Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Olbermann, MSNBC = No Credibility

As many of you who read this site know, the menu on here is often California news. From time to time, we look at national and world events.

We start this message off by saying that there are plenty of blowhards on the right who need to get a life.

That being said, we took in another episode of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" tonight on MSNBC. To say it is a little biased towards the left would be like saying that Kobe Bryant is a fair basketball player.

For what seems like the 545th time in barely a month, okay, a little bit over the top, but you get the point, Olbermann attacked Sarah Palin and John McCain tonight.

His attacks on Palin have been particularly interesting. Olbermann hit Palin over her recent interview with CBS' Katie Couric. Now even those of us on the right will say it was not Palin's best performance. But hitting her over the head about not being able to name a Supreme Court decision she took issue with and totally ignoring Joe Biden and Barack Obama's gaffes on the campaign trail is biased beyond recognition.

Maybe we were in the restroom or getting our dinner out of the microwave and missed it, but we've yet to hear Olbermann go on about Biden's infamous gaffe in his interview with Couric. You know, the one where Biden said that FDR went on TV in 1929 to reassure the nation following the stock market crash.

Ummmm...the problem with Biden's response to Couric was that Herbert Hoover was actually sitting in the White House at the time and television had yet to be invented (something no doubt Al Gore would like to take credit for if he had been around).

Olbermann does not even attempt to be partially balanced with his hour long babble fest. It is a simple left wing hit attack on anything wearing elephant clothing.

We know this will come as a shock to Olbermann, but there are many of us out there who didn't go to Harvard, Yale or Oxford and can still figure out that 2+2=4. We don't need left wing talking points shoved down our throats for an hour. You might actually want to present both sides and let the viewers decide. Then again, if you actually did that, people might actually not support your candidate from Illinois.

Criticize Fox News all you want, but at least folks like Alan Colmes, Juan Williams Kirsten Powers, Howard Wolfson, Lanny Davis, etc. are on there either regularly or as guest contributors to give the other side.

One thing we've come to realize in watching Olbermann is that he does fit right in with the Democratic mascot. And we were not referring to the term mule.....

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