Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Keith Olbermann No Longer the Worst Person in the World

MSNBC Countdown host Keith Olbermann has announced that he is discontinuing his "Worst Person in the World" segment. This in response to the Jonathan Stewart Rally to Restore Sanity on the Washington Mall this past weekend.

Keith did not much like Stewart's implication that MSNBC is just as bad as Fox News. He put Jonathan Alter in the guest chair to argue that there is a false equivalence that confuses reason and fact with emotion and opinion, with MSNBC supposedly offering reason and fact, while Fox News offers emotion and opinion.

We'll be the first to agree that Fox News does fight like a girl these days. Have you watched Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck lately? They even have girl names, Foxy ladies that they are. But just because Chris Matthews, Lawrence O'Donnell, Keith Olbermann, and Rachel Maddow on MSNBC fight like men and not like girls, that doesn't make them better than the Foxy ladies.

By the way, Keith only promised to discontinue the segment for the time being, which means he's only promising temporary sanity.

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