Keith Olbermann: WTF

He was fired? Doesn’t he have the best ratings on MSNBC?

I mean, I’m no particular fan of Olbermann, and he has a tendency to be histrionic, but he occasionally says things very well. Fired just like that… Was it Comcast?

Anderson Cooper, you silver fox, you must get on the news and tell us what is happening? Will MSNBC keep Maddow on air, because she is necessary!

Go watch his goodbye: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/vp/41201922#41201922

Hitch on AC360

I confess I cried watching it.  I have a somewhat irrational emotional attachment to Christopher Hitchens, he has such an eloquent and engaging approach to writing and speaking.  I don’t always agree with him politically, but I think everyone has to admire the honest way he’s approaching his own death.

AC: In a moment of doubt, isn’t there… I dunno, I just find it fascinating that even when you’re alone and you know no one else is watching that there might be a moment where you, you know, want to hedge your bets.

CH: If that comes it’ll be when I’m very ill. When I’m half-demented, either by drugs or by pain, or I won’t have control over what I say. I mention this in case you ever hear a rumor later on. Because these things happen and the faithful love to spread these rumors, you know on his death bed he finally well… I can’t say that the entity that by then wouldn’t be me wouldn’t do such a pathetic thing, but I can tell you that not while I’m lucid. No, I can be quite sure of that.