Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Olbermann

Keith Olbermann is all right in that he provides a good liberal/progressive counterweight to folks like Glenn Beck and to Fox News in general, but a non middle of the road middle path is needed as well. What I mean by that is that while bias may be something that's part of all writing whether it's acknowledged or not, it's important to strike some sort of balance between real reporting or at least disinterested commentary and pure, total, advocacy. Olbermann goes far in the direction of unbridled advocacy, which while entertaining is somewhat useless from the point of view of news.

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