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Keith Olbermann: The Last Courageous And Honest Man On Television

This is one of Mr. Olbermann’s occasional “special comments” from his week-nightly program Countdown with Keith Olbermann and you need to watch it. It aired yesterday and it’s brilliant. It’s truth spoken to power (albeit indirectly) like it is rarely seen on television in the United States (or anywhere else, for that matter) and it is genius. It’s a bit long (12 minutes) but completely worth it. If you’re even a little bit like I am, it will have you clapping, laughing, scowling and whooping at the ceiling. It’s the news commentator’s version of a beautiful jazz riff. It’s goes, man! You just wish you were in the corner of a dark and smokey Greenwich Village bar, yelling “Go man, GO!” at the top of your lungs.
Yes, it’s that good.
And while you’re at it, if you like this, send an email to letters@msnbc.com and tell them that even if the barbarian hordes of the FCC, the GOP or Cheney himself descend on 30 Rock, the truth must be told and Keith must remain on the air.

Keith Olbermann Is My Hero

In a piece of commentary ranking with the best ever produced by a journalist, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann excoriates President Bush and the rest of his unholy cabal, while plainly exposing the “patriotic” platitudes regarding the anniversary of 9/11 uttered by the White House as simply so much lip service. I say “Huzzah!,” Keith Olbermann and keep holding their feet to the fire, my good man! While I am at it, congratulations to MSNBC for, so far at least, sticking by their man.