He is either the leading man of MSNBC or its leading agent provocateur, but Keith Olbermann has no problem embracing either role.
“You can’t spell momentum without Olbermann — or something like that,” he said in a telephone interview, with a typical sprinkle of wry in his voice.
The momentum reference related to MSNBC’s recent aggressive positioning of the program “Countdown With Keith Olbermann” as the centerpiece of this all-news cable network’s latest effort to become more competitive with Fox News Channel and CNN.
Speaking of sycophants, here is TV Newser's cable news ratings for Wednesday, June 29. I choose June 29 because O'Reilly was on vacation during the July 4th holiday week. As you can see, Olbermann gets about 1/5th of the viewers O'Reilly does on any given day, something The New York Times would not want you to know. It should be noted these numbers come from a biased source, as TV Newser is known for toeing the Keith Olbermann line.
Too bad Olbermann's inflated opinion of himself doesn't reflect his ratings.