Sep 07 2008

Clearly Being A Liberal Windbag Doesn’t Make For Good Business

Published by at 11:42 pm under All General Discussions

How bad is the backlash against the news media? Well, Olberman and Mathews have been pushed from the anchor chairs at MSNBC, probably because their insulting and arrogant behavior was causing a lot of people to turn the dial.

MSNBC tried a bold experiment this year by putting two politically incendiary hosts, Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, in the anchor chair to lead the cable news channel’s coverage of the election.

That experiment appears to be over.

Something happened in St Paul this week which shattered the Political industrial complex – and she goes by the name Sarah.

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Clearly Being A Liberal Windbag Doesn’t Make For Good Business”

  1. WWS says:

    I find it very interesting that NBC has reacted like this – I had thought they were in the tank so far that they didn’t care what happened to their business. (don’t laugh, the New York Times is there)

    I think there are two possible paths the MSM outlets can take for the rest of this campaign, both with interesting side effects.

    First, and most likely (although maybe not as inevitable as I thought before this news): The media continues on as before, completely in the tank for Obama, trying to derail McCain and Palin as much as possible. As they’ve shown already, these attacks can only backfire.

    Second possibility: the MSM, as NBC showed tonight, begins to become sensitive to the charges of bias and backs off. Maybe they even run something negative about Biden or Obama. Since they’ve been in the tank for them so long, the effect of this switch would be dramatic.

    Now, as I write this I realize possibility 2 has pretty slim chances. But it does demonstrate that the MSM has blown it’s credibility so badly that it cannot help Obama anymore no matter what they do.

  2. ordi says:

    Should Olbermann and Matthews be added to Sarah’s Body Count? hehe!

    Political analysts in Alaska refer to the “body count” of Palin’s rivals.

    “The landscape is littered with the bodies of those who crossed Sarah,” says pollster Dave Dittman, who worked for her gubernatorial campaign.

  3. AJStrata says:


    Until they balance their news rooms and editorial boards with real diversity they will never fix their problems.

  4. VinceP1974 says:

    I think the only reason they did this was to keep the rest of their staff from getting up and leaving.

    I dont think it had anything to do with trying to be less partisan in temrs of what is presented to the viewer.