In today’s edition of “As The Left Turns” (courtesy of the Daily Caller) we find members of the Journolist turning against MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann. A blogger named Lindsay Beyerstein puts it this way:
When we liberals were fighting for political survival after 9/11, it was important to be disciplined and to pick our internal battles very carefully. Now that the Democrats are in charge and progressivism is ascendent, we can afford to demand more from our leaders.
Various lefties call Olbermann a “shtiky and rude blowhard,” “pompous,” and “misogynist.” He is even compared unfavoraby to the hated Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity, who at least bring dissenting voices to their shows.
The Journolist critique of Olbermann is on target. But I have two questions.
First, did any of these leftist journalists and hangers-on proceed to criticize Olbermann publicly? Second, is there anything significantly different between Olbermann’s ravings and some of those that appeared on Journolist, other than Olbermann’s willingness to embarrass himself publicly?