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Posted on 08/08/2006 8:59:04 PM PDT by woofie
Keith Olbermann Countdown with Keith Olbermann MSNBC July 28, 2006
Dear Mr. Olbermann,
We are deeply dismayed by your ongoing use of the Nazi "Sieg Heil" salute, both on your program and in public appearances -- including the recent Television Critics Association press tour -- while holding up a mask of Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly.
While we understand that your aim is to entertain your audience by taking pot shots at Mr. O'Reilly, your repeated use of the Nazi salute has resulted in many complaints from our constituents, including Holocaust survivors and their families who find the use of this gesture offensive and repugnant in any context.
The Nazi salute is more than just a remnant of history, but serves as a calling card for modern-day neo-Nazis and white supremacists. We believe that the use of gestures and imagery associated with the Nazis even in jest only serves to trivialize the Holocaust and denigrate the memory of the six million Jews and others who died as a result of Hitler's Final Solution.
As a respected and well-known media personality, your actions have consequences and can set a standard for others to emulate. We are especially concerned that young people viewing your program might take their cues from your free use of the "Sieg Heil" salute.
In light of these concerns, we hope that you will reconsider your use of the Nazi salute in the future.
The Anti-Defamation League
Olbermann is disturbed.
You can say that again
Olberman has no class. He will go to any lengths to get attention. The ends justify the means for lefties like him.
Gee! Somebody finally noticed Olbermann!
Like he cares ...
He has an unhealthy, deranged obsession with O'Reilly. It's kind of pathetic in a funny "liberal loser" kind of way.
"As a respected and well-known media personality..."
They were going along just fine until this part. Wrong twice in one sentence.
Since when does anyone actually watch Olbermann anyway?
Olbermann seems to be unusually obsessed with O'Reilly and it is more pathetic than a spurned lover which makes me wonder if Olbermann has some sort of man-crush on him.
The ADL is a bunch of nazis.
I have to admit. I really enjoy hearing him and Dan Patrick together on ESPN radio. And I like his commentary on sports. But the man is extremely grating on anything having to do with current events/politics..kind of like Paul Begala.
Oh, so THAT'S why they sent him the letter!
Any Nazi would be offended by seeing their salute being used by a loser like Olbermann.
6 million jews and at least 6 million others... and this guy still has a job?
Popping a nazi salute is just the natural instinct of this last place blowhard. Must be in the blood.
I wonder if the jew hating Olbermann will add Abe Foxmamn of the ADL to his worst persone in the world list.
Just don't mention the war....