Q: What do rightwing blogger John Hawkins and MSNBC's Keith Olbermann have in common? A: Both have been bumped from covering the Republican conventio
August 31, 2008

Q: What do rightwing blogger John Hawkins and MSNBC's Keith Olbermann have in common?

A: Both have been bumped from covering the Republican convention.

Hawkins didn't get his application for media credentials approved, he says because of critical posts he has written which irritated the McCain campaign, particularly on immigration. AP reports that Olbermann has been re-assigned.

Keith Olbermann was pulled from St. Paul to anchor MSNBC's storm coverage from New York, with his seat beside Chris Matthews filled by David Gregory. Capus said political considerations had nothing to do with that move; Olbermann has been sharply critical of the GOP.

You believe that, right? Sounds to me like the McCain campaign only wants McFournier types in attendance.

Noel Sheppard at the rightwing News Busters site is oh-so disappointed about Olbermann's absence. So just to cheer him up here's some classic Keith from January -

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