Olbermann Addresses Decision Not to Cover Cramer/Stewart Interview

By SteveK 

The most-commented post currently on The Daily Kos’ front-page “Recommended Diaries” list is a story titled: “Moment of Truth for Keith and Rachel coming up tonight with Update.”

Within the thread, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann has left six comments, including revealing “it is true,” that Jon Stewart has something against him and that he’ll be appearing on Real Time with Bill Maher next week.

But the crux of the post relates to whether Olbermann and Rachel Maddow would highlight the Daily Show’s interview with Jim Cramer on their shows last night. Maddow did, but several commenters who say they are longtime viewers of Countdown expressed disappointment over the decision by Olbermann not to cover the story. Olbermann responded with reasons why, while noting, “I threw Santelli in twice to Worst Persons, played clips, and called him “Sick Rantelli”…and I never heard a word of criticism from management.”

Olbermann also addressed me personally. A quick response, after the jump…

Olbermann had a lot to say regarding me and the post on TVNewser yesterday regarding MSNBC producers being “asked not to incorporate the Jim Cramer/Jon Stewart interview into their shows.”

That information came from an anonymous tipster and was confirmed by two sources inside the network. Furthermore, all you’d have to do is watch NBC, MSNBC or CNBC during the day Friday (as we did) to notice the coverage of Cramer/Stewart was significantly less than in the days leading up to the Daily Show appearance.