Keith Olbermann was not happy being the subject of Jimmy Kimmel's jokes at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner last Saturday, April 28. The recently ousted Current TV host took to Twitter to express his discontentment before explaining to his followers what actually upset him.
"Funny that Jimmy Kimmel ripped me after his people desperately wanted me to fly to LA to be on his show this past Wednesday #nerdprom," the 53-year-old first tweeted. He later clarified, "I'm not complaining about the Kimmel jokes - I'm fair game. I'm complaining about the revenge element. It reminds me of [Bill] O'Reilly #nerdprom."
On Saturday night, Kimmel poked fun at Olbermann as he delivered his half-hour speech in which also took a jab at President Obama, Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian. "I'd like everyone to look under your seats. Under each one you will find a copy of Keith Olbermann's resume," he joked. "Is Keith here tonight? Limo wouldn't pick him up? The thing about Keith Olbermann - he is so likable."
The 44-year-old comedian continued, "Al Gore launched Current TV in 2005 and it took off like a North Korean rocket. But to be honest, I didn't even know Current TV was still on the air - but then I don't get 'Channel a Million.' Keith Olbermann burned more bridges than the arsonist of Madison County. He has more pink slips than Marcus Bachmann. Too soon?"
Olbermann himself was not among the attendees at the dinner. Before firing back at Kimmel, he explained to his followers why he didn't attend the event. "Confirming: I would not, and have not voluntarily, attended the WHC Dinner since 1998," he wrote. "This conforms with my anti-torture stance."