Meanwhile, Matthews’ MSNBC cable cohort Olbermann, who was also at the memorial, is “threatening to quit if he isn’t installed as Russert’s replacement,” another insider said. “I know, it sounds ludicrous, but, then, Keith Olbermann is ludicrous.”



8:26 PM

Someone said life is high school, with pay checks. I'll second that. Back when I was in high school ( Circa The Trojan War - no pun intended ) I knew guys like Olbermann. Their comfort zones were their cliques, the small space they inhabited. Catch them on someone else's turf, they'd melt like Yankee candles left in the sun. ( No phallic symbolism intended )

I don't like O'Reilly's act. But at least he seems to relish confronting real people in real time. Outside the studio. If I were his handler I'd suggest he ambush Keith on his way home from the studio Ambush him like Mike Wallace used to ambush lowlifes. His ammo: Words and a camera.

Now that would be must see TV.