Rex Murphy comments on the recent TV media mogul marriage of Al Gore and Keith Olbermann, a match made in sitcom.
By Rex Murphy in the National Post
Shakespeare never fails. When I read that Gaia’s First Messenger Here on Earth, the very face and clammy palms of global warming itself, Al Gore, had invited the Edward R. Morrow of the Twitterverse, latterly of the compulsively progressive MSNBC, Keith Olbermann, to join his Current TV cable network, the familiar “Let us not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments” unfailingly suggested itself.
Gore-Olbermann: never so fruitful a partnership since Gilligan and the Skipper.
Here was a true mating, a yoking of heart-breaking genius. Gore, an imperious, lugubrious, dour and insistent one-cause Doomsday machine, a kind of oversized Spock without Spock’s lavish sense of humour, needed something of Olbermann’s manic, untethered zest. Olbermann , whose most charged flights during his days at MSNBC’s Countdown went into hitherto unpiloted altitudes of non-sequitur and denunciation, desperately needed an alignment with someone who occasionally glided within a few feet of the actual (albeit destined to imminent, carbonaceous ruin) earth.
At first it was difficult to see which way the energy was running? Who was the “little guy” and who was the Skipper?
The entire essay is a hoot, read it at the link below
Note: I’ve updated the main image, my original image, sans TV is here
Addendum: lest some people think my satirical image is unfair to Gore and Olbermann, I’ll point out this cartoon from the CRU climategate files.
Here’s NCDC Tom Peterson’s (GHCN lead investigator) cartoon diddle:
Let’s give Tom Peterson credit for coming up with the original concept of tying climate personalities to Gilligan’s Island. IMHO his satire skills are just as robust as the GHCN.