Keith Olbermann Apologizes to Turkey Hunter; Twitter Takes Down Tweet That Called to Make His Life “Living Hell”
ESPN host Keith Olbermann apologized to a Mississippi turkey hunter Wednesday night for urging his one million Twitter followers to make a hunter’s life a “living hell” for his lawful shooting of a rare white feathered wild turkey during hunting season. Twitter took down Olbermann’s threatening tweet after leaving it up for about 24 hours.
Olbermann had tweeted, “It be rare and beautiful so me should kill it. 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. And the nitwit clown who wrote this fawning piece should be fired.”
Olbermann’s apology: “I am an opponent of trophy hunting and remain so, but nobody should feel threatened. This was anything but my intent, so I unreservedly apologize to Mr. Waltman for this tweet.”
I am an opponent of trophy hunting and remain so, but nobody should feel threatened. This was anything but my intent, so I unreservedly apologize to Mr. Waltman for this tweet.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) March 27, 2019
Screen image with notice form Twitter that Olbermann’s threatening tweet was taken down.
Screen image of now deleted tweet:
Olbermann attacked the hunter over an article published by the Clarion Ledger. Their latest report can be read at this link.
— Harold Gater (@haroldgater) March 28, 2019