Daily Archives: January 21, 2011


So, Keith Olbermann’s Countdown program came to an abrupt, somewhat puzzling end tonight. (Did he quit… was he fired?)

Although the announcement itself came as quite a surprise, it has to be said that this development wasn’t entirely unexpected.

It seemed to me that for the past several months, if perhaps not even longer, Olbermann appeared to have grown increasingly uncomfortable in the role of being MSNBC’s primetime liberal flamethrower. Or at least that was my impression.

It was an entirely fitting touch that Olbermann concluded the final edition of his program with a reading of James Thurber’s fable The Scotty Who Knew Too Much, the moral of which is: “It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers.”



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