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Olbermann SPECIAL COMMENT on Occupy Raid: Bloomberg On Wrong Side Of History
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CURRENT TV Countdown w/ KEITH OLBERMANN - 15 November 2011: Keith's Special Comment on the Occupy Wall Street late-night raid.

TUE NOV 15, 2011 AT 07:00 PM EST
Special Comment: The Hero Of Occupy, Mike Bloomberg

by Keith Olbermann

My Special Comment tonight on Countdown will trace Bloomberg's forebears in over-reach and under-thought: everybody from Mayor Daley of Chicago, to Governor Rhodes of Ohio, to Joe McCarthy, and George Grenville:

Democracy has been protected, not merely by the strenuous efforts of those of us who cherish it. But mostly, and most profoundly, by the limitless stupidity of those who would ration it, keep it for themselves and themselves alone -- or destroy it.

- snip -

Who else but a cartoon like Bloomberg could have become rich creating a multi-billion dollar media company, and then authorize illegally preventing reporters from witnessing police actions he claims were utterly legal, and then authorize the arrest of four reporters at a Church?...

Who else but a hypocrite like Bloomberg could have overridden by backroom-deal with the New York City Council, the results of two separate referendums limiting those in his office to just two terms as Mayor, so he could serve a third term, and then had his police arrest, beat up, and incarcerate, a member of the New York City Council?...

Michael Bloomberg is the 12th richest man in America, which is a reminder that money can't buy you love, brains, or foresight.

And what Bloomberg did last night, and the fact that a new poll shows 58% of those throughout New York state believe protestors not only have the right to protest, but they have the right to stay overnight in the parks of the cities of the state, and the boost his midnight police riot at Zuccotti Park will give Occupy here and elsewhere, is a reminder that at least in this country, we can still take comfort that not everything bears a pricetag, and nothing preserves Democracy better than the stupidity of its opponents.


Zucotti Park Tonight:!/MegRobertson/status/1...

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  -Olbermann SPECIAL COMMENT on Occupy Raid: Bloomberg On Wrong Side Of History Hissyspit  Nov-15-11 08:39 PM   #0 
  - ANYONE who works to maintain a corrupt status has done nothing  Dawson Leery   Nov-15-11 08:44 PM   #1 
  - mmmm... I'm not even an English-speaking person and...  Amonester   Nov-15-11 09:12 PM   #4 
  - Bloomberg is officially toast  flamingdem   Nov-15-11 09:01 PM   #2 
  - But he can support "that goddamned Batman movie"  lbrtbell   Nov-15-11 09:11 PM   #3 
  - Yep. (LOVE that pic)! =D  Amonester   Nov-15-11 09:15 PM   #5 
  - He pays people to obey him. He pretends to himself that the people he pays to obey  JDPriestly   Nov-16-11 01:11 AM   #22 
  - He should resign  Mosaic   Nov-15-11 09:19 PM   #6 
  - That's like asking Hitler to resign in WW II. This is a war and the enemy isnt going to resign. nm  rhett o rick   Nov-16-11 06:52 PM   #43 
  - A magnificent comment..dripping with pithy sarcasm.  dixiegrrrrl   Nov-15-11 09:21 PM   #7 
  - Keith was on fire!  LittleGirl   Nov-15-11 09:25 PM   #8 
  - He is for me, as well...  elzenmahn   Nov-15-11 10:45 PM   #16 
     - i'm not sure about this  LittleGirl   Nov-16-11 07:30 AM   #25 
  - Terrific rant...........everyone must watch this one..  Stuart G   Nov-15-11 09:31 PM   #9 
  - Rec.  EFerrari   Nov-15-11 09:37 PM   #10 
  - It's amazing how someone as wealthy as Bloomberg...  FlyByNight   Nov-15-11 09:58 PM   #11 
  - K & R  RoccoR5955   Nov-15-11 10:11 PM   #12 
  - K&R!  Fire Walk With Me   Nov-15-11 10:15 PM   #13 
  - This is a MUST WATCH...  SoapBox   Nov-15-11 10:18 PM   #14 
  - Applause  swilton   Nov-15-11 10:25 PM   #15 
  - K&R  proverbialwisdom   Nov-15-11 10:58 PM   #17 
  - In these dangerous times, when democracy is slipping through our fingers. Dangerous times  ooglymoogly   Nov-15-11 11:21 PM   #18 
  - Keith for president! K&R  pam4water   Nov-15-11 11:26 PM   #19 
  - Yes...FDR and the founding fathers, will dance in their graves on that magnificent wish. nt  ooglymoogly   Nov-15-11 11:33 PM   #20 
  - "A human platitude like Bloomberg"  sabrina 1   Nov-15-11 11:34 PM   #21 
  - Epic  Danse   Nov-16-11 02:51 AM   #23 
  - This deserves a Pulitzer and a Permanent Spot in American History  Demeter   Nov-16-11 07:15 AM   #24 
  - Maybe it's time to get really serious  Mosaic   Nov-16-11 07:43 AM   #26 
  - OMG...  findrskeep   Nov-16-11 08:08 AM   #27 
  - Wow...just wow  Highway61   Nov-16-11 08:31 AM   #28 
  - Holy shit. That's GREAT!  HopeHoops   Nov-16-11 09:25 AM   #29 
  - This is why I watch Keith!  Blacksheep214   Nov-16-11 10:52 AM   #30 
  - Thank-you, Keith  chervilant   Nov-16-11 12:04 PM   #31 
  - Bloomberg - THE IMPERIAL WIZARD OF NEW YORK!!  socialindependocrat   Nov-16-11 12:05 PM   #32 
  - Bloomberg - THE IMPERIAL WIZARD OF NEW YORK!!  socialindependocrat   Nov-16-11 12:06 PM   #33 
  - Bloomberg - THE IMPERIAL WIZARD OF NEW YORK!!  socialindependocrat   Nov-16-11 12:06 PM   #34 
  - Love Keith's show - Countdown - Too bad some corporate republicale cable won't pick it up  GreenTea   Nov-16-11 03:08 PM   #35 
  - K&R.  Mr_Jefferson_24   Nov-16-11 04:06 PM   #36 
  - I made my grandson watch this Special Comment by Keith for educational value. One of his best! n/t  K Gardner   Nov-16-11 04:22 PM   #37 
  - K.O. Special Comment  LoisB   Nov-16-11 05:16 PM   #38 
  - Youtube deleted it and terminated the account  Kolesar   Nov-16-11 05:44 PM   #39 
  - It's still on youtube:  robbob   Nov-16-11 05:52 PM   #40 
  - Paramilitary police raids on peaceful occupiers of wall-street sounds like the end for Bloomberg..  midnight   Nov-16-11 06:19 PM   #41 
     - Bloomberg is safe until we win the revolution. The 1% isnt going to let us win easily. nm  rhett o rick   Nov-16-11 06:51 PM   #42 

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