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KILLER_CLOWN
09-10-2008, 02:02 PM
Olbermann Punished for Crying Foul at GOP Exploitation of 9/11 Tragedy

Aaron Dykes
Infowars
Wednesday, Sept 10, 2008

Keith Olbermann, well-known critic of terrorism fear-mongering and the Bush administration alike, has apparently lost his election coverage anchor position at MSNBC for his alleged ‘bias’ in reporting.

While he has come under fire for ‘leaning left,’ the straw that broke the camel’s back was not Olbermann’s preference for Obama or for Democrats over Republicans, but the crime of criticizing the blatant exploitation of the September 11th attacks.

Olbermann apologized to viewers shortly after the GOP convention aired a blatant propaganda video invoking 9/11– which erroneously linked Iran with 9/11, and readily showed burning buildings and victims of the attacks in the name of spurning on towards “victory” in the War on Terror and electing John McCain:

“If at this late date any television network had of its own accord shown that much graphic videotape– I speak as someone who lost several friends there– it, we would be rightly eviscerated at all corners, perhaps by the Republican party itself for exploiting the memories of the dead and for perhaps trying to evoke that pain again. If you reacted to that videotape the way I did, I apologize. It is a subject of great pain for many of us still and it was probably not appropriate to be shown.”

For that statement, and presumably others, Olbermann and Hardball’s Chris Matthews, who apparently aided the former in his discussion, will no longer be primary anchors during MSNBC’s 2008 election coverage, but will be mere correspondents for David Gregory, who is cozy enough with the Bush Administration to dance unashamedly with Karl Rove.

Tom Brokaw, who was reporting alongside Olbermann when the statement in question was made, may have had a role in his ousting. The Washington Times states:

At a panel in Denver, sponsored by the Joan Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics, and Public Policy, Mr. Brokaw said that MSNBC hosts Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann demonstrated bias in their election reporting: “I think Keith has gone too far. I think Chris has gone too far.”

If biased news reporting were really a crime, there would not only be a staffing shortage at every TV network, but Fox News headquarters would be struck by lightning. All of the major news networks are completely subservient to the establishment two-party dictatorship and, as such, incapable of acting in the public’s best interest anyway.

MSNBC isn’t left-leaning, it’s a corporate mouthpiece for the military-industrial complex, alongside CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC etc. ad nauseam. Olbermann was merely a Howard Beale-figure– good at grafting a segment of the population opposed to the establishment media’s stronghold into its viewership circle.

Not only is the cry of ‘bias’ a case of the pot calling the kettle black, but it is the case of making a pariah out of the one MSM anchor who tells some truth inside a pit of vipers– Olbermann was, for instance, the sole televised anchor to report on a Cheney staff meeting where staging a false-flag incident was admittedly considered. The manufactured crisis would have sacrificed Navy SEALS to provocate war with Iran.

While Cheney admittedly considered crafting terror outright, and murdering Americans in the process, Olbermann is the one attacked for having the gall to criticize the acts of exploitation.

But I suppose I have forgotten– this is a post-9/11 world whose first ordinance is to never forget the lessons of September the 11th– deal harshly with anyone who questions 9/11 and does not go along with its seeming mandate for endless war, especially one who questions a factually unstable video blatantly tugging at heartstrings in the name of continuing to exploit the tragedy so that the ‘War on Terror’ may go on. That, Keith Olbermann, must never be done. Shame, apparently, on that black spot of bias.

And who, exactly, has been fired from Fox News for their ‘fair and balanced’ persuasions?

Chris Matthews was not defended in this article.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/olbermann%e2%80%99s-disgust-with-the-neocon-%e2%80%9ctribute%e2%80%9d-to-911.html

***SPRAYER
09-10-2008, 02:06 PM
Who gives a shit.

KILLER_CLOWN
09-10-2008, 02:07 PM
Olbermann’s Disgust with the Neocon “Tribute” to 9/11

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars
Wednesday, Sept 10, 2008

Near the conclusion of the video here, Keith Olbermann voices his disgust with the neocons for their shameless exploitation of the victims of September 11, 2001. Olbermann is of course spot on, but there is so much more about this “tribute” he does not mention.



The RNC video is a propaganda piece in the name of endless war, for the sake of psychotic mass murder, not simply in Iraq and Afghanistan but Iran and Pakistan as well. It is no mistake the neocon “tribute” begins with footage taken from the Iran hostage “crisis,” that is to say footage taken when Iranian students stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979. It is a blatant effort to conflate Iranian revolutionaries with al-Qaeda. It really is ludicrous the way the neocons demonize the Iranians for propaganda purposes.

In fact, the Khomeini revolution was methodically plotted by the Aspen Institute in 1975 while the dreaded Shah was still in power. Aspen is a creation of the Carnegie Corporation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Ford Foundation.

