Skip to comments.Why I will Miss Keith Olbermann, The Progressive Paul Revere (He's serious!)
Posted on 01/23/2011 8:04:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
In the News & Opinion & Entertainment Media, the fringe lunacy represented by Beck, OReilly, Palin, Limbaugh et. al etc. or Americas Ministry of Disinformation & Propaganda had ONE MAN who was successfully able to cross their signals, get up in their face and get a wide swath of this country not simply to understand how truly ridiculous, dangerous and often manipulative was their rhetoric but also empowered the sleeping to get up and take them on.
That one person with all due respect was not Steven Colbert nor was it Jon Stewart on The Daily Show or even Rachel Maddow. That is no disrespect for Jon Stewart. He makes you laugh at the ministers of disinformation in American Media. Keith Olbermann on his show Countdown with Keith Olbermann with his combative liberal perspective made you understand the gravity of their disinformation and the depth of the harm being wrought on civil society, and just maybe made you angry enough to want to do something about it. Rachel Maddow is perhaps one of the most gifted media personalities in America today. Her intellect, charm and manners bode well for the future character of our media as well as the future of MSNBC. Maddow is dignified as she is hip in her simple brilliance and in exposing the hypocrisy of other media personalities. You become smarter for simply watching her. Maddow makes you understand it all intellectually so just maybe you can impress your friends at cocktail parties with your vivid dissection of the right; and after all wouldnt a more dignified debate between the left and the right ultimately elevate our society?
Was Keith Olbermann equally over the top as some on the fringe right? Absolutely, but when Paul Revere went on his Midnight Ride and advised us the British are coming, would it have bothered you if that Midnight Ride took place in 2007 or 2008 and instead of a horse he did it in a PORSCHE 911 Turbo with a loud megaphone mounted atop his speedy vehicle? Keith Olbermann on MSNBC in the evening hours was a modern day Paul Revere awakening and rallying the masses from their stupefying slumber. That he needed to go makes you realize why he and his anti-establishment rants and perhaps speaking truth to power was perceived as more dangerous to the members of the existing social order than those in the Ministry of Disinformation & Propaganda combined with the distraction culture of the entertainment industry. The combo not only gets America to regularly dine on their own excrement but also each other, rather than their ruling elite, keeping our citizenry disengaged and in a state of cannibalistic and coprophagiac bliss. Similarly, you can see why they may feel much safer with David Gregory at the helm on Meet the Press than they did with Tim Russert. You always got the sense that even Tim might deviate from the script and ask a question or share some information that might lead viewers to see the man in the curtained off booth which is why his mysterious death troubled me and others. In America, we no longer want or need you to see The Great Oz or even understand the Zeitgeist.
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In Americas media you no longer even need the brain power of Christopher London as much as you may need the butt worshiping skills of a finely trained submissive. Just every once in a while when your master or your mistress looks down on you and asks how does my ass taste, look up and say thank you, your ass tastes so good. And then after completing said task to further illustrate total and complete subservience to your mistress you may ask may I also kiss your feet ? In fairness to NBC, beyond the merger with Comcast, it has a longer standing historical commitment to being perceived as a credible News medium and thus maybe even a duty to at least try to elevate the debate intellectually than the popular new network, FOX News. In that context one might see that NBC is thus more sensitive to undermining its brand for the sake of entertainment ratings garnered by one bombastic persona (who also donated to Democratic candidates) in a contest with right wing talk radio. Now even Piers Morgan, the rather douchie Englishmen who has replaced Larry King on CNN has apparently banned Olbermann from his show. A bit of advice to the bloke, perhaps you may want to actually get some ratings before banning folks, like Madonna or Keith Olbermann, who have actually accomplished something.
Clearly this is satire.
With a mop and bucket to clean up the puke it induces.
Then his little hero worshiping screed should be printed out so that it can be used to line a bird cage. Because that's the only intellectual response that meets it at the dignity level.
The thing speaks for itself. Also, it’s a bad propaganda piece.
What an unlikeable person.
Christopher London is a New York City based lawyer, activist, writer and founder of Manhattan Society.com, a 501 (c) (3) conduit; a free press vehicle for essential New York Arts & Charity. Consigliere by day; society diarist; webmaster and photographer by night. His work has appeared in Avenue, Quest, Gotham, Hamptons, Palm Beach Society, Social Life, Prestige (Asia) & Town & Country Magazines as well as New York Social Diary and the Newport Mercury.
If so, Christopher London needs to watch her 24 hours a day.
Just another elitist jerk. He and his ilk are getting very tiresome.
I’ll miss him like I miss a carbuncle on my @$$ when it is gone.
Olbermann sucks and so does Jon Stewart.
I’ll say it again: we are as odd to them, as they are to us...
At times like this, I find myself turning to the thinking blue youtube tribute to Keith Olbermann, who else has such a way with a run-on sentence:
I keep searching; hoping to
find out that it was a joke, but it
appears to be another kick to
the head, by the powers that
be, for those of us who enjoy
truth delivered by someone with so
much integrity that his very
presence oozes goodness &
honesty. Now, for me anyway,
theres no reason to keep the
package Dish charges me
($15 monthy thats $180
yearly) for delivering MSNBC.
Without Countdown MSNBC
will just be too sad to watch.
thinking blue :-(
I think he meant Paul Revere’s Horse’s Rear.
Interesting, he would choose Paul Revere, who took credit for other people’s work, and the only time who ever commanded anything in combat was the general of artillery at Penobscot. The worst naval disaster until the time of Pearl Harbour.
Where one makeshift garrison of 400 men, successfully held out against twice as many Americans and 35 naval warships including a frigate.
How can I miss what I've never watched? Not even once?
I don't miss the Plague or STDs, either.
More like the progressive Captain Lou Albano.