Friday, January 22, 2010
I've been forcing myself recently to watch Keith Olbermann -- you have to watch the other side if for no other reason than to test your own thinking and, besides, I have friends who recommend him, both sincerely and as a source of humor -- and thought that both his smear of Scott Brown and his subsequent defense thereof were, well, asinine. No less an authority on the asinine than Jon Stewart agrees:
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Special Comment - Keith Olbermann's Name-Calling|
Olbermann ought to stick to sports, where he really is quite good.
CWCID: Glenn Reynolds.
Yeah,I watched him too on election night. Maybe his mother or his boyfriend thinks he's clever. I've never seen such a no-class, graceless person on TV. If he is like that every night, he must attract a very special demographic.
TH, you're not testing yourself very hard by watching Olbermann. Try Maddow instead.
Or better yet, samefacts.com, or crookedtimber.org. Matt Yglesias is also pretty good considering the quantity that he posts - better than Andrew Sullivan and not as blinkered (he does occasionally get things wrong).
On climate change, try Things Break: http://thingsbreak.wordpress.com/
With Brian, I'd second the "Olbermann out, Yglesias in" recommendation. Matt & Ezra are the two bloggers who I read all the time. I don't know enough about Olbermann as I don't have a TV, but I know plenty of Democrats who find him annoying. Maddow's definitely smarter.