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Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Robert Gibbs recently expressed his frustration with what he called the "professional left." Who would have thought that Obama's biggest problem in his first few years in office would be one of communication?

WATCH: Olbermann Takes White House To Task For Seeming Like 'Amateur Left'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Keith Olbermann isn't sure that he's part of the "professional left," a term used in a moment of frustration by White House Press Secretary Robert Gib...

Suckers Galore! Media Set to Fall for Limbaugh Ploy on Obama, Racism, Recession

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Abrams

Limbaugh says Obama caused the recession to pay back white America for 230 years of racism. Get the ploy? He knows that the media will focus on the most outrageous part of his latest nonsense.

Ex-WaPo Blogger Wrong About Why He Was Wrong

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

While many saw Weigel's fall as a revenge of the inventions -- blogs are blurry and Twitter is scary -- his problem was actually pretty basic. He got caught going negative on people who matter.

Mocking The Media: The Funniest Take-Downs Of Beck, Leno, Olbermann & More

Huffington Post | Morgan Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

It is our contention that there is simply nothing more interesting than celebrities acting like other celebrities. Sure, "science" can be interesting,...

Obama's Pick of Kagan Recognizes the Difference Between 4 and 5

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

Kagan has the chance to profoundly change the direction of the actual decisions of this Court -- through the hard work of persuasion, not the self-righteous work of outraged dissents.

Pettiness Over Crib Notes and Teleprompters

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joan E. Dowlin

Why can't the media hold politicians to the fire to solve our country's problems and stop reporting these petty issues about crib notes and teleprompters?

Supreme Court Ruling Pins Big Business vs. Big Government in 2010 Elections

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

I think we are on very dangerous ground here. Who's to say major corporations will not attempt to "control thoughts" of the electorate by pumping huge amounts of money into campaigns and elections?

Insurance-Company Racketeers Have Overplayed Their Hand

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Mann

The insurance companies have overplayed their hand this time, one suspects. I wouldn't want to play poker against the Chicago pols now in the White House.

Michele Bachmann To O'Reilly: I've Got "Stalkers" At MSNBC! (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On the O'Reilly Factor Wednesday night, Michelle Bachmann dished on one of her favorite subjects: Michelle Bachmann. O'Reilly noted that Bachmann w...

Bill Clinton Blasts Olbermann For Politicizing Health Care Event

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Friday, Bill Clinton decided not to attend a health care event organized by MSNBC host Keith Olbermann because Olbermann had "politicized" the even...

Olbermann: Obama Could Face Primary Challenge In 2012 Election If Public Option Is Dropped (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Thursday night, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and Washington Post columnist Gene Robinson discussed the political ramifications for President Obama, incl...

Arianna: White House Must Draw Line In The Sand On Health Care (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Huff TV

Arianna appeared on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" tonight to discuss some of the myths currently circulating about the plan to reform health care. ...

Murdoch, Immelt Still Trying To Salvage The MSNBC-Fox News Cease-Fire

New York Times | BRIAN STELTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Executives at two of the country's largest media companies are still trying to salvage what was essentially a cease-fire between MSNBC and the Fox New...

Olbermann-O'Reilly: Détente We Don't Want

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

A sandbox brawl between Keith and Bill Has left their parents feeling ill They want their boys to get along Yet the ultimate result is quite wrong

Olbermann: Future Of The U.S. Depends On Torture Accountability (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In his special comment tonight, Keith Olbermann takes on the release of the torture memos, praising President Obama for daring to release "the dirty l...

Maddow's Unusual Transition to TV

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Mann

The thoughtful Maddow has established a lower-key approach with her "just the facts, ma'am" essays, and she's carved out an important niche for herself at MSNBC.

Olbermann Names Twitter "Worst Person in The World" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MSNBC's Keith Olbermann isn't joining the cable news Twitter frenzy. Indeed, he's upset that a fake Olbermann account amassed nearly 14,000 followers ...

On the Waning Days of Madmen in the Media

Mike Sheehan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Sheehan

There's been a backlash against Olbermann steadily brewing and it's hard to argue that he hasn't brought it on himself. I'm seeing the complaints piling up in the lefty blogosphere.

Olbermann Reads Irreverent O'Reilly Comic Strip On-Air, Mocks Falafel Scandal

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Friday night on "Countdown," Keith Olbermann closed the program with a dramatic reading of a Tom Tomorrow comic strip mocking Bill O'Reilly. To adequ...

Report: Olbermann Twisted The Facts On Waterboarding

Radar | John Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Keith Olbermann got a lot of attention for Monday night's "special comment" on waterboarding, in which he described the White House as "a criminal con...