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Wait--this isn't the usual MSM whitewash of Olbermann's antics. It's someone who actually gets what is wrong with one Keith T. Olbermann (the T stands for theatrical).
Liberals flock to Olbermann because he is an unabashed purveyor of propaganda slanted to the left - just as the rabid right wingers follow Rush Limbaugh or Bill O'Reilly because they pander to conservative viewpoints.But Olbermann is no less bombastic or any less slanted than his rivals. He just represents the other side. He is an unabashed liberal who wears his bias on the sleeves of his custom tailored suits and bias - whether right or left, conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat - is still bias.
Flock may be an overstatement--obviously this writer hasn't seen Olbermann's latest ratings which put him solidly behind both Bill O'Reilly and horror or horrors--Nancy Grace.
Liberals claim the vast wasteland of cable TV news needs Olbermann because he counterbalances the right-wing domination of the market by Fox. When Fox News went on the air, conservatives said the same thing, claiming they needed a right-wing voice to counterbalance what they saw as liberal control of the news. When bias becomes the central focus of any news organization, truth loses out. Truth cannot co-exist with bias and the public is never served by any operation that delivers news from a singular, pre-determined point of view.
Finally, someone gets it. At least Fox has the decency to properly label their opinion shows as such. That's not a distinction that MSNBC is either willing or able to make. And as much as the liberals scream and cry about the alleged biases of Fox News, they don't seem to have a problem at all with Olbermann's liberal bias now do they? If they honestly cared about journalistic ethics, they'd know better. Maybe they do, but in their partisan blindness, they've decided that certain rules do not apply, henceforth, things like journalistic ethics can be tossed aside in the name of liberal politics.
Sadly, what the Olbermanns, O'Reillys, Limbaughs and others of their ilk spoon feed a gullible American public is not news or even solid information. It is partisan pap, spiked with hyperbole and laced with entertainment-enhanced glitz.
Again, I don't think the average American tunes in to O'Reilly or Limbaugh to get news. Yet MSNBC insists on calling Olbermann's program a news show and Olbermann a news anchor.
Olbermann ends each "newscast" with "Good night and good luck," a salutation stolen, word-for-word, from the late, great newsman Edward R. Murrow. Murrow, like the news that both cable TV and broadcast networks on both sides of the political spectrum so cheapens with their theatrics, deserves better.
Truer words have never been written, yet the loons still insist that Olbermann is Edward R. Murrow reincarnate.