TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Bush Calls Olbermann, Maddow ‘Sick Puppies’

lh_george_hw_bush.jpgCBS News reports that, today in a radio interview, former President George H.W. Bush shared his opinion about the current tone of discourse in the country:

“I don’t like it. The cables (TV) have a lot to do with it.”

Mr. Bush said the volume of criticism aimed at him when he was president was not as “day in and day out.” The Republican elder statesman said, “It’s not just the right.” He complained, “there are plenty of people on the left.”

While he said he does not believe in personal name-calling, he singled out MSNBC personalities Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow calling them “sick puppies.”

TVNewser has responses from MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow to the former president’s remarks. Olbermann tells us, “Since Rachel and I are indeed both under the weather, we appreciate President Bush’s kind concern.” Maddow added, “Grrr… cough cough… grrrrrr.”

Update: After the jump, video of Olbermann and Maddow delivering a much more thorough response on “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

Mediabistro Course

Mediabistro Job Fair

Mediabistro Job FairLand your next big gig! Join us on January 27 at the Altman Building in New York City for an incredible opportunity to meet with hiring managers from the top New York media companies, network with other professionals and industry leaders, and land your next job. Register now!