Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Political Journalism: A Thought

Yours truly has a great deal of professional admiration for Keith Olbermann. It ain't easy to have had so many jobs when one is rated so difficult as an employee. For what it's worth (nothing and plenty of it). I agree with Olbermann's political viewpoint.
Unfortunately, I hate Olbermann's show on MSNBC. A news broadcast which spins reality towards the side I favor is as objectionable as one that spins it in the opposite direction.
No offense to Keith, who is the benefactor/victim of market forces, but news skewed through his perspective is as false and useless as news skewed by his arch-enemy Bill O'Reilly.

1 Comments:

At 8:41 AM, Anonymous Barry said...

Just depends what business you think Olbermann is in. If you think he's in the business of delivering more-or-less objective news, then it's a problem. But I think that he, like O'Reilly, is basically in the business of firing up his base, and they both can be ignored by anyone not looking to be fired up. MSNBC's problem is that it's hard to be credible in both businesses at the same time.

 

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