Inspired in part by this thread. Is it just me, or is Keith Olbermann taking himself a little too seriously these days? Or is he just losing his touch?
I was once his biggest fan, but any more, I dunno. His rant on Chertoff’s gut just seemed to go on and on, and I felt like the “outrage” was forced. His show used to leave me kind of breathless, especially when he’d snap out some scathing remark about the Bushies, then turn away from the camera in disgust while spitting out Ed Murrow’s famous sign-off. But then his special commentaries got to be not-so-special, and they went on and on and on. And what’s with the whole week of the year’s past special commentaries?
A couple of other things:
For one, every time somebody goes after NBC, Olbermann makes it clear it’s really him they’re after, as if there’s no other reason to persecute a major corporate network. It’s like the guy’s ego has just ballooned out of control.
And he seems to be reaching a long way sometimes to slam Billo, too. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love nothing more than to see Michael Moore and Bill Oiley talk at each other until their heads simultaneously explode, but most days, O’Reilly doesn’t really do anything all that stupid.
I want the old Keith Olberman back – the smug, smartass sports geek who liked to taunt the bullies but never took himself too seriously. Has he really changed, or am I just becoming jaded?