Is Keith Olbermann the Next Edward R. Murrow?

What the evening news shows need is less "objectivity" and more analysis. The problem with objective journalism is that it doesn't exist and never did. Molly Ivins disposed of the objectivity question for all time when she observed in 1993, "The fact is that I am a 49-year-old white female, a college-educated Texan. All of that affects the way I see the world. There's no way in hell that I'm going to see anything the same way that a 15-year-old black high ... Full Story »

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by Beth Wellington - Oct. 1, 2008

That Mr. Olbermann is considered “so far in left field” shows how dangerously far to the right some folks in this country are trying to define “center.” While he may not have Murrow’s gravitas, these may be different times, as the writer indicated–times when some of the most informed news audience has migrated to the “fake news” of Stewart and the satired "truthiness" of Colbert. See Annenburg Center’s 2004 results: http://web.archive.org/web/20050308165738/http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/naes/2004_03_late-night-knowledge-2_9-21_pr.pdf and Pew’s 2007 results: http://people-press.org/reports/display.php3?ReportID=319

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