Nothing of monumental import here, but amusing nonetheless. GAWKER, the gossip merchant and flagship site of the blog empire that includes DEADSPIN, GIZMODO, etc., was sent this photo by a tipster, from Saturday’s Yankees-Red Sox game. Supposedly it shows MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, with a FOX logo superimposed on his head. Ha ha. The irony! One problem, however.
He’s not Olbermann. And despite GAWKER editor John Cook’s claims to the contrary, he looks nothing like Olbermann. Cook’s threadbare explanation, following the jump.
UPDATE: A tipster sent in the screengrab below from Saturday’s Red Sox game at Yankee Stadium. We posted it, saying Olbermann was at the game, because that looks exactly like Keith Olbermann. But we have it on good authority that it is not, in fact, Keith Olbermann. Our corporate brothers at Deadspin got the same image from the same tipster earlier this week, and didn’t use it. We knew that. What we didn’t know was that Deadspin checked with Olbermann to confirm that it was him, and found that it was not. We should have checked, too, although we didn’t think to because doesn’t that look exactly like Keith Olbermann? Down to the glasses?
Um, no. The annoying guy from “Groundhog Day”? Maybe.
DEADSPIN did its due diligence, and GAWKER didn’t, on the same photo? You’re in the same building, guys.
The real joke here? When you look at the GAWKER staff box, Cook’s title is “Investigations.”