Perhaps ultra-lefty Bill Maher's take was the final straw.
Whatever the case, the insufferable Keith Olbermann and Chris "I get this thrill up my leg" Matthews will no longer anchor MSNBC's 2008 election coverage.
The...ahem..."impartial" David Gregory looks to be taking over.
As I was leaving the GOP convention last Thursday, Olby was kvetching over the Republicans showing graphic footage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, thus causing an emotional reaction from him. He also went on to claim that if his network showed that much coverage of said tragedy, the GOP would "eviscerate" his network. Never mind that Olby & Co. themselves demagogued the attacks by parading out the 9/11 widows during the '04 and '06 elections (especially those widows who were anti-Bush).
On the other hand, Matthews personified the phrase "in the tank." His proclamation that hearing Barack Obama speak gave him a thrill up his leg would have been hung around his neck this entire election season. In a July appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Matthews stopped just short of making a plea to the country to not be racist and vote for Obama. Then upon the conclusion of Obama's August 28 speech at the Democratic National Convention, Matthews basically told his critics to go to hell when conveying how much Obama inspires him.
Truth be told, I'll kind of miss Olby & Thrill boy. They provide a lot of fodder and entertainment for us political junkies.