Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart aside, political punditry and art don’t typically mix.
But at least a few talking heads have enough levity to try out creative pursuits.
We’re not telling you to hold your breath for Grammies or Pulitzers — we’re just letting you know that some of your favourite intellectuals have some pretty interesting passion projects.
Conservative commentator Joe Scarborough makes country-inflected anti-war songs, proving that not all protest music comes from dirty hippies.
Current TV host Keith Olbermann started his career as a sportscaster with Sportscenter, and he keeps current on the subject matter: recently, he wrote a piece on baseball card collecting, and he maintains an impressively retro-looking baseball blog called Baseball Nerd.
It's a little different than writing a novel, but Bill O'Reilly dabbled as an historian with his recent book on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Word is, there might be some fictional elements to it as well.
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