Two words on Keith Olbermann: Arrogant. Insufferable. Ass.
OK, three words on Keith Olbermann. . . .
Obviously, the man has no concept of humility. He is as entitled as his -- my -- entire generation, and journalistic ethics (not to mention NBC News rules) are dumb and irrelevant "to 21st-century journalism" because, primarily, Olbermann didn't feel like abiding by them.
Because American citizenship is all rights and no obligations. Obviously.
AMERICA IS two warring camps now, left and right, and all that matters to either is destruction of the Other. Three hundred thousand viewers petitioned MSNBC to bring Olbermann back merely because he is of their tribe (principle, justice and journalism be damned) and, more importantly, because he hates the Other Tribe.
That's all that matters today. Hating the right people. Well, hating the right people . . . and loving money. Money, gobs of which can be earned by giving the people exactly what they want to hear. Just look at Fox News, for God's sake.
So MSNBC caved in a couple of days, and Keith Olbermann gets to come back on the air unapologetically "apologetic," kicking his bosses in the nuts the whole time.
And the lonesome, painful . . . soprano . . . moaning you hear off in the distance is that of MSNBC's president, Phil Griffin, lamenting his lost manhood.