When I wrote about signs that the tide is turning against MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, I suspected it might land me a place on his “Worst Person in the World” list, the segment he uses for most of his score- settling. What I didn’t anticipate was that he’d tell an outright lie about me and the organization I work for.
On Tuesday night’s Countdown, Olbermann, claiming he wanted to “clear up” misperceptions about his show’s ratings, called DailyFinance a “right-wing site” and lumped us in with Glenn Beck and the National Review.
Now, I’m something of an old-school journalist in that I don’t believe in broadcasting my politics in public. I guess I’m doing a decent job of keeping them under wraps if Olbermann can call me a right- winger while actual right-wingers like Michelle Malkin and Ed Driscoll seem to believe I’m a flaming liberal.
Advertisement - story continues below
If anyone were to take my voting record and those of my co-workers and put them all online, my hunch is it would pretty quickly lay bare the falsity of the claim that DailyFinance constitutes some kind of conservative organ. But I don’t know for sure. We’re a business-news site. We don’t talk about party politics all that much.
Read More: By JEFF BERCOVICI, Daily Finance