Ed Driscoll

"The New Yorker Is Just Figuring Out Olbermann Is A Lunatic"

Back in 2005, Howard Dean told the late Tim Russert, “I will use whatever position I have in order to root out hypocrisy.” As the above clip illustrates, Dean’s got his work cut out for him, particularly in his own party and its media.

Over at NRO’s Media Blog, Stephen Spruiell explores the New Yorker’s recent profile of Keith Olbermann:

I find it amusing that magazines like the New Yorker are just now figuring out that Olbermann is a lunatic. Alternatively, maybe they just found it harder to ignore once Olby started attacking Hillary Clinton with the same frothing intensity he usually reserved for Republicans. Here’s Phil Griffin, the senior vice-president in charge of MSNBC, telling Boyer what that was like from his perspective:

But, just as Obama must work to win Clinton supporters for the fall campaign, Phil Griffin has to repair a fractured audience base, a portion of which saw sexism in his network