Olbermann's 'Countdown' Dispatches with Journalistic Integrity

As the Virginia senate race continues to degenerate into a media cesspool of preposterous racial accusations, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann's "Countdown" took things further downward Friday by deliberately editing a report on the latest Democratic activist accusing Republican George Allen of being a racist:

On Friday, "Countdown" reported on the latest allegations against
George Allen. We noted that they did so by rerunning a report that
aired Thursday on Hardball. David Shuster interviewed a woman who said
she heard Allen using racial slurs.

But as we revealed exclusively on Olbermann Watch, the Countdown
version differed from the original "Hardball" broadcast in one
significant respect. Snipped from the taped piece were a series of
questions that revealed the political affiliation of accuser Pat
Waring.

Read the rest of the story over at Olbermann Watch.

Matthew Sheffield
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