MSNBC received some gratifying ratings news from the first night of its new prime-time lineup as it showed increases in the 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. hours, even in the absence of its previous leading man, Keith Olbermann. Of course, the news surrounding Mr. Olbermann’s abrupt departure from the network last week may have fueled some curiosity about what the channel’s hosts might say about him or the circumstances of […]
To witness Keith Olbermann – the most opinionated among MSNBC’s left-leaning, Fox-baiting, money-generating hosts – suspended even briefly last week for making financial contributions to Democratic political candidates seemed like a whimsical, arcane holdover from a long-gone era of television journalism, when the networks considered the collection and dissemination of substantive and unbiased news to be a public trust.
Looks like thin-skinned Keith Olbermann is getting defensive about his policy of prohibiting any guests on his show who disagree with him. An MSNBC Countdown promo features Olbermann making an absurd non sequitur of an argument in seeking to justify his echo-chamber approach. Keith claims he asks questions “to find out if I’m wildly incorrect” about something, ignoring the obvious: he’s unlikely to find out if he’s wrong if he […]
Sen. Tom Coburn caused a stir when he recently suggested that Fox News had spread the falsehood that you could go to jail under Obamacare for not buying insurance. Bill O’Reilly said this week when he interviewed Coburn: “We researched to find out if anybody on Fox News had ever said you’re going to jail if you don’t buy health insurance. Nobody’s ever said it.” But a number of people […]