Joan Walsh weighed in on the piece in the New Yorker about Keith Olberman, that I wrote about earlier today. Walsh took offense as I did to what MSNBC head Phil Griffin told the New Yorker Hillary supporters who will “come back” because there’s “nowhere else to go”:
I have some advice for Phil Griffin, not that he asked me. Don’t tell your customers they have nowhere else to go. Also: Try to avoid comparing irritated female viewers with wives and girlfriends who have to stay with a “jerk” who is “difficult and brutal.” It’s insulting to Olbermann and his female critics alike.
Did Griffin have a clue how offensive that analogy was? Probably not. But he should take Joan Walsh’s advice above, because spouting crap like that in interviews won’t win back the women viewers that MSNBC has insulted time and time ago in recent months.