I don't recall ever reading a political commentary more filled with venom, bias, and inaccuracy in my entire (somewhat-consumed-with-reading) life.
After wading through the vicious, two-faced, factless, hate-filled, anti-American, borderline seditious diatribe, I sat at my keyboard last night in an attempt to write a rebuttal.
Following close to an hour of dealing with screaming into my computer monitor after each cut and paste, wasting precious sleep time wiping the spit off my keyboard, and being unable to focus on the words I had written (when one is seeing red, it strangely blurs the visual acuity and narrows the visual field), I resigned the task.
But I'm starting over again this morning. Never say die. :)
Rather than risk experiencing more of the above, let me just excerpt a few (of dozens of venomous) phrases from Olbermann’s harangue (his words in bold, mine in brackets):
It is not essential that a past president [the apparently venerable Bill Clinton], bullied ['Why didn't you do more, connect the dots and put them [al-Qaeda] out of business?' ... a question respectfully and civilly asked by his interviewer] and sandbagged by a monkey posing as a newscaster [highly-respected FoxNews commentator, Chris Wallace, who, unlike Olbermann, makes a genuine attempt at unbiased news reporting/commentary, and never resorts to unfounded personal attacks] finally lashed back [launched into a crazed, borderline-psychotic diatribe would be more accurate].
Footnote: Somewhere else within this diatribe, he also passionately referred to Mr. Clinton as 'honest' and 'brave'. (You may pick yourself up off the floor now. Try to regain your composure. I have a little more to say ...)
Moreover, for the last five years one month and two weeks [apparently at least some leftist ideologues can count, but notice ... not beyond the digits contained on both hands], the current administration, and in particular the President, has been given the greatest "pass" for incompetence and malfeasance in American history [apparently Mr. Olbermann was in hibernation during the Decade of High Crimes, Treasons and Felonies].
To hear him [President Bush] bleat and whine and bully at nearly every opportunity ... [I no longer believe that Olbermann even watched the Wallace/Clinton interview ... otherwise he would at least subliminally recognize that he is accusing the man he is smearing of behaviors claimed nearly exclusively by the very man he is defending].
That [the abovementioned 'bleating and whining'] hardly reflects the honesty nor manliness we expect of the executive [insert my last bracketed comment in here as well, while simultaneously reflecting on the ‘manliness’ of the circumstances surrounding his defendee’s other notable finger-wagging rant, staged during the aforementioned Decade of High Crimes, Treasons and Felonies].
Mr. Bush has now moved, unmistakably and without conscience or shame, towards re-writing history [See Clinton's very own 'Rewriting History for Dummies']
As with all the other nefariousness and slime of this, our worst presidency since James Buchanan [See this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this … I could go on, but my monitor is running out of ink ...]
The kind of proof of incompetence, for which the [Bush] administration and its hyenas at Fox need to find a diversion, in a scapegoat [Diversion? Scapegoat? Was Olbermann indeed hibernating when our military made a habit of, among other expensive and deadly diversions, bombing camels in the desert in order to remove attention from misplaced cigars?]
... the Right Wingers ... who try to sneak it into our collective consciousness through entertainment … [I can’t even bring myself to rebut this ludicrous accusation. Oh heck, maybe I’ll give it a try. Four words: Fonda, Streisand, Sheen, Glover -- and that’s just the tiny tip of the entertainment-industry-conspiracy iceberg].
[In reference to right-wing propagandists’] To enforce the lies of the present, it is necessary to erase the truths of the past, and [quoting George Orwell], The [Republican] Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power... [No comment necessary].