Thursday, April 22, 2010

Olbermann's Anger Cancels Donny Deutsch’s “America the Angry” Series

In a segment entitled "America the Angry," MSNBC's Donny Deutsch questioned the media's role in the rising tide of enraged anger sweeping across the nation. Too bad for those of us interested in a public discussion of the obvious, Deutsch and his series were axed after he included one of MSNBC's own in a clip of leading perpetrators in the media-driven hate fest. (Speaking of perps, Deutsch was filling in for the indefinitely suspended MSNBC bad boy David Shuster.)

Apparently, you are not allowed to criticize Keith Olbermann on the air at MSNBC, lest the reigning drama king lose his famed temper. This is not the liberal media we were waiting for:

A weeklong anchoring stint on MSNBC by Donny Deutsch ended abruptly on Wednesday, and four people briefed on the decision said the cancellation stemmed from an unflattering mention of that channel’s No. 1 anchor, Keith Olbermann, a day earlier.

Mr. Deutsch had labeled his hour on MSNBC “America the Angry,” and Mr. Olbermann was shown briefly in a series of clips of media figures during a segment that pondered what role the media plays in fomenting the public’s anger. The four people briefed on MSNBC’s decision said Mr. Olbermann’s anger about the segment prompted the cancellation of the weeklong “America the Angry” series.