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I don't know who Keith Olbermann is, but he's clearly not happy with McCain and Palin's campaign. I'm seriously worried that if they get in they're going to reform the House Un-American Activities Committee. Frankly the way the McCain campaign seems to have been going I'm not surprised Colin Powell is supporting Obama. I wouldn't want to have anything to do with that bunch.

Date: 2008-10-21 03:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ms-ntropy.livejournal.com
Oh Olbermann. When he's not trying too hard to be Edward R. Murrow he's a damn fine commentator.

Plus, he helped get Rachel Maddow her own show, which I will be forever grateful for. <3 Rachel Maddow.

Date: 2008-10-21 03:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] davegodfrey.livejournal.com
I've just watched her make Pat Buchananan and Chris Matthews very angry about proposing to expand SCHIPS. (Which I assume is the closest America has come to getting anything approaching an NHS- at least for kids).

Its managed to take away the nausea I felt after watching Bill O'Reilly, well exist frankly.

Date: 2008-10-22 06:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] davegodfrey.livejournal.com
"She... hates Coldplay, loves arguing with conservatives..."

I like her already.

Date: 2008-10-21 04:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] matgb
Olbermann is the anchor on the NBC cable news channel, and has a reputation as a bit of a liberal—when the idiots talk about the 'liberal media', these days they're thinking of Keith.

Because it's US news, he gets to give his opinions as well, and normally uses it to good effect.

But yeah, the McCain campaign appears to have given up on the idea of winning, and is now just trying to mobilise the base (same strategy the Tories ran in 2005). That's Not Good given the circumstances :-(

Date: 2008-10-21 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] davegodfrey.livejournal.com
Because my first contact with the guy was him giving his opinions, I thought he might be a serious version of John Stewart, but I'd no idea he was an anchor. I can't help but find it bizarre that were I in America I'd know what the guy reading the news thought of the political issues he was reporting on.


Date: 2008-10-22 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ed-rex.livejournal.com
That was an excellent rant polemic; logic and passion make for very good bed-fellows.

I'd heard Olbermann's name before, but knew nothing of him. With your other commentators, I too find it strange that anchors also opine. I don't believe in "objective journalism" but I think there's a lot to be said for making the effort.

On the other hand, if reporting the news means reporting lies and taking the liars who tell them seriously, maybe a real journalist has no (moral) choice but to call 'em out.


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