Apathy Jack writes:
Truth And Consequences by Keith Olbermann
In four simple words last Friday, the president brought into sharp focus what has been only vaguely clear these past five and a half years, the way terrain at night is perceptible only during an angry flash of lightning, and then, a second later, all again is dark.
“It’s unacceptable to think,” he said.
It is never unacceptable to think.
And when a president says thinking is unacceptable, even on one topic, even in the heat of the moment, even in the turning of a phrase extracted from its context, he takes us toward a new and fearful path – one heretofore the realm of science fiction authors and apocalyptic visionaries.
That flash of lightning freezes at the distant horizon, and we can just make out a world in which authority can actually suggest it has become unacceptable to think.
This is a collection of the ‘Special Comments’ given by Keith Olbermann on his show Countdown. The show is stream-able here, and I cannot recommend highly enough that you watch it.
Also, here is his most recent special comment, from last week, about the Bush administration’s policy on warrant-less wire-tapping: