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Time on Olbermann

Time’s James Poniewozik writes in a post titled “Keith Olbermann Blows Last Remaining Gasket” on the RFK/Clinton dust-up:

The substance (or lack thereof) of the controversy notwithstanding—big sister blog Swampland weighs in here and here and here and here and here—Olbermann is edging ever-closer to self-parody, or, worse, predictability. (As soon as the Clinton gaffe broke, blog commenters were wondering how ballistic he would go, and he obliged, and how.) Even if we concede his argument—that Clinton was at best callously and at worst intentionally suggesting she should stay in the race because Obama might be killed—every time he turns up the volume to 11 like this lately, he sounds like just another of the cable gasbags he used to be a corrective to.

Two things. One, I doubt this is Olbermann’s last gasket. And two, since Media Matters has not posted any criticism of Keith Olbermann, everything he said in the “Special Comment” must be true.


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