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 andblah 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
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.