Claiming to be "misunderstood" over his guest policy, Olbermann says he asks questions "to find out if I'm wildly incorrect" about something. Olbermann thereby ignores the obvious: he's unlikely to find out if he's wrong if he hand picks guests who think he's right!
KEITH OLBERMANN: The premise of the guests is often misunderstood as some sort of political reinforcement, or a "Keith gets only the guys who agree with him." I ask a lot of these questions to find out whether or not I'm wildly incorrect about something. The point of the show is to illuminate. It is not to throw off heat; it is to throw off light.
- The guests whose images flash in the promo are Keith's big "gets": Hillary, Pelosi, Pres. Obama himself, rather than the parade of liberal pundits who are the show's mainstay.
- The point of the show is to throw off light, not heat? This from the man whose histrionics are the stuff of SNL parody?
- Interesting that Keith doesn't display the courage that even fellow MSNBC libs like Matthews, Schultz and Maddow do in regularly inviting on guests with dissenting views.
- In recent times, Olbermann's stifling of dissent reportedly extended to seeing to it that Donny Deutsch was fired from MSNBC after including Olbermann in a list of "angry talkers" along with Rush and Beck.
- So now we know why Johnny Carson chose Ed McMahon as his sidekick: he wanted someone who would challenge him if ever he was wrong. Hey-o!