From the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog:
After Conan O’Brien left NBC he turned to Twitter to build a fresh fanbase and keep in touch with old viewers; now Keith Olbermann, who recently left his show on MSNBC, seems to be doing the same thing.
Earlier today, Olbermann issued the tweet “At exactly 8 Eastern tonight I will issue my first tweet. Well, other than THIS one :)”
Around 8 p.m. tonight, the tweet came: “Citizens Of The Free World: Greetings! …….. (more to come)”
As per always with Olbermann.
What hasn’t yet come, though, is an Olbermannly response to Fox Newshound Glenn Beck:
There had been Web speculation that Olbermann would use his electronic pulpit to fire back at Fox’s Glenn Beck, who criticized the former MSNBC host on Monday.
“You can handle mediocre ratings if the guy is not a total pain in the ass,” Beck said about Olbermann. “But from every indication Keith Olbermann is the biggest pain in the ass in the world.”
Hey! The Biggest Pain in the Ass in the World could be a regular feature on Keith’s new show on – where – TV Land?
Meanwhile, back at the WSJ, columnist Bret Stephens has this column:
Why I’ll Miss Keith Olbermann
Because, Stephens says, “America does better when its political debates descend into honest brawls,” and Olbermann is nothing if not a brawler.
And a bawler, if his Twitter feed is any indication.