Last night was not a good one. After my beau left I jumped on the computer to get my mind of the idea that things between us are a little strained. He does not seem to get that as a woman there are times when I need attention. Last night was one of those nights. Sigh…So I am on my computer when an e-mail alert caught my eye; MSNBC had let my favorite news commentator go. Keith Olbermann is off the air!
For many of you this may mean nothing but to me this is terrible. I am a news junkie, and like to keep up on politics on an almost hourly basis. Keith was the man I listened to; the voice I respected. He and his guests kept tabs on our elected officials and told it like it was. Keith did not hold back and would even go after the president when necessary. He may have ranted at times, but this I can understand; at least once a month I rant too.
What really bothers me is that he may have been let go because of his liberal views. It is scary to think a voice was silenced because a big corporation did not like what he had to say. It would be different if he had lied or said something horrible; the people who do this should be held accountable but sadly often are not. No, instead he was let go because he may have been just too liberal for his bosses. I thought MSNBC was supposed to be the flip side of Fox News but with Keith’s firing (or mutual split as it is being called) this may not be so. It upset me enough to boycott the network. Early this morning I called them letting them know I will no longer watch the channel, which is tough because CNN is boring! Now where will I get my news and how long before big businesses shut all liberals up? Who’s next?
If you are bothered by this too please call MSNBC at 212-644-4444 to let them know. If they are going to let their highest rated show slip into the wastelands they should know what it means to viewers and people who want to see both sides, liberals and conservatives continue to speak to us.
I'm a writer, lifelong bibliophile ,and researcher. I hold a Bachelors in Humanities & History and a Master's in Humanities. When I'm not reading or talking about Shakespeare or history, you can usually find me in the garden discussing science or politics with my cat.
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Sari, my husband and I agree with you 100%. Keith was the best! He and Rachel Maddow are our favorites, but I suspect that we may see Keith on again in the future. Comcast who acquire NBC obviously did not want him on board.