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“In the behind-the-scenes discussion, the plans for reversing the Shah’s industrialization program and for turning Iran into a model dark ages regime were mapped out,” writes Robert Dreyfus (Hostage to Khomeini, p.106, New Benjamin Franklin House, New York 1980). The Aspen Institute, the Club of Rome, and a gaggle of Bertrand Russell operatives consistently agitated against the Shah and pushed “a new, synthetic, zero-growth version of Islam” under the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization long ago compromised by British intelligence and the CIA. As it turns out, according to Dreyfus’ research, the witless and doddering Khomeini held close a coterie of advisers hailing from “the Stanford-Berkeley complex in California or the Harvard-MIT complex in Massachusetts.” Dreyfus notes that an earlier coterie surrounding the mass murderer Pol Pot were trained at the same institutions.

On the heels of footage taken from the “hostage crisis,” the neocons include images of al-Qaeda allegedly in action bombing the U.S. embassy in East Africa and attacking the missile destroyer U.S.S. Cole in Yemen.

The RNC “tribute” does not bother to mention that the embassy bombing may have been avoided entirely, as the FBI, the CIA, the State Department, and Israeli and Kenyan intelligence services knew about the attack well in advance. In fact, the U.S. had “uncovered” the al-Qaeda cell supposedly responsible and this makes absolute perfect sense, as al-Qaeda was at the time and remains a CIA contrivance. It is no coincidence the 9/11 “hijackers” Khalid Almihdhar, Nawaf Alhazmi, and Salem Alhazmi were involved in the attack, since they functioned as primary patsies for the CIA at the time.

As well, the U.S. was told by a CIA informant in Lebanon and an Egyptian informant that al-Qaeda planned to attack an American warship in the Middle East. In addition, the Special Operations Command project, Able Danger, warned specifically of an attack in the port of Aden. All of this makes certain sense, as the attack on the USS Cole was pulled off by the CIA asset al-Qaeda (or more specifically, the Islamic Army of Aden, described as “affiliated” with al-CIA-duh).

According to the corporate media and the government, these events signified intelligence failures when in fact they were successful intelligence operations designed to foment a “clash of civilizations,” that is to say forever war against manufactured enemies. The RNC 9/11 “tribute” video is nothing more than a crude and brazen attempt to rekindle the neocon GWOT. It is, as well, a precursor of things to come if McCain is elected and his neocon handlers take up position in the White House.

Keith Olbermann’s disgust with this shameful exploitation of the 9/11 dead has resulted in his removal from a coveted anchor spot on MSNBC, much to the joy of the neocons, who praised the action of corporate “grown-ups” at the network (as Stephen Spruiell at the neocon organ, the National Review, characterized the programming change).

Grown-ups, indeed, never mind likewise psychotic grown-up neocons are responsible for murdering well over a million Iraqis, countless Afghans, and an undetermined number of other innocent Muslims and Arabs. Grown-ups in the corporate media enthusiastically helped facilitate the slaughter fest with lies and obfuscation.

If we’re lucky, these serial murdering grown-ups will be rounded up and brought before a war crimes tribunal. If we’re not lucky — and it looks like we will not be — they will continue their reign after the installment of John McCain, not that Barack Obama’s enshrinement on the sock puppet throne would be much different.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/olbermann%e2%80%99s-disgust-with-the-neocon-%e2%80%9ctribute%e2%80%9d-to-911.html

penchief
09-10-2008, 02:16 PM
I'm sensing a little imbalance in favor of McCain coming from Tom Brokaw. He, along with most of the "reputible" newspersons, seems to be more aggressive when asking democrats questions and presses them in unseemly ways for an answer while never even approaching republicans with questions that put them on the spot in a similar manner.

To me, that disparity is typical of why it should be so obvious that the corporate media's agenda favors corporate republican politics. They go hand in hand. They scratch each other's backs. They're both players in the corporatocracy's power grab.

It was a sad day when we lost Imus. Even sadder when we lost Russert. Now Olberman, one of the only guys left in the business who isn't afraid to speak truth to power, is under siege because the sycophants within the corporate media want to muzzle him for pointing out the obvious.

SNR
09-10-2008, 04:57 PM
I'm sensing a little imbalance in favor of McCain coming from Tom Brokaw. He, along with most of the "reputible" newspersons, seems to be more aggressive when asking democrats questions and presses them in unseemly ways for an answer while never even approaching republicans with questions that put them on the spot in a similar manner.

To me, that disparity is typical of why it should be so obvious that the corporate media's agenda favors corporate republican politics. They go hand in hand. They scratch each other's backs. They're both players in the corporatocracy's power grab.

It was a sad day when we lost Imus. Even sadder when we lost Russert. Now Olberman, one of the only guys left in the business who isn't afraid to speak truth to power, is under siege because the sycophants within the corporate media want to muzzle him for pointing out the obvious.I like what you say, but good God, can you go one post in this forum without using any form of the word "corporate" when passing blame?

Ultra Peanut
09-10-2008, 05:17 PM
I'm sensing a little imbalance in favor of McCain coming from Tom Brokaw.He has a major hard-on for McCain's military experience. It's obvious, and it's sad.

The way he acted during the Biden interview was shameful. He was almost petulant.