Friday, October 27, 2006

Olbermann Commentary on Republican Terrorism Ad

With an election coming up soon, you may see a few more political posts from me.

I continue to be impressed with Keith Olbermann's writing skill and eloquence in delivering commentary. Whether you are on the right or on the left, please take a minute to watch this commentary and let me know what you think.


Michael Westmoreland-White said...

Olbermann is one of the few proofs that courageous journalism isn't quite dead in this nation. Thanks, Gil.

Eric said...

As much as I dislike Keith Olbermann, I watched the clip anyway. I doubt I will ever be able to listen to him in an impartial manner, but I will at least try to explain my dislike.

Olbermann will rate as a "courageous journalist" in my book when I hear him spew his vitriol in the cause of right and wrong, rather than in the war of Left and Right. Journalism, in my dictionary, is " presentation of facts or events with an attempt to minimize analysis or interpretation."

Every time I have someone refer me to an Olbermann article, it's not journalism, it's an op-ed piece that makes no effort to hide its partisanship and strives to find new ways to be disrespectful. I had enough of disrespect toward the office of the President when we were suffering through the Clinton impeachment, thanks very much. Therefore, Olbermann is more like a left-wing Rush Limbaugh than a journalist in my book.

The final blow came as Olbermann chose to use Edward R. Murrow's sign-off. I'd love to hear about any philosophical conviction in Keith Olbermann that comes close to that portrayed in Murrow in last year's movie (a must-see, by the way).

We have enough divisiveness in this country due to the two major parties' strategy of "polarize and conquer." I don't need talking heads like Olbermann or Limbaugh clogging my eardrums with more.