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Finally: Olbermann Gets a Reality Check

I don't care if his ratings are phenomenal, and I don't care that he has the best hair of all the network anchors, Keith Olbermann had to go. In the last five months he has displayed a panache for jackassery and saccharine pro-Democrat bias, two facets of his "journalistic style" that have made it a difficult chore to glean anything worthwhile from his newscasts. (And this from the guy who, for such a long time, did a wonderful job hating on that loudmouth demagoging troll without sinking to said troll's level.)

And things only worsened when MSNBC made Olbermann, along with Chris Matthews (fratty anchorman extraordinaire ), lead anchors for its election coverage. During their reign of pettiness, the two lambasted poor Joe Scarborough on air (when they weren't consumed with crashing their own egos mid broadcast), and though I'd rather live in the third world than Scarborough Country, Olbermann and Matthews were acting like douchebag bullies.

Well, the bullying is over. Olbermann and Matthews have been demoted to analysts, and David Gregory has assumed the anchor role. Let's hope Gregory has the gumption to allot the two only as much time is needed for viewers to remember why MSNBC took away their cushy chairs in the first place.

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  • People r more informed

    Olbermann is and has been a total flop every since he left ESPN....True Americans have had it with his lies. He is about as un- American as they come! Maybe MTV will hire this low life scum. Liberals your days are numbered real American's have had it, either come on board or get out of the way!!!!!

  • Georgia for Change

    All of this happens in the wake of Tim Russert's death. While there is no effort to penalize the vile lies from Fox News; MSNBC chowtow and removes the TRUTH telling Olberman. Once again, the unseen hand has struck MSNBC. First Dan Abrams and now Keith and Chris.

    All of this makes you wonder if they really wanted educated and experienced anchorman. I guess the next step is to totally sellout to Murdoch and bring in the air-brushed former cheerleaders. Let's just do away with quality all together. This reminds me of when Bill Maher was silenced.

    Why is there so much fear of those that speak the TRUTH?

  • Georgia for Change

    By the way "People r Informed", you define American as those who do not think for themselves, and blindly tow the conflicting talking points of their masters. These are not Americans. They are akin to facist and ogligarchist. By treading on the rights of the individuals, they undo all that the Constitution stands for.

    Keith Olberman is a Great American. The best kind of American. The American that holds his government accountable for their actions. Olberman is the American that speaks Truth to Power.

    Sadly, all of your true Americans elected Bush for the past 8 years. How patriotic is killing 4,000+ soldiers for Big Oil. All this time, Bin Ladin is still free. Our borders are still porous, and now our food is tainted by the Communist Reagan opposed. It's because of these real Americans you described, that our economy is in debted to those who oppose Democracy.

    Although it may hurt, start using your brain and actually form your own opinions.

    It's what Keith Olberman does -- A True and Great American.

    OBAMA 2008!!

  • Goergia for change is an idiot

    Bill Maher is the leader of douchebaggery. Not to mention his loyal followers. I think that was targeted at you Georgia for change. Keith Olbermann is as liberal as that Canadian documentarian and shows it on the air. That is not an experienced anchorman. That is someone who is showing their own personal beliefs and not reporting that thing we call the "real news." You want "Change" like Obama and Olbermann then move to Canada and save yourself the trouble of "Hoping" your candidate wins.

    What do you think he is going to change? Nobody wants to work with him, the democrats are using him as a puppet and he only wants to change things his way. That is not change for the better. That is change for the worse considering this man is a socialist. When he comes up with a real plan for change then let me know and maybe I'll vote for him. Until then good luck "Hoping" the liberal dream continues.

    Don't be afraid I just spoke the TRUTH.

  • Matt

    Keith Overbite..."a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing...".
    Good riddance Mr. Small Endowment.

  • John Becker

    Bill Maher was silenced because like Olberman was wrong
    more then right.

  • LORNE PROGOSH

    MATHEWS AND OLBERMANN - THESE TWO JERKS HAVE BEEN GIVEN THEIR OWN PERSONAL FORUM FOR A COMPLETE DISTORTION OF FACT THAT THEY TRY TO PASS OFF AS DELVERY OF THE NEWS. tHEY ARE JUST TWO JERKS - I HOPE MOST PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY HAVE THE JUDGEMENT AND SENSE TO SEE THIS. WHAT IS SCARY IS THAT THERE ARE NETWORK MNAGERS THAT ALOW THIS TYPE OF CONDUCT JUST TO GET RATINGS. IT'S NOT ONLY WRONG BUT DANGEROUS FOR OBVIOUS REASONS

  • Reid

    I have to agree, Chotow is the best Chinese place in all of Passaic, New Jersey. If anyone tells you that it's Lucky Best Tavern, don't listen to them 'cause they don't know what the f*ck they're talking about.

  • Michele Pecora

    I was pleased to see Gregory gracefully handle Olbeman's protege Rachel Maddow who has fueled some of Olberman's rants on Count Down. She loves the sound of her own voice and sputters biased lists which are offered up regardless of the issue being discussed. She will play to "lesbian card" to stay on air.

  • http://dcdl.org KCinDC

    Damn, did this get linked by Free Republic?

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