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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:33 AM

Thank you Keith Olbermann.

Last edited Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:05 AM - Edit history (1)

For years Keith kept us informed and alert to what was happening in our country and around the globe. As a result, last night Rachel was unable to come up with information that I had not heard before. Thank you Keith for being there at that time and place. From the Iraq war to the stolen election in Ohio you were there.

I will never forget coming in from a cold December demonstration on the State House steps in Columbus, Ohio after the election was stolen, to find that Olbermann was the only media source to cover the committed actions of a select group of Ohioans. We stood where all Americans should have been. Thank you, Keith for being there.

Last night after watching Rachel, a flood of memory came back. The pain of witnessing first hand the acts of warmongers, killing in my name and the name of my country. Thank you Rachel for encapsulating so much information about this crime, a crime so large that it is impossible to attach every detail. Anthrax and lost scientists among many other details will be left for another day.

And thank you for introducing us to Rachel. She is a bright spot in a dark place!

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Reply Thank you Keith Olbermann. (Original post)
peace13 Feb 2013 OP
monmouth3 Feb 2013 #1
grasswire Feb 2013 #2
irisblue Feb 2013 #10
bullwinkle428 Feb 2013 #22
daleanime Feb 2013 #31
apocalypsehow Feb 2013 #34
47of74 Feb 2013 #54
grasswire Feb 2013 #3
YvonneCa Feb 2013 #17
peace13 Feb 2013 #32
corkhead Feb 2013 #4
LibGranny Feb 2013 #11
annabanana Feb 2013 #42
dembotoz Feb 2013 #5
catbyte Feb 2013 #6
Paper Roses Feb 2013 #8
LoisB Feb 2013 #12
R B Garr Feb 2013 #51
AndyA Feb 2013 #59
Dollface Feb 2013 #7
ewagner Feb 2013 #9
Dollface Feb 2013 #13
rivegauche Feb 2013 #24
ReformedGOPer Feb 2013 #14
marble falls Feb 2013 #15
Brigid Feb 2013 #16
coldbeer Feb 2013 #18
Plucketeer Feb 2013 #19
YvonneCa Feb 2013 #35
midnight Feb 2013 #37
YvonneCa Feb 2013 #38
Plucketeer Feb 2013 #62
YvonneCa Feb 2013 #66
SemperEadem Feb 2013 #60
guardian Feb 2013 #20
dgibby Feb 2013 #21
peace13 Feb 2013 #25
truebrit71 Feb 2013 #27
dgibby Feb 2013 #48
YvonneCa Feb 2013 #33
dgibby Feb 2013 #49
lbrtbell Feb 2013 #64
BainsBane Feb 2013 #23
peace13 Feb 2013 #26
Kolesar Feb 2013 #28
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #29
Unknown Beatle Feb 2013 #30
peace13 Feb 2013 #36
midnight Feb 2013 #45
mahannah Feb 2013 #39
grasswire Feb 2013 #40
Samantha Feb 2013 #52
MFM008 Feb 2013 #41
dsharp88 Feb 2013 #43
Greybnk48 Feb 2013 #44
MrMickeysMom Feb 2013 #46
pacalo Feb 2013 #47
peace13 Feb 2013 #57
pacalo Feb 2013 #67
NeeDeep Feb 2013 #50
annm4peace Feb 2013 #53
nikto Feb 2013 #55
peace13 Feb 2013 #56
The Wizard Feb 2013 #58
90-percent Feb 2013 #61
titanicdave Feb 2013 #63
joanbarnes Feb 2013 #65

Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:37 AM

1. Has FR responded to the show? I should wander over there but just can't do it...LOL..

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:14 PM

2. FR has been down for more than a day now. nt

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Response to grasswire (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:25 PM

10. ^^ hamster pass away?

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Response to irisblue (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:32 PM

22. ...

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Response to irisblue (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:09 PM

31. The fumes became too much for the poor little guy....

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Response to grasswire (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:29 PM

34. Never to fear, they've got a backup hangout:

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Response to grasswire (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:14 AM

54. Uh...





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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:16 PM

3. you beat me to starting this thread

We owe a great deal to KO. My hero.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:15 PM

17. We do. n/t

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Response to grasswire (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:12 PM

32. He saved our sanity many an evening.

It was a family affair. We would belly up to the bar and have dinner after a day of running in all directions. It seemed like the world stopped for the time being. I don't really have a show like that anymore. I love Rachel but sometimes she repeats things and uses intros to excess. Last night it was so nice to hear her voice. It sounded like she wasn't afraid that I was too stupid to get the point.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:17 PM

4. agreed on everything you said, but for one minor point. Liz Winstead deserves credit

for introducing the world to Rachel Maddow. She was the one who hired her at Air America.

