Matthews-Olbermann circus shut down by MSNBC

4 thoughts on “Matthews-Olbermann circus shut down by MSNBC”

  1. I am glad to see ‘some’ of the trash taken out….or at least demoted.
    Me too. By the time the RNC was over, everyone I know — on both sides of the political fence — was screaming about the MSM’s obvious abandonment of any semblance of objectivity or impartiality.

  2. I’m one of the three who hadn’t heard about it. This is because those two are an embarrassment to the profession and I never took them seriously enough to pay attention to them to begin with.

    Plus, I’m so burned out on all of this. McCain is a misogynistic, war-mongering ass and Palin is a bible-thumping theocrat. (Yes, I called McCain misogynistic. If people can’t see the patronage in choosing Palin, they’re blind.)

    I’m not all that enamored of Obama, although I do like Biden, so they’ll have to do. Everything else is a soundbite. Everything else is drama. Just get us to November already. The lines are clear. If people don’t know who they are voting for by now, they’re clueless because there are very clear lines of differentiation here.
    Just close your eyes, grit your teeth, and repeat to yourself, “It’s almost over, it’s almost over, it’s almost over … ”

    Of course, on January 22, it will start all over again … 🙁

  3. It’s about time. Matthews and Olberman are commentators and not journalists. Finally, someone realize this.
    Problem is, if we label all the commentators as “commentators,” we won’t have any “journalists” left to deliver the “news.” At the risk of sounding like the senior citizen I am, there was once a time when editorials/commentary were clearly labeled as such and confined to the editorial pages or their electronic equivalents. What an old-fashioned concept.

  4. I’m not terribly surprised by this with either of these two dudes. They’ve been heading to this place for quite a whiles. Matthews at least, used to be pretty good, Olberman is a mean, nasty clown if you ask me. I don’t think there is any danger of either of these two becoming the top dog, so to speak. None at all.
    Mathews hasn’t been bad, til now; Olberman has never been any good. They both jumped the shark during the conventions. MSNBC has a problem if they really are trying to position themselves as the fair-and-balanced network. Bringing on conservative commentators just to be punching bags isn’t go to cut it.

... and that's my two cents