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‘Failed’: Olbermann Levels Blistering ‘Special Comment’ Attack on Ted Koppel

In his self-righteous “special comment,” MSNBC‘s Keith Olbermann responded to Ted Koppel’s Sunday Washington Post op-ed “Olbermann, O’Reilly and the Death of Real News.” In Koppel’s op-ed, he charged that polarizing figures like Olbermann and O’Reilly detract from the journalism profession, a category in which Olbermann somehow sees himself planted. Unlike O’Reilly, Olbermann blindly delivers his unabated opinion each night, convinced that his terse tone magically transforms it into “news.”

So how does Olbermann respond? By attacking Koppel and his so-called false promise of “objectivity.” In essence, Olbermann once admired Koppel… that is, until Koppel started to disagree with him.

Fashioning himself as a modern-day Edward R. Murrow, Olbermann openly explains to Koppel (and the other 4 or 5 people who might have caught his primetime rant) that Koppel doesn’t understand the complexities of “modern news” and that “truth” is superior to “fact,“ with ”truth” of course being determined by… MSNBC.

Uh, okay.

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