Olby's short, sweet suspension – UPDATED

I’ve had a few emails from people rolling their eyes at the “high drama” of Keith Olbermann’s suspension at MSNBC, which appears to have been a big nothing. He’ll be back on the air soon.

A friend wondered if the whole thing was a publicity stunt.

If it was, it sort of blew up in their faces, didn’t it? If they’d expected the rightwing punditry to engage in gleeful vindictiveness over his suspension, they had to be disappointed. Many on the right were appalled at the suspension and decried it as stupid. Some even got on board with a petition to reinstate Olbermann.

Which means that the next time he goes mega-blowhard about how the people on the right are freedom-hating, constitution-shredding fascists and nazis, or otherwise subhuman bags of meat, Olbermann is just going come off as a bigger clown than ever before.

Oh, those heaped up coals, how they do burn.

Anyway, if it was a publicity stunt, it did manage to effectively end the conversation about how truly deplorable was MSNBC’s election-night coverage, or how well-reviewed FOX’s coverage was in comparison.

And maybe that’s what it was all about.

More here.

The case of Chris Matthews

UPDATE: DO take a few minutes to watch the link in Zach’s comment. It’s priceless.

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