Media World: Is Keith Olbermann turning off viewers?


Last week, I wrote about how Keith Olbermann, one of the liberal media's most eloquent and persuasive speakers, may have transgressed his own moral standards when Countdown regular Richard Wolffe went to work with Public Strategies, a prominent PR firm. Although it brought me no pleasure to criticize one of my favorite on-air personalities, I felt that -- as Olbermann so often demonstrates -- a moral structure must be maintained, particularly when it is most difficult to do so.

This week, citing his mother's death as a reason for the Wolffe affair, Olbermann decided to address me directly in a public forum. As he wrote in this missive to the Web site TVNewser: