Thursday, September 4, 2008

Olbermann Needs Lithium and a Straight Jacket

Just moments after MSNBC aired the Republican convention's video tribute to victims of 9/11, shown at about 8:40pm EDT Thursday night (September 4), Keith Olbermann offered this angry rebuke of his own network for doing so (CNN and PBS also aired it):

I'm sorry, it's necessary to say this and I wanted to separate myself from the others on the air about this. If at this late date, any television network had of its own accord showed that much videotape, and that much graphic videotape of 9/11, and I speak as somebody who lost a few friends there, it, we, would be rightly eviscerated at all quarters, perhaps by the Republican Party itself, for exploiting the memories of the dead and perhaps even for trying to evoke that pain again. If you reacted to that videotape to the way I did, I apologize. It is a subject of great pain for many of us still and was probably not appropriate to be shown. We'll continue in a moment.


  1. Ah yes he questioned the orthodoxy of the neocon building block, 9/11, which was architected by the israelis. so that the usa would bomb all of israel's enemies into submission. i stand with olbermann. fuck the state of israel and its 9/11 holocaust.

  2. btw holocaust = burnt offering for the state of israel


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