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>Keith Olbermann: Statement To The Viewers Of Countdown

>The following statement was released earlier tonight by MSNBC’s Countdown host Keith Olbermann. Olbermann wishes to thank his many loyal viewers for sticking by him and supporting him while he was suspended from the airwaves for contributing to the campaigns of three Democrats that were running for Congress:

I want to sincerely thank you for the honor of your extraordinary and ground-rattling support.

Your efforts have been integral to the remedying of these recent events, and the results should remind us of the power of individuals spontaneously acting together to correct injustices great or small.

…I also wish to apologize to you viewers for having precipitated such anxiety and unnecessary drama. You should know that I mistakenly violated an inconsistently applied rule – which I previously knew nothing about — that pertains to the process by which such political contributions are approved by NBC.

Certainly this mistake merited a form of public acknowledgment and/or internal warning, and an on-air discussion about the merits of limitations on such campaign contributions by all employees of news organizations.

Instead, after my representative was assured that no suspension was contemplated, I was suspended without a hearing, and learned of that suspension through the media.

You should also know that I did not attempt to keep any of these political contributions secret; I knew they would be known to you and the rest of the public. I did not make them through a relative, friend, corporation, PAC, or any other intermediary, and I did not blame them on some kind of convenient ‘mistake’ by their recipients.

When a website contacted NBC about one of the donations, I immediately volunteered that there were in fact three of them; and contrary to much of the subsequent reporting, I immediately volunteered to explain all this, on-air and off, in the fashion MSNBC desired.

I genuinely look forward to rejoining you on Countdown on Tuesday, to begin the repayment of your latest display of support and loyalty – support and loyalty that is truly mutual.

It’s good to have you back Keith, I’ll be watching!

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Rockefeller Center, A Communist’s Mecca ?

Fox News’s Glenn Beck has really gone off the deep end.

In his attempt to push his radical right wing conspiracy theories and propaganda, Beck my have gone to far. Beck stated on his show the other night that NYC’s Rockefeller Center is a communist mecca because of the art novue style art that decorates the GE building.

Beck went on to imply that anyone who works in Rockefeller Center complex is a communist but what he failed to realize is that Fox News studios itself is located in Rockefeller Center. Progressive, Fascists and Communists unite!

Countdown’s Keith Olbermann had a hysterical response to Beck’s ridiculous “Rockefeller was a communist” rant.

Watch it:

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Keith Olbermann Special Comment On Health Care Reform

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Howard Dean Slams ‘Spineless’ Dems And Obama On Health Care

In case you missed it last night, Howard Dean joined Keith Olbermann last night to talk about what the Democrats might expect if the falter on health care issues and he was totally on point. Dean explained that it wasn’t about being conservative or liberal but whether or not you side with the Insurance Companies over the American people and he wondered if Obama and the Dems current plans are really change we can believe in or just something else. MSNBC’s Countdown 07/07/09 – Air America Media

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Olbermann: The Fight For Health Care Reform

Former Vermont Governor and DNC Chairman, Dr. Howard Dean discusses the need for health care reform with Keith Olbermann.

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Olbermann: ‘FOX News Incited Dr. Tiller’s Murder’

Keith Olbermann suggests that it was Fox News – by emphasizing the phrase “Tiller the Baby Killer”, incited the murder of abortion doctor George Tiller.

Olbermann said an advertiser boycott isn’t enough, a “quarantine” of Fox News is the only way to get Bill O’Reilly and his ilk off the air.

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Olbermann Interviews Water Boarded Radio Host, "Mancow" Muller

Right-wing radio host Eric “Mancow” Muller, who had once called Barack Obama “a secret Muslim” had been saying waterboarding isn’t torture. But unlike Sean Hannity and others, he put his money where his mouth was, and went through with being waterboarded to prove it.

He lasted a 6 seconds saying its worse than anything he ever imagined, equating it as being worse than drowning. He said that it is definitely torture and he would have said anything in the world to make them stop.

Keith Olbermann congratulated him on his efforts and has donated $10,000 to the Veteran of Valour charity founded by Sgt. Klay South, who administered the waterboarding.
Watch the interview and then you can decide if waterboarding is torture or not:

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