Friday, February 05, 2010
Much as I'd love to see it, I don't think Olbermann's in any danger of being cancelled. MSNBC relies on its plethora of leftist minions to stay afloat and they need Krazy Keith to anchor the ship, no matter how fast it's sinking. But his interpretation of the ratings is suspect at best. It’s not just that he’s comparing December (where viewer numbers are always low thanks to the holiday season) to January. He’s also comparing a month (December) when he wasn’t even on the air for two weeks to a month (January) when he was. With all that he’s trumpeting a 5% increase? There’s a reason why ratings comparisons are usually made month to month (January 2009 vs January 2010), and there’s a reason why Olbermann came up with a misleading defense: now that he's getting hit from leftist "comedians" like Jon Stewart, he knows that even his most loyal audience is starting to grow tired of his baseless, pompous act. But he'll continue with the bitter partisanship and tired, jealous stabs at Bill O'reilly because he's too stupid to do otherwise.