September 27, 2006

Olberman as Murrow?

Keith Olberman has been delivering a series of scorching endictments against the lies and incompetence of the Bush regime lately in what amounts to an inspiring and hopeful sign that maybe it's finally OK for jounalists to actually report reality, rather than the make-believe story lines enforced by the right for the past several years.

Olberman seems to be casting himself as a later-day Edward R. Murrow, and perhaps he will be remembered as the first journalist with the guts to call a spade a spade and begin to wake up the American people to the danger in their midst.

EAPrez at Details provides both the video and the transcript of "A Textbook Definition of Cowardice"

6 Comments:

At 9/27/2006 7:49 AM, Blogger Huck Finn said...

Dope, funny that you describe Olberman's comments this way. Not two days before Rumsfelds speech to the American Legion, we watched Good Night and Good Luck. I told my wife during the movie, "There has never been a time during our adult lives where we have had a greater need for a patriotic and truthful voice like Murrow's to cut through this McCarthyism." I saw that need met when I saw Olberman's comments three days later.

 
At 9/27/2006 12:41 PM, Blogger UMRBlog said...

Murrow kept his personal beefs to himself. His public beefs were polemic. I agree with you on KO on the merits, but he brings so much personal background noise to any forum that he loses some audience and following.

Gotta give him credit for nailing O'Reilly as a mere bully and Emperor with no clothes.

At the end of the day, I think KO loses some of his leadership position just on style points and that's a pity.

 
At 9/27/2006 2:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please don't say "calling a spade a spade" it is offensive to me and everyone else!!

Geez, I thought the democrats were the party of minority understanding!!

 
At 9/27/2006 2:22 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Anon, only a nit-wit such as yourself would even attempt such a lame attack.

You're the racist by associating the term "spade" with a racial group.

The expresssion "calling a spade a spade" has nothing to do with race, you idiot, but derives from the suit of cards.

 
At 9/27/2006 2:27 PM, Anonymous paladin said...

Olbermann isn't Murrow, he's Limbaugh. The left has finally found it's answer to the "right-wing noise machine".

Just in time too, since Air America is mired in scandal and bankruptcy.

 
At 9/27/2006 2:56 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Pal,
Unfortunately what you say about Air America is simply not true.

One guy evidently tried to rip the company off. wow.

And I'd remind you that Fox news lost money to the tune of millions a year for about 6 years before ever seeing a dime of profit.

For wingers to be cackling and freaked out in wishful thinking that Air America will collapse is only a sign of just how afraid they are that any wide-spread media outlet be allowed to present an alternative view to the vast blanket bullshit broadcast network that they've errected over the past decades at a cost of billions of dollars.

Anything which counters this misinformation campaign even in the slightest, is not only welcome, but absolutely crucial to an informed public.

 

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