Friday, October 31, 2008

The worst hour of political television features incredible bias and ineptitude; is it the future?

The worst hour of political television is from 7-8 p.m. CDT.

On FOXNEWS, there is Bill O'Reilly pushing for John McCain's election to president and saving the nation from immigrant human beings. His dueling blonde journalists with blue eyes are a sight for sore eyes in prisons around the country but offer little journalistic credibility.

On MSNBC, Keith Olbermann makes O'Reilly sound objective and sane. On his show, President Bush has never done anything right, and Barack Obama has never done anything wrong. Olbermann is really out of control in his mission to make MSNBC unapologetically liberal. And he is increasingly nasty about it on the air.

On CNN, Campbell Brown is a little less ideologically identifiable. But she is not ready for prime time. Her "no bias, no bull" promise is amateurish. Her interview last night about national security issues with former Secretary of State Madeline Albright was embarrassing.

Albright allowed 800,000 Rwandan human beings to massacred while she was in charge of U.S. foreign policy. She should be ashamed to show her face. At least her boss, Bill Clinton, apologized for this grievous wrong.

Of the three, O'Reilly is the most informative and highest rated. He does feature opposing and dueling views. He allows people to disagree with him, like tonight with Geraldo Rivera, even though he gets the last word.

Olbermann should be taken off the air immediately. He sure shouldn't be allowed to appear on NBC Sports and Sunday NFL football, then be a political hack on weekdays. NBC has come out of this campaign as biased toward Obama's fortunes.

Brown should simply be a reporter.

But a close friend of mine and journalist says the 7-8 p.m. hour is the future of political journalism. People want to hear from talking heads they agree with.

If that's true, the people of this nation will suffer for only knowing one side of issues that will wreck or save America for generations to come.

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