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Another good Olbermann commentary

Monday night, Keith Olbermann delievered another great commentary on the topic of 9/11 and in particular the Fox News propaganda effort over the weekend.

Crooks and Liars has the video.

Excerpt from the transcript:

"The basic plot-line was this: Because he was distracted by the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Bill Clinton failed to prevent 9/11.

The most curious and in some ways the most infuriating aspect of this slapdash theory, is that the right wingers who have advocated it—who try to sneak it into our collective consciousness through entertainment, or who sandbag Mr. Clinton with it at news interviews—have simply skipped past its most glaring flaw.

Had it been true that Clinton had been distracted from the hunt for bin Laden in 1998 because of the Lewinsky nonsense, why did these same people not applaud him for having bombed bin Laden‘s camps in Afghanistan and Sudan on Aug. 20, of that year? For mentioning bin Laden by name as he did so?

That day, Republican Senator Grams of Minnesota invoked the movie “Wag the Dog.”

Republican Senator Coats of Indiana questioned Mr. Clinton‘s judgment.

Republican Senator Ashcroft of Missouri—the future attorney general echoed Coats.

Even Republican Senator Arlen Specter questioned the timing."

Olbermann is doing the job that journalists used to do in the days of Murrow and Kronkite before the mainstream media became obsessed with pop culture, and maintaining cordial relationships with those in power.


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