Remember Craig Crawford’s very public departure from MSNBC in March 2010?

i simply could not any longer endure being a cartoon player for lefty games, just gotta move on to higher ground even if there’s no oxygen

Crawford expanded on that to then Mediaite TV Editor now CNN shill (just kidding) Steve Krakauer…

I haven’t felt like a good fit for MSNBC since the presidential campaign, and the hard turn toward point-of-view programming. No particular event brought this on, just my desire to try other outlets and have more fun. As far as Chris is concerned, on Morning Joe after the West Virginia primary he accused me of always defending Clinton and what he claimed to be her racially motivated campaigning. That’s the problem. Trying to be fair became seen as bias in the new thinking over there. But I do wish my many pals at MSNBC nothing but good things.

Why do I bring all this history up? Because it makes Crawford’s appearance last night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann all the more oxymoronic. If Crawford thought MSNBC’s hard turn to point-of-view programming was incompatible with his inner pundit, how the hell can he stomach going on Current with its even harder turn to point-of-view programming?

I’m sure someone will corner Crawford to see if he can give an explanation that makes sense…


10 Responses to “Busted!”

  1. When the cat is meowing because it’s hungry, and your short on cash, you gotta do what you gotta do. Somebody has to feed the cat.

  2. Crawford worked for MSNBC but only made an appearance on Olbermann. Is that sufficiently equivalent to call is explanation into question? It could, but I’m not sure it does.

  3. Spud’s recitation of the event explains it better for me. I remembered Crawford leaving because of KO, but I must have mixed Craig up with Dana Milbank.

    I’m sure the “new KO” has something to do with it, too. I still can’t bring myself to become a regular viewer again, but I catch Countdown now and then, and it’s a much calmer Keith Olbermann. Just as opinionated, which is fine – that’s his job – but The Crazy is gone.

  4. I watched it once just because, and since have caught only bits and pieces that someone else was watching. Not horrible, but nothing to compel me to want to watch, either.

  5. The production values are still crap. He sounds like he’s talking in a tunnel, then the commercials are blaring loud. Big fun.

  6. All he needs is Fran & Ollie and he’s all set..

  7. Crawford was a defender of Don Imus during his mess leaving MSNBC. I wonder if that might have strained some relationships there? Another in that category was Pat Buchanan, but he is a breed unto himself.

  8. “The Crazy is gone.”

    Oh, it ain’t gone & I’d bet you that it’ll be back.

  9. He wants his own current show maybe

  10. Crawford? Nah..he’s an answerer, not a questioner.

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