Sunday, November 7, 2010

On Pundits and Journalists

Peter Sagal of NPR's "Wait, Wait! Don't Tell Me!" wrote about Keith Olbermann's suspension from MSNBC on his blog HERE. Interesting post and comments. What do you think about it all?

Dust Bunny leader David Dust had an informative and interesting comment about this situation which I'll copy and paste.
I've been reading about the fascinating behind-the-scenes drama over at MSNBC. It seems that the guy who runs the network is actually a conservative - and the Keith/Rachel/Lawrence progressives hate him and the Boss hates them right back.

The only "friend" the Boss has over there is Joe Scarborough. In fact, when Markos Moulitsas (Daily Kos) got into a Twitter war with Scarborough, the Boss banned him from MSNBC completely - even though Markos was a frequent guest on Keith's show.

Furthermore, NBC/MSNBC/CNBC is preparing to be acquired by Comcast - which is headed by a friend/financial back of George W. Bush and is considered a conservative company.


Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Interesting article. I think it is important to have rules, but then you look at places like Fox that clearly have a bias, and then you wonder if the rules make sense.

froggy said...

It is all just noise anyway. Nobody believes they are neutral. They can't be, they are human. But there are limits. KeithO hit the limits. I've given up on him for some time. His show used to be funny and he lost that along the way. 5pm is pretty bad around here - Keith, O'Reilly or Parker/Spitzer.
Interestingly one of the first people to his defense was William Kristol.

Wonder Man said...

This is getting crazy

David Dust said...

I'm glad he'll be back on Tuesday. MSNBC has made their point.

I love Keith - I actually prefer him to Rachel Maddow (I know - BLASPHEMY!).