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Wed Mar 23, 2016, 10:34 PM

 

Keith Olbermann’s Guide to Surviving the Media Coverage of Donald Trump

Keith Olbermann’s Guide to Surviving the Media Coverage of Donald Trump
The longtime cable news anchor begs for some perspective.
By Keith Olbermann
March 21, 2016

STOP ASKING “WHY ARE THEY COVERING TRUMP ALL THE EFFING TIME?”

They’re doing it for the money.

Duhhhh.

Save yourself the aggravation of looking for journalistic malfeasance, political motives, secret cabals or sinister corporations acting stealthily behind the curtain.

No stealth. No curtain. No apologies.

“Man, who would have expected the ride we’re all having right now?” asked a giddy CBS Chairman Les Moonves late last month. “The money’s rolling in and this is fun.”

Moonves—to my experience the most honest executive in media (not that it’s a suffocatingly full elevator)—summed it up: “It may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS. … This is going to be a very good year for us. Sorry. It’s a terrible thing to say. But, bring it on, Donald. Keep going.”

What else do you expect from commercial-based broadcasting? Or commercial-based digital and print journalism?


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Wed Mar 23, 2016, 10:37 PM

1. K&r...

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 10:40 PM

2. Easier: take a drink every time he says "I" or "me".

You'll be out of the 2016 election cycle before you know it!

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Wed Mar 23, 2016, 10:57 PM

3. And of Course Hand in Hand With That

is the relaxing by SCOTUS of limits on contributions and spending on campaigns, so there is far more money flowing to the media now than in the past for electioneering.

Media greed is a real impediment to undoing Citizens United and other campaign spending deregulation. Those profiting from the ridiculous sums being thrown around by desperate candidates and their surrogates cannot possibly be neutral about efforts to move to a system of public financing of elections or at the least strict limits on donations and spending and documentation for the public record.

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Wed Mar 23, 2016, 11:42 PM

4. I wish we still had Olberman every day.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 24, 2016, 05:48 PM

5. Me too. But they won't hire him. He's too liberal.

 

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