Sunday, August 26, 2007

Catching Keith: Counting down Olbermann's errors, part 4

This one's easy. His entire commentary is here. This time, in yet another rant demanding the resignations of President Bush and Vice-President Cheney (gosh, you really distinguish yourself from the rest of the Left on that one, Keith!), Mr. Olbermann wrote this: "I accuse you of subverting the Constitution, not in some misguided but sincerely-motivated struggle to combat terrorists, but to stifle dissent."

Well, let's see. Newspapers highlight anti-war opinions. So do television news shows. The web site Daily Kos gets hundreds of thousands of visits per day, and it is a fiercely anti-Bush site. Same goes for MyDD and DemocraticUnderground. And then there's you, Mr. Olbermann, sir--I don't know of anyone more anti-Bush than you, yet your attacks on Mr. Bush haven't "stifled" you--on the contrary, you've risen in the television media world. You now have your own prime-time cable show! If President Bush is seeking to "stifle dissent", he's sure going about it in a strange way.Dissent hasn't been "stifled" in this country, Mr. Olbermann. Be serious.