Monday, September 1, 2008

Oh Tucker!

You're so funny

Chicago: I saw you this morning on C-SPAN with the panel including Arianna Huffington and Peggy Noonan. I tuned in late, so I did not see the entire discussion, but I saw you mention how disturbed you were by Keith Olbermann's lack of objectivity. You anchored your own program on MSNBC for a while and I never noticed you exhibiting any objectivity. It seemed to me that you mostly promoted Republican talking points. Why the double standard? I also didn't see you mention despair at any of the Fox News personnel's lack of objectivity.

Tucker Carlson: My point wasn't that Keith Olbermann or Bill O'Reilly or I or anyone else is objective. There's long been a place for analysis, and there should be. My only point was that there ought to be a place for objectivity as well, and that discussions of politics -- particularly on election night -- ought to be anchored by journalists who don't have an obvious axe to grind. Otherwise you lose the trust of your viewers.

I understand what he's trying to say here but Keith hasn't lost the trust of his viewers. They love him so much he can do nothing wrong. Not even arguing with his colleaques could make them see anything wrong. And him anchoring on election night with all his Obama love isn't going to make them see anything wrong.


marinara said...

Well, I love him, and I don't have a problem pointing out when he does something wrong, which is nearly every day.

I actually kind of like Tucker Carlson. I'm not a conservative, but he makes a good point every now and then. He's sharper than JoeScar.

flowergirl said...

He's definitely sharper than Joe and he really has nothing to lose or gain by saying anything about Keith.

If I made as many wrong decisions as Keith makes on a daily basis I would have to hide.
But then, I'd probably be as unaware of it as he is.

Keith Olbermann's Ego said...

I never, ever, ever make mistakes. People around me make mistakes. Like Tucker did with this little interview of his. Guy can't even get arrested in this business anymore. He's simply jealous of me.