Lawrence O'Donnell

  • Film

    September 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, Once an Anthony Weiner Defender, Turns On Him

    Anthony Weiner made his final television appearance of the campaign last night on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell. What happened next cannot be accurately described as an interview, as much as an all-out assault.

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    How the NYC Mayoral Race Betting Odds Shifted in Two Months

    Just a couple of months ago, people were saying things like "I'm not a huge Weiner fan but I guess I'd rather vote for him than Quinn" and "The real question is, who faces Quinn in the runoff?" and "I like de Blasio but I don't wanna waste my vote on a guy who has no chance." Things have changed. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    George Zimmerman's Lawyers Quit: Is Anyone Surprised?

    A few short hours after The Real George Zimmerman wowed the world with his, uh, grammatical skills and love of Old Glory, the news broke that his legal team has bailed. Sure, you could spend time listening to legal analysts weighing in on these recent developments. But, the fact is that the attorn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2011

    Rightbloggers Double Down on the Second Coming of Herman Cain

    Months ago, rightbloggers were celebrating the rise of Herman Cain. Then they grew restless, and moved on to Michele Bachman, Rick Perry, and Chris Christie, each of whom disappointed. Now Cain is back, hilariously leading in some GOP Presidential polls and winning some straw polls, too. Cain is pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Matt Drudge, David Axelrod, and Tina Brown All Still Use AOL Email Addresses

    ~*xoMattDrudgexo*​You know who still uses an antique AOL email account, apart from your mom? A lot of really famous and important people. Politico's Ben Smith argues today that the outdated email service has actually gone from uncool and dated all the way back around to being a "status sy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Did HRC Drive Off with the NOM Defector's Marriage Equality Tour?

    Did HRC steal the name or idea for their bus tour from the NOM defector, or is it a coincidence?​Last week, we broke the story that Kitty Lambert, one of the very first lesbians legally married in New York State, would be joining NOM defector Louis Marinelli, once a staunch opponent of gay mar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    On Shutdown Budget Deal, Rightbloggers Agree: Planned Parenthood is Evil

    Last week's threatened shutdown of the federal government over the budget was averted, at least temporarily, by a compromise plan. The compromise throws the big-spending Democrats into reverse, and gives Republicans who had promised sweeping cuts a small, face-saving victory. Now onto the next ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2011

    Keith Olbermann, Thank You!

    ​For more than six years, I was a regular on your show, and from the start I felt we had a way more comfortable rapport than, let's say, Spitzer and whatshername. As we chewed over topics from Tom Cruise's love life to Sarah Palin's family values and beyond, I'd say impishly outrageous things ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2011

    Keith Olbermann Leaves MSNBC (Video) (Update)

    ​Keith Olbermann, the host of MSNBC's "Countdown" since 2003, resigned from the program suddenly last night. Olbermann announced on the air that he would be leaving the show immediately, his time slot to be filled by Lawrence O'Donnell. What happened?

  • Columns

    January 19, 2011

    Oscars Dish: Who'll Get Royally Shafted?

    In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Ricky Gervais: Too Mean On The Golden Globes?

    Nah. Those entitled phonies are sitting there lapping up the glory--and free drinks--and they could certainly deal with a few potshots, especially on a dignity-free night when The Tourist is up for Best Picture and Dame Judi Dench is nominated opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt! At least that's the poi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    I Dished Bloomberg and Snooki on Lawrence O'Donnell's Show

    ​During last week's blizzard, I was kooky-crazy enough to take my life in my hands and ride my freakin' bike! And I found it a kind of wet and wild adventure, almost like surfboarding (but with rats instead of sharks around me). But the next day, when I took my bike out, all the snow had set ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Does Oprah Promote Greed?

    ​Sure she does, and as someone who adores grubbing for all sorts of things, I think that's marvelous! But satirical commentator Bill Maher objected to her recent, elaborate series of giveaway shows and said so in a sardonic holiday-themed video he just made waves with. Well, last night on MS ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2010

    Was Keith Olbermann Only Suspended After He Refused to Apologize On-Air?

    ​Keith Olbermann was only suspended because he refused to apologize on-camera for making political donations without first seeking approval, according to Politico, specifically Mike Allen's anonymous network sources. MSNBC was prepared to let Olbermann keep hosting Countdown if he addressed th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2010

    Zach Galifianakis Sparks a Joint on Real Time With Bill Maher

    In a few days, California voters will decide on Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana and allow the local government to regulate and tax the drug. The federal government has warned that no matter what the voters decide, federal law will remain the same and smoking marijuana will be a probl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    I Played Sarah Palin on Olbermann's Show!

    How far will I go to get attention? Think of the farthest thing you can think of--say, Magic Johnson's penis--and quadruple it a few times. To wit: Last night, I went on Countdown With Keith Olbermann, with guest host Lawrence O'Donnell, to recreate bits of speeches Sarah Palin was going to recit ... More >>