A segment of the MSNBC program "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" with Olbermann discussing a breakdown of communication within the health care debate. The Media producer for this show is MSNBC, a cable news channel resulting from a partnership between Microsoft and NBC. The parent company of NBC, General Electric now owns a controlling stake in MSNBC while remaining 50/50 partners with Microsoft in MSNBC.com. The media communicator in this text is Keith Olbermann, who began his rise to prominence in the immediate time period following the beginning of the Iraq War. Feeling as if the mainstream media gave the Bush Administration a pass on the war, Olbermann developed his firebrand style of critical opinion journalism. He has been labeled by observers as leaning towards liberalism and has engaged in critical exchanges with leading conservative commentators.
Keith Olbermann on Health Care Reform. [Online Video Clip]
Available http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/#33217219, October 7, 2009.