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It's been all of a week or so since the latest mainstream media lie regarding Olbermann's ratings. Enter Editor and Publisher which was more than happy to copy and paste a press release from a far-left group who is presenting Olbermann with an award today.
NEW YORK MSNBC's Keith Olbermann will receive the first Molly Ivins Award from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies later today, according to AAN officials. "I'm utterly honored," Olbermann said in a statement, "largely because I'd still like to be Molly Ivins when I grow up."
But it's good to see that Olbermann is at least admitting he's immature and hasn't quite grown up yet even though he's pushing 50.
The organization, which represents 125 alternative publications, created the award to "honor those who practice the same bold, fearless journalism for which Ivins was renowned during her years as co-editor of AAN member The Texas Observer and as a syndicated columnist." Describing her own style of writing, Molly Ivins once wrote, 'Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.' That's the sort of journalism we recognize today, that which holds those in power accountable in the court of public opinion," said AAN President and Memphis Flyer Publisher Kenneth Neill. "Keith Olbermann speaks truth to power with wit and style, just as Molly did."
Apparently this radical leftist group hasn't really examined transcripts of Olbermann's program. Regular Olbermannwatch readers of course, known that his broadcasts are filled with errors, omissions, and flat-out lies.
Olbermann will receive the honor during a lunchtime event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York, where the annual Newspaper Association of America convention is being held this week.
I'm sure Olbermann will fill right at home in a hotel setting. Hmm. Wonder if he's meeting any fans for a nooner?
Olbermann, a former ESPN broadcaster, hosts the nightly "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," which has gained ratings strength in the past two years. Ivins, the longtime columnist, died Jan. 31 at the age of 62 after a long battle with cancer. AAN officials stated in a release that Olbermann's show "is notable for its literate writing, fast-paced delivery, historical and pop-culture references and the host's signature wit, all of which make 'Countdown' one of the most vital and colorful newscasts on the air."
Don't exactly see them praising him for his accuracy or integrity as a journalist though do you? And while it's true that Olbermann's ratings have increased, he's still stuck firmly in second place both in overall ratings and of course, the all important "key demo". Another ratings lie floated by a publication you'd think would know better than to photocopy a press release but when the ratings of Keith Olbermann are concerned, as we well know, the Mainstream Media can't be bothered to fact-check.