If the Fox News Channel has the reputation as the “conservative” wing of the cable news outlets, then MSNBC has certainly become the known as the “liberal” one. No other personality on MSNBC personifies this reputation more than Keith Olbermann, one of MSNBC’s lead anchors covering the Democratic Convention.
Politico.com has a fascinating story in which it appears that Olbermann has gotten too big for his britches. According to Politico.com, there have been at least two incidents at the DNC involving on-air spats between Olbermann and his colleagues, Chris Matthews and Joe Scarborough. I could be wrong, but I suspect that some of the conflict is the result of bias and ego run amuck.
For my part, I loathe biased coverage be it from the left or the right. I still believe in a “just the facts ma’am” approach to reporting, with a clear distinction between news and commentary. Unfortunately, we don’t get much of that anymore, and that is why it is critical for Christians to exercise discernment in their consumption of news media.
For those who are interested, the videos of the two incidents are below. Otherwise, happy convention-watching!
Spat with Scarborough
Spat with Matthews