After just previously discussing the sale of the Huffington Post to AOL and how Arianna Huffington apparently is no longer concerned about the dangers of media consolidation, the panel on Fox News Watch moved onto the topic of Keith Olbermann's new position at Current TV. They had plenty to say about whether or not Olbermann might bring a "liberal bias" to Current's news department, what time his show will air and how it will affect Current's ratings.
What they completely ignored, and I'd expect as much from anyone on any of the cable networks, is how being freed of any sort of corporate interference is going to potentially affect his newscast. Lynn Sweet sort of hinted at it, but didn't come straight out and say it.
Here is Keith's statement at Current TV regarding his new position there.
Nothing is more vital to a free America than a free media, and nothing is more vital to my concept of a free media than news produced independently of corporate interference. In Current Media, Al Gore and Joel Hyatt have created the model truth-seeking entity. The opportunity to partner with Al, Joel and Mark Rosenthal makes this the most exciting venture in my career.
I'm looking forward to seeing what his broadcast is like free of that interference. I would imagine once he is on the air, Fox's joke of a supposed "media watchdog" show like this one will do their best to ignore him.