Category Archives: Keith Olbermann

Olbermann’s Special Comment: Time to go!

Keith calls for Bush and Cheney to resign, in his latest comment.

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Olbermann’s Special Comment on The Dems caving in on Iraq funding

Olbermann rips the Democrats for ignoring the will of the people who put them in the majority last November. The Democrats caved into Bush’s demand that no timetable be set for withdrawing the troops.

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Keith Olbermann on CBS’s Sunday Morning.

A fascinating look inside the life and career of MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann. Enjoy!

Hope, Redux.

Editor’s note:

Things are a little quiet around here.  Real life has butted in and I haven’t updated in a while.  That will change. –ToledoNative

Hope.  Hope is a ridiculous notion.  Hope has a tendency to evaporate at the slightest whiff of doubt.  But hope once again lives for me and for our country.   We have a chance to undo some of the damage done during 6 years of one party rule.

Tomorrow, the Democrats may go back to our standard ‘circular firing squad’, but for now, all things seem possible.

Some thanks are in order:

To the Chairman of the Democratic Party, Howard Dean; Thank you sir, your 50 state strategy worked.  Every time the Republicans trotted out another talking point, you were there to explain our side.  Thanks again.

To all of the participants, Democrat and Republican alike; it was a long hard battle and you fought well.  Good job.  Now we all need to join together and solve the problems which lie ahead.

Last of all, to Mr. Keith Olbermann:  Thank you sir, for all the hard work and for the unbiased reporting.  I truly believe that you have had a hand in getting more people fired up about the need for change.  From your relentless exposing of the Bush Administration, to your series of Special Comments, you sir are a National treasure.  Bravo, and a job well done!

Waiting for hope…

The last several years have been hard. You get your hopes up, only to have them dashed.  It gets to a point where you are afraid to have hope anymore.  But once in a while, something extraordinary happens.

A word is spoken, a truth revealed which should have been apparent, and your whole outlook changes. For me, this occured watching Countdown with Keith Olbermann last night.

Hope walked back into my heart.

It wasn’t the facts that he used. I’ve heard many of the same things said on other blogs and discussion groups. It was the passion in evidence. And it worked. I felt that emotion stir in my battletorn psyche. It was hope. I hope. I HOPE!

Watch the video, so you can hope too.

Keith Olbermann speaks for me.

Every generation has it’s ‘voice’ in news. Someone who speaks with such authority that you can say, ‘Yes! He speaks for me!’ In the early days of broadcast journalism, that voice was Edward R. Murrow. This quote from him rings true even today:

We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.

In the 60’s and early 70’s that voice belonged to Walter Cronkite. ‘Uncle Walter’ as he was affectionately know, was considered to be the most trusted name in news.

Today, a worthy successor to these great broadcasters has emerged. Keith Olbermann, host of MSNBC’s ‘Countdown with Keith Olbermann’, has become that voice. On August 30, he rebutted comments made by Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to the American Legion’s National convention.

Nation/World
Rumsfeld: War critics are like Nazi appeasers

Terrorists present a new type of fascism, he says

August 30, 2006

BY ROBERT BURNS

ASSOCIATED PRESS

SALT LAKE CITY — Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday the world faces “a new type of fascism” and likened critics of the Bush administration’s war strategy to those who tried to appease the Nazis in the 1930s.

He portrayed the administration’s critics as suffering from “moral or intellectual confusion” about what threatens the nation’s security.

Speaking to several thousand veterans at the American Legion’s national convention, Rumsfeld quoted Winston Churchill as observing that trying to accommodate Adolf Hitler was “a bit like feeding a crocodile, hoping it would eat you last.”

“Can we truly afford to believe that somehow, some way, vicious extremists can be appeased?” he asked.

“Can we truly afford to return to the destructive view that America — not the enemy — is the real source of the world’s troubles?

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060830/NEWS07/608300381/1009

Mr. Olbermann fired back at Secretary Rumsfeld on his show August 30th.

Aug. 30, 2006 | 8:34 p.m. ET

Feeling morally, intellectually confused?

The man who sees absolutes, where all other men see nuances and shades of meaning, is either a prophet, or a quack.

Donald H. Rumsfeld is not a prophet.

Mr. Rumsfeld’s remarkable speech to the American Legion yesterday demands the deep analysis—and the sober contemplation—of every American.

For it did not merely serve to impugn the morality or intelligence — indeed, the loyalty — of the majority of Americans who oppose the transient occupants of the highest offices in the land. Worse, still, it credits those same transient occupants — our employees — with a total omniscience; a total omniscience which neither common sense, nor this administration’s track record at home or abroad, suggests they deserve.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12131617/#060830b

You need to read this; trust me on this one. If you are at all sick at heart about what our government is doing in our names, read this. After you’re done reading get the clip from Crooks And Liars:

http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/08/30/keith-olbermann-delivers-one-hell-of-a-commentary-on-rumsfeld/

Keith Olbermann Speaks for me. Does he speak for you?