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Ed Bark of The Dallas Morning News does a "balanced" version of a KO puff piece where a TV Critic actually mentions Keith's puny ratings and references his pattern of instability.
Today in Dallas, Olbermann is the righteous Howard "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore" Beale without the "clinical depression, delusions, hallucinations". Keith has "demonstrated bridge-burning Beale zeal", "found his niche", "professes himself content", "having a grand time", "twitting conservatives", "brandishes a cardboard O'Reilly mask". Countdown is getting beat by O'Reilly but..."the margin between the "Factor" and "Countdown" narrows significantly with the principal news target audience of 25-to-54-year-olds.
The O'Reilly mask stunt is mentioned but (surprise!) there's no mention of the Olbermann Nazi Salute.
Once again the dog not barking is how, once again, with a limited amount of column space with which cover the three week long TCA conference - an event at which hundreds of shows were promoted and thousands of interviews given - that yet another TV Critic has found the time and space to devote a lengthy piece to the host of one of the lowest rated "primetime" shows in all of television.
Of course not all TV critics are spending their time writing an homage to Keith. Some are too busy attacking Glenn Garvin of The Miami Herald for outing them on their "walkout" on Fox News chief Roger Ailes.
Hmmm. Let's see if we detect a pattern here. The TV critics all laugh when Keith puts on a Bill O'Reilly mask and gives the infamous Olbermannn Nazi Salute. They walk out on Roger Ailes. And write near daily love notes to Keith while playing up the supposed "feud" with O'Reilly.
Do you think we might someday see a TV Critic or any journalist at a major paper write a piece that questions or challenges Olbermann's behavior or his apparent aim of building an audience by becoming the Don Rickles of cable news? Whether they ever examine the many preposterous claims put forth by Olbermann and the MSNBC PR department about this supposed "ratings growth" and "success". Will the day ever come when we see a column exploring the knowingly false and malicious claims made by Olbermann. Do you think we might ever see a story that reports what many folks in the business know about Keith's history of mental instability? Will a reporter every do the math on Keith's claim to have down 218 consecutive shows on Clinton-Lewinsky when, according to John Gibson, he was repeatedly AWOL from the show, hiding under his desk or at home hiding in his bathtub? Will they then ask how this behavior somehow demonstrates that he is not a liberal? Might the day ever come when someone questions the wisdom of allowing Keith to play the clown and what the impact of that might be on the "trust relationship" between NBC News and their viewers over the long-term? Is it possible that just ONE TV critic could write a piece on the Olbermann - O'Reilly "feud" that presents the "feud" from O'Reilly's point of view?
In other words, do you think we will ever see a story on Olbermann in a major American newspaper that comes at the subject from anything other than a "wink wink nod nod" perspective?
When you really understand just how the TV Critics Association and its members (most not all) inject their cultural and political ideology of cynicism into their
flacking reporting you start to see why shows and networks with a liberal political and cultural agenda are constantly boosted in their columns while those on the other side of the political fence are constantly derided.