Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Olbermann For President

I don't usually post about American politics and the increasingly bizarre doings of The Dubya and his assorted sycophants. But as Bush drifts further and further from recognising the wholly destructive reality of his disastrous foreign policy, now he is trying to lay the blame for 9/11 on Good Ole Bill Clinton.

Clinton was ambushed by some kind of weasel during a Fox News interview
The Weasel v Clinton

In response to that we have this splendidly uplifting diatribe on MSNBC by journo Keith Olbermann:
Olbermann on MSNBC

And on the BBC today there's Dubya, looking as engaged and angry as I've ever seen him (he's normally just reading scripts and wishing he was back at his ranch), giving the Press Corps a bollocking because they leaked sections of a classified report.

Bush is upset because the report (from all sixteen US Intelligence Agencies) says that the American & British occupation of Iraq is turning the place into a breeding ground for terrorists. In other words, its effect is directly opposite to what it is supposed to be.

"The nation's freedoms are under assault by an administration whose policies can do as much damage as Al Qaeda."

But we'd worked that out already.

Thanks to Seabee for the Olbermann heads-up.


Blogger Duffy said...


1. Olberman is a raving loon.

2. read the report:

the NYT grossly mischaracterized it which is why W. is annoyed.

3. Clinton dithered for 8 years and did little in re: terrorism.

7:57 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Duffy: 'raving loon' - isn't that the key qualification for being El Presidente?

8:41 pm  
Blogger Duffy said...

Well, no. I don't think W. is a loon, nor any of our presidents really. You can knock him for being dim (arguable) but he's not crazy.

Olberman is truly unhinged. He is in the business of being outrageous to get noticed but I think he believes the stuff he's saying.

9:44 pm  
Blogger Dubai@Random said...

Accordng to Ted Rall, the American Constitution requires that each president be worse than the one before.

With 20/20 hindsight, Bush's father looks really good. Clinton looks marginally better than Bush, Jr. And whatever comes next will be even worse.

10:19 pm  
Blogger halfmanhalfbeer said...

Keefieboy: oustanding! Clinton (much as I loathed the slimy little bastard) actually came across pretty well. Who would have thunk?


8:46 am  
Blogger Brn said...


Look, I don't like President Bush either. I didn't vote for him in either election. I am a registered Democrat. But:

1) President Bush, unlike some Republicans, has never blamed 9/11 on President Clinton. He has repeated (and you could argue, self-servingly) argued that trying to assign blame is irrelevant.

2) I understand if you don't know about American newspersonalities, but Chris Wallace is not some weasel or even a partisan hack like, say Keith Olbermann. Again, you may never have seen his show, but unlike Fox News Sunday, which interviewed Mr. Clinton, he show is so one-sided it should be listed as a paid advertisement for by the Democratic Party.

3) Mr. Clinton was not ambushed. He had agreed to the interview as long as half was about his Clinton Global Initiative; the other half could be about anything. And since Mr. Clinton and his supporters have recently been complaining about how they were depicted in the move "Path to 9/11", there is absolutely no way that he was surprised that he was asked about this.

8:56 am  
Anonymous tommy said...


Olbermann for president? You've got to be kidding me? That douche?


By the way, he has been faring incredibly poorly in the ratings for his time slot. Wednesday, even professional hyperventilator Nancy Grace whomped him. O'Reilly absolutely crushed him. Most humiliating: he was beaten out by reruns of the tacky game show "Deal or No Deal" in the ratings last Wednesday. Game show reruns!


Here are those ratings for you:

I've been hearing rumors that Chris Matthews and Olberdouche are faring so poorly that Dan Abrams is thinking about throwing them both over to CNBC, which is currently a business news channel. Apparently, they would retool CNBC away from being strictly business news.

Which would be a shame; Maria Bartiromo from CNBC is a beautiful woman:

I'd rather see her on TV than the Olberdouche or Fathead Matthews.

8:31 am  

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