Boy Banders have been uncharacteristically silent on the fall of MSNBC Host Keith Olbermann. Nothing from WaPo‘s Ezra Klein, Slate‘s Dave Weigel or The Nation‘s Chris Hayes, all of whom have appeared relentlessly on Olbermann’s “Countdown” program. It was Olbermann who rigorously defended Klein’s Journolist back in the summer of 2010 and stood up for Weigel like a blood relative. They couldn’t muster so much as a, “Hey Pops, we hope you’re okay?” Klein defended Olbermann in a lengthy post when he got suspended. But not now.
Have they no shame? (As Olbermann himself might say.)
Hayes tweeted over the weekend, “Looks like it’s gonna be a long day of eating my feelings.” It’s unclear whether that was a reference to Olbermann or some game he was watching.
The only utterance we heard from any band member was from Center for American Progress’s Matt Ygelsias (the “Ironman” of blogging: see here) who reacted to a weekend suggestion on Twitter that Hayes should take over “Countdown.”