Olbermann’s’s fate shows that US “liberal media” is owned/run by the corporate Right

The Disappearance of Keith Olbermann
By Robert Parry

Keith Olbermann’s abrupt departure from MSNBC should be another wake-up call to American progressives about the fragile foothold that liberal-oriented fare now has for only a few hours on one corporate cable network.

Though Olbermann hosted MSNBC’s top-rated news show, “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” he disappeared from the network with only the briefest of good-byes. Certainly, the callous treatment of Olbermann by the MSNBC brass would never be replicated by Rupert Murdoch’s right-wing Fox News toward its media stars.

At Fox News, the likes of Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity have far greater leeway to pitch right-wing ideas and even to organize pro-Republican political events. Last November, Olbermann was suspended for two days for making donations to three Democratic candidates, including Arizona’s Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was wounded in the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson.

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1 thought on “Olbermann’s’s fate shows that US “liberal media” is owned/run by the corporate Right”

  1. Olbermann out on Friday, Bears out on Sunday. Could have done without this weekend. Hope to see Olbermann appear somewhere else and soon.

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