Keith Olbermann Defends Cable News from Jon Stewart Attack

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When they go to the polls today, Keith Olbermann and Jon Stewart will likely vote for many of the same candidates.

But these two commentators don't see eye-to-eye on the roll of cable news in society. At his Rally to Restore Sanity, The Daily Show host lambasted Fox News, MSNBC and all 24-hour news stations for their role in today's climate of anger and intolerance, saying:

"If we amplify everything, we hear nothing. The press is our immune system. If it overreacts to everything, we eventually get sicker."

Keith Olbermann vs. Stewart

These and other criticisms of his vocation prompted the following Tweets in response from Olbermann:

It wasn't a big shark but Jon Stewart jumped one just now with the ‘everybody on Thr cable is the same’ naiveté. The America before today's cable wasn't reasonable discussion. It was the 1-sided lockstep of Fox and people afraid of Fox. That got us Iraq.

I wish it were otherwise. But you can tone down all you want and the result will be: the Right will only get LOUDER. Sorry. Last comment then I'll drop this: Whatever the losses are Tuesday, will they be because liberals were too LOUD or because they were too timid?

Then again... the host of Countdown with Keith Olbermann suspended his "Worst Persons in the World" segment last night, in honor of Stewart's plea for more reasonable discourse, meaning he must have gotten the message after all. Your move, Rush Limbaugh.

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The problem for Liberals is, the left does not listen to liberal radio or watch Keith Obermann or Rachael Maddow. Some liberals are just compassionate others are socialists or even communist. The "blue dog Democrats" should get together with the "Rino Republicans" and Libertarians and form a truly centerist political party. Extreme views will always be marginalized because most Americans are in the middle. People who hate Obama are really not different than those who hate Palin. Government and politics are both too intrusive.

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Having Keith Olbermann or John Stuart Liebowitz preach to us about sanity or common sense or objective journalism is beyond laughable. Both men are so far Left Lenin himself would think them to be radicals. Funny thing is-if they ever had the society they long for, they would be the first put up against the wall and shot!!!