Olbermann in MSNBC Promo: 'We Must Ignore Partisanship'

The MSNBC promo bills the network as "the place for politics."   Looks like it's the place for rib-ticklin' comedy, too.  Check out Keith Olbermann's side-splitter from the ad:

KEITH OLBERMANN: This is one of those turning-point-in-history American elections.  We as citizens must at some point ignore partisanship.  Not that we may prosper as a nation, not that we may achieve, not that we may lead the world, but that merely, we may function.

VOICEOVER: MSNBC: The place for politics.

View video here.

Let's see if I understand Olbermann: forget about American exceptionalism.  We need to become non-partisan simply to get by.  Inspiring stuff!  In any case, what should we make of the spectacle of the most bitterly partisan man in television preachily instructing us to ignore partisanship?

Keith will be at the Laff Shack all week. Don't forget to tip your waitress.

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.