On Monday, Sept. 25 2006, Keith Olbermann commented on Bill Clinton’s interview with Fox News, and called for an end to President Bush’s “pass” for his incompetence and malfeasance relating to September 11. His words are a highlight for what many concerned American Citizens who have often been labeled unpatriotic, Anti-Bush, Anti-Republican, or Anti-American, have been saying for the last 5 years.
Keith Olbermann, is a modern day Edward R. Murrow. A man of character and honor. A man who is not afraid to speak the truth both to those in power, and to a public often unwilling to listen themselves. MSNBC deserves our support and full credit for allowing Keith Olbermann to exercise his first amendment rights from their network, when so many other networks have just given up and surrendered.
Here is Keith Olbermann’s Commentary:
Here is the video that sparked Keith Olbermann’s commentary:
This is the first 20 minutes of Bill Clinton’s interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. In this clip, Wallace asks Clinton why he didn’t do more to capture or kill Osama bin Laden while he was in office. Clinton clearly feels like he has been set up and doesn’t hold back in telling Wallace just how he feels.
A full transcript can be found at Crooks and Liars.
Lastly but not the least lets bring back a important quote from our nations history…
“We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep in our history and doctrine and remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were for the moment unpopular. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. There is no way for a citizen of the Republic to abdicate his responsibility.” – Edward R. Murrow From the March 9, 1954, “See It Now” television broadcast on Senator Joe McCarthy.
A riveting speech given by David Strathairn as Edward R. Murrow from the George Clooney film, ‘Good Night, And Good Luck’.
I have to say that was the best post I have seen on this site. I just spent about 30 minutes getting an email together about Newsweek changing its cover story in America from “Losing Afghanistan” to some photography story. However the rest of the world will get the “Losing Afghanistan” story. That may be a post later. Anyway the email was about my Canadian friends who think that Amercians do not pay attention to the world around them.
By day, I am a desk jockey. I have a radio at work and coporate radio sucks. But I do catch the neocon talk shows: Leddy, O’Really (mispelling intended), and Valentine. They have been talking about the Clinton thing all week. Interesting though they havent played any footage, always it is them reading the transcripts (clue #1). I havent had a tv in over a year, so until I saw your article I hadn’t seen the interviw before before. I realized something quickly. The radio guys when quoting Clinton only used 4 or 5 phrases, and not in the same order they were in the actual interview. And the same with the question that Wallace asked, the radio guys weren’t quoting the whole question (Clues 2, 3 and 4). To listen to them, Wallace asked “why didnt you do more about Bin Laden?” and Clinton erupted. Of course they only used a selected 4 or 5 phrases of Clinton’s, which quite honestly, all of the phrases ran together by the ‘reader’ did sound like Clinton had lost it. The radio talking heads also never said how long the interview was. I was actually surprised by its length. Anyway with that background, this was a GREAT post. Especially the speech by Murrow.
If your not a journalist or researcher, man, you should be. Thanks for reminding me that there are Amercians that care, and by attention to what is going on, and are using that freedom and knowledge to encourage and inform others.