Keith Olbermann fires back at Jimmy Kimmel over White House Correspondents Dinner jokes

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At Saturday night’s White House Correspondents dinner, Jimmy Kimmel pointed his wit at some of the most powerful Americans in the country. Most of them were just a few feet away, including the President of the United States. Fortunately for Kimmel, everyone took his barbs pretty well — President Obama gritted his teeth and was a good sport, giving as well as he got. But one man who wasn’t in the room did not especially appreciate being the butt of several jokes. “I’d like everyone to look under your seats,” said Kimmel. “Under each one you will find a copy of Keith Olbermann’s resume…. The thing about Keith Olbermann is… he’s so likable…. Keith Olbermann burned more bridges than the Arsonist of Madison County. He has more pink slips than Marcus Bachmann.”

Scan to the 18:40 of Kimmel’s performance to watch the relevant bits.

Olbermann, recently fired from Current TV, did not attend the gala. “Confirming: I would not, and have not voluntarily, attended the WHC Dinner since 1998. This conforms with my anti-torture stance,” he tweeted. “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,”  Olbermann continued. “I’m not complaining about the Kimmel jokes — I’m fair game. I’m complaining about the revenge element. It reminds me of O’Reilly #nerdprom.”

UPDATE: Kimmel responds to Olbermann’s tweets

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