JAMES TARANTO: “We hope they both lose. But actually, Greenwald has a good point at Olbermann’s expense. . . . In our view, Greenwald is wrong. But he is consistent. Olbermann, on the other hand, rails against ‘fascism,’ then yields to it in the name of political expediency. Obama does the same thing in a more soothing manner.”

Plus this: “The Keith Olbermanns of the media world outnumber the Glenn Greenwalds, so when an Obama administration curtails civil liberties (justifiably or not), the outcry will be far more muted than it is now. If civil liberties are your top concern, then, you better vote for John McCain.”