Will anyone defend Mr. Bush against the unfair slander by Keith olbermann?
Keith me thinks has gone just a little off the deep end in his slander of Mr. Bush .
Lets have congress get an indictment against Keith for his slander of Mr. Bush .
Then again maybe not since it all seems to be true .
Keith is standing up and speaking out against Bush and his administration and America should rally behind him .
- Smart KatLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Relying on Olberman for information is just as silly as relying on O'Reilly.
Olbermann is a liberal spewer of hate & he will not let anything as silly as the truth stand in his way.
I see some merit to a few of Olbermann's accusations against Bush, but here is my attempt to put things into perspective.
I accuse you, Mr. Bush, of lying this country into war.
- If you recieve information, believe the info & then repeat it, does that mean you are lying if the info turns out to be incorrect?
I accuse you of fabricating in the minds of your own people, a false implied link between Saddam Hussein and 9/11.
- He stated the truth about Saddam's connection to terrorism. If many uninformed Americans got confused, that wasn't his fault.
I accuse you of causing in Iraq the needless deaths of 3,586 of our brothers and sons, and sisters and daughters, and friends and neighbors.
- It's a matter of opinion as to whether the war was needed.
I accuse you of subverting the Constitution, not in some misguided but sincerely-motivated struggle to combat terrorists, but to stifle dissent.
- Funny - It hasn't stifled dissent here!
I accuse you of fomenting fear among your own people, of creating the very terror you claim to have fought.
I accuse you of exploiting that unreasoning fear, ... as a political tool to slander your critics and libel your opponents.
- Just check out the UK right now. There is a reason for fear. But we are being courageous in the face of fear!
I accuse you of handing part of this Republic over to a Vice President who is without conscience, and letting him run roughshod over it.
- It is the president's right, even responsiblity, to deligate. We may disagree with how he deligated.
And I accuse you now, Mr. Bush, of giving, through that Vice President, carte blanche to Mr. Libby, to help defame Ambassador Joseph Wilson by any means necessary, to lie to Grand Juries and Special Counsel and before a court, in order to protect the mechanisms and particulars of that defamation, with your guarantee that Libby would never see prison, and, in so doing, as Ambassador Wilson himself phrased it here last night, of becoming an accessory to the obstruction of justice.
- I am also infuriated with Bush commuting Libby's sentence, especially in light of the border guards in jail right now - But it is extremely hypocritical for the liberals to scream about this & act like it was no big deal for Clinton to pardon Marc Rich.
- 4 years ago
Bush IS a coward, but what Olbermann said in his call for Bush to resign is not slanderous. Unlike other so-called "journalists," like the kind you see on Fox Noise, Olbermann sticks to the facts. The facts show that Bush is a danger to this country and is in a GOTS-to-go situation.
- Hot PatataLv 61 decade ago
Keith Olbermann is a human being. He has feelings, he makes arguments, he cracks jokes and enjoys being heard. He also throws tantrums, smokes, embellishes points, and engages in petty name-calling .
But you know what makes him most human? What neither Bush nor Cheney nor Scooter Libby are capable of in even the smallest way?
Keith freely admits that it's mainly his often bombastic, jagged personality that has cost him several past jobs. He regrets some of the things he's said about co-workers. He is human, he admits mistakes, and he tries to learn from them.
But there is no need to admit wrongdoing in last night's special comment. It is the self-perceived infallibility of the President, along with his pathological need to distort and cover up the truth, and finally his bold disregard for any semblance of the rule of law which sent Olbermann into a very real and honest tirade on the "rigged casino" of a White House which can no longer even pretend to be well-meaning.
What strikes me most is that one of Olbermann's accusations was that Bush and Co. had subverted the Constitution and its rights, not to combat terrorism, but to STIFLE DISSENT. And the question above includes:
"Lets have congress get an indictment against Keith for his slander of Mr. Bush ."
Game, set, and match.
Enough already. Neocons, you had your chance, you got too greedy and short-sighted. You blew it.
- Jackie Oh!Lv 71 decade ago
Keith Obermann is dead on about Bush and represents the conscensus view of this criminal presidency.
Why isn't Congress as outraged as the rest of the world! He should be impeached with his sidekick Cheney. I can't believe what he has gotten away with.
But the Republicans will pay for it 08 for sure. There is no way a Republican can be elected as president again. No Way.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
I saw Keith Olbermann's special comment this morning. Couldn't agree with him more, he's right on target with this one. We've all got the right to speak out against Bush and his Administration if we feel we should. It's called dissent, and this country couldn't have been born or survived without it this long. Don't like free speech much do you? I love it myself, especially today on the birthday of our country.
Quote from Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit
from revolutionists and rebels -- men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, we may never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion."
Harry S Truman:
"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear."
- dVilleLv 41 decade ago
I am constantly amazed when I see these answers and how some of the Bush supporters agree to back this man. Especially when over 2/3rds of the country don't support his actions as President. These people are aware of what is really happening.
I say to these hardcore conservatives: Put down what ever it is that you are reading or playing on your MP3 or I Pod or comic books and wake up and watch the consensus of opinion of the nation. Are they all wrong and YOU ARE RIGHT??? Wake up!!!
- relevant inquiryLv 61 decade ago
Truth is a complete defense to a charge of slander. Olbermann has a complete defense.
- Ken CLv 61 decade ago
Keith Olberman is a failed hack sportswriter. Fired from a news station in LA. Left ESPN to go to Fox Sports. Fired for low ratings.
For those who saw him from early in his career, he would say or do anything for a buck.
He has had more identities than Hillary has had positions on the War...
He is a joke...And quite frankly, an embarrasment to the Libs.
- rosi lLv 51 decade ago
You are probably one of Keith Olbermanns 10 viewers so I hardly think anything he says is worth worrying about. I don't know how you do it, but enjoy watching his show, you wouldn't want his ratings to drop!!!!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Olbermann for President!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
In psychology we have a tactic that we use to extinguish unwanted behavior without using punishment. We ignore the undesired behavior completely and reward anything remotely close to the opposite. This tactic is better than using punishment because unwanted behaviors are usually a ploy to get attention. Even when the attention is negative (punishment), you are still reinforcing their behavior by giving them what they desired. But ignoring completely gives them nothing and next time they will remember that and eventually they will try a different route. When this route is a more suitable avenue, we reward it which helps to increase the likelihood of it being repeated and diminishes the probability that the undesired behavior will be used again. Slowly but surely they are well trained!!
If only we could get everyone to follow this well documented psychological approach with journalists......
I took on look at that article and closed the browser. It's just more of Olbermann's Anti-American BS.
But there I go reinforcing his behavior again...