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September 11, 2006

All Olbermann, All the Time

Keith Olbermann has outdone himself.  He did one of his special comments in front of the hole that is Ground Zero and took President Bush to task for spinning 9/11.  Then he compared what Bush and company have done to an old Twilight Zone episode.  Absolutely on point and courageous. 

I don't get cable at my house so I don't get to watch Olbermann except when I find these extraordinary video-clips.  But I imagine that they are worth seeing a second time even if you catch them the first time around.  Michael has the transcript over at Blatherwatch as well.

Posted by Lynn Allen on September 11, 2006 at 11:12 PM in Media, National and International Politics | Permalink


I agree that the Olbermann piece was stirring, but I think some of its effect gets dissipated in trying to blame the federal administration for the lack of a public works project in NYC. That's beside the point, IMO. And the ringing, "How Dare You!" is bold and provocative in a way that the mainstream media seems incapable of, but it's still the rhetoric of victimhood and, well, girlish when taken out of context. Must we always sound like little Nell tied to the tracks?

I'd say, tighten it up, keep the visible anger just this side of shaking in the delivery, and we could drive spikes with it.

Posted by: Phil | Sep 12, 2006 12:47:13 PM

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