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Olbermann Finds His Voice

Regular readers of C&L know this already, but I thought I'd share this op-ed from my hometown paper: SF Chronicle: Keith Olbermann just need

Regular readers of C&L know this already, but I thought I'd share this op-ed from my hometown paper:

SF Chronicle:

Keith Olbermann just needed to find his voice. He'd been a droll sportscaster, a serious news anchor and a bickering critic of Fox News host Bill O'Reilly. But none of those personas really clicked.

Then he found one. A little over a year ago, as the White House fumbled and botched the Hurricane Katrina recovery, Olbermann finally blew up.

He concluded a broadcast of his MSNBC cable news show, "Countdown,'' with an indignant rant in the rat-a-tat-tat cadence of his idol, Edward R. Murrow. He called it a "Special Comment.''

And just like that, Olbermann found his voice -- the angry everyman. He became a liberal counterpoint to conservative media ranters like O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh, and an Internet star, too.

The result has been a cultural earthquake.

Read on...

Be sure to read the props from new boss, Dan Abrams. Do the right-wingers still want to tell us that he's one Special Comment away from being sacked?

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