Friday, October 20, 2006

Modern Murrow

In one of those happenstance moments, I decided to follow a link posted in one of my favorite online communities, and found Keith Olbermann, railing against the Military Commissions Act just signed by George W. Bush. I strongly urge you to put aside 8 or 9 minutes of your busy life, and watch/listen to the video clip at this address:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15321167/
I don't know how long MSNBC leaves their links up, but I also snagged a link to the text of his remarks:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15321167/display/1/displaymode/1098/
I was floored after watching this. Yes, perhaps Keith has watched Edward R. Murrow clips a bit much, but it turned positively gripping as he kept nailing W for his sins, with a very real sense that Olberman himself could be punished for merely speaking this truth to the twisted, corrupted power that passes for our current government. Sometimes it's hard to believe we are living in such times. I keep thinkig about that old Gerald Ford quote "Our long national nightmare is over," hoping the Democrats will put aside their self-destructive ways, take Congress back, and impeach the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks out of Georgie Boy.

So please, I'll stop writing now, so you can bank up a minute or two towards viewing this clip.

6 comments:

Mark said...

One can only hope Geoff...it may be a day late and dollar short...but it's a beginning.

http://mwoodwar.typepad.com/making_a_mark/

Mark Geiger said...

Around 9/11 he did a very incisive commentary regarding the failure to costruct of a fitting memorial at the WTC site. He has come a long way since he was the Reagan era softball sports guy on Channel 5 here in LA. For the moment, Youtube has most of this commentaries. The American Gulag is a breath away.

Mark Geiger said...

As a follow-up, they still have his 9/11 comment up at the link "This hole in the ground." Also, worth a listen.

Brandon said...

I'm glad I can't understand the news over here so I won't have to watch our country slide further and further down the path of destruction.

Geoff Gould said...

Just so you understand Brandon's comment, he is a teaching school buddy who is now in Korea!

Gazoo said...

It's much easier to watch this footage with the hindsight of one small victory.