I watched one Countdown show last week so I had to travel the internet to see what's been going on. Apparently, Keith had to make some concessions about a misquote and then he gets a demand from a Lt. Gov. to have a debate with him on his show for making her the WPiTW. His response to her was lame at best and rather cowardly.
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/ Olbermann responds to TVNewser about McCaughey's challenge: "Like any other paid spokesperson trying to shill a product, she's welcome to buy commercial time on MSNBC (and I'll even make a call to the guys in advertising to see if they can find her a spot during a break in Countdown)."
If this woman is willing to go on Countdown and discuss/debate the issue then why is it so difficult for Keith to do what's right? Is he afraid of being wrong? Or is he just afraid a woman might outdo him?
Whatever his reasoning is behind this lame response he clearly has no intentions of making this issue one that can be discussed in an adult unbiased environment.
But regardless of Keith's shortcomings, and the fact that some of his diehard fans are getting tired of the same old crap he does every single night, I have to give him the benefit of the doubt when it comes to making mistakes.
Countdown isn't the only program on 24/7 cable "news" that makes mistakes. MSNBC isn't the only cable channel that screws up. They all do. But since Keith has such a big mouth and an ego to go with it he is more apt to be put under a microscope than anybody else.
I don't feel sorry for him because this is what he's always wanted. However, he's obviously not man enough to approach some situations with regard to making a wrong a right. Or letting someone he's bashed defend themselves in his oh so wonderful presence.
Keith is a drive by shooter. A coward. And it seems to be getting worse. He's gotten fatter and lazier and doesn't seem to care whether he's right or wrong. So I ask, is he getting burned out? If so, then he needs to change his format and stop talking politics and FOX all the damn time.
It doesn't hurt to have a break from the same old shit.