The folks at General Electric must be so proud of their cable news network MSNBC.
Not only does one of its top stars regularly debase the President of the United States, but also his most recent tirade actually garnered the attention of an Iranian television network.
In a scathing commentary against President George W. Bush, MSNBC commentator Keith Olbermann declared Bush guilty of terrorism for playing what he sees as the fear card in an attempt to get the House to pass retroactive immunity for telecommunication companies that illegally helped the US government in its warrantless wiretapping program Thursday evening.
He also called Bush a fascist.
It must make MSNBC execs quite pleased to know their product is highly-regarded by one of America's sworn enemies. You think Ahmadinejad is a "Countdown" fan?
Of course, most American journalists would eschew getting praise from an Iranian television station. Alas, Olbermann likely will wear it as a badge of honor.
What does that say about his biases, and the idea that an American cable news network not only allows him to speak to the nation for 60 minutes five days a week, but also puts him in the role of commentator during debates and primary coverage?
On the flipside, maybe this makes good business sense.
Before you laugh, consider Olbermann's atrocious ratings in the States. Maybe MSNBC has given up on American viewers, and, instead, is actually appealing to Islamo-fascists around the world.
Wouldn't that explain a lot?