Video: Madonna's marriage in trouble?

By Keith Olbermann Anchor, 'Countdown'
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updated 12/6/2006 7:32:54 PM ET 2006-12-07T00:32:54
COMMENTARY

Keith Olbermann rounds up tabloid and entertainment news every night on “Keeping Tabs.” On Tuesday, Dec. 5 he said this:

Madonna's marital woes
Madonna's commitment to family is reportedly endangering her family.  A London newspaper reports that Madonna and husband Guy Richie, or Husband Guy, Richie, have started seeing a marriage counselor after their relationship hit, "rock bottom."  As anyone will tell you, of course, it is important to make sure the kids know the marital problems are not their fault, but the report suggest Mr. and Mrs. Material Girl are making a distinction about that when it comes to biological verses adopted kids.  The couple reportedly attributing the strains in their marriage to various problems with their adoption of a 14-month-old boy from Malawi, who’s first words are expected to be, "Get me the hell out of here." 

Made-up matchups
Which is probably what some of the purported 200,000 respondents said to the Survey USA Company’s polling about hypothetical presidential match-ups for 2008.  For instance, Oprah Winfrey, Democrat of Broadcast, defeats Lou Dobbs, Republican from Cable.  Winfrey carries 29 states and the District of Columbia in the polling.  Imus has been elected, as a Republican, by 504 electoral votes to 34, over Howard Stern.  Are we sure Imus is a Republican?  Are we sure he’s going to last until 2008? 

The pollsters have Sean Hannity edging Al Franken by 293 electoral votes to 245, and apparently to kill time, they asked about this match up.  Bill-O gets 34 states.  I get 16, but Survey USA says 18 of the states are so close that the actual vote might be decided by hanging chads, their terms, not mine. 

The same, ironically, could be said about the actual ratings Bill-O is so fond of hitting everybody over the head with.  Last night in the advertising demographic 25 to 54 year-old viewers, Bill-O at 413,000.  Wow, we’re just 47,000 behind. 

Nancy, I know what you did last summer, in third.  And looky here, in that last quarter hour of our program, from 8:45 to 9:00 p.m. ET.  Well Bill O’Reilly, in a somewhat distant second place. 

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