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Real News About Fake News…

Media types are buzzing about Frank Rich’s latest NY Times column. It begins: “The prayers of those hoping that real television news might take its cues from Jon Stewart were finally answered on Feb. 9, 2005. A real newsman borrowed a technique from fake news to deliver real news about fake news in prime time. Let me explain.” Here’s the explanation. The column praises MSNBC’s Countdown, rips Wolf Blitzer and examines Gannongate…
> “The most amusing part of Rich’s column was him calling Olbermann a ‘real newsman,’” one insider said. “So when he was on ESPN, he was a ‘real’ score reader?”
> Update: 6:50pm: “I was a real newsman at ESPN, too,” Olbermann responds. “I’ll match my credentials against the Jeff Gannons of Fox News any time, anywhere.”

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