Tag Archives: MSNBC

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 […]

Olbermann crosses the line

Can’t argue with any of this: I turned off MSNBC when Olbermann leveled those invectives at Scott Brown.

Roundup for Thursday 6/4/2009

According to the NYTimes, the Bush administration had a secret agreement with Israel whereby they “allowed Israel to build West Bank settlement housing within certain guidelines while still publicly claiming to honor a settlement ‘freeze.’” And peace becomes that much harder to achieve. Flickr photo of the West Bank by sduffy. **** Harry Reid, the […]

So. Much. Innuendo.

For those of you without sound, you can read the transcript: SHUSTER: For most Americans, Wednesday, April 15th will be Tax Day. But in our fourth story tonight: It‘s going to be teabagging day for the right-wing and they‘re going nuts for it. Thousands of them whipped out the festivities early this past weekend, and […]

A different kind of affirmative action

I’m a little late on this one, but watching MSNBC’s coverage of the Democratic National Convention (which is mind numbing; McCain should watch it if he really has sleeping trouble) reminded me that NBC hired Luke Russert as a correspondent in the wake of his father’s death. Giving him a job is sorta sweet and […]

Don't tell us we're ignorant. Educate us.

While I was putting away groceries last night, I caught a glimpse of Hardball on MSNBC. Chris Matthews has been taking a break, so Mike Barnicle (great name) was guest-hosting. Barnicle had an unremarkable panel of pundits at his disposal and the topic moved to a quote from Obama at a recent fund-raising event: We […]

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 […]

Bush even lied about giving up golf

Special Comment from Keith Olbermann: Special Comment from Keith Olbermann Video My favorite quotes: On Iraqi WMD You [Bush] should build a great statue of yourself turning a deaf ear to the warnings of realists, while you are shown embracing the three-card monte dealers like Richard Perle and Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney. That would […]

Hillary wins Pennsylvania

MSNBC is projecting that Hillary Clinton has defeated Barack Obama in today’s Pennsylvania primary. Now we wait to find out how big the victory is… Update 12:20am It looks like Hillary won by about 10%. Just enough to keep the race going, not enough to change anything. Goodnight. The morning after I agree with Yglesias: […]