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Keith Olbermann in Rare Form

If you don’t watch him, start. I loved his editorial this week on the first 8 months of the Bush administration and how they put counterterrorism on the back burner – one of the things that has annoyed me about media coverage has been the UTTER LACK of honest discussion about how this administration completely dropped the ball when they came in office. He pointed out all the inconsistencies, lies, and obfuscations – we didn’t have a strategy to inherit – uh, well what’s this document?

It really was the first time the full case was articulated – and it is hard to counter his argument, unless you pull up the old lies and obfuscations. Those are always available if you are a koolaid drinker.

Why I Love Keith Olbermann

Just watch the video of his brilliant commentary on Rumsfeld’s frightening speech in which he declared that the majority of Americans are “morally confused”. If you have a slow modem (George), you can also read the transcript of his commentary.

Why Do Opcasters Fuel Fringe Psycho Groups?

Scarborough Country had the “reverend” Phelps on to talk about his “God Hates Fags” movement – they picket military funerals, say “thank God for 9/11” all under the delusion that everything bad that happens to Americans is because of gay rights (although that is just the beginning of the Westboro Baptist Church’s hate-mongering). Continue reading →

Comparing Bush to Lincoln?

Sean Hannity, the poster child for those who misrepresent news and twist everything to fit a myopic world view, interviewed Don Rumsfeld on his radio show and asked him (in this typically “leading” way) if the things Dean, Kerry and others say about the war is undermining the effort and not constructive criticism. Rumsfeld started his answer by pointing out all the criticism President Lincoln endured. Wow. It never ceases to amaze me just how deluded some people are about where this country is now. Continue reading →

Faux News – Ted Baxter – Olbermann Has It Right

Media Matters covers a particularly obscene abuse of the airwaves by Bill O’Reilly – Laura Ingraham also contributed with plenty of misrepresentation of fact. She believes reporters in Iraq are all reporting from their hotel balconies. I guess she hasn’t heard about the deaths, injuries, and kidnappings of many of these folks. Continue reading →

Classic Keith Olbermann

If you haven’t discovered MSNBC’S Keith Olbermann, you don’t know what you’re missing. Today’s worst person in the world (a regular feature) were two government employees (Federal Agents) who lied about their identity when scouting an area the President would be visiting. They claimed to be Fox journalists – Keith spells Fox News “Faux News” (god I love that). Later they came back to tell the man they were actually federal agents. Keith remarked, we shouldn’t be alarmed. Faux journalists pretend to be journalists every day.

People Pay for This?

Had to have a laugh at this ex-drug addict’s membership goodies. You get to listen to someone rant with little attention to fact so you can be blithely unaware of the real world, AND you get a bumper sticker that says, “Still Voting Democrat? You’re Stuck on Stupid.” Continue reading →

Lou Dobbs Gets It

UPDATE 7/1/09: By now you probably know that Lou has lost his mind. Oh well. Keith seems to be following him. Hope Rachel Maddow keeps her sanity. She’s my last hope.

Update 7/29/2009 – No question. Lou Dobbs has gone over a cliff, lost his marbles, gotten two shakes of a lamb’s tail away from being picked up by the men in white coats. Holy moly. It’s so sad to see a man who once was provocatively brilliant in his challenges to government corruption become a batshit-crazy conspiracy theorist and bitter old crank.

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The post below was written four years ago. Before Lou Dobbs lost his mind.

More greatness from Lou Dobbs, champion of the American people. That might sound grandiose – but really, if you watch his CNN show you will see this is a man who truly cares about the issues that impact working Americans struggling to keep their jobs, pay their bills, and get some semblance of financial security.

Commenting on the waiving of prevailing wages (Gulf states), labor brokers who bring in illegal workers and exploit them (for example, you are lucky you got this job so we aren’t going to protect you from toxins because you should be happy you can feed your family for 1 day)

“[This is about]… employers who are just riotously without conscience or concern for the national interests exploiting these people they’re hiring.”

Lou gets it. With a degree in Economics from Harvard, this is a man with substance behind his arguments. His brand of paleoconservatism makes for compelling and rivetting discussions. He is not a bobble-head who spouts thoughtless ideological memes.

He cares about the impact of the neoconservative, patronage-style politics that have eroded the quality of life in this country for the middle class. He is a true patriot. He puts Americans first. He does not believe in bending over for corporate power at the expense of families. He is disgusted by politicians utterly oblivious to the struggles of the middle class.

Murdered by the Mob

Tucker Carlson had Antoinette Giancana on tonight – who just wrote a book claiming her father, Sam, was behind the Kennedy assassination.

She says in “Italian culture, one hand washes the other hand” – as if all Italians are mafioso. Twit. Continue reading →

The Situation with Tucker Carlson

Some great stuff in an exhanged between Rachel Maddow and Tucker Carlson tonight in a discussion about Cheney’s comments today about our past responses to terrorism.

Tucker: (Osama bin Laden is thinking)…we attack the U.S., they don’t do anything about it.They’re weak.

Rachel: Even on Cheney’s own logic here, then how is he justifying what we are doing now. We were attacked on 9/11 and so then we went and attacked an unrelated Muslim country that had nothing to do with this. That’s like saying some guy didn’t get mugged a second time because he started beating his wife. It has nothing to do with what happened to us on 9/11.

Tucker: Well that’s a cruel thing for you to say, because as you know I completely agree with you.

And so on…