Joe Klein: 'Olbermann is a Brilliant Writer...I Always Enjoy Watching

January 24th, 2011 2:55 PM
Just how far to the left is Time's Joe Klein? He actually thinks "Keith [Olbermann] is a brilliant writer, and presenter; I always enjoy watching him, even when he's occasionally wrong":

Bozell Statement on Olbermann Firing

January 24th, 2011 11:00 AM
Editor's Note: The following is a brief statement released by NewsBusters publisher and Media Research Center (MRC) president Brent Bozell earlier today regarding MSNBC firing Keith Olbermann. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Olbermann was a failure because he was vicious, insulting and off-the-charts liberal. And they replaced him with Lawrence O'Donnell, who is Olbermann but…

Zurawik and Shuster Get Into Heated Debate About Olbermann, MSNBC and

January 23rd, 2011 2:16 PM
Media critic David Zurawik and former MSNBC contributor David Shuster got into quite a heated debate Sunday over the surprise exit of Keith Olbermann. Appearing on CNN's "Reliable Sources," the pair also quarreled about the difference in journalistic standards at Fox News and MSNBC (video follows with transcript and commentary):

TV Critic: Keith Olbermann Should Join Fox News

January 22nd, 2011 6:23 PM
It's been less than 24 hours since Keith Olbermann's abrupt departure from MSNBC, and folks are all atwitter with predictions about where he'll end up. TV critic Tim Goodman's suggestion that the former "Countdown" host should go to Fox News is destined to anger people on both sides of the aisle:

Some Thoughts About Olbermann's Exit From Opposite Sides of the Intern

January 22nd, 2011 11:21 AM
The internet has been all abuzz since Keith Olbermann's surprise announcement that Friday would be his last appearance on MSNBC's "Countdown." Over at the liberal website Salon, Steve Kornacki wondered, "Is Olbermann the victim of his own success?":

Does Olbermann Ouster Mean Comcast is Moving MSNBC to the Right

January 22nd, 2011 10:01 AM
Just three days after the FCC approved the merger of Comcast and NBC Universal, MSNBC's contract with Keith Olbermann was terminated. The cable news network reported at its website Saturday:

Olbermann Signs Off from MSNBC’s Countdown for Last Time

January 21st, 2011 9:58 PM
 On Friday’s Countdown show on MSNBC, host Keith Olbermann announced that the episode would be his last, and spent a few minutes near the end of the show saying goodbye. He mentioned a number of infamous and pivotal points in his show’s history when he went after the Bush administration: The show gradually established its position as anti-establishment from the stagecraft of "Mission…

Olbermann: ‘Good Riddance’ to ‘Delusional Liar’ Lieberman Who

January 19th, 2011 11:27 PM
 On Wednesday’s Countdown show, as he plugged a segment on former Democratic-turned independent Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman’s retirement, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann referred to Lieberman as a "delusional liar," and suggested that he had experienced a "departure from reality" for describing himself as a "moderate Democrat" after endorsing John McCain over Barack Obama for President. At the…

Keith Olbermann Misrepresents CNN Poll to Tie Sarah Palin to Tucson Sh

January 19th, 2011 12:50 AM
On Monday, Keith Olbermann cherry-picked a Daily Kos/PPP poll to bash the Tea Party as a violent threat to America's elected officials. On the following day's "Countdown," the MSNBCer misrepresented an Opinion Research/CNN poll to tie Sarah Palin to the Tucson shootings (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Olbermann Cherry Picks Poll to Bash Tea Party as Violent Threat to Ele

January 18th, 2011 10:34 AM
Keith Olbermann on Monday cherry-picked a new poll to bash the Tea Party as a violent threat to elected officials. As he discussed new findings in a Daily Kos/Public Policy Polling survey about who thinks violence against the current American government is justified, the "Countdown" host highlighted the Tea Party's number while conveniently ignoring demographic groups that responded at an…

Olbermann: If a Conservative Tried to Kill a Liberal the Right Would B

January 18th, 2011 1:19 AM
Keith Olbermann started his Special Comment Monday boasting that he was the only political commentator in America that has "expressed the slightest introspection, the slightest self-awareness, the slightest remorse, the slightest ownership of the existence" of violent rhetoric in the nation. Roughly twelve minutes later, the "Countdown" host concluded his nonsensical blathering by stating, "…

Keith Olbermann Praised Fuller Day Before His Death Threat to Tea Part

January 16th, 2011 10:44 AM
The Greek playwright Euripides said you can judge a man by the company he keeps. On Friday, roughly 24 hours before J. Eric Fuller was going to be arrested for publicly threatening the life of a Tea Party leader at an ABC News town hall meeting, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann praised him via Twitter:

Olbermann Bashes Timing of Palin's Tucson Remarks Day After Attacking

January 13th, 2011 11:49 AM
It is crystal clear that whatever Sarah Palin does, she is going to be mercilessly lambasted by America's so-called journalists. Roughly 24 hours after attacking the former Alaska governor for having not spoken publicly since Saturday's tragic shootings in Tucson, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann criticized Palin for issuing a videotaped statement the morning of that event's memorial (video follows…

WaPo’s Eugene Robinson Joins Olbermann in Linking Giffords Shooting

January 9th, 2011 4:13 PM
 Appearing as a guest on Saturday’s special edition of Countdown on MSNBC, Washington Post associate editor Eugene Robinson joined host Keith Olbermann in linking the violent attack on Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords to political rhetoric, presumably by conservatives, and suggested that such public figures must be careful to avoid inciting mentally disturbed individuals.  Moments…