Keith Olbermann And The Kettle
In a recent broadcast MNSBC reporter/commentator Keith Olbermann attacked the New York Post for reportedly having an agenda to ‘get Obama’. According to the broadcast there has been a semi-official policy at the Rupert Murdoch owned newspaper to do all they can to attack the Obama administration.
Now to make it clear I’d would like to say that while I’ve not seen proof of this allegation I certainly would not be surprised if it was true and it is perfectly proper to report it. Further if they have done this it is completely wrong for any news organization or news reporter to discard journalistic integrity in place of a political agenda.
But I find it bemusing at best (closer to hypocritical) for Olbermann to express outrage at this story. Here is a many who spent every moment of every day since he started at MSNBC doing everything he could to destroy the Bush administration, the Republican party, and indeed anyone more conservative than Bernie Sanders.
So while I think it’s wrong for the Post (and just to save people time also Fox News) to push a political agenda over journalistic integrity it is also wrong for Olbermann and MSNBC to do so.