Keith Olbermann: “Judicious Sniper”

By Brian 

In the year-end issue of Rolling Stone, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann is the only newscaster on the magazine’s list of “Mavericks, Renegades, and Troublemakers.” The accompanying article references Olbermann’s post-Katrina “city of Louisiana” commentary as a turning point for the Countdown host. “Posted on the Net, the rant was soon forwarded around the world. The president of NBC pulled the forty-six-year-old anchor aside and encouraged repeat performances.”

“…But Olbermann is committed to keeping his punditry in reserve. ‘It’s not going to be talking points and ‘bad guys’ and ‘good guys’ and all of that TV nonsense,’ he says, in a shot at Bill O’Reilly. Olbermann compares himself instead to a judicious sniper. ‘When I’ve got the bullets,’ he says, ‘I get to bring out the gun.'”

> Other celebs on the list include George Clooney, Kanye West, Cindy Sheehan, Jack Murtha, Seth McFarlane, Mick Jagger, Fiona Apple