Keith Olbermann on Campbell Brown and Why CNN’s 8pm ‘Failed’

By kevin 

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann admits he “likes” Campbell Brown, but he had some harsh criticism in last night’s WPITW for the “lame duck” CNN anchor and some recent comments she made to the LA Times.

“CNN’s 8 o’clock news programs haven’t failed because they are competing with opinion and interpretative news programs,” Olbermann said. “They’ve failed because CNN hasn’t figured out that everything it puts on the air is available to everybody who watches all day on the internet, and if you don’t bring something else to the table, they’re not going to watch.”

He did, however, wish the network a “happy 30th birthday.” Video:


More: A CNN spokesperson fires back, “By the end of the day some people may know what’s happened in the world — but that’s no thanks to MSNBC, which didn’t even bother to cover the press conference announcing that Top Kill had failed to stop the Gulf oil spill. As a news organization, CNN provides viewers both content and context to the days’ news, unlike the partisan networks.”