Skip to comments.Olbermann to Strike Back at Koppel for Saying He Represents 'The Death of Real News'
Posted on 11/14/2010 7:49:23 PM PST by Mozilla
Ted Koppel on Sunday published an op-ed at the Washington Post wherein he claimed that opinionated television personalities like MSNBC's Keith Olbermann represent the death of real news.
The "Countdown" host apparently isn't taking this lying down for he tweeted the following Sunday evening:
FYI Special Comment tomorrow night: Koppel, False Equivalence, and his part in the real "death of news" [sic]
Here's what's caught Olbermann's ire this time:
To witness Keith Olbermann - the most opinionated among MSNBC's left-leaning, Fox-baiting, money-generating hosts - suspended even briefly last week for making financial contributions to Democratic political candidates seemed like a whimsical, arcane holdover from a long-gone era of television journalism, when the networks considered the collection and dissemination of substantive and unbiased news to be a public trust.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
I challenge anyone to prove that real news existed.
(In the context stated)
It’s all opinion. Whether it come under a “opinion” or op/ed banner, or be it coming with a banner of “news”. That’s opinion too.
Hell this is just what Obermann wanted to post his ratings
The only problem is that it sets up the rest of the MSM who “only” break hard left to point to Olbermann and say “See we’re centrist, we have a puf piece about the unquestioned born and breed American known as Obama. But first we have a inside report about Sarah Palin’s vestigial tail.”
He actually generates money? Who knew?
I thought the news divisions all lost money...not sure about MSNBC per se...
Komrade Olbermann is an insulting, profane little propagandist. IMHO, what he desperately needs is an industrial strength mouth washing, a good thorough old school drubbing and a job requiring heavy manual labor.
I wasn’t paying much attention at the time (because I was born in ‘70) but I’d venture a guess that the end of real news/journalism began with old Walt’s editorializing about Vietnam on the evening news.
Ever hear of Walter Duranty?
NYT apologist/liar for Stalin in the 30s.
He may have three people who listen to him. Not a concern in my opinion.
They did when they used to have news bureaus all over the globe that covered and reported "news". It doesn't take much budget to sit on your ass in a studio with a bunch of talking heads discussing the latest DNC fax as if it "reporting". That's how they can get away with paying their "talent" so lavishly.
Does Drudge still say he makes more money than ABC, CBS, and NBC News combined?
A couple of lefty scumbags at each other’s throat? ..Break out the popcorn.
hehehe....soon to be gushing out.
What Keith really needs is a 300 pound cellmate named Bubba.
Or Will Randolph Hearst?
You'd win. One of the way-stations down that detour was WR Hearst/Spanish-American War/Yellow Journalism. That is just the first one to come to mind.
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