Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ditto the little creep from Jossip

How dare he.
It's been Page 6's regular duty to defend its corporate cousin Fox News and, more specifically, Bill O'Reilly, whose regular feuds with Keith Olbermann have provided for endless copy and ratings. And today's item is no different. It's an assault on Olbermann, and carries the same claims we've long been making: That he's trying to run the place.
Okay at least he pointed out that Murdoch, Bill O'Reilly, Fox and Page Six all hate me. But this idea that I'm trying to run MSNBC? Could he just keep that quiet? Please?

The former MSNBCer then goes on to add this:
Olbermann has long been said to be trying to oust his biggest rival, Chris Matthews. Matthews' contract will soon be up, and it's barely an open secret that Olbermann wants him out.
Matthews is a joke. I'm just trying to do the humane thing and put him out of my misery. Yes, you read that right, it is all about me remember?

So who's next, supposedly, on Olbermann's death wish list? Former NBC Nightly News anchor and current special correspondent Tom Brokaw: "Insiders say Olbermann is pushing to have Brokaw banned from the network and is also refusing to have centrist Time magazine columnist Mike Murphy on his show. 'The idea of anyone trying to ban Tom Brokaw is ludicrous,' said one MSNBC-er. Brokaw was on MSNBC for an hour yesterday afternoon."
Yes the former NBC anchor was on for an entire hour out of more than 20 hours of DNC coverage. Okay, so Jossip may be right.

Now, we've heard the requisite insider denials from MSNBC that "all is well" dozens of times before. And the rule we've learned: Ignore the downplaying, because it most often turns out to be true.
This is the real reason I hate P6 and Jossip (among others). Sometimes the gossip is true.


marinara said...

I can see this thing about wanting Brokaw out to be partially true. I mean, Keith probably presented to the higher ups as a good business decision to strongly urge Brokaw to retire, since Brokaw is obviously pro-government, and pro-Bush. He's too antiquated to fit in with the new 'vision' of NBC and MSNBC.

I'm ok with that.

Donna said...

More proof that Keith's ego is now firmly in control, not his brain unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

Brokaw made the mortal sin of telling the truth about Keith.