Via Howard Kurtz (who seems to me to be much more relaxed in his writing and worth reading since he left WaPo), comes a tale of infighting at NBC and MSNBC over Keith Olbermann’s politicial contributions and personality:

From the moment Olbermann was found to have donated money to three Democratic candidates, there has been a deepening sense of anger and frustration among his colleagues, according to interviews with eight knowledgeable sources. These sources, who declined to be quoted by name because of the sensitivity of the situation, say that several of NBC’s front-line stars, including Tom Brokaw, have expressed concern to management that Olbermann has badly damaged MSNBC’s reputation for independence….  

That last sentence shows that Brokaw and others don’t get it.  MSNBC has no “reputation for independence,” except in its own mind, and now even that delusion is shattered.

Next slightly modified proverb:  Olbermann broke MSNBC, now he owns it.

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