Tonight, as he has been a handful of times before, he was a modern-day reincarnation of Edward R. Murrow, one of the greatest Americans of all time. In his final segment on this evening’s edition of MSNBC’s “Countdown,” Olbermann was Murrow, and he turned Donald Rumsfeld into Joseph McCarthy. (See the video here.)
Olbermann has referred to himself, especially his unashamed copping of Murrow’s famous sign off phrase, as a pale imitation of the greatest of all broadcast journalists.
Yes, Keith, an imitation of Murrow you may be, but you are anything but a pale one.