It's Not Too Late, MSNBC: 'Stay Crazy'

Blogger calls for Matthews, Olbermann to keep their jobs
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2008 5:09 PM CDT
"No one talked or cared about MSNBC, except as a third-place loser joke of a cable network, until Olbermann and Matthews began making headlines by pissing people off," Pareene rants.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – David Gregory will be the face of MSNBC's election coverage, and the ouster of "loud shouty people" Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews isn't sitting well with at least one viewer. "It's a stupid, stupid idea, for many reasons," Alex Pareene writes on Gawker of NBC Universal's decision. "If people wanted Brian Williams and David Gregory to cover everything quietly and politely they'd actually watch your evening news."

In an open plea for MSNBC's president to stand his ground, Pareene reels off the reasons he wants the network to continue its perceived shift to the left. They include:

  • "This won't make conservatives shut up."
  • "The bitchery is great television."
  • "Now we have to watch Fox."