Imagine for a moment Fox News's Brit Hume or Chris Wallace regularly contributing to a popular conservative website like Captain's Quarters, Little Green Footballs, or Michelle Malkin.com.
Do you think the media would have a field day with a supposedly "fair and balanced" anchorman being so intricately connected to such a rightwing entity?
If the answer is "Yes," then why does MSNBC's Keith Olbermann get a pass for his posts at the far-left website Daily Kos, and the appearance that this is becoming a regular gig?
Consider that on Friday, Olbermann published his third posting at DKos in less than two weeks:
I had a shot of cortisone in my hand Friday afternoon so I'm still not certain I'm not hallucinating this, even though I've seen it on the Reuters news wire, read it aloud to a couple of colleagues, and put it out on Countdown as the closer to "Bushed!"
Attorney General Michael Mukasey says he has hung two portraits in his new office. And one of them is of George Orwell.
Although Olbermann's first posting at DKos was on January 14, according to LexisNexis, not one major press outlet has reported his new writing assignment, or questioned the appropriateness of newscasters being linked so closely to political advocates.
With that in mind, consider again the media firestorm that would come from Hume or Wallace doing the same thing at a conservative website. Think such a demonstration of rightwing bias and partisanship would raise a few eyebrows?
Yeah...I do, too.