It was only a matter of time before NBC finally admitted that their dysfunctional family of liberal bias was no longer working for them. Last place in convention coverage was what it took to wake up their senior management. You see, America can handle a little lean to the left now and then, but NBC full on fell to the left. There is freedom of the press in America, so they can report news any way that they want and we then have the freedom to criticize and not watch, which is exactly what viewers are doing. I’m sure media executives for NBC appreciated hearing “N-B-C” chanted from the GOP convention floor when Sarah Palin spoke about the Washington elite and the media. They weren’t fooling anybody. It didn’t help that Chris Matthews and, especially, Keith Olbermann stopped trying to hide their bias.
MSNBC’s website says, “The tipping point appears to have come during the GOP convention when Olbermann criticized MSNBC for showing a Sept. 11-themed video prepared by the Republicans.” Not exactly a topic that Americans are insensitive about. And Olbermann had this to say when Pat Buchanan pointed out how thrilled people were with the Sarah Palin choice, “Those reading US Weekly with the picture of her and her youngest daughter with the word ‘scandal’ written across it won’t be so happy.” Most people in the know realize that the US Weekly story had only half facts, as pointed out in a heated exchange between Megyn Kelly of FOX News and the editor of US Weekly, and that that editor has donated heavily to Obama’s campaign.
So Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann have been sent back to their commentator chairs where they belong and where they can discuss various tingles in their legs. I never understood why NBC had these two jokers as political anchors anyway. On the rare occassion that I caught them anchoring during political coverage, Keith Olbermann would talk over and dismiss Tim Russert as if Tim was some novice who didn’t belong and that people really wanted Keith. He could have learned a whole lot from a guy like Russert who never displayed his bias.
I still think NBC is on a slow learning curve though. They have so few good people out there, that they had to call Tom Brokaw out of retirement for Meet The Press. And David Gregory will now be serving as political anchor. Gregory is better at hiding his bias, but make no mistake, he is very liberal. Tonight Olbermann airs an interview he conducted with Barack Obama. Bill O’Reilly of Fox News airs part two of his interview with Obama. I wonder who will come out on top – as if Olbermann is competition for anybody. Keith, you blowhard, now you know – nobody cares what you think Mr. World’s Worst Person Anchor.