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In the interests of bipartisan annoyance: SNL parodies Olbermann

I have a bit of a love-hate thing going for Keith Olbermann of MSNBC news. On the one hand, when he takes down Bill O’Reilly for defaming U.S. troops or Sarah Palin for anti-science idiocy, I have to admit, he’s effective and sometimes even amusing. However, like some others, I often find him diving too far into meanness, becoming in essence a left-wing version of Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity. That’s why I found this SNL parody particularly amusing:

I used to kind of like Keith Olbermann. These days, though, I tend to find him to be almost as much of a blowhard as any rightwing pundit–rather like the parody above. I also found Olbermann’s response to the parody rather lame as well. The dude needs to lighten up about himself. I realize I’m close to alone around ScienceBlogs in thinking this, but at least I’m not totally alone.

Alright, enough politics. Back to my usual topics tomorrow…

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