Keith Olbermann Sics His One Million Twitter Followers on a Young Turkey Hunter; Urges They Make Rest of His Life a “Living Hell”

Outraged at a Mississippi man who lawfully hunted and killed a a rare white feathered turkey during turkey season, ESPN host Keith Olbermann named the hunter and urged his 1.08 million Twitter followers to “make sure the rest of his life is a living hell.”

“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 issued his threat to the hunter in reference to a story by the Mississippi Clarion Ledger.

 

Color variations certainly exist among wild turkeys, but what this hunter harvested may be among the most unusual ever taken in Mississippi.

“I’ve been having him on camera all year since back in October,” said Hunter Waltman of Kiln. “My neighbor told me about him.

“When I bought the property he said he’d seen a white gobbler out there before. He’s been hanging around for three years.”

The bird’s plumage was solid white. His spurs and nails were white, too. His beard was black. His eyes were the same as a normal turkey, so that ruled out albinism. He was an anomaly in the world of turkeys.

…It was at about 60 yards,” Waltman said. “I was second-guessing myself. I was using my buddy’s gun and he said it was good at 50 to 60 yards, so I went ahead and shot.”

The gun’s pattern held up at 60 yards and the bird dropped. Waltman was shaken by the experience.

“Man, it was awesome,” Waltman said. “I was shaking I was so nervous. It was one of the hardest turkeys I’ve ever killed.”…

End excerpt. Please read complete Clarion Ledger article at this link.

The Free Beacon’s Alex Griswold received a comment from ESPN regarding Olbermann, “”We have spoken to him about not making personal attacks.””

Sam Hall, executive editor of the Clarion Ledger responded to Olbermann on Twitter, standing by his reporter Brian Broom and condemning Olbermann’s attack on the hunter as potentially having “dangerous consequences”.

“. says should be fired for writing this story. 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.”

Oh well. I guess the only thing to do now is wait for ‘s next terrific piece. He has many, if you want to check them out.”


“Keith Olbermann‘s tweet was recklessly irresponsible. 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.”

Olbermann’s tweet directing eternal harassment at a private citizen is still up on Twitter after 24 hours.

Hall reported Wednesday afternoon the hunter would be happy to see ESPN fire Olbermann.

Paging Lin Wood…

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