Monday, December 17, 2007

Keith Olbermann: Truth-Teller Extraordinaire

Dear readers, if you all , like me, have become a fan of Keith Olbermann, the brilliant commentator on MSNBC, and star of Countdown (M - Th, 7:00 - 8:00pm, CST), then you will want to visit this link and watch the excellent segment of Bill Moyers' Journal (PBS, Fridays 8:00 - 9:00pm, CST) in which Mr. Moyers interviewed Mr. Olbermann. This wonderful piece showcases two highly respected journalists talking about their craft. In the interview Keith Olbermann discusses the genesis of his "Special Comments." He also answers questions posed by young interns at PBS who asked Olbermann questions about corporate sponsorship and journalistic objectivity and a question about Mr. Olbermann's perspective as a white, upper-middle class man. Mr. Olbermann handily responds to these questions with answers that were both thoughtful and honest.

I cannot in good conscience fail to mention that Keith Olbermann has long been on the top of Stephanie Miller's "Future Husband(s) List," but rumor on the street has it that Stephanie "well-known media whore" Miller has realigned her desires and set her sights on Dan Abrams. I think that Stephanie is giving up on a real prize in lieu of an albeit more available and much younger man. Unless Stephie is looking to add the term "cougar" to her resume, I think that she should reconsider her traitorous move. Mr. Abrams is nothing but an Olbermann wannabe and not a very convincing one at that. He is as light and fluffy as a good pancake without Olbermann's gravitas or mettle. He may be cute, but may I remind Ms. Miller that her cohort, Jim Ward, also thinks that Dana Perino is cute (as in a "lying sack of cute")? I, for one, don't think that Danny-boy holds a candle to Keith. I encourage you, Stephanie, to consider carefully your allegiances. TRO or not, Keith is sooooo worth it!

Here's a link to Countdown if you would like to watch a Special Comment or two.

Link to Olbermann's new book Olbermann: Truth and Consequences, Special comments on the Bush administration's war on American values, where you can read excerpts from this book.

Check out: The Most Honest Man in News (Rolling Stone, Mark Binelli, February 22, 2007)

Keith Olbermann Org (KO.O.) A welcoming community of friends who enjoy Keith Olbermann, Countdown, and respectful, vibrant discussions.

See also The Nation's article on Keith Olbermann - Olbermann Rules!, Marvin Kitman (September 20, 2007)

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