In the discussion thread: Al Gore's Desperate Bid to Keep Keith Olbermann—and Save Current TV--Newsweek [View all]
Response to hlthe2b (Original post)
Tue Feb 7, 2012, 04:25 AM
RZM (8,556 posts)
29. Let's get real. We've known for many years that Olbermann doesn't work and play well with others
That goes back to Fox, ESPN, and MSNBC.
And it's not surprising, because the same qualities that make him great as a news analyst (sharp, biting, angry, witty) are the same qualities that make it hard for him to get along. If he's willing to tell Bush and anybody else on the political scene to shove it, it's natural he would tell his own bosses the same thing.
That's how these things work. Contrarians usually aren't just contrarians in arenas where benefits them. They are also contrarians with their co-workers, friends, and families.
If you're a genuine firebrand, you're genuine. That means you look really good raging against your enemies. But the problem is that if you're the real deal, you can't just turn it off whenever you want. If you could, you wouldn't be genuine in the first place. If you reap the benefits for being an angry firebrand in public, you're probably going to reap the consequences for doing the same thing in private.
There is no free lunch.
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