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His current show — a series of web shorts titled “The Resistance” — is not on cable and was not supposed to exist at all.
It began last September as “The Closer”: six- or seven-minute monologues, written and performed by Olbermann and posted twice a week, on You Tube, the web and social media, by GQ magazine.
“Don’t you think,” the faux president asked, “there’s a love-hate relationship between the mainstream media and the Donald Trump administration in a way that’s actually enhanced my presidency? Olbermann has a favorite historical figure, Cincinnatus, whose story he likes to tell.
It goes like this: Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus was a Roman consul and military leader until 460 B.
Rome was in his debt; he had control of the military and full dictatorial powers. This is the part Olbermann loves: not that Cincinnatus saved Rome, but that afterward, he simply returned to his farm.
It was Olbermann — the anchor whose five-year stint at ESPN’s “Sports Center” helped bring a wry, freewheeling humor to sports news — who answered the question of what a fiery liberal television commentator might look like.
George Washington has often been called the American Cincinnatus; he retired to Mount Vernon immediately following the Revolutionary War and stepped down as president after two terms.
Cincinnatus’ legacy has also been invoked more recently: There’s an echo of it in the Trump family’s frequent argument that their patriarch doesn’t to be president and is sacrificing a life of unworried luxury for the good of the country. “Sports.”Before Trump was Olbermann’s nemesis, Trump was Olbermann’s landlord.
An old email address of Olbermann’s is even named after the Roman. One of those fans, Olbermann says, was Trump, still in the days when he moved in left-leaning New York circles and donated mostly to Democratic campaigns.
According to Olbermann, Trump would tell him stories about how liberal he was, encouraging him to keep attacking Bush and commending him for championing the rising career of Barack Obama.“I think I helped open a door for criticism against Bush and particularly the politicizing of terror in 2005, 2006, 2007,” he told me.