Olbermann Interviews Obama

Olbermann Interviews Obama
by Haj Seyd Mammad

Keith Olbermann of MSNBC interviewed Barack Obama today. This is Part 1 of the interview.

Keith Olbermann is considered by many as one of the foremost journalists of his generation. On a regular basis, he takes to task the Fox News Channel in general, and Bill O'Reilly in particular, for the type of reporting that they do.

This is a fascinating interview. Hope you enjoy it:


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Kaveh Nouraee

Mr./ Ms. Producer

by Kaveh Nouraee on

Yes I am aware that GE is the parent company, as I am also aware of the government contracts GE has.

Have you ever thought about why Brian Williams was voted favorite anchor? Did you ever think for a second that there are people who work in the White House who also have normal likes and dislikes? Did you ever think that maybe Katie Couric isn't likable? Hell, even CBS wants to unload that albatross.

And poor Charlie Gibson, having to fill Peter Jennings's loafers. He's likable, but Brian Williams is simply more so.

I like NBC News. Of the three broadcast networks, NBC beats ABC and CBS hands down. I even like MSNBC, even though Dan Abrams comes across as very full of himself sometimes. What I like about Fox is how they sometimes ask questions that, say NBC or CNN don't ask. I don't believe one over the other.

But Olbermann? Even when he's being funny he's trying too hard.

I'd like to like Keith Olbermann. He has a sarcastic wit that I appreciate. But just look at him here! He's fawning over Obama like some teenage girl with a crush.


Re: Kaveh

by An NBC News Producer (not verified) on

I don't know whether you are aware of this or not, but the Parent Company of NBC News (And MSNBC) is the General Electric Company (GE).

As you may know, GE does a tremendous amount of work with the Federal Government, especially with the Pentagon. Therefore, for you to imply that the Republicans, who are running the Federal government, have no influence with GE, seems to be at best 'Naive'.

Also, for you to say that NBC News has a liberal bias, is perhaps a bit disingenuous. I want to remind you that the White House Press Secretary has recently let people know that Brian Williams, the Anchor of Nightly News, is their favorite Anchor: Not Charlie Gibson nor Katie Couric. Now, how can you equate this with NBC News having a liberal bias?

Keith Olbermann and NBC News report the news as it is. Not like the Fox News channel, who are essentially the 'Water-Carriers' for the Republicans. Period.

Kaveh Nouraee

The Facts

by Kaveh Nouraee on

Being that NBC carries a liberal bias, it's unlikely that they would cave in to "pressure" from the GOP. That's simply hype, and has no basis in substance.

Keith Olbermann is a very polarizing figure. He has even gone so far as to anger Chris Matthews on air. Now even though Chris Matthews has gone so far as to say that he supports Obama on the air, he carries himself professionally, where Olbermann comes off as a spoiled frat boy.

I wouldn't call David Gregory a novice either. Keith Olbermann's background is in sports reporting. His "news" experience began in 1997, while David Gregory's began in 1988.

I'm sorry to see Chris Matthews being given the same personnel action as Olbermann, but Keith really needs to be brought down a peg or two.


Keith is ....

by Michael_Manley (not verified) on

the most trustworthy of all reporters present on the TV.

He is at the cutting edge. As you may know, he, together with Chris Mattews, were re-assigned, following pressure from the Republicans from last week's convention coverage. They will not be covering the Presidential Debates, or the Election Night Coverage, and instead, David Gregory, who is a novice, will be covering that for MSNBC.

There has been a huge outrage on the internet about this. Many websites are encouraging people to contact MSNBC, and express their displeasure and outrage on this subject.

If you would like to do that, please e-mail MSNBC at: letters@msnbc.com; or, call MSNBC at: (201) 583-5000

Let's show our support for Keith, and the type of journalism that he does. He is the only guy who successfully has stood up against outlets such as the Fox News.