Monday, September 08, 2008

Olbermann ousted as MSNBC political anchor

It seems even the lefty nutjob Olbermann was catching too much hell for airing his political views during the past couple of weeks.

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.

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.
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.

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.

ISNA illegally endorses Obama campaign

As reported by Patrick Poole's Central Ohioans Against Terror blog, the Islamic Society of North America is said to have endorsed the obamessiah for POTUS during their convention here in cowtown Labor Day weekend.

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is a 501c3 tax exempt organization. As is true for any 501c3 entity, especially a religious organization, ISNA is prohibited from hosting or supporting any partisan political activity (emphasis CTD). And yet at their national convention here in Columbus last week, ISNA hosted an Obama campaign booth in their exhibitors’ area as this picture taken on Friday night shows:

As Poole points out in his post, a group of 'nonpartisan' pastors complained several years ago when local pastors reportedly endorsed political candidates from their pulpits. Where are they now?

Non-existent, of course, when the message being disseminated matches theirs. These 'pastors' were only interested in quieting any conservative voice, not the separation of church and state.

Apparently, video will be posted of the illegal endorsement by ISNA shortly. I'll update as soon as the video is available.