Thursday, October 19, 2006
KO'ed : A Mainstream Media Manifesto
I complain constantly about the mainstream media's indolent stenography of rovian talking points they call 'the news'.The only true exception that I'm aware of is Keith Olbermann.
Keith Olbermann of MSNBC has once again proven he is the Edward R. Murrow of our time. In the brilliant new feature, "Special Comment" on his show "Countdown with Keith Olbermann", he displays courage of conviction as well as concise, literate critiques of BushCo's criminal behavior. I'm featuring today Keith Olbermann's commentary on "The Death of Habeas Corpus". For an in-depth article on this latest attack on the Constitution, please read Glen Greenwalds piece at Unclaimed Territory. Olbermann knocks out the chimp-in-charge, hammering away at the president-criminal with head-blow after bodyshot. I think the former sports reporter would appreciate the 'sports analogy'. Two videos, an 'uppercut' explainer of habeas corpus followed by the 'killshot'. You've been KO'ed Mr. President.