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The Limo Fiasco with Keith Olberman

There seems to be great controversy around keith Olberman being fired form the network, and one issue surrounding this controversy is that he was unhappy with limo service provided by the network. Every article  writes about Olberman as being a difficult shallow man who cannot tolerate the poor common man. These article failed to examine the very problem with these poor and mediocre taxi services which are disguised as “car & limo services”. These writer prefer to attack Keith Olberman by citing that “smelly drivers”, and “drivers who try to speak him”. Well these are legitimate problems and for one to raise and be concerned about such matters does not make oneself conceded. Some of these black car service and taxi drivers are living in their taxi cabs. Think about it for a minute and ask yourself some honest questions?

Can I tolerate a smelly taxi ride, smelly public bus transportation for breakfast on my way to work?

Am I prepared to give a full scale interview to a driver early in morning, when in fact I am attempting to read my emails, or responding to emails and or attempting to make calls?

When I call for a corporate car and limousine service, do I expect a vehicle cleaner than a taxi cab?

How is it possible for a driver to educate me on brain surgery, finance 101 or sports 101 when I am the authority in my field?

How will I get to work or destination safely when I have an idol chatter distracted by conversations while driving?

So we have identified that the writers do a great job in shedding light about problems with some poor black car and taxi drivers but fail to question themselves whether smelly ride and a distracted idol chatter are acceptable. These writers don’t even examine these so called limos. Instead, they take cheap shots by attacking Keith Olberman about being a person difficult to work with. Rather they shall examine these poor and mediocre taxis disguised as limo services.

Before we examine these so called “limo services” qualified to be called luxury or first class corporate car service or limo services. Lets examine the terms “limousine and chauffeur”. What comes to mind when we think the terms limo and chauffeur services? To be nuetral, I refer to the internet and Google the term “limousine and chauffeur”.

After typing the term limousine on Google, I click to wikipedias link to refer to their definition of limousine. “A limousine (or limo) is a luxury sedan or saloon car, one with lenghtnened wheelbase or driven by a chauffeur and a partition between driver and rear passengers.”

So now Googling and clicking on wikipedia, the term chauffeur “ Chauffeur is a person employed to drive a passenger motor vehicle, especially a luxury vehicle such as a large sedan or limousine.”

It appears that the terms “luxury”, “saloon” associate with limousine or chauffeur.

Here are all issues on the list that disqualifies service to be considered luxury, limo, or chauffeur services or even first class.


  1. Driver owned or company owned vehicles that are mechanically poor.
  2. vehicles that have poor body work and unmatched shades of panels
  3. vehicles that are dirty in and out
  4. vehicles interior that shot up and smells like feet
  5. a driver who sleeps, eats in car
  6. a driver who has a poor personal hygiene
  7. a driver who lacks “THE KNOWLEDGE”
  8. a driver who cannot drive smoothly
  9. a driver who lacks etiquettes
  10. improperly dressed driver
  11. the company who has inexperienced staff, dispatch, and management
  12. dispatchers who cannot plan trips diligently
  13. vehicles arriving LATE for pickups
  14. and so much more which that is disqaulified to be termed first class or luxury experience.

Unfortunately, there are companies in New York City who consider themselves limo services with a loose network of driver owned Lincoln Town Cars who offer all of of the above on list of disqualifications and therefore are disqualified to be termed “limo, Luxury, chauffeur” services. Since these companies do not own and operate a fleet of vehicles, they do not even know if the car has been washed. These companies do not test, train, or hire screened qualified drivers. These companies do not even know about their drivers personal hygiene, appearance and dress because there is a rare contact between the company and driver on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. These incompetent comnpanies have inexperienced staff, dispatchers and management whose origins stem from taxi hustles. These so called limo comapanies are good at the street like taxi HUSTLES! The hustle is basically selling on far fetched exaggerations, false promises, and telling consumers “we save you money on limo”.

So the problem is not Keith Olberman, or anyone who is seeking first class car service “limousine service” between work, meetings or busy executive travel. The problem lies within those vendors who mislead us by selling poor products and services on basis of quality.

Come on all of you writers attacking Keith Olberman, try eating canned Chef Boyardee with your family especially after being told that special food prepared by the top chef working at IL MULINO.  Lets not be hypocrites here!