Thursday, June 17, 2010

Parting is such sweet sorrow: Olberman splits from Daily Kos


After panning The Won’s oil spill speech, Keith Olberman found the Kool Aid drinkers at Kos up in arms over his comments. What got Olberman’s goat was a diary that claimed he panned the speech to boost his ratings. Being every bit as thin skinned as The Won himself, Olberman had a hissy fit and quit Kos.
For years, from the Katrina days onward, whenever I stuck my neck out, I usually visited here as the cliched guy in the desert stopping by the oasis. I never got universal support, and never expected it, nor wanted it (who wants an automatic "Yes" machine?). But I used to read a lot about how people here would 'always have my back' and trust me this was of palpable value as I fought opponents external and internal who try to knock me and Rachel off the air, all the time, in ways you can imagine and others you can't.
Now I get to read how we pre-planned our anger because 'beating up on the President has been good for ratings'.
If I can understand people's frustration with seeing a speech by a Democratic president criticized in a venue such as mine, why is it impossible for some people here to accept my frustration about the speech? You don't agree with me, fine. You don't want to watch because you don't agree with me, fine. But to accuse me, after five years of risking what I have to present the truth as I see it, of staging something for effect, is deeply offensive to me and is an indication of what has happened here.
You want Cheerleaders? Hire the Buffalo Jills. You want diaries with conspiracy theories, go nuts. If you want this site the way it was even a year ago, let me know and I'll be back.
Make sure to read the comment thread; it is better than the post itself.

11 comments:

richard said...

I'm sorry, but I can't bring myself to go anywhere near the fever swamp that is the Daily Kos. Those people are mentally ill.

Lipton T. Bagg said...

The way I see it, less OBAMERman is always better...

I'd typically say something like "Good, go back to sports", but he sucked there too...

-LTB

Christopher said...

(who wants an automatic "Yes" machine?).

Ummm, one guess,,,HUSSEIN!

Lipton T. Bagg said...

Clifton:

Thank you for your kind acknowledgement of Viewed From The Right. Your readership and support is greatly appreciated.

I note and link your article at my other site, Smash Mouth Politics, with gratitude.

http://maaadddog.wordpress.com/2010/06/17/keith-olberman-develops-male-pms-leaves-daily-kos/

-LTB

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Seriously laugh out loud funny. That's the thing with lefties, they'll turn on and eat their own faster than you can say "socialist utopia."

Joaquin said...

So now Mr. Olberman can be called a RACIST, no?

Anonymous said...

So he didn't grabbed one of their hands and demanded, "who are you? who are you? who are you? who are you?"

2nd Anonymous

Anonymous said...

Sing the Wizard of Oz tune...

"Ding Dong....the Dick is Gone."

I never watched the jackass anyway..or anything else political on any CNN channels.

Signed,
SB Smith
TX

Janelle said...

Why do I get the feeling Keith sleeps in jammies with feet?

The Right Girl said...

That's hilarious, Joaquin. Clearly, in the words of the brain-trust that is Janeane Garafalo, "this is racism, straight up."

Hmmm... she said that on Olbermann's show, did she not?

Anonymous said...

Hah Hah Hah. He's just too funny to be so pathatic. He's such a creepy crawler.

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