Monday, November 15, 2010

There's MoreThan One Way to Skin a Critic

The increasingly thin-skinned Olbermann is at it YET AGAIN. This time, though, it's Ted Koppel who's apparently pissed Mr. Prima Donna off. Yes, folks, I'm pointing specifically here to the fact that Olbermann didn't at all appreciate Koppel's op-ed column in the Washington Post - a piece, evidently, in which Koppel had the unmitigated audacity to criticize Olbermann's shameless advocacy/preaching to the choir form of journalism. But this time, instead of simply slapping Koppel on the wrist (as he did to John Stewart for a similar criticism), or adding him onto his worst person's list (as he did to Campbell Brown for ditto), Mr. Olbermann put forth an entire special comments segment - not only criticizing Koppel's criticism, but hammering the venerable journalist as well (even going as far as to blame him for his not being able to uncover, a priori, the Bush administration's "lies" about WMD). I'm telling you here, folks, it was actually quite creepy - the entirety of it! I mean, he even took a pot-shot at Anderson Cooper, too....Collateral damage, I gather.


Beach Bum said...

I have nothing to add but that I completely agree with your post.

Rusty Shackleford said...

I think he knows hes toast after Comcast takes control of NBC shortly after the first of the year.

He must be crazy putting himself in the same catagory as Morrow and Cronkite.Olbermann is one of those people you'd like to buy for what their worth and sell then for what they think their worth.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

He's going after Ted Koppel now (the conspiracy is widening, evidently). I don't think that even O'Reilly would ever try that.