Olbermann: The New Edward Murrow?

Steve Watson / Infowars.net | October 24 2006

"Every act that denies or limits the freedom of the individual in this country costs us the. . . confidence of men and women who aspire to that freedom and independence of which we speak and for which our ancestors fought."
Edward Murrow - 1954

It is no coincidence that Edward Murrow is the number one idol of Keith Olbermann. In these times of great upheaval there is really only one voice in the mainstream media that is speaking the truth and telling it the way it is.

The modern US media is owned and has always been owned by the corporations and big businesses that run America. So it is extremely rare when a figure of honesty and integrity in delivering the news rises to the top over corporate interests and censorship. One such figure was Edward Murrow, who always told it as it was and is most famed for his reports that helped lead to the censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Whilst the Neocon lapdog apologists take pride in the fact that they take their orders directly from the White House, Olbermann, who tips his hat to Murrow by using his trademark "Good Night and Good Luck" tag line, continues to hit the ball out of the park with every special comment he makes.

While Olbermann is busy decrying the destruction of the Bill Of Rights and The Constitution, Bill O'Reilly is busy equating with terrorists those who question the President, then himself saying he would like to blow up bloggers with hand grenades. Hannity is busy telling Democrat voters to stay at home on election day then whining about how the media is conspiring to suppress Republican votes. And Limbaugh is spinning his own spin and calling us "Democrat kooks".

Keith Olbermann is a voice of reason, a shining beacon in a filthy media sea of corporate bootlickers. While the bootlickers without any consideration, and calling themselves "fair and balanced", associate any disagreement with the Neoconservative crime junta as being un-American, or somehow in league with "the terrorists", Keith Olbermann reports with refreshing integrity and speaks purely as a concerned American citizen, accountable to no political party or ideology.

Commenting on Olbermann's powerful special comment on the death of Habeas Corpus, Fox News exposers News Hounds commented:

"No, Olbermann was not speaking as a closet Democrat, as a Fox News commentator would speak as a closet Bush backer while claiming to be fair and balanced. Olbermann was not speaking as someone who coddles terrorists and wants them to "win." Olbermann was speaking as an American who values the freedoms and protections guaranteed by the Constitution and respected -- for the most part -- by previous presidents. And he did it with passion."

As Edward Murrow himself once said, it is a grave mistake to confuse dissent with disloyalty or deny the right of the individual to be wrong, unpopular, eccentric or unorthodox. The media has forgotten what it's role in society is supposed to be, or rather it's role has been irreversibly alerted by corporate acquisition and biased political interests.

Olbermann, appearing on C-SPAN, recently said: "There are people I know in the hierarchy of NBC, the company, and GE, the company, who do not like to see the current presidential administration criticized at all. ... There are people who I work for who would prefer, who would sleep much easier at night if this never happened. On the other hand, if they look at my ratings and my ratings are improved and there is criticism of the president of the United States, they're happy."

The cost of Olbermann's integrity and honesty has been personal attacks, both verbally and physically. Olbermann was recently sent hate letters packed with white powder. He called 911, and then went to the hospital so Doctors could confirm his health was not in danger.

The corporate controlled media proceeded to ATTACK Olbermann and laugh at him for reporting the incident and being concerned for his own well being. Imagine if this had happened to Bill O'Reilly, it would have been front page news for weeks, used endlessly as an excuse for the paranoid fueled rantings of Fox, which have recently included hyping up the deranged scribblings of two jokers in a chat room as huge terror threats.

We Commend Keith Olbermann and here display some of his recent groundbreaking comments:

Olbermann’s Special Comment on GOP Fearmongering

"The commercial, you have already seen, it is a distillation of everything this administration and the party in power have tried to do these last five years and six weeks."

 

Olbermann Exposes Nexus Of Politics And Terror

During a prime time segment on his MSNBC show, anchor Keith Olbermann presented ten clear examples where the Bush administration had issued terror alerts days after politically damaging revelations and questioned the credibility of each of the alleged plots' authenticity in light of astounding evidence to the contrary.

Olbermann: “Rumsfeld Gave North Korea Nukes”

Keith Olbermann reports that the company Rumsfeld was working for in 2000 sold North Korea the technology to build nuclear weapons.

Olbermann: Bush Playing American Christians For Suckers

Keith reveals the Bush administration's truest innermost feelings of Christianity.

Olbermann: “Why does habeas corpus hate America”

Keith did a great report on what the recently passed Military Commissions Act of 2006 means to America and our Constitution.

 

Olbermann video: Bush would sell America out to preserve GOP power

Keith Olbermann delivered a 'Special Comment' on the subject of lying, specifically that committed by members of the Administration, up to and including President Bush.

 

Olbermann’s Latest Special Comment Targets Bush: “Have you no sense of decency, sir?”

Keith: "More over, Mr. Bush, you are accomplishing in part what Osama Bin Laden and others seek — a fearful American populace, easily manipulated, and willing to throw away any measure of restraint, any loyalty to our own ideals and freedoms, for the comforting illusion of safety."

 

Olbermann: “The President of the United States owes this country an apology”

"An apology is this President’s only hope of regaining the slightest measure of confidence, of what has been, for nearly two years, a clear majority of his people."

 

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