For those of you who have been consistent readers, you all know I don’t have internet in my dorm room.
And I don’t have MSNBC.
Well, it seems as though the two main champions of liberalism from MSNBC named Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews have been demoted from anchor positions during special coverage of events. I found the following except from an AP release from Yahoo!
The tipping point appears to have come during thewhen Olbermann criticized MSNBC for showing a -themed video prepared by the Republicans.
MSNBC executives, who had publicly defended their anchors’ roles while privately monitoring them throughout the political season, made the change over the weekend after discussions with Olbermann. Despite the controversy around him, Olbermann has been a hero with left-leaning viewers and keyed MSNBC’s growth among coveted young viewers.
During her acceptance speech last week, Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin talked about the “Washington elite” not accepting her qualifications for the job. Some delegates on the convention floor began chanting, “N-B-C, N-B-C.”
Olbermann began to have difficulty keeping his opinions in check, or simply stopped trying.
He sarcastically dismissed GOP pundit Pat Buchanan on the air after Buchanan said the Republicans had been enlivened by the entrance of a conservative Republican.
“Those reading US Weekly with the picture of her and her youngest daughter with the word `scandal’ written across it won’t be so happy,” Olbermann said.
He expressed little sympathy at another point when GOP anger at rumors over the Internet about Palin were being discussed.
“We’ll see if people feel sorry for unfounded rumors on the Internet,” he said. “If that’s the case, Senator Obama‘s probably standing up and cheering and waiting for people to feel sorry for him.”
Perhaps most embarrassing,was discussing positive developments in John McCain’s campaign at one point when Olbermann was heard on an offstage microphone saying: “Jesus, Joe, why don’t you get a shovel?”
Sorry, I thought this was so wonderfully written.
As I sit next to my friend, he informed me that clearly, “Liberals have a conscience. They aint made no changes at FoxNews?!!?!” And of course that echoes my sentiment exactly.
I watched, painfully, Sean Hannity interview Elisabeth “Miz Liz” Hasselbeck (nee Elisabeth DelPadre Filarski) of “The View” while at the Republican National Convention and she just went on and on about Governor Sarah “Yukon Barbie” Palin and I just couldn’t believe the level of ignorance that was displayed on both sides.
Well, one just has a high school diploma, so I’m quite sure where the majority of the ignorance was coming from, but the other was sho’ nuff giving him a run for his money.
Hannity and his ilk have heaped praises upon Sarah “Plain and Tall” Palin as though she’s the second coming, clearly setting her up to run in 2012 and Hannity has been quoted numerous times as saying “This is unprecedented media biased…” referring to Yukon Barbie.
Did Obama not have to give two seperate speeches explaining his relationship to Jeremiah God Damn America” Wright after FoxNews tried their damnest to discredit Obama?
I mean in the wider scheme of things, Olbermann and Matthews are no more outspoken than their diametrical opposites at FoxNews. Why is it that liberals are always caving in and succumbing to pressure from the Right and never “sticking it to” conservative thought? They don’t call us “bleeding heart” liberals for nothing–the conservatives are constantly stabbing us through the heart and we sit and ask “Why are you doing this to us?” The equivalent of bringing a knife to a gun fight.
Sadly, Olbermann, even more than Matthews to me, was what made MSNBC so interesting. He was no more outspoken with America’s favorite individual who wishes we could go back to the glory days of the 1920’s Pat “Let’s Take It Back” Buchanan than Hannity over Colmes or Bill-O over his guests.
Shame on MSNBC.
What do you think about liberal media paling in comparison to their condemnation of Sarah “I’m Hotter Than Tina Fey” Palin than they were with Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright and aiding in the questioning of Obama’s what they then called paper thin resume. Did MSNBC make a right move in demoting Olbermann and Matthews or is it going to come back and bite them in the collective liberal @$$?
Keep it uppity and keep it truthfully radical, JLL