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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Keith Olbermann free speech hypocrite of the day

Keith Olbermann is trying to be relevant again by saying President Trump is behind efforts by CNN and MSNBC not to hire him.

I think his long record of being obstinate and getting fired already poisoned that well.

But Keith also is trying to market himself as some sort of free speech champion.

Um, no.

From the Hill:
Earlier this month, Olbermann called President Trump a "pitiful thug" who wants to squash free speech.
"Freedom of speech is the purpose of the United States of America,” Olbermann said. “And every time this country’s government has tried to alter that fact or has ignored it in the slightest, it has met with disaster.
“Constitutional change to limit free speech would not be just a step on a slippery slope, but it would putting the entire nation in an 18-wheeler and driving it full speed down that slippery slope.”
Like I said, um, no.

Keith back Hillary's unconstitutional attempt to silence a critic of her senatorial career in the Citizens United case.

From Keith on January 21, 2010:
Today, the Supreme Court, of Chief Justice John Roberts, in a decision that might actually have more dire implications than "Dred Scott v Sandford," declared that because of the alchemy of its 19th Century predecessors in deciding that corporations had all the rights of people, any restrictions on how these corporate-beings spend their money on political advertising, are unconstitutional.
In short, the first amendment — free speech for persons — which went into affect in 1791, applies to corporations, which were not recognized as the equivalents of persons until 1886. In short, there are now no checks on the ability of corporations or unions or other giant aggregations of power to decide our elections.
None. They can spend all the money they want. And if they can spend all the money they want — sooner, rather than later — they will implant the legislators of their choice in every office from President to head of the Visiting Nurse Service.
Blah, blah, blah. Then this ending:
Be prepared for those poor dumb manipulated bastards, the Tea Partiers, to have a glorious few years as the front men as the corporations that bankroll them slowly unroll their total control of our political system. And then be prepared to watch them be banished, maybe outlawed, when a few of the brighter ones suddenly realize that the corporations have made them the Judas Goats of American Freedom.
And be prepared, then, for the bank reforms that President Obama has just this day vowed to enable, to be rolled back by his successor purchased by the banks, with the money President Bush gave them his successor, presumably President Palin, because if you need a friendly face of fascism, you might as well get one that can wink, and if you need a tool of whichever large industries buy her first, you might as well get somebody who lives up to that word "tool."
Be prepared for the little changes, too. If there are any small towns left to take-over, Wal-Mart can now soften them up with carpet advertising for their Wal-Mart town council candidates, brought to you by Wal-Mart.
And then MSNBC cut to a commercial to pay Olbermann's multi-million-dollar salary -- a salary he wants back so he can spew his faux anti-corporate blather.

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  1. I see Olbermann's insanity has not been cured. Highly resistant, it is.

    1. He is so over the top insane, I found him to be almost must see tv.

  2. I tried to stay informed listening to Olbermann, but I found Michael Moore to be more enlightening. Oh sure, Keith knows how Tur's panties fit him. but Michael Moore never says anything that is unbelievable.

  3. It is my belief that Keith Olbermann contracted rat lungworm some time back, and the little thing is about halfway to his cerebral cortex, happily munching away. There is no other plausible explanation.

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  5. I remember reading that someone at ESPN said they would only hire Olbermann back if everyone that worked there got to line up and punch him. That's how well he's liked.

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