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Keith Olbermann: It's "Treasonous" For The Administration Not To Correct Media Stories
MSNBC ^ | June 1, 2005 | Keith Olbermann

Posted on 07/28/2005 2:27:03 PM PDT by Sam Hill

Whilst opining in his boyishly incomprehensible way, Olbermann claims it is the Bush administration's fault that Newsweek ran their meretricious story about Korans being flushed down toilets at Guantanamo.
 
To illustrate his brilliant point, he reminds us of the Bush administration's complicity in not shooting down the forged "Killian Memos" of Rathergate fame:
 
 
 
  June 1, 2005 | 3:54 p.m. ET

More questions than answers (Keith Olbermann)

 [W]eren't those members of the military or the government with whom Newsweek vetted the plausibility of its item, honor-bound to say "you can't print this"?

Or would somebody rather play politics with this? The way Craig Crawford reconstructed it, this one went similarly to the way the Killian Memos story evolved at the White House. The news organization turns to the administration for a denial. The administration says nothing. The news organization runs the story. The administration jumps on the necks of the news organization with both feet or has its proxies do it for them.

That's beyond shameful. It's treasonous.

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How is it possible for such an intellect to not see the parallels to what Rove has been accused of doing? Rove apparently warned Matt Cooper of Time Magazine "not to get too far out" on the Joe Wilson story.

Why is Olbermann calling for Rove's head? Is it simply because that's what he is told to say by the DNC?


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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bullzogby; cialeak; duac; gitmo; korandesecration; liberalism; lyingliars; makingitup; newsspeak; newsweak; newsweek; partisanwitchhunt; propaganda; stupidity; zogbyism
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Another case study for our annals of hypocrisy.
1 posted on 07/28/2005 2:27:04 PM PDT by Sam Hill
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To: Sam Hill

Another story from the files of "It's Bush's Fault."


2 posted on 07/28/2005 2:28:33 PM PDT by My2Cents ("The essence of American journalism is vulgarity divested of truth." -- Winston Churchill)
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To: Sam Hill

The administration tried to correct the media and prevent them from spreading Joe Wilson's propaganda as truth, and look where it got Karl Rove...


3 posted on 07/28/2005 2:28:57 PM PDT by Thrusher (Remember the Mog.)
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To: Thrusher

"The administration tried to correct the media and prevent them from spreading Joe Wilson's propaganda as truth, and look where it got Karl Rove..."

My point bezactly.


4 posted on 07/28/2005 2:30:32 PM PDT by Sam Hill
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To: Sam Hill

"How is it possible for such an intellect to not see the parallels to what Rove has been accused of doing? Rove apparently warned Matt Cooper of Time Magazine "not to get too far out" on the Joe Wilson story."


That would assume that the 'Rats and MSM care about honesty or consistency. Actually, Olbermann's position amounts to "save us from ourselves when we need you to, but we'll fry your a--es anyway if we feel like it."


5 posted on 07/28/2005 2:31:17 PM PDT by Enchante (Kerry's mere nuisances: Marine Barracks '83, WTC '93, Khobar Towers, Embassy Bombs '98, USS Cole!!!)
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To: Sam Hill
I think this qualifies as a case of...

Just Damn.

(steely)

6 posted on 07/28/2005 2:32:06 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Fortunately, the Bill of Rights doesn't include the word 'is'.)
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To: Sam Hill

The Left has been specializing in the double-bind for years.


7 posted on 07/28/2005 2:32:47 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Sam Hill
Is there anything sillier than this character?

No wonder PMSNBC can't get better than a 0.5 share.

8 posted on 07/28/2005 2:33:31 PM PDT by evad ( Remember our twin mottos "Journalists are above the law" and "We bash Republicans")
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To: Howlin

Compare and contrast:

"The news organization turns to the administration for a denial. The administration says nothing. The news organization runs the story. The administration jumps on the necks of the news organization with both feet or has its proxies do it for them.

That's beyond shameful. It's treasonous."




In his first conversation with the president's senior adviser as the new White House correspondent for Time, Cooper started with a clipped statement: "I am writing about Wilson," to which Rove replied: "Don't get too far out on Wilson."

http://tinyurl.com/apdqo


9 posted on 07/28/2005 2:34:18 PM PDT by Sam Hill
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To: Sam Hill

If the Bush administration would have said a thing, the MSM would have cried "cover-up" or "sensorship."

Same, irresponsible media.

When in doubt, blame someone else.


10 posted on 07/28/2005 2:34:42 PM PDT by BoBToMatoE
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To: Sam Hill
The media has no use for the wisdom of the words "don't bite the hand that feeds you".
11 posted on 07/28/2005 2:35:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing (Qui Nhon Turtle Co.)
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To: My2Cents

AND THIS MORON HAS HIS OWN SHOW ON MSNBC. NOTE TO LIBERALS: Do you wonder WHY your ratings suck? Start here...lol


12 posted on 07/28/2005 2:35:32 PM PDT by Jazzman1
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To: Sam Hill
That's beyond shameful. It's treasonous.

Now that has got to be the lamest leap to a most illogical conclusion that I have seen on this subject. Reminds me of the Agony of Defeat ski jumper. This could end up on a compilation video When Media Guys Go Wild.
13 posted on 07/28/2005 2:35:47 PM PDT by carumba
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To: Sam Hill
How many people watch this lying pile of steaming feces, anyway? A few thousand people nationwide? He has the worst ratings (and deservedly so) of any news program.


14 posted on 07/28/2005 2:36:30 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Honoring Saint Jude's assistance every day.)
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To: evad

"[W]eren't those members of the military or the government with whom Newsweek vetted the plausibility of its item, honor-bound to say "you can't print this"?"

YEAH, RIGHT! If the Bush admin did that, the media would instantly rush to print with headlines like "Bush Administration attempts cover-up!", or "Bush Admin tries to silence brave reporter!"

Better to remain silent and let the media print whatever they feel like. If they print some lunatic BS because they didn't bother fact-checking the story, it's their own fault.


15 posted on 07/28/2005 2:36:49 PM PDT by Pete98 (After his defeat by the Son of God, Satan changed his name to Allah and started over.)
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To: Sam Hill

It could only be considered treason if one's loyalty was owed to the media, rather than to the country.


16 posted on 07/28/2005 2:37:25 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Mohammad spent more than half his life killing infidels)
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To: Sam Hill

Another air leak coming from Olbermann's head.


17 posted on 07/28/2005 2:37:32 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Crush! Kill! Destroy the heathen!)
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To: evad

Isn't the 51-times a year "Newsweak" also a partner in that cable channel?


18 posted on 07/28/2005 2:38:26 PM PDT by weegee (The Rovebaiting by DUAC must stop. It is nothing but a partisan witchhunt.)
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To: Sam Hill

The DNC tells Olbermann to jump, and he says, "how high master".


19 posted on 07/28/2005 2:40:22 PM PDT by driftless ( For life-long happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Sam Hill

Olbermann = IDIOT! Olbermann's intellect and common sense should fit quite nicely, with room to spare, in a thimble!


20 posted on 07/28/2005 2:41:22 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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