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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:15 PM

You know who deserves a lot of credit for the return of the progressive agenda

Last edited Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:33 AM - Edit history (1)

Keith Olbermann - damn I still miss him. He did a lot to put the liberal agenda back on the front page and he tore the Wingnuts a new one night after night.

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Reply You know who deserves a lot of credit for the return of the progressive agenda (Original post)
malaise Jan 2013 OP
JaneyVee Jan 2013 #1
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #2
reteachinwi Jan 2013 #4
whathehell Jan 2013 #7
reteachinwi Jan 2013 #9
malaise Jan 2013 #10
libdem4life Jan 2013 #3
annabanana Jan 2013 #5
malaise Jan 2013 #11
KharmaTrain Jan 2013 #6
malaise Jan 2013 #12
Arctic Dave Jan 2013 #8
ancianita Jan 2013 #13
malaise Jan 2013 #15
ancianita Jan 2013 #19
Phillip McCleod Jan 2013 #14
woo me with science Jan 2013 #16
annabanana Jan 2013 #17
Drew Richards Jan 2013 #18

Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:19 PM

1. I completely agree. His show was the BEST written news show on TV.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:19 PM

2. I think we have done better since he left...

Even when he was a sportscaster he was a flaming asshat. His style did nothing for us

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:27 PM

4. My wife thinks he's mentally ill

 

but he was the only one calling out Bush and Cheney when most everyone else felt it was necessary to salute.

The edit is because I couldn't resist.
http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=PVyXbTn-YIo&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DPVyXbTn-YIo

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Response to reteachinwi (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:17 PM

7. He might be, but it doesn't make me like and respect him any less..

I miss him. I just wish he'd get his act together

and get a new show he can stay with!

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Response to whathehell (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:49 PM

9. Agreed

 

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Response to whathehell (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:19 AM

10. Ditto

He still promoted the liberal agenda and exposed Bushco big time.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:21 PM

3. Me, too. I'd never miss his show...loved his snark. Wonder long he'll be in the Media Dog House?

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:36 PM

5. Regardless of the size of his ego, and perhaps some ill-considered

ultimatums. . . .

He was the FIRST to call out ON TV the neo-cons and the disastrous Iraq invasion. He called out Rummy for calling dissent Un-American and for that I will forever thank him.

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Response to annabanana (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:19 AM

11. 100% correct

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 08:37 PM

6. Agreed...

...before Keith, MSNBC had the likes of Alan Keyes, Laura Ingraham and Michael Weiner. Pitchfork Pat was a "moderate". Keith was truly a lone voice in the wilderness and had to restrain himself. I recall an email he responded to a DU'er explaining how he had to tread carefully and if he got viewer support he would take more chances...which he did. Credit also goes to Phil Griffin who was KO's big ally in those early days. The two of them should get credit for bringing Rachel over as well as many of the regular "contributors" we see today.

It was a shame to see Keith burn out...which he had done at ESPN and it happened in his first MSNBC tour in the 90s and then again in recent years and then at Current. I think his downfall was getting too wrapped up in the personal side of the biz...the clash of egos and wasn't able to play well with others. I figure he'll make a great instructor at Cornell...

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:20 AM

12. KO is the reason more places now show MSNBC

It's that simple and I will forever be grateful

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 09:40 PM

8. I agree.

 

He set into motion the changing of the narrative from the repugs to the Dems.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:31 AM

13. I loved him for helping get me through the 2008 campaign. Maddow, Schultz, O'Donnell and

Sharpton still keep the light on, but Olbermann's brand of humor is unmatched.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:59 AM

15. There is no Rachel without KO

He brought her there - thankfully

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Response to malaise (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:47 PM

19. Truedat.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:38 AM

14. we do! :)

 

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:00 AM

16. What progressive agenda has been proposed? nt

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:06 AM

17. There are some cornflakes over here



In case you have to go.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:17 AM

18. I miss KO he was a light in the darkest days of this Corporate takeover of Government

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