While most of the mainstream media went into overdrive yesterday to cover Jon Stewart’s much-anticipated Rally to Restore Sanity MSNBC host Keith Olbermann was less than impressed. Apparently Stewart’s criticism of the cablesphere in particular rubbed Olbermann the wrong way. Tweeted Olbermann yesterday afternoon:Yeah, a guy who condescendingly berates all those on the Right while never having the guts to debate the opposition cries like a 'lil girl when he gets called on it.
“It wasn’t a big shark but Jon Stewart jumped one just now with the “everybody on Thr cable is the same” naiveté”And a short time later:
“@doughtywench he did not hurt my feelings. I thought his message, on the eve of an election full of Tea Psychos, was terribly timed.”Olbermann was seemingly also frustrated by the fact Stewart was criticizing both Fox and MSNBC in equal measure:
“@chuckb1999 but he doesn’t distribute it equally. It’s nonsensical to say so, or that each side deserves it equally -his claim today”What apparently set Olbermann off was the long montage of cable clips Stephen ColbertDaily Show editing that strives (successfully, it must be said) to highlight the ridiculousness of cablesphere. Watch below. It’s probably worth noting that this is not the first time Olbermann has been critical of Stewart, he referred to him as a member of the ‘cranky left’ in an interview with Politico earlier this week.