In Ohio, Krikorian Claims That Industry, Liberal Media Conspired Against Him
Last week, we noted the odd happenings in Ohio’s second district, where Democratic leaders are attacking David Krikorian, a candidate in this week’s Democratic primary, over racist remarks he allegedly made against his primary opponent, an Indian American named Surya Yalamanchili.
But the episode didn’t stop there. On Friday, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann picked up the story, naming Krikorian “the world’s worst person” on that evening’s airing of “Countdown.”
That prompted a response from Krikorian, who subsequently told the Huffington Post that Olbermann “is a buffoon for not checking his sources.” That’s the reaction we might have expected. The reaction we didn’t expect was Krikorian’s claim that Olbermann and MSNBC aired the story only because Yalamanchili once worked for one of the show’s corporate sponsors.
“Here’s one thing I will state for the record: Last night’s program was sponsored by Procter & Gamble’s Oil of Olay brand, which is the exact brand that Surya Yalamanchili worked for,” Krikorian said.
So how did they cover that story last night? Because I’m sure that Keith Olbermann is not reading the Cincinnati press. So our folks think that the Oil of Olay brand people — Procter and Gamble in particular — were advancing their former employee. And that’s how it got in there.
We’ll know soon enough the effects of the alleged Olbermann-P&G conspiracy. The Krikorian-Yalamanchili primary vote is taking place today.