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MSNBC Swoons, Slashes Over Obama Speech

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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LEFT HOOK Olbermann, Babington (inset) (Photo: Getty Images) You probably liked Barack Obama's convention speech. It was powerful! But do you know who really liked it? A whooole lot? Those enchanting gasbags at MSNBC who took a short break from indulging their deep-seated hatred of one another to offer a unified chorus of hosannas unto Obama's historic speech. Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews kicked things off right with some unabashed rejoicing (replete with comparisons to Alexander the Great and Aaron Sorkin) and by taking a pass on offering any critiques of the speech (Olbermann: "I'd love to find something to criticize about it. You got anything?" Matthews: "No. You know I've been criticized for saying he inspires me and to hell with my critics!"). Political analyst Michelle Bernard later tried to keep things in perspective by admitting that she watched the speech alone in the green room so she could weep and declaring that it was "the greatest day in our nation's history," and that "the era of identity politics is over."

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The highlight, though, had to be when Olbermann brandished his slobbery fangs at the AP's Charles Babington, whose views did not quite match up with his:



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