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Response to corkhead (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:52 PM

11. To those of us who didn't/don't listen to Air America - It was KO who

gave Rachel national exposure on the teevee!

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Response to corkhead (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:22 PM

42. I never missed one of those am shows...

I felt as though I had discovered a treasure beyond value.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:44 PM

5. bring back keith

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:07 PM

6. +1000

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:15 PM

8. Bring him back on a channel those of us with basic cable can watch!

I miss his wit, humor and real news.(plus he is cute!)

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:53 PM

12. Oh, if only. Can you imagine what he would have done with Mitt RawMoney?

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Response to dembotoz (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:07 AM

51. yes, please bring him back

I miss him too. He's a star, and I can't understand why he's given the run-around by networks when other stars are catered to. So what if he has a big ego. They all do.

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Response to R B Garr (Reply #51)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:17 AM

59. Exactly. I can't imagine what Bill-O must be like to work for.

I say "for" instead of "with" because he doesn't seem to be a team player.

Keith helped a lot of us get through those dark Bush years. I'd love to see him back on a network with better access than Current. CNN perhaps?

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:13 PM

7. I miss Keith and Countdown. It was a wonderful day when I came across his show.

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Response to Dollface (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 01:25 PM

9. Keith kept me sane...

during the runup to the war...I knew they were lying like most of us here on DU did...Keith let us know we weren't crazy.

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Response to ewagner (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:00 PM

13. True that

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Response to Dollface (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:34 PM

24. and the Worst Person in the World segment

I used to love that, and of course all his derision for Billo. Hilarious and scalding.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:05 PM

14. KO got me through the Bush years. I wish he was still on the air.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:06 PM

15. Why can't DU offer him some kind of shot?

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:08 PM

16. I miss Keith.

Isn't there some way he could come back?

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:15 PM

18. Thanks Rachel!

I did not learn anything new. But at least the Shrub
and Cheeney and Rove will realize we DUers know. Thanks again Rachel!

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:22 PM

19. Does anyone know just WHAT Keith is up to of late?

We love Rachel, O'donnell, Ed, Cenk and Thom 'n all, but having Keith back would really be a plus.

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Response to YvonneCa (Reply #35)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:38 PM

37. Thanks...

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Response to midnight (Reply #37)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:48 PM

38. You are welcome. And I really like...

...your sig line.

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Response to YvonneCa (Reply #35)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:46 AM

62. Thanks for sharing this!

I've resisted Twittering since it's debut. Call it determined ignorance, but I already spend way too much time staring at a monitor or whacking at a keyboard. Which is why I wasn't aware of Keiths presence there.

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #62)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:55 PM

66. No problem. I resisted at first...

...too. The '140 character' thing seemed to limit it's use. I was wrong. It's the best source of news around...

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:38 AM

60. he posts many times during the day on Facebook

I follow him.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:22 PM

20. I soooo miss Keith.

 

1000+

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:28 PM

21. Keith has a FB page and a blog.

Go to his FB page and "like". You'll get messages from him in your newsfeed on your page. I get several messages/day from him.

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Response to dgibby (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:38 PM

25. I guess I will have to jump into the future and get a FB account!

: ) I am missing out by being stubborn. Thanks for this! Peace, Kim

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Response to dgibby (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:51 PM

27. There are several...which is his?

Linky perhaps??

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Response to truebrit71 (Reply #27)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:09 PM

48. Sorry, my bad.

It's his fan page. Duh!

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Response to dgibby (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:27 PM

33. Actually, he repeatedly says...

...on Twitter that he is NOT on Facebook. https://twitter.com/KeithOlbermann

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Response to YvonneCa (Reply #33)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:11 PM

49. You're right.

I goofed. It's his fan page (but it's still good stuff). My bad.

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Response to dgibby (Reply #21)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:43 AM

64. Keith IS NOT on Facebook! - FYI

If you had followed his Twitter, you would have seen him tweet multiple times, that is isn't on Facebook. (Search his older tweets on Twitter, to see this for yourselves.) He's not happy with the person impersonating him on FB, but apparently his complaints to FB have fallen on deaf ears.

The more people "like" that FB page, the more the impersonator gets away with it. Please follow Keith on his VERIFIED Twitter account, and "unlike" that FB page, to help Keith discourage that person.

If you don't want to get a Twitter account, just check his Twitter page each day (link posted elsewhere in this thread--no Twitter account needed to view the content). He often posts photos and info on what he's up to.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:32 PM

23. Not heard before?

I thought the special was based on the book Hubris by Issikoff and Corn.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:44 PM

26. How the $ush administration sold the Iraq war.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 02:59 PM

28. KO recorded every one of his Countdown shows

Historians could make use of that.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:00 PM

29. Was the best political show on TV.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:02 PM

30. Countdown With Keith Olbermann

followed by The Rachel Maddow Show was the best two hour news lineup on TV. Back to back of excellent news coverage.

The following video is, according to Wikipedia, KO's first Special Comment on August 30, 2006.

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Reply #30)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:32 PM

36. Very powerful!

Thanks for this.

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Reply #30)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:48 PM

45. 1930 England had a monopoly on the banks... I find this banking monopoly another bit of

this hood winking that led us into this decade long destruction. Except the banks are privately owned entities here and seem to have a monopoly on our elected offices..

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:59 PM

39. Keith Olbermann is as likely to return to MSNBC as is Phil Donahue.

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Response to mahannah (Reply #39)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:11 PM

40. more's the pity

Two losses for America.

Don't you agree?

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Response to mahannah (Reply #39)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:52 AM

52. True -- he doesn't want to risk being muzzled by corporate Republicans

such as the ones found at Comcast.

Sam

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:13 PM

41. Keith you are well missed.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:31 PM

43. KO tweeted he doesn't watch MSNBC, and thus, "Hubris". That's a shame, if true.

He seemed to genuinely respect Rachel and basically introduced her to American television audiences. No doubt his pride doesn't allow him to publicly admit watching the network, but I suspect he's a viewer.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 04:31 PM

44. I think I maybe missed Countdown 20 times or less

from day one. Even on vacation! Man, do I miss him and his show.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:05 PM

46. I had similar thoughts last evening when I caught "Hubris"...

KO was the one to allow the talented Rachel Maddow's "break". I loved her Air America morning radio show, but how many people knew of that network, or would continue to know about Rachel.

She's done the thing in journalism where you break all kinds of barriers. She's a talent, alright.

And, so was Keith. I wonder when he'll return to forever...

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:08 PM

47. Thanks for this thread, peace13.

I miss Keith Olbermann so much.

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Response to pacalo (Reply #47)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:21 AM

57. You are very welcome!

I truly hope that he is having an extraordinary life, one that includes peace and laughter. I know that I feel the frustration of living in a country gone wild. I can't imagine how it would feel being in his position during those years.

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Response to peace13 (Reply #57)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:30 PM

67. So do I, peace13, but he really, really *belongs on tv* -- he's the *best*!

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:00 AM

50. I too looked to Keith

 

I was exulted, constantly, knowing I was not alone. His forbearance drove us on, to make everyone aware with a steely resolve. I miss him, and wish I could thank him for stepping off the acceptable path, and on to a path that had light on it. Thank God for these people, they are so rare.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:35 AM

53. Thank God for Amy Goodman and Democracy NOW

that is where you really got the information. Right from the sources.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:28 AM

55. 2 typos...

unable = able

county = country


Otherwise, great post.

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Response to nikto (Reply #55)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:00 AM

56. Thanks for that.

Also...that final question mark at the end should read exclamation mark. Peace and love, Kim

Edited to add that I didn't know that the edit function remained active this long. Very cool! I went in and made the repairs with the exception of the word able. While Rachel continues to educate me on many things she was unable to do that on the subject of Iraq and the thieving thieves! : )


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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:18 AM

58. The first

to put a finger in the face of the Bush cartel and say they were full of shit. He lent an air of legitimacy to a media that had/is bought off by the highest bidders. Certainly wasn't afraid to get fired. Put MSNBC on the map and ate O'Reilly's lunch. He made the news interesting and fun. Keith and the Daily Show saved my sanity.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:07 AM

61. Courage

First, Keith is articulate, well informed and has a tremendous analytical insight. He can dig to the heart of issues and explain his digging in a coherent understandable way. He strings words together beautifully.

I think he is the best and most courageous journalist of the 21st century!

Well, a little hyperbolic, but I was moved by probably every single episode of Countdown since I started back in 2003.

I also like his wonderful and highly educated sense of humor. Anybody that pays tribute to people like Bob & Ray and guests Sarah Silverman and Richard Lewis is a hero in my book!

-90% Jimmy

PS - I think his ego-maniacal reputation is largely undeserved. I don't think it's possible to have such a great and self deprecating sense of humor and still be a full blown arrogant egomaniac.

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:12 AM

63. Oh, If Only

Al Jazzera were to hire Keith back on TV when they take over fully the Current station......

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Response to peace13 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:56 AM

65. ditto

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