Olbermann was quoted as saying, “As good as the hands-on reporting is, as good as they are at ferreting out and describing what’s wrong, I see the cable and broadcast networks still hesitant to say, ‘That’s a lie’ or, ‘This is disloyal to the Constitution’ or, ‘This is an attempt to establish the preface to a dictatorship — or at least authoritarianism.'”
So, Olbermann believes he will be able to contribute more through his style to defeat Trump than left-leaning mainstream outlets.
“I think it’s fair to say that conservatives in politics and media know a little bit better what to bring to a knife fight,” he added. “Liberals — and I’m hearing it from Joe Biden — say, ‘Well, there are Republicans we can work with,’ and I’m like, ‘I can’t hear you; I’m getting the flamethrower ready.’ I’m going to bring the flamethrower.”