A no-brainer. They can get away with sending Olbermann out every night to deliver the Two Minutes Hate because they know the left will defend them. The left can’t defend this; it’s too big a risk for too little a reward, and so down NBC goes. Although if it’s any comfort, I’m sure it’ll make for a humdinger of a Special Comment next week, when Olby explains how dismissing and denying at every opportunity the progress made by American troops in Iraq is the way real patriots show their thanks. All while swiveling dramatically towards different cameras at carefully choreographed preset cues, of course. Odds that this will be mentioned: Absolute zero.

Here’s Newt from yesterday’s Big Story laying NBC out. Er, I thought he and Gore agreed on global warming.

Update: Surprise.