In the previous post I went to some lengths to point out just how absurd it is for liberals to wail and gnash their teeth about Fox News (which actually attempts to live up to its “fair and balanced” positioning statement) all the while MSNBC has hyper-partisan, Obama-cheerleader hacks like Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews assigned to anchor their election coverage desk.
Apparently some saving remnant of old-school journalists at NBC could bear the embarrassment no longer. Less than 48 hours after my post (not that there is any linkage . . . BWR isn’t that powerful . . . yet) comes the news that Olbermann and Matthews are being removed.
Actually, however, I suspect that Stephen Spuriell over at NRO’s “Media Blog” is correct. Olbermann didn’t get replaced because he was too liberal. He was yanked for being too much of a horse’s posterior to his collegaues:
. . . while I’d love to take some credit here, I think it had a lot more to do with Keith Olbermann’s outrageous behavior toward his colleagues during the week of the Democratic convention. What is most objectionable about Olbermann is not his politics but his attitude. He has to be a jerk about everything. By all accounts, his rising popularity went to his head and he started pulling the same stunts he is notorious for pulling at every other place he has worked: treating everyone around him like dirt and pushing the envelope further and further on the air.