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Friday, July 23, 2010

Keith Olbermann needs your love and support

With all the deliciousness coming out of the JournoList stuff, this was but one tiny gem that I just couldn't pass up: Everybody hates Keith Olbermann, even the left and now apparently his staff.

First a little of the fun stuff from JournoList:
"He's become O'Reilly on the left- completely predictable, unfunny, and arrogant," said Georgetown University Professor Michael Kazin in May 2009. "To my mind, what they do is no different form Hannity and O'Reilly," said the New America Foundation's Michael Cohen, "At least Hannity and O'Reilly engage with the other side (if mainly just to yell at them). Olbermann is just an echo chamber."
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Julian Zelizer, a Princeton professor and CNN contributor, said Olbermann's root problem is his misogyny. "I can't take him anytime. I think to write off his mysogyny (sic) as limited to Musto is just not accurate. That very much defined much of how he talked about Clinton as well as others."
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The Washington Independent's Spencer Ackerman said a brutal parody of Olbermann reflected his true nature. "I hate both Ben Affleck and Saturday Night Live, but this should end all debate about the merits of Olbermann," he said, linking to the parody.
Now the news just got even better. Even his own staff can't stand him.
Now that we're having fun at Olbermann's expense, let's turn up the volume with what TVNewser reported Thursday:
MSNBC just announced that Greg Kordick who had been Senior Producer on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" is moving with his boss, Izzy Povich, to Lawrence O'Donnell's new 10pmET program, set to launch in the fall.
Kordick will EP the show. It was announced Monday that Povich would be Senior EP.

Aww, poor Keith. Won't you send him some love today.