Thursday, September 28, 2006

IF YOU CRITICIZE THE PRESIDENT, BEST TO DO IT GENTLY & QUIETLY

Here's a blurb from the N.Y. Post's take on Keith Olbermann's reaction when he discovered an envelope containing white powder in his mail (H/T The Cunning Realist):
MSNBC loudmouth Keith Olbermann flipped out when he opened his home mail yesterday. The acerbic host of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" was terrified when he opened a suspicious-looking letter with a California postmark and a batch of white powder poured out. A note inside warned Olbermann, who's a frequent critic of President Bush's policies, that it was payback for some of his on-air shtick.
(Emphasis added). What "interests" me here isn't the horrible attempt at cheap laughs or the gossipy tone. Afterall, it's Page Six. Instead, I'm drawn to the fact that someone who criticizes the President is therefore deemed an acerbic loudmouth engaging in shtick.

Page Six or not, you'd hope the press/media would stick together.

4 Comments:

Blogger Thrillhous said...

Really. Didn't an NY Post worker get anthraxed back in '01?

I can't see them reacting this way if, say, John Stossel had been the target.

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Check out the Cunning Realist link. He has more on that point.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Ed in Westchester said...

Keith spoke about it last night on Countdown.
I wonder how the Post would have reacted had the News printed something similar in tone if this had happened to Billy Boy?
I was appalled when I read it yesterday. Just disgusting.

10:20 AM  
Blogger DED said...

I saw Olbermann's reaction on Countdown too. There doesn't seem to be any standards of decency among the shrill end of the right wing media.

9:52 AM  

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