Clash of the Titans

August 27, 2008

OK, I take back the crack about the Clintons. This is what’s really fun:

ANIMOSITY among MSNBC anchors has reached a mile-high peak at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, with on-air squabbling between such big egos as Joe Scarborough, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews and David Shuster.

[. . .]

Scarborough declined to talk to Page Six, but sources say he and NBC anchor Tom Brokaw disagree with MSNBC’s decision to position itself as the channel for George W. Bush-haters.

[. . .]

Insiders say Olbermann is pushing to have Brokaw banned from the network and is also refusing to have centrist Time magazine columnist Mike Murphy on his show.

This might be high drama instead of low comedy if the network had any actual viewers. I wonder if somebody’s Bush-hating head will explode during the GOP convention next week?


3 Responses to “Clash of the Titans”

  1. Bob G. Says:

    To take a line from the old Second City TV Show:
    “He blew up. Yep, he blew up REAL good”!



  2. Harl Delos Says:

    This might be high drama instead of low comedy if the network had any actual viewers.

    Things are changing, Leo. As of June, MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” was #1 in the 8 PM time slot.

    They’ve been picking up viewers, while Faux News’s “O’Reilly Factor” has been losing them.

    As I understand it, I understand Chris Matthews will be quitting the network to run for Arlen Spector’s seat in the Senate. I’d enjoy that – getting him off the air, and then getting a chance to vote against him at the ballot box, it’s a double win for me.

  3. Steve T. Says:

    Ratings be hanged, it is Olbermann who should be “banned” if MSNBC aspires to be taken seriously some day.

    Keith’s been getting by for years now on his pale plagiarism of the David Letterman show, from throwing pens through fake windows to Dave’s signature top ten list.

    MSNBC might as well upgrade to Jon Stuart and drop the news charade.

    But first MSNBC should take a moment to splash some cold water in their faces, and then ask themselves why they didn’t instantly and summarily fire an employee who thinks the solution to their problem is to kick out Tom Brokaw.

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