Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Is NBC Partisan?


The executive suite at MSNBC is the last hardened corner of America to concede that maybe Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews are nowhere close to the textbook definition of detached, "straight news" anchor. Their decision to abandon what was tenderly called their anchoring "experiment" only acknowledges that the idea was a bust: MSNBC was regularly coming in dead last among the commercial cable-news and broadcast-news network covering the conventions.

Actually, I think MSNBC did have a winning combination: it was very entertaining to watch those two girl-fight over which one of them loved Obama more. I tuned in to see what would happen next, but once they were forced to stop fighting, they had nothing else to offer.