" Nobody ever asks me why I donated to those three Democrats.I discovered from a friend of mine who knows Arizona politics really well that all three had spent a lot of money, and I mean a of money, protecting themselves from assassination threats.
I thought, "I'm going to help defray their expenses." That's all it was.Olbermann being Olbermann, he'd decided to use his lameness as a teachable moment—not for , of course, but for rude New Yorkers.He had taken to planting himself in front of subway passengers who fail to vacate seats meant for the disabled and just glowering.It's not going to be like, "I'm going to do the last half of the show topless." But the freedom from the wear and tear of having to get past a bunch of people mumbling, "Oh, I don't know..." It's the key to the operation, it really is. It will be that simple kind of old-fashioned television news operation of the Sixties and Seventies that had the proverbial Chinese wall around them to keep them away from concerns about advertisers. They form together in a massive id and they do whatever they want.What we won't have is any concern that I have to somehow game a system to make sure I can continue to do what I want to do. In a corporate setting, there's nothing to stop Rupert Murdoch or Disney from doing whatever the hell they want with the news. One of the reasons I got as far as I got was that Tim was there to run interference for me.