Dana Millbank Exits Olbermann Show

Dana Millbank has been a regular contributor to the Countdown with Keith Olbermann show for a number of years.  But after a sadly sloppy bit of reporting that has become fodder for the Republicans, however untrue, Millbank appears to be cracking under the pressure of criticism.  Countdown wanted an explanation for the gaff, not having him on the show till it was corrected, and Millbank decided to go elsewhere.

I’m not too sure how I feel about any of that, it’s just a fact.  It seems a little strong-armed and partisan to demand an explanation from a reporter before allowing him back on the air.  But then, if Fox News can insist on it’s own reality, I think it’s fair for Olbermann to insist on actual reality.  Its good to have a show that insists on some journalistic integrity.

Anyway, just putting it out there for those of you who’ve missed it till now.

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.