“As the Spittle Flies” is nearing the end of its run.
This cable news soap opera — a.k.a. “Countdown With Keith Olbermann” — is alienating viewers as quickly as the angry and demanding diva has pushed away friends, family, and colleagues over the course of his tumultuous career.
When will the show end? Hard to tell. But the increasingly wild-eyed Keith is drawing rubberneckers in the same fashion as a six-car crackup beside the interstate. One media columnist observes a “creeping mania” brought on by plunging ratings and terminal jealousy.
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According to TV by the Numbers, the foam-at-the-mouth commentator seems determined to do to his audience what a bio-toxin does to a small town in Iowa in the recent hit zombie movie The Crazies — empty the homes. February saw ratings plunge beneath last year’s by 43% among 25-54 viewers and 29% in total viewership.
At the same time, FOX News continues its “mammoth growth.” Olbermann’s envy of all things FOX is palpable when he does things like scream, “I loathe FOX” or allege that FOX News President Roger Ailes deliberately attempts to “[inspire] fear” in people and is out to get him.
Read More: By Stuart Schwartz, American Thinker