Juan Williams: Why Is Olbermann Allowed To Announce NFL Games?
In the midst of this week's controversy surrounding Rush Limbaugh's failed bid to become a part owner of the St. Louis Rams, one liberal media member has been pounding the table concerning some of the hypocrisy involved: National Public Radio's Juan Williams.
On Sunday, Williams continued to expose the media's double-standard by pointing out how absurd it is that Limbaugh isn't allowed to be an NFL team owner, but MSNBC's Keith Olbermann can be involved in "Sunday Night Football" broadcasts.
Williams made this marvelous point during the panel discussion segment of "Fox News Sunday" (video embedded below the fold with partial transcript, h/t Story Balloon):
JUAN WILLIAMS, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO: Let me just come go back to something else Mara [Liasson] said, "Oh, it's a business decision, and people don't make divisive statements." I watch MSNBC sometimes, I see their talk show hosts, they're mocking liberals, going on, this is Keith Olbermann...
MARA LIASSON, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO: About football?
WILLIAMS: ...about politics, right? Conservatives are terrible, they're a bunch of jerks, blah-de-blah. And then he's announcing the game. Nobody says, "Well, because he makes divisive statements he can't announce an NFL game." I don't see that.
Neither do I, Juan...but sincerest thanks for pointing it out!