Tuesday’s Boston Globe featured an odd little editorial with the odder headline:
Olbermann: Requiem for a Foxy liberal
The Globe editors contend that fighting fire with fire is too, well, inflammatory:
It was Olbermann whose increasingly partisan rants helped transform MSNBC from a neutral news channel to a left-wing counterpart to the Fox News Channel. The move was good for MSNBC’s ratings, but not for political dialogue; suddenly, the angry extremes of talk were no longer restricted to Fox.
They say that like it’s a bad thing.
Preferable to Olbermann’s hammer-and-tongue approach, the Globeniks say, is this:
A group like Media Matters for America, which meticulously documents and fact-checks the content of Fox News, is a better antidote to any nutty Glenn Beck tirade than an equal-and-opposite reaction a few channels down.
I dunno: Is there really all that much daylight between born-again liberal David Brock, who runs Media Matters, and boring-again Keith Olbermann?
Not to get technical about it at a time like this.