You may already have heard that an ESPN movie is in the works, based on “Those Guys Have All the Fun”, a book by Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller.
Last night (July 28) on Keith’s new Countdown on CurrentTV, Keith and his old friend and former sidekick Dan Patrick discussed who might play the various persons depicted in the book. It quickly became apparent that there is only one person who can ever be properly cast as Keith Olbermann; particularly a young Keith Olbermann: Ben Affleck.
On June 30, Keith Olbermann had NY Senator Charles Schumer on Current TV’s Countdown with Keith Olbermannto talk about the debt ceiling debate, and the Congressional and — specifically — the Republican politics surrounding it. During that interview, Schumer made an unusually blunt and explosive charge: That Republicans are deliberately trying to ‘tank’ the economy for their own political advantage.
To home-based, Monday morning political quarterbackers like me, that is not a surprising statement. It’s one that many political commentators and bloggers have been making for some time.
For years now, I’ve felt that the real FoxNEWS slogan should be, “We distort, you decide.” Now there’s proof that it’s probably the truest thing that FoxNEWS could say about itself, if only the network would “man-up”.
Now there’s proof that my gut (and a lot of well-informed guts out there in the news-reporting and -consuming public) were Delphic in their prognosticatory accuracy. Continue reading →