Archive for the ‘journolist’ tag
The Daily Caller reports that members of the left-wing discussion group Journolist think Keith Olbermann is a “predictable,” “unfunny,” “misogynistic,” “pompous,” “shtiky and rude blowhard.”
Several of the Journolist contributors were especially put off by Olbermann’s bizarrely, gratuitously vicious assault on Carrie Prejean, the Miss USA contestant who said she believed marriage should be between a man and a woman. (A position shared by such right-wing crypto-fascists as president Barack Obama.) Michael O’Hare, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, wrote,
Odd when a reasonable person’s internal alarm doesn’t go off in a situation like that– “I’m going to ridicule a girl who’s obviously at her personal limits just trying to look conventionally pretty on national TV? What does that make me?”
But perhaps most damningly, Michael Cohen from the New America Foundation said of Olbermann,
At least [Fox News’s Sean] Hannity and [Bill] O’Reilly engage with the other side (if mainly just to yell at them). Olbermann is just an echo chamber.
Keithers must be devastated. If MSNBC can’t find anybody to go on suicide watch because everybody hates him, maybe they can install one of those baby monitors near his bathtub, where a bawling Olbermann is certain to be nestled for the next several weeks.
Oh yeah– as if to compound his misery, now everybody also knows Keith Olbermann was not invited to participate in Journolist. Hundreds of members– journalists, professors, the liberal intellectual elite– and no room for the lockstep ideological cohort who hosts a nightly, primetime show on a major cable news network? (Olbermann must feel betrayed by Journolist contributor and frequent guest on “Countdown With Keith Olbermann,” Chris Hayes.)
Worst. Listserv. In The World!
UPDATE: Ed Morrissey has more.