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COUNTDOWN with Keith Olbermann
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FOX NEWS: The
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Counting Down on MSNBC's Keith Olbermann
by David Folkenflik, NPR: MORNING
EDITION, November 23, 2007
Listen to NPR's interview with Keith Olbermann where he discusses what the format of his show would like under a Democratic presidential administration.
Cable Channel Nods to Ratings and Leans
By Jacques Steinberg, THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 6, 2007
"Riding a ratings wave from Countdown With Keith Olbermann, a program that takes strong issue with the Bush administration, MSNBC is increasingly seeking to showcase its nighttime lineup as a welcome haven for viewers of a similar mind."
The Most Honest Man in News
by Mark Binelli, ROLLING STONE, Feb 22,
"Keith Olbermann is mad as hell - and unlike Rush Limbaugh, he's not faking it."
By Stephen Rodrick, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, April 9, 2007
"Keith Olbermann fumbled his way
through sportscasting and talk-show gigs with varying degrees of success. Now he's found his niche as a
truth-telling, Bush-bashing accidental liberal hero."
Is Keith Olbermann the
Future of Journalism?
By Mark Lisheron, AMERICAN JOURNALISM REVIEW, February/March 2007
"The MSNBC anchor's unorthodox amalgam of the serious and the silly and his trenchant criticism of the war in Iraq have boosted the struggling network's ratings and made him a hot media commodity. But some critics dislike blurring the line between fact and opinion."
Bill O'Reilly And NBC, Shouting to Make Themselves
By Howard Kurtz, WASHINGTON POST, January 15, 2007
"The cable pundits, for their part, thrive on finger-in-the-eye argument, not nuance. Fox analyst Geraldo Rivera defended O'Reilly in a radio interview, calling Olbermann a coward and saying he was ready to fight him. 'I would make a pizza out of him,' Rivera said."
MSNBC's Star Carves Anti-Fox Niche
By Bill Carter, THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 11, 2006
"He is either the leading man of MSNBC or its leading agent provocateur, but Keith Olbermann has no problem embracing either role."
Explore this special feature entitled, "The Cable News Wars," featuring interviews with various correspondents from FOX, CNN and MSNBC and the results of a NewsHour-commissioned study on the content of the three all-news cable networks.