There’s not much to say about Keith Olbermann’s departure from Countdown on MSNBC last Friday, but since I have time on my hands, I might as well say it.
As much as I loathe Olbermann, I’m not gloating for a few reasons:
1. As the anchor of Countdown with Keith Olbermann he became a prominent face of the left. This is not good for the left. He is smug, pompous, stupid, mean and dishonest. He is one of the least likable people on television. Although he is catnip to the Democrat base — and what does that say about them? — I have to think the rest of America was repulsed by him. I have no data to support this, but I think he helped drive independents away from the left. Or it is possible that so few people watched, and fewer cared, that he mattered little.
2. We need leftists in the media to keep the government from expanding its control. Imagine what would happen if the MSM collapsed and all that was left was Fox News and talk radio. Who knows what would happen, but it would not be good.
3. Olbermann will be back in some form or other. He’s a huge star on the left. You know how horror movies work. You think Jason or Freddie Kreuger are dead… but they come back. They always come back.