MSNBC host’s embarrassing display embodies all that is wrong with corporate news today
Thursday, Nov 12, 2009
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann named Lou Dobbs as one of the worst people in the world as the anchor of some 30 years suddenly resigned from CNN last night amid controversy.
“The bronze to Lou Dobbs, who tonight, as of tonight, has just quit his CNN show,” Olbermann said during his “worst person in the world segment”.
As Olbermann read out Dobb’s resignation statement, he put on an contemptuous impression and couldn’t resist mocking Dobbs further by adding joke sentences.
“‘I’m the last of the original anchors here on CNN and I’m proud to have had the privilege of helping to build the world’s first news network.’ And then I discovered America,” Olbermann said.
“The rumor around here is they’re going to do two hours of their 8 o’clock show and as to Dobbs, I hear he’s going to Telemundo.” Olbermann added with a sardonic grin.
While he is fully entitled to disagree with Dobbs’ politics, it was embarrassing to watch such an undignified display on behalf of Olbermann directed toward a career professional who is highly respected by a great deal of Americans.
Someone should remind Olbermann that he is presenting MSNBC’s flagship nightly news programming because he seems to think he has become a poor man’s John Stewart from Comedy Central’s Daily Show.
Olbermann models himself on another legendary news anchor, Edward R. Murrow , even emulating his famous “Good night and good luck” motto at the end of every program.
However, it is hard to imagine for one second that Murrow would ever have resorted to such a base level of sinpery and spitefulness, in turn reducing the programming to pure political backbiting.
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This article was posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 11:31 am