Update: After keeping the post up for 12 hours and issuing an apology, he finally took it down. Here’s his feeble apology. It is also untruthful, since the only possible intent was exactly what he claimed he wasn’t trying to do.
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
When I first saw the Tweet, I assumed Twitter would have it deleted very quickly, if not Keith Olbermann himself deleting it following the backlash. As of six hours following the Tweet, it’s still there.
I’m sure many reports have been filed against this clear call to organize harassment and harm to an individual. I filed one. But so far, nothing from Twitter. Nothing from Olbermann. Only reports from the victim, Hunter Waltman:
“I didn’t like the idea of that too much,” Waltman said. “I don’t think a lot of people would like to be called out on social media like that, especially (by someone) with so many followers.
“They text me all kinds of stuff. If he (Olbermann) hadn’t done that, none of this would have happened.”
We’ll continue monitoring this incident and will update the story when something happens, either through Olbermann, Twitter, or neither.
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