Friday, November 5, 2010

Keith Olbermann's Suspension: Is Liberal MSM on the Run?

And MSNBC says Keith Olbermann's out! At least temporarily. The network is concerned about his financial contributions to some Democratic candidates, and so they've suspended the anchor/pundit for a while without pay, report multiple news sources.

Are less conservative mainstream media outlets feeling heat with the big GOP/Tea Party win at the polls this week or just trying to distinguish themselves as not tolerating the blatant excesses Fox News tolerates from its anchors and pundits?

I think we have to put Olbermann's suspension in context of the White House Corresondents Association forcing Helen Thomas to retire in June, NPR sacking Juan Williams last month, and the Washington Post dumping "conservative" blogger David Weigel in the summer. These are all outlets conservatives call "liberal" and "biased." They seem to be declaring "No, we're not! We won't coddle those who wave their bias flags in public or in private." *Sigh*

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

With Olbermann's low ratings it's an easy way to shove him out the door. He won't be missed as nobody watches his show.