Now that Keith Olbermann of MSNBC — a brilliantly talented broadcaster who has surfed the tsunami of Bush hatred like a North Shore Big Wave rider — is going to continue peddling his wares at 8 pm every night, the question has arisen: How can he keep it up ? As Tom Bevan writes today on Real Clear Politics:
One has to wonder how Olbermann will maintain his ratings now that Bush is leaving office. Being a slavish sychophant of the incoming Obama administration is bound to be far less entertaining than the indignant, spittle-flecked, and often deranged “Special Comments” that drove his popularity over the last few years.
This was my thought too, but now I’ve figured it out. Olbermann’s rage will simply be directed at the enemies of Obama, real and imagined; evil Republicans blocking his agenda on the Hill, evil pundits talking smack about him, and of course, Bill O’Reilly. It will not so much be a show expressing worship of The One as a show seeking to expose all those who do not believe The One is The One.
And it will work.