Tuesday, July 03, 2007
The Mess At NBC Celebrates Libbyration Day.
With Young Master Keith at the helm "Countdown" is written like a lefty blog but televised. There is never a semblance of balance or editorial objectivity. Every news story is presented through a partisan prism. Even on a normal news night, the level of partisanship on the show is pretty high. And you know what? That's just fine. This is America and if the First Amendment protects anything it ought to protect political opinion.
Now the President has commuted Libby's sentence. (Here.) The commutation is a pretty reasonable act given the circumstances. After all, Richard Armitage leaked Plame's identity to the media not Libby and the special prosecutor knew that early on. The leak was was not a crime and nobody has been charged for it. Nevertheless, what Libby did do was wrong and his conviction should stand. However, prison time would be an injustice.
But not to Olbermann. In his mind, the President's act of clemency violates the law and the constitution and renders "Mr. Bush" undeserving of the Presidency. So tonight Young Master Keith's very Special Comment calls on President Bush and Vice-President Cheney to resign. Olbermann outdoes himself with his twists and turns, dramatic pauses, weird stares, and overblown rhetoric. The commentary is the most laugh out loud hilarious political monologue ever. Bar none. It has to be seen to be believed. Go to the Mess at NBC's website and watch it. (Here.)
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