Monday, September 8, 2008


It could not have happened to two more serving sexist, arrogant hypocritical windbags. Chris "Tweety" Matthews and Keith "I wanna be Edward R. Murrow" Olbermann have been dumped!


From The New York Times, under the headline MSNBC Takes Incendiary Hosts From Anchor Seat:

MSNBC tried a bold experiment this year by putting two politically incendiary hosts, Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, in the anchor chair to lead the cable news channel’s coverage of the election.

That experiment appears to be over.

After months of accusations of political bias and simmering animosity between MSNBC and its parent network NBC, the channel decided over the weekend that the NBC News correspondent and MSNBC host David Gregory would anchor news coverage of the coming debates and election night. Mr. Olbermann and Mr. Matthews will remain as analysts during the coverage.
Taylor Marsh, one of the few on our side of the blogosphere to cover the sexism and anti-Hillary bias displayed by both of these bozos, thinks that this is a victory for the GOP.

Chalk this one up as a win for the GOP, who knows how to work the refs and has a huge team behind them to help, including right-wing and Christian broadcasting. This is going to raise the media bias issue, the "liberal media" canard even higher for the public. It's called blowback, which plays into Palin's candidacy and further helps John McCain.

This certainly gives the GOP some talking points for a few days, but all will be forgotten when the next big campaign story comes (perhaps Sarah Palin will give us something to talk about after her first major interview with ABC this week). In the long run, it is better for everyone to keep these two jerks from being promoted as legitimate journalists. We are on the right side of history. We don't a biased journalist like Keith Olbermann to help us. We can win on our merits.

While others on our side of the blogosphere are in despair over this news, this Clintonistas for Obama is wearing a big goofy grin!


Anonymous said...

Keith Olbermann may be a narcissist, an egomaniac, and a perpetrator of politics as theater, but he is not a sexist. His fight against the Boy's Club mentality of ESPN is what got him fired from that gig. He may not have supported your candidate, but he's a good guy and a good voice for the Left, as long as he's not being misrepresented as news instead of opinion.

Matthews on the other hand... well, part of his antics could be chalked up to his all-to-willing readiness to be a ratings-at-any-cost shock jock of politics, but it's clear that his fundamental view of women is a derogatory one.

Anonymous said...

If you want to go there, then let's go. He called Hillary Clinton a racist and he accused her of staying the race through the final primaries because she was waiting for some tragedy to befall Senator Obama.

He took sides in the primary and didn't have the balls to come out and admit it? How is that a "good voice for the left"?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Well, he actually did not call Hillary Clinton a racist, just that some in her campaign were willing to appeal to racism for votes (and the release of the Mark Penn memos shows that this was absolutely true). His interpretation of the RFK statement may be an extremely negative one, but it was a horrible statement to begin with.

Your first link shows the possible sexism of many in MSNBC's programming, but not of Keith. The second link makes no coherent argument at all.

How in the world are people claiming that the "goes into a room" comment is sexist? The exact same phrase, with the exact same wording, could and would have been used if Edwards had been mathematically eliminated but continued to run. The comment is awful because of its glorification of violence, but it is not sexist.

Peter H said...

You might like this piece about Olbermann, Drew:,0,834902.story

"But at least O'Reilly invites dissenters to his lair (if only to disembowel them), whereas "Countdown" is more or less an echo chamber in which Olbermann and like-minded bobbleheads nod at each other."

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