Keith Olbermann Apologizes for Anti-Hunter Comments

Keith Olbermann is apologizing for his earlier call to arms against a turkey hunter. (Photo: Fox/Twitter)

ESPN talking head Keith Olbermann issued a public apology for comments he made about a turkey hunter, calling him a “nitwit clown” and that the public should “make sure the rest of his life is a living hell.”

“I am an opponent of trophy hunting and remain so, but nobody should feel threatened,” said Olbermann. “This was anything but my intent, so I unreservedly apologize to Mr. Waltman for this tweet.”

“We have spoken to him about not making personal attacks,” ESPN told Fox News.

The original Clarion-Ledger story focused on Hunter Waltman, who spent months tracking and stalking a particularly odd turkey on his property. The turkey had all-white plumage and nails but a solid black beard.

“It be rare and beautiful so me should kill it,” Olbermann said earlier on Twitter.

“This pea-brained scumbag identifies himself as Hunter Waltman and we should do our best to make sure the rest of his life is a living hell,” he continued. “And the nitwit clown who wrote this fawning piece should be fired.”

“Keith Olbermann says Brian Broom should be fired for writing this story,” said the Clarion-Ledger’s executive editor Sam R. Hall. What was I thinking? I guess I should have fired our outdoors writer for writing about a hunter killing an unusual turkey during turkey hunting season.”

“Keith Olbermann‘s tweet was recklessly irresponsible,” Hall added. “Someone with his following needs to understand the possible impact of his words. Telling over 1 million people to make someone’s life a living hell could have seriously dangerous consequences. In our newsroom, that would be a fireable offense, not writing a story about a hunter bagging a turkey.”

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Walman feels threatened by Olbermann’s statement. He claims since the tweet people have made verbal attacks toward him and openly wished him harm.

“I didn’t like the idea of that too much,” said Waltman in a follow-up. “I don’t think a lot of people would like to be called out on social media like that, especially with so many followers.

“They text me all kinds of stuff. If he hadn’t done that, none of this would have happened.”

“To tell you the truth, it seemed like a threat to me,” Waltman said. “Make life ‘a living hell?’ That seems like a threat to me. I’d be glad to see him fired. He went overboard.”

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  • Andrew N. February 22, 2020, 12:46 am

    Olbermann is a douche, always has been.

  • John Stanton February 21, 2020, 10:58 am

    Olbermann is well known for putting his big foot in his big mouth; getting fired; getting hired somewhere else where he is most certain to get fired again.

  • Joe April 27, 2019, 11:51 pm

    Keith O is a turd in a bubble, lives in one of those p/c mommy states.

  • Greg Tate April 5, 2019, 5:39 pm

    Olbermann may have apologized, but you cant unring that bell. Go no further then the recent vitriol focused at the Trump staff. Eherr Maxine Waters called on people to haress his staff anywhere they saw them. And it happened, so i woukd agree, this shoukd not only be a fireable offense, but to be considered a threat on this mans life.

  • Porkchop April 4, 2019, 1:51 pm

    ESPN Keith Olbermann should have his head examined for tumors. His meaningless apology should be dismissed as just that. I cannot imagine that anyone even pays any attention to this loser. ESPN shares responsibility for having him on their payroll and should be questioned about their decision to continue to do so.

  • Sgt. Pop April 3, 2019, 1:44 pm

    I can’t believe there isn’t a good lawyer out there than wouldn’t/couldn’t help get Mr. Waltman satisfaction.

  • KSG April 3, 2019, 11:28 am

    Kieth who?

  • Hubcap April 3, 2019, 9:41 am

    My father-in-law spent his last day on this earth turkey huntin’. I hope a huntin’ season is open the day I see Jesus too.

  • Michael April 3, 2019, 8:12 am

    It’s not ok to hunt turkeys, but it is ok to put a target on the back of a human being??? People have been fired for much less. He’s calling for the writer of the turkey hunting piece to be fired; I’m calling for Mr. Olbermann to be fired.

  • Kent April 3, 2019, 7:24 am

    Keith Olbermann should be reprimanded by ESPN. If not , they too can be Boycotted…

  • Wayne Hynes April 3, 2019, 6:57 am

    Keith Olbermann has always been a nasty vile bitter little man.

  • Mike April 3, 2019, 6:56 am

    The world is full of idiots. He’s one them. LEAVE US ALONE! I will hunt until I no longer can physically do it. I will never give up my guns either. I hope he gets fired for this.

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