Posted on | January 22, 2011 | 1 Comment
While it’s tempting for conservatives to cheer the termination of the liberal blowhard from MSNBC, I have a bad feeling that the Obama administration will try and use this to ram through some of their proposals for regulating broadcast content and the internet.
Despite the fact that MSNBC will still feature liberals Matthews, Maddow, O’Donnell and Schultz as their big “stars,” and despite the center-left bent to the big three networks and CNN, liberals are already using the Olbermann firing to advance the myth that there is nothing out there to balance against “Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and the vast network of right-wing talk radio.”
That sort of rhetoric typically comes shortly before the left takes another stab at censoring conservative media outlets. And with the Olbermann news coming on the heels of liberals trying to blame free speech for the Giffords shooting one can easily envision yet another attempt at censorship.