Saturday, April 26, 2008

Murrow He Is Not

"The entirety of Murrow's career," Olbermann tells TVNewser, "testified to the fact that he was beholden, not to the ratings, not to his employers, not to his own self-interests, but to the truth and to the public good. It must have been rewarding beyond measure to find his ratings, his employers, and his self-interests served as a byproduct of his dedication to what was truly important.
"I quote his sign-off each night not because I have any right to claim it," Olbermann continues, "but for the same reason the show begins with the theme music from The Huntley-Brinkley Report: television news needs to aspire, whenever and wherever possible, and to whatever degree possible, to uphold the standards of those men whose memories are evoked, either by a passage from Beethoven, or the mere words 'good night, and good luck.'"

Yes, but between the beginning with the theme music from The Huntley-Brinkley Report and the end with the sign off of "Good night and good luck", there is nothing else similar.

When Keith first started Countdown I was amazed at how good he was. His writing was fantastic. But now? Not even close. His "special comments" are good but I didn't think they were book worthy. Only for the fact that they(special comments) were like Harlequin romances. The title may have changed but the story is the same.
Had he stayed true to himself, and to others, I think he would've been a great book writer. This is something I've always wanted from him. A good book.
Unfortunately, and sorry to say, his penis took over.

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