Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Stewart Slams Olbermann

Since I've sort of gone after the Daily Show before, it's only fair that I show Jon Stewart some love for this:

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I'm glad that someone on the left finally had the guts to point out how absurd, over-the-top, and - at times - downright hypocritical Olbermann's rants have become. (While I'm at it, I should also give belated props to PetPluto for this post.)

Maybe Olbermann will take a hint from Jon Stewart. But if this doesn't do it, perhaps a 44 percent drop in ratings among 25 to 54 year-olds will.


MediaMaven said...

This is awesome. Very well done. I can't believe Olbermann is allowed to say these things on air.

MediaMaven said...

Both you and Pet should give a listen to the Slate Culture Gabfest podcast from January 26. They discuss Olbermann and Maddow and play most of the Jon Stewart clip, but their guest, Mike Pesca from NPR, had great things to say about why liberal talk radio tends to fail (but flourish in other mediums) compared to the conservative dominance.