It's been a rough week for President Obama in the microcosm of cable television. Jon
Stewart's bitingly funny commentary has focused with increasing heat on the president. Keith
Olbermann, the Obama administration's usual cable news defender,
spent an installment of Countdown ripping Obama's Oval Office address.
Such a noticeable change in the tone of the left-wing cable media
establishment prompted a question from Mediaite's White House reporter
Tommy Christopher as to the president's reaction. Press Secretary Robert
Gibbs curtly dismissed both Olbermann and Stewart's criticims:
CHRISTOPHER: Jon Stewart last week and this week has been very critical of the President. Keith Olbermann last night really badly trashed the President’s speech. Is the President or the White House concerned at all about losing two such influential allies in the media?
GIBBS: No. No.