"MSNBC is removing Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as the anchors of live political events, bowing to growing criticism that they are too opinionated to be seen as neutral in the heat of the presidential campaign.
David Gregory, the NBC newsman and White House correspondent who also hosts a program on MSNBC, will take over during such events as this fall's presidential and vice presidential debates and election night.
The move, confirmed by spokesmen for both networks, follows increasingly loud complaints about Olbermann's anchor role at the Democratic and Republican conventions. Olbermann, who regularly assails President Bush and GOP nominee John McCain on his "Countdown" program, was effusive in praising the acceptance speech of Democratic nominee Barack Obama. He drew flak Thursday when the Republicans played a video that included a tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, saying that if the networks had done that, "we would be rightly eviscerated at all quarters, perhaps by the Republican Party itself, for exploiting the memories of the dead, and perhaps even for trying to evoke that pain again. If you reacted to that videotape the way I did, I apologize."
Idiots. Fox News has been criticized for years by all manner of critics (including elected Democrats) for having a conservative bias and being biased in favor of Republicans - yet when McCain and Bush b**** to MSNBC about being too left-leaning, they bend over to accommodate, even though Olbermann is their highest rated host and "star"? I thought that type of craven pandering was generally only present in CNN.
"You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours." -Sir Charles Napier
"The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted." — D.H. Lawrence
Oh dang! Those wailing, foaming, gnashing losers were providing such good entertainment! Guess the miserable anties and ingrates kinda overplayed their hand a little huh? Seems America recognizes ridiculous groveling prostitutes when it sees em huh? And the wacko left's flailing apoplectic spasms were pulling the whole raft under.
Memo to insane left: Oh never mind... We're too stupid to understand... Carry on.
Total American Isolationism Now Complete and across the board. Over the next fifty years, America needs to develop energy independence
and terminate any and all relations with most all countries not on the North American Continent. Forever...
Olbermann simply gushed over both Michelle and her husband, after their speeches. The leftists here stomp and pout about Fox, but the Fox newscasters were reserved and honest in reporting both conventions.
As I've mentioned before, Fox employs both newscasters and commentators, and the two positions are clearly delineated. Such could not be said about MSNBC, and they've finally wised to the truth, that their newscasters were terrifically bent to the left.
Good riddance to Olbertool.
Edited by Incorrigible1, 09 September 2008 - 07:36 AM.
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too. -- W. Somerset Maugham