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There you have it, a perfect example of the right-wing fringe in action which has become less fringe and more mainstream with each passing day . And should anyone make the claim that Taitz is more exception than rule, than may I suggest that either: a) you have not been paying attention to the endless stream of hysteria emerging from the right over the last three years or b) over-exposure to Fox has undoubtedly fried one brain cell too many.
The age of teabagging/birtherism/lunacy/batshit crazy is fully upon us and all it took was the simple act of voting in a black liberal to the White House.
There is little chance that this is going to be the end of the exchange. Typical of people like O’Reilly, Beck and your everyday wingnut, they will divert from the original point by introducing non-related issues and accusations of their own until the original thread gets lost in a murky cloud of words and nonsense.
Deny, deny, deny. Lie, lie, lie. Deny, deny, deny. That’s how they do it. Dicks are always right because dicks are unable to see themselves as ever being wrong.
Keith Olbermann, the combative left-leaning anchor of MSNBC’s most popular program, “Countdown,” surprised viewers Friday night by announcing that the show would be his last. Olbermann said he had been told by MSNBC that the cable network was ending his contract.
Is it mere coincidence that KO was let go in the same week that federal regulators gave Comcast the go-ahead in its takeover of NBC? Probably not. His style and strong progressive views clashed with Comcast’s corporate image and philosophy. Expect Ed Schultz to be booted out in the next short while.
There is something seriously wrong with a system that has a Glenn Beck freely spreading lies and hate on a daily basis but has no room for a Keith Olbermann. Think what you will of Keith’s style but no one can accuse him of fabricating facts – a practice which is standard procedure over at Fox.
Olbermann said out loud what many could only feel. He was a voice of reason in a sea of insanity and a source of hope when total frustration was the only sensation one could muster during those long years of Bush and Cheney and neocon madness.
With the loss of a strong progressive voice, the airwaves are a little less balanced today…exactly the way Comcast and every other corporate fat cat would want it to be.
STATEMENT REGARDING KEITH OLBERMANN – SUNDAY, NOV. 7
From Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC:
After several days of deliberation and discussion, I have determined that suspending Keith through and including Monday night’s program is an appropriate punishment for his violation of our policy. We look forward to having him back on the air Tuesday night.
And I’m sure the online petition which drew over 300,000 Olbermann fans to protest MSNBC’s decision had nothing to do with Griffin’s decision to bring Keith back. Right.
Somewhere buried in the Olbermann suspension is the deal being put together by General Electric and Comcast which will have the latter merging with NBC Universal. The deal will give Comcast 51 percent ownership and managing control of the venture.
Any guesses as to which political party Comcast favors?
Almost two dozen, most Republican, representatives told the FCC June 17 that they were concerned about “any further delay” in the FCC’s review of the proposed Comcast-NBC Universal joint venture.
Led by Energy & Commerce Committee ranking member Joe Barton (R-Tex.) and Communications Subcommittee ranking member Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), the reps said in a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski that they believed the voluntary public interest commitments the two companies have made should be sufficient to “compel the commission to conclude that the transaction, without any additional conditions, furthers the public interest and should be approved.
It takes no great effort to imagine a scenario where Comcast would want to clear house even before the merger became a done deal. I’m betting that the back room boys were hoping that Olbermann would resign in protest over his suspension.
No doubt, we’ll soon see a Plan B put into effect.
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Keith Olbermann has been suspended from MSNBC, indefinitely and without pay, after news that he had made political contributions to three Democratic candidates. “I became aware of Keith’s political contributions late last night,” Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC, said in a statement.
“Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay.” Politicoreported this morning that Olbermann had made the maximum donation, $2,400, to three Democratic candidates this year: Arizona Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords and Senate candidate Jack Conway.
According to MSNBC, Olbermann’s suspension comes not from his political contributions but from his failure to obtain prior approval from the network. Griffin and Olbermann have a history of butting heads and early indications are that what we have here is Griffin having found a way to push his weight around.
Rumors that Olbermann is considering a Fox gig alongside Christine O’Donnell have not been confirmed. Stay tuned.
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