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August 20, 2006

Keith Olbermann on Terror Alerts as Cover

George Bush and the Politics of Terror.  That's the topic of a 12-minute video-clip of MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, one of the only media critics of this administration.   From Larry Johnson of the national No Quarter blog comes this introduction:

Just watch the Keith Olbermann's brilliant presentation - which shows conclusive, indisputable evidence that George Bush and his minions have used bogus terrorist threats to distract public attention from embarrassing political news - and you too will become a member of the reality-based community (thanks to John Amato at Crooks and Liars for posting this up).

Ten. Count em. Ten separate incidents where the Bush administration issued public warnings of imminent attacks that subsequently turned out to be non-existent or misleading. George Bush is the boy who cried Wolf, Wolf, Wolf, Wolf, Wolf ... and no end is in sight.

Olbermann deserves an Emmy and a Pulitzer for this report. He's done a public service. He has blazed a trail the rest of the media, print and electronic, ought to follow. Just as Edward R. Murrow confronted the red-baiter Senator McCarthy, Olbermann has performed a similar service to America by standing up to the fearmongering of Bush. Please ensure your friends and relatives see this piece.

Hat tip to Howie

Posted by Lynn Allen on August 20, 2006 at 07:21 AM in National and International Politics | Permalink

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