Keith Olbermann was always my favorite ESPN anchor, and now he has become my favorite political journalist. Honest, angry, eloquent he is all the things I once believed journalism was meant to be. There are few writers today who are willing to be overtly eloquent, to write at a level above the 8th grade. It's seen as showboating and elitist, but as a person who adores this style, I am grateful for Keith Olbermann. He's what I wish I were.
Sadly he may be the last of this kind. A fierce and passionate writer and speaker, he often restores my faith in the power of words and speech. Would that these reassurances were less needed.
And part two