Partisanship, Who Needs It?

Partisanship, Who Needs It?

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Today's Worst Person in the World

Glenn Greenwald busts Keith Olbermann for blatant partisanship and selling out for his candidate of choice Here :


What's much more notable is Olbermann's full-scale reversal on how he talks about these measures now that Obama -- rather than George Bush -- supports them. On an almost nightly basis, Olbermann mocks Congressional Democrats as being weak and complicit for failing to stand up to Bush lawbreaking; now that Obama does it, it's proof that Obama won't "cower." Grave warning on Olbermann's show that telecom amnesty and FISA revisions were hallmarks of Bush Fascism instantaneously transformed into a celebration that Obama, by supporting the same things, was leading a courageous, centrist crusade in defense of our Constitution.

Is that really what anyone wants -- transferring blind devotion from George Bush to Barack Obama? Are we hoping for a Fox News for Obama, that glorifies everything he says and whitewashes everything he does?

I don't always agree with Greenwald, but he is consistent, and he will go after Democrats as well as Rebublicans when his values don't match theirs, unlike Olbermann who seems quite willing to sell his soul for his man Obama.

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