The Resistance with Keith Olbermann

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The Resistance with Keith Olbermann
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Also known as The Closer with Keith
Olbermann
(2016)
Genre Political criticism
Presented by Keith Olbermann
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 130 (as of June 30, 2017)
Release
Original network GQ
Picture format 16:9 HDTV
Original release September 13, 2016 – present
External links
Website video.gq.com/series/the-closer-with-keith-olbermann

The Resistance with Keith Olbermann[1] (originally titled The Closer with Keith Olbermann)[2] is a political web series hosted by Keith Olbermann for GQ. It premiered on September 13, 2016. Typically three new episodes are posted every week and centers around criticism of Candidate, later President Donald Trump,[3] they are stylistically similar to the Special Comments from Olbermann's previous work, Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

History[edit]

It premiered on September 13, 2016 as The Closer with Keith Olbermann.[4][5] After Donald Trump won the 2016 U.S. presidential election, it was retitled The Resistance with Keith Olbermann.[6][7]

Among the series' segments is one in which he criticized Rudy Giuliani for questioning Hillary Clinton's health, noting that Clinton did not question Giuliani's health when she was running for the Senate from New York, even though he previously had prostate cancer.[8]

Impact[edit]

As of March 2017, this series has nearly 170 million views on GQ’s YouTube and Facebook.[9][10]

As of October 23, 2016, the first episode of the series had been viewed more than 800,000 times on YouTube.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Resistance with Keith Olbermann - YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Closer with Keith Olbermann - YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 
  3. ^ Terris, Ben (9 February 2017). "Have liberals found their combative new leader in … Keith Olbermann?". Washington Post. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Pompeo, Joe (12 September 2016). "Keith Olbermann's back—Hillary’s pool problems—latest Fox News exit". Politico.com. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Flood, Brian (12 September 2016). "Keith Olbermann Hosts New GQ Web Series". The Wrap. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Sandomir, Richard (24 October 2016). "Now at GQ, Keith Olbermann Takes His Outrage Online". New York Times. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  7. ^ Weber, Peter (2016-11-28). "Keith Olbermann offers a surprisingly easy and constitutional way to fire Donald Trump". The Week. 
  8. ^ Garcia, Arturo (14 September 2016). "Keith Olbermann shreds Giuliani: Clinton never concern-trolled you when you had cancer". Raw Story. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  9. ^ Black, Lee Bob (2 April 2017). "Keith Olbermann’s “The Closer” and “The Resistance” have been viewed almost 170 million times on GQ’s YouTube and Facebook". Idea Insider. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "Keith Olbermann’s “The Closer” and “The Resistance” have been viewed almost 170 million times on GQ’s YouTube and Facebook". Medium.com. As of March 2017, videos for “The Closer” (which GQ refers to as “season 1”) have been watched a total of nearly 9 million times on YouTube and nearly 38 million times on Facebook. And videos for “The Resistance” (which GQ refers to as “season 2”) have been watched over 14 million times on YouTube and nearly 109 million times on Facebook, this figures sum to nearly 170 million total views. 

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