Monday, September 08, 2008

The right dictates MSNBC's programming decisions

"MSNBC's announcement that it is replacing Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews with David Gregory as anchors for its main political events (the upcoming presidential debates and election) vividly illustrates several long-obvious facts. First, nothing changes the behavior of our media corporations more easily than vocal demands and complaints from the Right, which petrify media executives and cause them to snap into line."
The rest of Glenn Greenwald's excellent piece here.

Also, here's an interesting thread with questions/answers on washingtonpost.com blog "Critiquing the Press"


and finally, a simple question: why is it ok to be bill o'reilly or rush limbaugh but not keith olbermann or phil donahue?

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