If you voted for Donald and you’re beginning to think you may have made a mistake, this video from Keith Olbermann contains important information for you. In it,
I’m going to become Donald Trump’s campaign manager
— Keith Olbermann, on comedian Jim Gaffigan’s TV show, revealing his plans for after he leaves ESPN at the end of July.
As a leading Republican Party propagandist, Bill O’Reilly often holds himself up as an arbiter of “family values.” In 2004, of course, O’Reilly and his employer settled a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a former Fox employee for an undisclosed sum. Now Gawker is reporting that O’Reilly is involved in what ultimately may become a much bigger scandal:
Last summer, Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly came to believe that his wife was romantically involved with another man. Not just any man, but a police detective in the Long Island community they call home. So O’Reilly did what any concerned husband would do: He pulled strings to get the police department’s internal affairs unit to investigate one of their own for messing with the wrong man’s lady.
Keith Olbermann finally announced what his new Current TV show will be called, and when it will air.
The new name? “Countdown With Keith Olbermann.”
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” Olbermann joked in a video announcement posted to his “Fok News Channel” site on Tuesday morning.
Previously, Olbermann would only say that the show would air in “late spring.” In the video, he at last gave a specific date: Monday, June 20, at 8 PM Eastern.
Here’s clip of Keith Olbermann doing sports at KCBS in 1989, which was also when we moved to Los Angeles. I’m no sports fan, but Keith somehow made some of it seem almost interesting.
Does Fox News need credibility? In one sense, no — no more than Pravda needed credibility when it was the Communist Party’s main propaganda outlet in the Soviet days.
On the other hand, Fox’s audience is shrinking. It lost 21 percent of all viewers and 26 percent of younger viewers in the year ending last September.
There’s evidence that a corollary loss in credibility may be driving the shrinkage. A poll from PPP released last week found that Fox’s rating on trustworthiness dropped 16 percentage points in the past 12 months.
Another factor: Fox viewers have a median age of 65. Its audience is literally dying off.
Ah, Keith, we hardly knew ye,
During your tenure at MSNBC.
‘Twas that evil Murdoch
Who put your head on the block,
But in doing so did he give us a senator-to-be?
In the segment before this commentary on MSNBC’s “Countdown” last night, Keith Olbermann made a point of saying that he personally likes Robert Gibbs, the White House spokesman and that he believe Gibbs does a good job, so his commentary here is not meant as a personal retaliation against Gibbs’ senseless and badly timed attack on the “professional left” yesterday.
Instead, what Olbermann delivers here is a thoughtful, measured rebuttal to the idea that left-wing media — like the opinion shows on MSNBC and liberal radio talk shows and websites — is just an analog to Fox News and right-wing radio and blogs.