Please Mr. Olbermann, Check The Ego At The Door!
So that’s the end of that. Kieth Olbermann is off the air yet again. Somehow, I don’t see him coming back on anytime soon. Who’s going to hire someone that can’t keep their ego in check? And he’s being replaced with disgraced ex-governor Eliot Spitzer. Well, if Newt “serial cheater” Gingrich can make it to the final three in the GOP field then I guess Spitzer can be a liberal commentator.
I get it, having people value your opinion and look to you for information and perspective is heady stuff. I’ve been doing this for a whole whopping year and every now and then I stop and say, “Holy crap! People actually listen to me!” And I’m like, “WOOHOO!” Then the reality of what that means crashes in and I say, “Holy crap! People actually listen to me!” And I’m like, “Damn, that’s some serious shit!” That doesn’t mean I won’t argue with my readers (we’re liberals, that’s what we do) but I certainly won’t take them for granted.
Unlike, say, everyone on Fox, my job is to inform and motivate (as opposed to confuse and distract). Sure, I’d like to make a career out of it but what’s the point if I lose sight of what it is I’m supposed to be doing? I think Olbermann lost his way and we’re all the poorer for it.