I use to really like Olbermann.
I like Olbermann, but I acknowledge he is FAAAAAAR left wing.
Statements like these don't really take into account how far the political mood of this country has shifted in the last 5 years. Olberman is "FAAAAAAR left wing" for America, circa 2002-3, but fortunately both for his Nielssen ratings and for the country, times they are a-changing.
No, statements like this simply don't take reality into account. He opposes the war, believes in universal healthcare, and makes fun of the president. This doesn't make him FAAAAAAR left wing. He's slightly to the left of Chris Matthews.
I like Olbermann, but I think he is riding his sportscaster persona a bit too far with his contempt for Clinton. (The superdelegate should take her into a room and only he comes out thing? Ugh.) Clinton's reference to the RFK assassination was tasteless. It may have even revealed some subconscious desire for an unforeseen, external event (such as a Rezko-related scandal) to take Obama out of the race. But she was not saying that she was still in the race in case he got killed. Really, I don't see how anyone could read that in her remarks. The Clinton '92 and Kennedy '68 examples were not very helpful to her case about the length of the primary season (and Bill's comment today that no one told Teddy Kennedy, Jesse Jackson, and Gary Hart to get out of their respective Democratic races early is patently absurd), but the outrage about the RFK thing is ony slightly more justified than the Auschwitz-vs.-Buchenwald b.s. If Olbermann et al. keep acting like bullies, it will end up helping her more than it hurts her.
What used to irritate me is that her campaign consistently cited fatigue as an excuse for her series of slip-ups (and did once again with the RFK bit), then somehow made the argument that she is the more qualified commander-in-chief at 3 AM. I say "used to," because she's lost, and it will become clear to the rest of the world that she has lost a week from today.
Also, if RFK, Jr says the comments don't bother him, they don't bother me.