Not sure I have that much to say about it, but I’ve been intrigued by Keith Olbermann’s recent diary posts to Daily Kos. Both posts address some of the online debates and critiques of his show and demonstrate a willingness to engage with those audiences, a valuable gesture during a volatile election season in which many voters are becoming increasingly impatient with the election coverage provided by television and print journalists.
In his most recent post, he even admits that he “screwed up” when he failed to point out that recent guest Lawrence O’Donnell had written a post on The Huffington Post declaring that “John Edwards is a Loser.” Obviously, such a post might call into question O’Donnell’s ability to discuss Edwards fairly, and it’s probably something that should have been disclosed during the show. I’ve been a fan of Countdown with Keith Olbermann since I started subscribing to cable a couple of years ago (after a nearly eight year break), but I think Greg Sargent is correct to assert that Olbermann’s honesty, his willingness to engage with his audiences, only adds to his credibility.
Now if only we could convince MSNBC to get rid of Chris Matthews and Tucker Carlson.