Lucky for Keith Olbermann MSNBC doesn’t have a policy against obscene Twitter contributions or they’d probably have to give him another four-day weekend.
Olbermann went off on a Twitter tantrum last night in response to someone named Tony Prock who responded to Olbermann’s Tweeting out a Daily Kos link: “@KeithOlbermann It is highly ironic that you support Daily Kos, yet think Fox News is slanted. Keep it real, Keith.”
Well that was enough to unleash a flurry of ‘Fox News is bullsh*t’ tweets from the MSNBC anchor. Behold.
Here’s what fascinates me about Olbermann’s use of Twitter: This is a man with an enormously powerful media platform who is completely unable to rise above the nitpicking of a handful of Tweeters who themselves have a handful of followers. Instead of responding like a professional grown-up (Exhibit A: Rachel Maddows’s sharp takedown of Fox) he continually sinks to their level of discourse: Namely, name calling.
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