Olbermann Pulled From Republican Convention Coverage

As Hurricane Gustav wreaks havoc on New Orleans as well as the schedule of the Republican National Convention, right-thinking Americans awoke to some good news Monday: MSNBC's Keith Olbermann will not be covering the festivities in Minneapolis-St. Paul, at least for the time being.

Apparently, Olbermann has been sent to New York to cover the hurricane.

We at NewsBusters who are here in the Twin Cities are deeply saddened by this announcement, as we were very much looking forward to having a serious political discussion with the "Countdown" host.

That said, the Associated Press reported Monday (h/t NBer Thomas Stewart):

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.

With NBC Universal's purchase of The Weather Channel, all of The Weather Channel's meteorologists and correspondents dispatched to cover the storm will appear on NBC and MSNBC, Capus said.

All together now: awwwww.

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