A Voice For Freedom
From a distance, one gets a thoroughly jaundiced view of American
broadcast journalism. The halcyon days of Murrow and Kronkite, Brinkley
and Huntley, seem long dead. Now, one has the impression of a landscape
of Limbaughs and O'Reillys, Hannitys and Humes, spreading their
Bush-backing bile like a tide of effluent over the living-rooms of Mr,
Mrs and Ms America.
Just occasionally, however, a hand rises out of and above the waves
of sewage, and gestures defiance.
On Wednesday night on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann delivered a swashing
riposte to the repulsive rhetoric of Defense Secretary Rumsfeld at a
speech to veterans in Utah the previous day.
It should be required viewing for any intelligent American: and
those of the rest who still, despite the buckets of carefully-mixed
chauvinism masquerading as 'patriotism' cast over them daily by their
rulers, know in the hearts that things need not be as they are.
Read the transcript or view the video here.