In what country was Mr. Rumsfeld raised?
As a child, of whose heroism did he read?
On what side of the battle for freedom did he dream one day to fight?
With what country has he confused… the United States of America?
Answer: The same country that has confused a sportcaster, for a news journalist.
This is why Olbermann's rating are always low, in fact, he is usually dead last. It's amazing to me that MSNBC can afford to keep him, despite the fact that his program is such a poor performer. I cannot imagine that his show is anywhere near the break even point and it certainly cannot be a tax write-off forever.
Don't get me wrong, Keith Olbermann has a right to his opinion and has a right to express it. I will always speak up for that right, no matter how ridiculous it may be. But it is apparent from his ratings that people aren't watching and really do not care about what he has to say, nor do they care about his little war against Bill O'Reilly.
But the thing to consider in all of this is, most shows that come in dead last get the axe in rapid fashion. Yet, MSNBC continues to allow this man's show to embarass both the host, and the network with an incredible display of underperformance. Knowing how competitive this business is, I have to wonder what their justification is for this masochistic act.
Hat Tip: The Daou Report.