MSNBC tried a bold experiment this year by putting two politically incendiary hosts, Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, in the anchor chair to lead the cable news channel’s coverage of the election.I've never seen anyone as blatantly liberal as Herr Olbermann. Unfortunately, he'll still be on MSNBC, just won't play as large a role.
That experiment appears to be over.
After months of accusations of political bias and simmering animosity between MSNBC and its parent network NBC, the channel decided over the weekend that the NBC News correspondent and MSNBC host David Gregory would anchor news coverage of the coming debates and election night. Mr. Olbermann and Mr. Matthews will remain as analysts during the coverage.
If a conservative host had said some of the things he's said during a so-called "newscast" they would have been fired. Period.
Same old, same old.
UPDATE: I meant to attribute this article to the NYTimes.