This is just uncomfortable and embarrassing and in the future Keith Olbermann should avoid trying to do Glenn Beck. Oof. In one of those instances where you wonder how come a producer didn’t step in and say this is really not a good idea, last night Olbermann played the voice of God (I think) in a skit that awkwardly depicted him playing the “voice Beck is hearing” from a “secret backstage” area in some sort of weird upper class accent (maybe he was attempting to channel Beck with the pipe?).
You know what would have been slightly less awkward and uncomfortable to watch? Keith Olbermann eating a big bowl of sour grapes while crying into his baby blanket. At least it would have been honest. Glenn Beck’s success, and this weekend’s rally, have been incessantly examined and parsed in the press in recent weeks. Even so, it’s stunning (and again, mostly uncomfortable) to watch cable newsers outside of Fox vainly rush to attempt their own version of Beck’s showmanship, which is what appears to be happening more and more (Dylan Ratigan and Rick Sanchez immediately pop to mind). Perhaps Keith should have taken a note from fellow anchor Rachel Maddow, and just avoided talking about it altogether. Clip below.
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Original post: by Glynnis MacNicol, Mediaite