Sunday, May 03, 2009

Olbermann: Cheney, the Official US Worry Troll

Cheney gets a take down from Olbermann with the recent Special Comment.  In talking to conservative friends I have come to detect a unique venom that Olbermann elicits.  For some reason folks who have backed Bush and Cheney *hate* Keith Olbermann, having a know-it-all smart-ass sportscaster ream a former Vice-President a new asshole on national television.  How can that be?  How can some guy who used to voice overs for football bloopers be so uncomproising in his digust for Mr. Cheney, even calling him un-American?

I'll tell you the secret:  it's because Olbermann is right and Cheney is wrong.

Olbermann embodies the paramount objective of a liberal arts education: someone who can understand areas as broad-ranging as politics, economics, science, the Constitution, popular culture and sports, and then use this knowledge in an inspiring way to engender change in our daily lives.  Somewhere Plato is smiling.

But I realize that this is can make some a bit uneasy, and I admit that it does seem weird.  But, I challenge anyone to find one inconsistency, inaccuracy or untruth in Olbermann's recent Special Comment about Dick Cheney.  Just one.  

These are opinions, sure, and Olbermann epitomizes the liberal elite with his mocking tone and use of words such as "anew" and "desist", and I can fully understand how this can drive people crazy, but the problem with Olbermann's critics is that they have no real argument with the substance of his diatribe only the idea that the authority of the previous administration could have such a vocal critic as all.   Or, as President  "Give 'em hell" Harry Truman famously said, "I don't give them hell, I tell the truth and they think it's hell."

On with the video, and the challenge stands.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Olbermann is spot on. Cheney is still a fearmonger. His dementia is becoming more apparent.