Charlie Bertsch (cbertsch) wrote,
Charlie Bertsch

Watch the Whole Thing

Thanks to sub__rosa for directing me to Keith Olbermann's powerful critique of Donald Rumsfeld's speech to the American Legion convention in Salt Lake City. I, too, have always had a soft spot for Olbermann. I loved him on ESPN. And I've enjoyed seeing him make the transition out of sports broadcasting. But he has inspired a new level of appreciation in me with this beautifully written speech. I won't delude myself into thinking that it means the tide is finally turning. I fear that the Republican Party will still manage to retain Congress this fall through its savvy manipulation of the liberal media and social conservatives alike. The hope I felt in the summer of 2004 has not yet grown new feathers. And yet, I have to admit that, despite my pessimism, I am heartened by the risks that some public figures are starting to take in denouncing the extreme duplicity of the Bush Adminstration. Ironic, isn't it, that the invocation of fascism should make it possible for a few rays of light to pierce the gloom.
Tags: news, politics

  • Redefining Need

    "Can a society which is incapable of protecting individual privacy even within one's four walls rightfully claim that it respects the individual and…

  • Mind Out of Joint

    These are strange and stressful times for all of us. But I feel simultaneously more prepared and less able to deal with this state of emergency.…

  • It Begins

    My daughter went to Las Vegas with friends this afternoon. Her mom is staying late at her downtown studio. My dad is asleep at his facility. And I…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.