Erik Larson

Jan 19, 2009

Keith Olbermann's Really Special Comment

Perhaps it's not NYT's Paul Krugman, as I suggested [here](http://thethaxis.blogspot.com/2009/01/tone-in-washington.html) , but rather media personality Keith Olbermann, who is most energetically expressing the anger from the wider-circulated Left about the Bush Administration's policies regarding fighting terrorism after September 11. His moral indignation cannot best be captured with just words, I don't think, and so (another first on this blog), here's the video.

These are Mr. Olbermann's concluding remarks, by the way, on Martin Luther King day and on the eve of the inauguration of President-Elect Obama. A little ironic, maybe, given that MLK did not strike a particularly litigious tone, and that Mr. Obama seems intent on moving forward and healing wounds — bridging gaps — between the Right and Left with his upcoming Presidency. If President-Elect Obama is watching Keith Olbermann's program at all, he's certainly getting confirmation from cable news media that [the road ahead will be long](http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/04/obama.transcript/) , indeed.

(Incidentally, I'm sure there's a better way to embed the video, but I couldn't find it on blogspot from my brief perusal of the options. I'll look into it. Also, if time is an issue with viewing, the last 2 - 2.5 minutes are I think of most value, although the clip _in toto_ is quite worth it as well.)