and Battery” that drew our attention — it was what he said:

Yes, you heard Keith Olbermann correctly. In case you missed it, here it is again:

Paris Hilton claims she was punched in the face yesterday morning at a nightclub in Hollywood [pause] ‘Course she’s had worse things happen to her face …

And yes, that is what he meant.

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