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Well, it seems that the KO defenders, lovers and water carriers [Ding!] are gearing up for tonight's "debate" just as the MSM has been doing. At our best friends for life hangout, DailyKos, a strange thing happened today.
The founder and proprietor of the far left, pardon me, "centrist" website well known for it's smear tactics and threats against candidates they don't like, posted himself about their new Edward R. Murrow. Posting here, Markos culled from the SunTimes article perpetuating the usual lies the MSM loves. Olbermann is a "ratings success" and "boosting MSNBC," all of which have no proof or statistics to back up other MSNBC's own spin machine claiming their win in the "sales demo." This is kind of akin to the night Olbermann hawked his triumph over Brit Hume in the coveted, all important key midnight EST/EDT showing of both Brit Hume's show and Olby's. In an entry titled, "Moving in on Olbermann's turf," Markos said this:
Truer words were never said:
Conservatives tend to say the media is liberal, but Olbermann heads the only lefty show on broadcast or cable news. (Olbermann once described himself not as a liberal, but as an American.)
"I'm surprised that nobody has tried to come in and snake my turf," he says, especially since "Countdown" earns "a good deal of money."
This is the bottom-line idiocy of the corporate media. They keep ratings-starved conservative shows like Glenn Beck and Tucker Carlson on the air, while the fastest growing show on all of cable news-land is still the only liberal show on the schedule.
For an industry that thrives on ripping off each other's successes, this is curious indeed.
Now, while it's true that Tucker Carlson has continuously struggled and Beck goes back and forth, right now on the bad side of ratings, Olbermann is NOT the fastest growing show on all of cable news. In fact, Keith has had some of his worst demos in quite some time in the past few months. Following his diasterous coverage of the Minneapolis bridge collapse where he fumbled through simple sentences, he has remained in the third, occasional fourth and eeking out second sometimes in the demo. I am even going to use a lefty blog to prove that point! At the Divine Democrat, the blogger posts a quote from somewhere about Olbermann's demo numbers.
MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann beat CNN's Paula Zahn Now in the 25-54 demographic.
Countdown averaged 164,000 total viewers in the quarter, up 41% from Q1 2005. Zahn averaged 158,000 demo viewers (down 33 percent), according to MSNBC. Bill O'Reilly averaged 450,000 in the demo (down 24 percent).
Wow, Countdown average 164k demo viewers, up 41% from 2005. Now, this means that to inflate the notion of "fastest growing show," you have focus on the percentages. Sort of like having 1 viewer and then 10 viewers. You're up a 1000%! Fastest growing! Notice how the "Divine Democrat" pays no attention to O'Reilly's key coveted demo numbers are. Reason? They trounce the hell out of Olbermann every night. It's easy to pick on poor Ms. Zahn who got treated very poorly by her network and received absolutely no PR whatsoever. I think what shows most about people's cable news habits are found when the Minneapolis bridge collapsed. Take a look at Olby's number versus a one Ms. Zahn. As we see here, Olbersturmfuhrer is destroyed by Paula Zahn. Paula Zahn - 1,635,000 viewers (635,000), demo in parentheses, to Countdown w/ Olbermann - 939,000 viewers (427,000). Ouch. We know where people turn to for news when it really counts. Oh, and Fox that night? Fox Report: Bridge Collapse - 3,743,000 viewers (998,000). Double ouch. So much so for going to that Edward R. Murrow when it matters. This "ratings" garbage that the MSM throws around which is then carried by slovenly, political hacks like Markos is how all that misinformation gets disseminated to the goose stepping legions of moonbats.
Furthermore, the best part about his piece, is that Markos himself calls Olbermann (or his show) liberal! You don't say? And here I thought it was just a news broadcast all this time. Many a quotation of Olbermann's Murrow wannabe statement, "I'm not a liberal, I'm an American" in the comment section which now has some 350 comments.
All of which brings to mind, why are all these MSM articles and lefty blogger posts coming on the same day? Does the debate tonight have anything to do with? Are those water carriers at it again, der Fuhrer? Maybe this is payback for those lovely signed photos you provided all your adoring fans that hide in depths of internet anonymity and use their diaries to smear soldiers like a one A. Whitney Brown. Definitely the crowd you should be associating yourself with, unbiased and non partisan journalist Edward R. Olbermann.