Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Right Wing Terrorist Targets Keith Olbermann

Oliver Willis:
The crazies are at it again, first it was the NY Times - now it's Olbermann :
The acerbic host of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" was terrified when he opened a suspicious-looking letter with a California postmark and a batch of white powder poured out. A note inside warned Olbermann, who's a frequent critic of President Bush's policies, that it was payback for some of his on-air shtick.
The powder turned out to be a dud, but that doesn't change much. The right-wing in America has once again chosen to try and silence that which they disagree with.
What Oliver doesn't mention is how reprehensible the linked story from the NY Post is, in its portrayal of Keith Olbermann. I won't reprint it, but follow the link if you don't mind throwing up in your mouth a little bit.

If George Bush gets his way, and his law to suspend habeus corpus, legalize torture, and make it the American Way passes, the Right Wing Lunatic who sent this letter to Keith Olbermann could theoretically be tossed into jail without trial, and then tortured as long as some unaccountable person felt it was necessary, without ever having an opportunity to defend himself. Ironic, isn't it?

In both cases -- the torturing and the threatening of journalists with subsequent mockery -- this is not my America. This is not the America I believe in, and am willing to die to defend. This is George Bush's America, and I sure hope we start taking it back from him and his Republican rubber stamp congress in November.

1 Comments:

Blogger Naila J. said...

Come to Canada?

6:14 PM  

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