Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Olbermann Connects Fearful Dots

MSNBC's Keith Olbermann did an excellent piece on his "Countdown" show tonight. He connected terror alerts to events that preceded them date by date. We've always thought, "Gee, what a coincidence" and even moreso now. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself, or a desperate neocon. The propaganda has been so intense and thick for the last several years, hopefully it's not too late for the rest of America to wake up! It's refreshing to see some integrity and truth on a cable news show. Thanks, Keith Olbermann. Stay off small planes. Hire bodyguards. I'm just sayin'....

truthout.org VIDEO
Keith Olbermann does a stunning job of laying out a five year history of Bush administration Terror Alerts that came at moments when the administration may have wanted to change the subject.

And YouTube, The Nexus of Politics and Terror


George Bush and the Politics of Terror
By Larry Johnson

Wed Aug 16th, 2006

As George Bush said, "Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me --- you can't get fooled again." Or, how about the old saying, "if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, it's a duck." Why the snark? Just watch the Keith Olbermann's brilliant presentation - which shows conclusive, indisputable evidence that George Bush and his minions have used bogus terrorist threats to distract public attention from embarrassing political news - and you too will become a member of the reality-based community (thanks to John Amato at Crooks and Liars for posting this up).

Ten. Count em. Ten separate incidents where the Bush administration issued public warnings of imminent attacks that subsequently turned out to be non-existent or misleading. George Bush is the boy who cried Wolf, Wolf, Wolf, Wolf, Wolf ... and no end is in sight.

Olbermann deserves an Emmy and a Pulitzer for this report. He's done a public service. He has blazed a trail the rest of the media, print and electronic, ought to follow. Just as Edward R. Murrow confronted the red-baiter Senator McCarthy, Olbermann has performed a similar service to America by standing up to the fearmongering of Bush. Please ensure your friends and relatives see this piece.

Larry Johnson has his own blog, NoQuarter: www.NoQuarter.typepad.com


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