One Thought On Keith Olbermann

Posted by on Jan 24, 2011 in Media | No Comments

To say I am a huge fan of Keith would be an understatement. I was as shocked as most people when his show ended Friday and he left MSNBC, with literally no notice. No reason. I’ve ponder it a lot, what he meant to “liberal” media. And well, I think this sums it up pretty well.

The irony here—and it’s a big one—is that one of Olbermann’s best contributions to our political dialogue was going after the bogus idea of false equivalency, that people on the left and the right are always equally bad in equal proportions while only centrists are the possessors of beauty and light and truth. Ironic because no one has been a bigger victim of false equivalency than Keith Olbermann himself.

That is so spot-on I don’t have anything to add.

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