Monday, September 8, 2008

Taken to the woodshed

MSNBC says Olbermann, Matthews won't anchor

During her acceptance speech last week, Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin talked about the "Washington elite" not accepting her qualifications for the job. Some delegates on the convention floor began chanting, "N-B-C, N-B-C."

Olbermann began to have difficulty keeping his opinions in check, or simply stopped trying.

He sarcastically dismissed GOP pundit Pat Buchanan on the air after Buchanan said the GOP had been enlivened by the entrance of a conservative Republican.

"Those reading US Weekly with the picture of her and her youngest daughter with the word `scandal' written across it won't be so happy," Olbermann said.

He expressed little sympathy at another point when GOP anger at rumors over the Internet about Palin were being discussed.

"We'll see if people feel sorry for unfounded rumors on the Internet," he said. "If that's the case, Sen. Obama's probably standing up and cheering and waiting for people to feel sorry for him."

I don't buy the bit in this report about how the network sent Olbermann back to New York during the GOP convention "to anchor coverage of Hurricane Gustav." but then I really don't care. Olbermann's the only journalist to turn to when a voice of reason and sanity is needed, and it tickles me to no end when he gets the right's knickers in a twist.

Give 'em Hell, Keith...

Update: As always, the endlessly readable Glenn Greenwald has the real scoop behind MSNBC's decision to have Keith "anchor coverage of Hurricane Gustav," and if you've guessed that it involves the White House, the McCain campaign (golly--how will a President McCain ride herd on terrorists if he doesn't have the stones to stand up to Olbermann?) and the forever whining lunatic right-wing, have a cigar...

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