N.Y. Times “Media Decoder” columnist David Carr has written a blunt but fair-minded and quasi-definitive appraisal of Keith Olbermann by describing him as a tempestuous drama queen who off-camera will never be a day at the beach. Carr calls him (a) a “big baby…any reporter who has covered him could tell you all about that,” (b) a guy known for “unmanageability and unpleasantness” and (c) “the equivalent of a supremely talented left-handed pitcher with a strong arm — and some obvious control issues — that can give whatever team hires him a lot of quality innings.”

Here, by the way, is that Spy magazine portrait of another big baby.