Thursday, September 11, 2008
Corporate Media Clamps Down on Democrats
September 08, 2008
Amy Goodman Interviewed for NOW on PBS about RNC Arrests
Amy Goodman discusses her arrest, the arrests of her colleagues, police response to demonstrators, and freedom of the press at the Republican National Convention.
MSNBC says Olbermann, Matthews won't anchor
By DAVID BAUDER – 2 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC is replacing Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as co-anchors of political night coverage with David Gregory, and will use the two newsmen as commentators.
The change reflects tensions between the freewheeling, opinionated MSNBC and the impartial newsgatherers at NBC News. Throughout the primaries and summer, MSNBC argued that Olbermann and Matthews could serve as dispassionate anchors on political news nights and that viewers would accept them in that role, but things fell apart during the conventions.
Gregory, the veteran Washington hand, will anchor MSNBC's coverage of the presidential and vice presidential debates and election night, network spokesman Jeremy Gaines said Sunday. The change was first reported by The New York Times.
The tipping point appears to have come during the GOP convention when Olbermann criticized MSNBC for showing a Sept. 11-themed video prepared by the Republicans.
MSNBC executives, who had publicly defended their anchors' roles while privately monitoring them throughout the political season, made the change over the weekend after discussions with Olbermann. Despite the controversy around him, Olbermann has been a hero with left-leaning viewers and keyed MSNBC's growth among coveted young viewers.
During her acceptance speech last week, Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin talked about the "Washington elite" not accepting her qualifications for the job. Some delegates on the convention floor began chanting, "N-B-C, N-B-C."
Well folks, the Neocorporate Media just couldn't $tand it. They have knuckled under to the knuckle draggers, while Obama allows himself to be interviewed by, the chief knuckle dragger of Faux News, Bill O'Lielly. Yep, Obama sat down at the table of the enemy to play a game that is framed by their rules, which can only result in blunting his eloquence and tarnishing his brilliance, once more demonstrating a well known truth. You cannot win when playing another mans game. Can you imagine Mc'Pain setting down with Kieth Olbermann to be interviewed on Democracy Now?..G: