On Twitter, Keith Olbermann Accuses Jon Stewart of 'Jumping the Shark'

1:14 PM PST 11/01/2010 by Lindsay Powers

The MSNBC host calls Stewart out for his cable news 'naiveté' at his Washington D.C. Rally to Restore Sanity.

Keith Olbermann criticized Jon Stewart on Twitter Sunday after the Comedy Central host mocked the media for "fear mongering rhetoric" during his Washington, D.C. Rally to Restore Sanity. See more photos of the rally.

At the rally, Stewart showed several montages of pundits, including the MSNBC host, and said, "The country's 24-hour, political pundit perpetual panic conflictinator did not cause our problems, but its existence makes solving them that much harder. The press can hold its magnifying glass up to our problems, bringing them into focus, illuminating issues heretofore unseen. Or they can use that magnifying glass to light ants on fire, and then perhaps host a week of shows on the dangerous, unexpected flaming ants epidemic. If we amplify everything, we hear nothing."

Wrote Olbermann, who has long been a target of Stewart, on Twitter: "It wasn't a big shark but Jon Stewart jumped one just now with the 'everybody on Thr cable is the same' naiveté."

He followed up a few hours later: "The America before today's cable wasn't reasonable discussion. It was the 1-sided lockstep of Fox and people afraid of Fox. That got us Iraq."

And then again, "I wish it were otherwise. But you can tone down all you want and the result will be: the Right will only get LOUDER. Sorry."

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