Doe anyone else find it very coincidental that on Sunday, Sept. 7th, Charlie Gibson was awarded the first, coveted, exclusive Sarah Palin interview, and on that same day Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann were booted out of MSNBC’s political anchor desk?
Here is how I believe this played out. When the interview was awarded to ABC, high ranking officials, maybe even Brian Williams himself, called the McCain campaign questioning the campaign’s decision. The McCain campaign told them that Olbermann’s and Matthews’ extreme bias and blatant, prolonged attacks on Palin prevented them from having any consideration for the interview.
Williams, when he heard that frick and frack’s antics cost him the exclusive, blew a gasket and to keep their World News Anchor happy corrective actions were taken by NBC. The corrective action is now that only Brian Williams will be sitting in the political anchor desk to prevent anything like this from ever happening again.
I also believe that Brian Williams must look at these two with suspect, as not being true journalists, which makes their contributions to the lost of this interview even more unpalatable.
Chris Matthews came from the political world, Jimmy Carter/Tip O’Neill, and is a beer-drinking, armchair politician who does not have sophisticated reporter credentials. Keith Olbermann came from a sporting network, and does not have any sophisticated political credentials. This must have killed Brian Williams.
Jon Stewart of the Daily Show must have irked William even more that weekend when considering how the network has lost control of everything, including its anchors, asked:
"Is there no control?" host Jon Stewart asked him. "`Is it `Lord of the Flies?'"
A sheepish Williams said that every family has a dynamic of its own.
"But does MSNBC have to be the Lohans?" Stewart said."