Keith Olbermann: Jon Stewart "Jumped the Shark" with Rally

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Keith Olbermann had some tough words for Jon Stewart and his "Rally To Restore Sanity," saying Stewart has now "jumped the shark."


Olbermann was specifically angry at the way Stewart and Stephen Colbert criticized the 24-hour cable new networks. Olbermann, of course, works for one of those networks, MSNBC. In his closing speech, Stewart said:

The country's 24-hour, political pundit perpetual panic conflictinator did not cause our problems, but its existence makes solving them that much harder. The press can hold its magnifying glass up to our problems, bringing them into focus, illuminating issues heretofore unseen. Or they can use that magnifying glass to light ants on fire, and then perhaps host a week of shows on the dangerous, unexpected flaming ants epidemic. If we amplify everything, we hear nothing.

Olbermann took to Twitter to express himself:

It wasn't a big shark but Jon Stewart jumped one just now with the "everybody on Thr cable is the same" naiveté.

Olbermann followed that tweet with several others, including:

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.

Olbermann did say that otherwise, he enjoyed the rally.