24 September 2008

Channeling Olbermann

Campbell Brown's rant last night evoked shades of Olbermann. Of course, he'd be skewered as sexist by the McCain campaign--and probably some reactionary Dems as well--for calling the McCain camp sexist. Brown being a successful woman, obviously, makes it harder to launch that counterattack. Steve Schmidt might have tried to strip MSNBC's privileges, but he can't afford to cut Brown's CNN out of the loop entirely.

Schmidt and the other bigwigs on the campaign are probably too busy to comment, what with their efforts to bat back reports about Rick Davis' very recent ties to Freddie Mac, so Brown is safe from scolding for now. And if the campaign does comment, will they also argue that Andrea Mitchell is a Communist for likening McCain's press tactics to those of North Korea and Syria?