Tag Archives: Keith Olbermann

See ya Keith

On Friday the last Countdown with Keith Olbermann aired on MSNBC. Near the end of the show, without warning, Olbermann announced his immediate departure. Why did he leave? Olbermann simply said the situation surrounding the show had become “too much” for him. The details of his departure are still a mystery. You can watch his […]

Bush's real legacy

It’s always shocking whenever I see a recap of the eight years of Bush. With a new scandal being uncovered on what has seemed like a twice weekly basis, it’s easy to forget about all the other awful things Bush has done. Bush and his acolytes are just beginning their campaign to revise the historical […]

Special Comment'ette

Olbermann is returning to his Special Comment form of old. He actually kept this one under 20 minutes: And here is the conclusion for you video haters: Sen. McCain, your supporters, at your events, are calling Obama a terrorist and traitor and are calling for him to be killed. And yet you keep bringing back […]

Two followup notes

1) Keith Olbermann, in a Special Comment, responded to just about every Glenn Greenwald criticism from last week: Bravo Keith. Thanks for finally saying what you should have from the beginning. 2) The Columbia Journalism Review is right on in its criticism of the press coverage of the tizzy between the Obama and McCain campaign […]

Olbermann shills for Obama?

(Three Updates below) In a scathing post yesterday, Glenn Greenwald accused MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann of carrying water for the Obama campaign. Greenwald says Olbermann abandoned his rhetoric on telecom immunity / warrantless domestic spying now that Obama supports it. Here was Olbermann addressing Bush in January: There is not a choice of protecting the telecoms […]

Honesty vs ratings at MSNBC

A recent New Yorker profile of MSNBC star Keith Olbermann has revealed some startling information about the inner-workings of major American news outlets. Shaping the news and commentary for ratings or for some other form of personal greed is just about the worst thing a journalist can do. But apparently that’s not out of the ordinary […]

Wal-mart sues crippled employee

Updated Below Check out this crazy story, courtesy of Keith Olbermann: For those of you without video access, here is the summary from the LA Times: As chronicled in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, Shank, a former overnight shelf-stocker for Wal-Mart in southeastern Missouri, was driving her minivan when she was broadsided by a semi and […]