Wow. Did anyone just see Keith Olbermann ten minutes ago? He was completely off his rocker. I am taping the repeat at midnight because I missed the beginning of his diatribe, but apparently Donald Rumsfeld's speech
got him all in a tizzy. I think he's just ticked because Rumsfeld went after journalism.
Anyway, somehow Olbermann managed to twist history so far into itself that he said Rumsfeld is the new Chamberlain and we're waiting for the new Churchill to step up. Oooh, I know, can Murtha be Churchill? Because that would complete the wacked out reverse analogy. Rumsfeld is Chamberlain? In what universe?
Olbermann made some pretty outlandish claims. While Rumsfeld said:
I recount that history because once again we face similar challenges in efforts to confront the rising threat of a new type of fascism. Today -- another enemy, a different kind of enemy -- has made clear its intentions with attacks in places like New York and Washington, D.C., Bali, London, Madrid, Moscow and so many other places. But some seem not to have learned history's lessons.
Olbermann sarcastically said, "This country faces a new type of facism indeed." Referring to the Bush administration. Olbermann actually had the gall to say that the United States is a democracy, "sometimes just barely."
Is he joking or insane? Just barely. Keith, if this were a fascist state and barely a democracy, you wouldn't have made it to the end of that rant. And you wouldn't make it to work tomorrow. For all your ridiculous talk about the Bush administration being omnipotent and fascist, I bet you still have your job tomorrow.
Lord, this diatribe was too good to be true. But you know, Fox is the biased one and the other networks are bastions of middleoftheroadhood. Blogging fun like this doesn't come along every day.
Rumsfeld is Chamberlain. Just wow.
I'll be checking OlbermannWatch tomorrow for their response.
MORE TO GROK:
I hit refresh one more time after I posted this, and the OlbermannWatch for today is up! Better commentary than mine here.
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Rumsfeld will be right about something sooner or later. It's the law of averages. He'll be right about something, if only by accident. Maybe this is that thing!
Posted by: jimdennis at August 30, 2006 06:21 PM (dIlny)
Yesterday Instapundit had a link to a QandO post wherein the AP story about the speech was compared with the speech itself:
Makes for some interesting reading. Enjoy!
Posted by: Teresa at August 31, 2006 07:19 PM (o4pJS)
Yes obviuosly if we see a trend towards fascism in this country we should all realize that we cannot say anything until such time that we are not allowed to-- then we can. Of course it will be too late. Is it not obvious that one means we are nearing a fascist state when one compares the recent trends to fascism. I just heard reactionary arguments made that the democratic party is Stalinist because the primary voters went for Lamont. If this was Stalinist no one would be able to call it Stalinist. Why are you not pointing that out as well. If someone sees the trend towards totalitarianism it should be brought up while it still can be and not held back until it is too late.
Posted by: john henry at September 01, 2006 10:27 AM (hxDMK)
No john, you can still say things. Just don't whine when people point out how completely and utterly wrong you are... all without you disappearing.
Posted by: Patrick Chester at September 01, 2006 12:17 PM (MKaa5)
That reminds me of that Harry Taylor fellow who at a toen hall meeting ranted about how much the sucks...TO THE PRESIDENT. There's a website www.thankyouharrytaylor.org where all the libs go congratulating him on how awesome he was to speak his mind and what not. The irony is that no one seems to understand that being able to call the leader of your country a loser to his face is a freedom few people have. I don't know what my point is, I guess just what you said about all those people having their jobs in the morning not to mention their lives. Yeah I'd call that democracy more than just barely
Posted by: gigi at September 05, 2006 12:10 PM (RnNeC)
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