America’s descent continues…
It’s a couple things: first, the part that everyone is leaving out: Olbermann is a petulant employee (as I noted before) and that has as much to do with his politics, which we’ve seen fairly presented by others on MSNBC, all be it, not as well thought out.
We had our chance to speak against the Comcast / NBCUI merger and not enough people spoke out. Now all we see are mere reactions to Olbermann being canned than anything forward looking making lemonade out of all this. If one wants to monkey wrench Comcast for this, monkey wrench the whole industry and resurrect the Fairness Doctrine. It’s an inept way of getting your point over to others, but it’s would be a great way to payback Comcast.
How sinister is Comcast? I suggest that one do research on the Board of Directors, see which other boards they sit on and see which federal political candidates they and the corporations they govern have donated to. Web searching, web searching and more web searching.
But it’s time to stick a fork in Olbermann at MSNBC: he is done there. The negative effect that media consolidation has on breadth of opinion just cannot be separated from the distaste that guys in corner offices on floors higher in number than they have fingers and toes have for on-air talent that pokes them in the eye a few times every year. That can’t be fixed.