Monday, September 08, 2008

This is not a psychotic breakdown; it's a cleansing moment of clarity.

On the Olbermann/ MSNBC thing...

There are a number of theories be batted about as to why Tweety and Keith were dropped from political anchor duties by MSNBC. Personally I find the idea that took a lot of heat and was ultimately canned over apologizing for McCain's over the top 9-11 propaganda video to be offensive in the extreme.

During their convention the Republicans aired a film showing multiple images of the 9-11 attacks including images of people jumping to their deaths out of burning buildings in order to to gin up support for a political candidate. Any American, any human being that wasn't offended by that is simply a sociopath, as are so many conservative Republicans these days.

When they cut back from that video to Keith a visibly stunned Keith chided the Republicans for that garbage, rightly observed that anyone else using those images to sell a product would be cut to ribbons by the rest of the media and quickly went to commercial.

Here's the video with Keith's reaction if you missed it. The images of the people jumping from windows have been edited out but there are plenty more of offensive images contained therein. You may just want to skip to the end.

I'm sick of the media bowing to the whiny tantrums of the children that make up the conservative base of the Republican party. Some times it feels as if the ignoramuses in this country hold the rest of us hostage. This is one of those times.


Randal Graves said...

Hey, if Tweety hadn't shown his nipple, they'd still be hosting.

Swinebread said...

not feeling good about the election anymore :(

DivaJood said...

How dare they use 9/11 for political advertising? I'm sorry, I am with Keith completely on this, and find no humor. It is the basest, the cheapest kind of manipulation.

And yes, this is why Keith and Tweety will not be covering the election except as commentators. The Right Wing censors common sense once again.

Ubermilf said...


no_slappz said...

A lot of images are disturbing. The film and photos of the Nazi death camps, for one example that's going to stay with us forever.

The 9/11 coverage is also on that list of disturbing stuff. It's part of that permanent and visible record of muslim atrocities. Daniel Pearl's beheading is another.

During Thursday's 9/11 memorial activities at Ground Zero, the dirtbag "9/11 Truthers" and other conspiracy nuts will spew their insane claims that 9/11 was organized by the US government.

They will shout these mad claims at the families and friends of the victims and they will claim that Islamofascists and Osama bin Laden had no connection to 9/11.

These traitors are the best allies Islamofascists could hope for.

Yet you're upset by videos of anonymous people killed by the acts of the Islamofascists. You are focused on the wrong issue.