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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Keith Olbermann - The New Edward R. Murrow We've Been Begging For

Hey folks

We've been complaining for years about the corporate media's lap-dog acceptance of the Bush Administration's PR-Spin, and asking what's happened to the great journalists and commentators that helped us survive McCarthy and Nixon. If you've been watching MSNBC, you've probably noticed that one man in today's TV News world has stepped up to take that standard - Keith Olbermann on his program "The Countdown With Keith Olbermann."

Check out the video from last night's show where Olbermann's comments on Rumsfeld calling critics of the Administration and the Iraq war "fascism appeasers." I felt like I was watching Good Night and Good Luck all over again (even if Olbermann, at the end of his commentary, dismisses the Murrow comparison).