Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Greenwald just won't give it a rest.

Why does Glenn Greenwald hate Keith Olbermann's Ego? How can he call himself a liberal and attack Keith Olbermann? These are very important questions and I'm glad to see that so many of The Ego's fans have decided to grill Greenwald on these very important issues. He's now done a 2nd update on his tired column from yesterday. And he references an "addendum" that David Sirota did in his blog about moi. Good job driving both of them crazy (keep it up).
Some people seem incapable of understanding the significance here. It's really not complicated. It's a major breach of journalistic freedom -- and a serious and
blah blah blah blah. Yeah uh huh. We got you the first 97 times you said that. They don't care Glenn. It's the Ego they love, no matter what, as it should be of course.
I suppose if one finds the issue of corporate control of journalism to be unimportant, then one will find Olbermann's statements unimportant -- but that's about the only view that could justify that reaction.
That's what you think buddy. These people love, love, love the Ego. And nothing you say or do is going to change that, not even the truth lies you people keep spinning about the ego, nor, hee hee, The Ego's statement admitting that nothing you had written was "factually inaccurate". (Psst: The Ego released that statement just to drive Greenwald into hyper-drive. He knows it, I admitted it, and there's nothing he can do about the nasty comments piling up at Salon. The Ego loves it!).
Nothing is more irrelevant to the discussion than whether one "likes" Keith Olbermann or enjoys watching him on the TV. That would be relevant if the topic were: "Who are your favorite TV stars?" But that's not the topic being discussed here. I suppose one could say (as some are arguing in Comments) that one should refrain from ever covering a story that might reflect poorly on anyone who has the same political views as you do; that's the view that led most Republicans to justify everything George Bush did (he's on our side; why criticize him?). But I hope nobody reading this blog expects that sentiment to prevail here (truth-telling and ethical obligations are only for Fox News and Republicans).
LOL. That's what you think Greenwald. The fans obviously feel much differently about this. And who's most important? That's right: The Ego. Oh and his fans.

David Sirota is feeling the love too. It lead to this little shit fit over at his blog that no one would bother reading if it weren't for Keith Olbermann's Ego.
And so I'll just conclude by saying this: You may like Keith Olbermann (as I do), but if your love of Keith Olbermann makes you refuse to defend/demand respect for independent journalism, then you ought to consider how fucked up your value system really is. Loyalty to an individual over loyalty to principles is the definition of cultism. MSNBC partisans insisting that we should ignore General Electric's manipulation of the news out of deference to Keith Olbermann's supposedly infallible awesomeness are at best being intellectually dishonest, and at worst endorsing in precisely the kind of propagandistic pro-censorship sycophancy that is at the heart of this scandal.
Look David (and Glenn and the rest of you): NO ONE CARES. And the Ego loves that they don't care. The only thing that matters to them is the love they feel for Keith Olbermann. What could be more beautiful? Truth, honesty, integrity, journalistic principles, yada yada yada yada, blah blah blah blah. Who cares? Here's what's really important here: Keith Olbermann's Ego. As it should be.


Marcia x3 said...

It is pretty funny seeing The NYTimes, FiredogLake, The Nation along with OlbermannWatch on the enemies list.

You may have to move Inside Cable News to the Enemies list as well. Spud was also correct (oops, I mean WRONG) in assessing this "Keith/O'Reilly truce" situation. He actually posted the "truce" rumors back on June 7th (I think).

Keith Olbermann's Ego said...

Thank you Marcia x3. ICN has now been added to the list of enemies.

Anonymous said...

Loyalty to an individual over loyalty to principles is the definition of cultism.

TR said...

Most people won't have any idea what Greenwald said or anyone else. And half of those who do won't care. I'm sure it might peel away a handful of viewers for him but for the diehard fans they just don't care and they are totally willing to put their cult-like devotion above principles they claim to stand for. We know now that he will do what GE tells him to do (and then lie about it). That makes them members of a weird cult and that makes him a corporate whore. They deserve one another.

Anonymous said...

It must be so nice to be so idealistic that you think it would be so easy for Keith to give up his job. He's doing what he had to do under the circumstances. He is a very brave man and he is still my hero.

Keith Olbermann's Ego said...

Proving once again that a sucker is born every minute.

marinara said...

I am a proud member of the Cult of Keith's Ego!

I knew something was going on when Keith said on June 1st that he wouldn't mention Billo's name any longer. I figured he was looking for an excuse to retire that schtick, but I thought it was because his fans were tiring of the childishness of it, not because of some deal between FOX and GE. Never would've guessed that.

LK said...

I can't believe how clueless some of these people are. They honestly believe the whole martyr story he's spun out on this even though off-air he admitted that yes he had lied and there was nothing factually incorrect about this story of Greenwalds. What really disgusts me is that he used a man's murder as a pretext to cover his own big fat ass on this. I can't believe I ever used to like this guy.