Olbermann Slams 'Martyr' Campbell Brown

Defends opinion-based news
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2010 2:27 PM CDT

(Newser) – Keith Olbermann took a stand for opinion-based news shows everywhere last night, bashing Campbell Brown and what he called her “I-Am-A-Martyr-To-Real-News tour.” Brown, he said, had been going on “pity-me” interviews complaining that she couldn't compete against opinion-based news. “I've done the two kinds of news hours that she references,” he said, “one where you just read what's handed to you and you pretend that both sides—correct and wrong—merit equal consideration. And I've done the news hour where you stick your neck out.”

“Trust me, of those two kinds, trying to present an 'unbiased perspective' isn't just easier, it's as easy as rereading the Associated Press wire copy,” he concluded. CNN shot back today, telling the Huffington Post that “by the end of the day, some people may know what's happened in the world—but that's no thanks to MSNBC, which didn't even bother to cover the press conference announcing that Top Kill had failed.”

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