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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

White House says Obama thinks Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow 'provide an invaluable service.'

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And it's even more obnoxious than you think -


Politico (which is probably thought of as a reactionary/regressive rag by these yutzes):


"If you're on the left, if you're somebody like Keith Olbermann or Rachel Maddow or one of the folks who helps to keep our government honest and pushes and prods to make sure that folks are true to progressive values, then [the president] thinks that those folks provide an invaluable service," Burton told reporters.

Noticeably absent from Burton's embrace was anyone from the blogosphere once courted so avidly by the White House. Peter Daou thinks he knows why:

"With each passing day, I'm beginning to realize that the crux of the problem for Obama is a handful of prominent progressive bloggers, among them Glenn Greenwald, John Aravosis, Digby, Marcy Wheeler and Jane Hamsher."

Daou, a progressive strategist and blogger himself, offered the explanation in a post provocatively titled "How a Handful of Liberal Bloggers Are Bringing Down the Obama Presidency," which put a face on Obama's critics and suggested why their criticism might be so irritating.

The complaints these bloggers have launched against the Obama administration are, Daou notes, "exactly the same complaints they lodged against the Bush administration."

'We actually don't like these progressives either, just the shills, if you please.'

There are probably folks out out there ready to defend Obama on this basis as some sort of centrist.

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