Russert and Goodwin and Olbermann–Oh My!

That’s right, ass-wipe! Nothing but misogynists! ”  (Bob Somerby to Timmy Russert, 5/29/08)

Also on the Timmy hour last Sunday, “viewers were forced to absorb the platitudes of the bowl of mush, Doris Kearns Goodwin.”  Oh, snnnnnaaap!  Oh, no you di’nt, Bob!

Just wait ’till you hear what he said about Keith Olbermann!  KO will want to take Bob into a back room, and only Olbermann comes out.

Schmucks.  (And I don’t mean you, Bob!)

0 thoughts on “Russert and Goodwin and Olbermann–Oh My!

  1. This is why I turned this broadcast off after five minutes, as soon as Dowd reared her hateful head.

    As to Goodwin — why is she still considered the fave public intellectual when she’s openly admitted to plagiarizing? How about giving the rest of us a shot?


  2. It’s astonishing, isn’t it? I really enjoyed Jon Wiener’s Historians in Trouble when it came out a few years ago. He traces several “scandals” in the historical profession, and posits that if you’re a right-winger (Steven Thernstrom, Besty Fox-Genovese) you’ll be OK, but if you piss off a wealthy and powerful right-wing interest group (Michael Bellesiles), you’ll hang. I’d put Goodwin in the category of inoffensive yarn-spinner along with Joseph Ellis: they tell us pleasing, unchallenging tales about Great Men, and so are effectively conservative whatever their actual political beliefs might be, so they do just fine.


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