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Date: 31/08/06

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.