Monday, July 28, 2008
Tweety and Olby Didn't Get the Job
Guess all that partisan hackery didn't help too much...
NBC has announced that Mark Whitaker has been named the new Washington bureau chief. He "has recently been serving as senior vice president of NBC News in New York."
Oh NO! Right about now Tweety is probably pulling out the few remaining feathers on his head.
His day-to-day responsibilities will include executive oversight of "Meet the Press" and the network's election and political coverage.
NBC also said Whitaker will make occasional appearances as an on-air analyst. Additionally, he will continue on with his senior vice president duties.His day-to-day responsibilities will include executive oversight of "Meet the Press" and the network's election and political coverage.
A quickie search in Wikipedia revealed that Whitaker previously worked at Newsweek where was the first African-American to "lead a national newsmagazine" as editor.
He's a handsome little dapper...
Both denied the story the same day -- Olbermann went so far as to go on hs show that night and not only say "I'm not interested," but to go on to say, "It's ludicrous, because I know that I am not qualified to do that job."
It is noteworthy that the story has never been corroborated by anyone -- it has simply been passed around on the Republican, PUMA and pro-Hillary blogs because it fits the worldview that Matthews and Olbermann are bad guys.
No self-respecting Democrat should be paying any attention to the unsourced rantings of an unknown person on Page Six of the NY Post. Page One of the NY Post is better than the National Enquirer, though not by a lot; Page Six is worse than the National Enquirer.