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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:19 PM
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Extry! Extry! Read all about it! Olbermann to call for impeachment tonight
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David Dunham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:20 PM
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1. Watch Rove call MSNBC and Keith's show get yanked very quickly.
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:21 PM
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2. I'll bet you any wager that that doesn't happen n/t
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Roy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:55 PM
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22. I will bet you are correct....
But, I will bet you a nickel they are on the phone as we type trying coerce them to not allow that rant to go on the air.

This call will be very effective if others follow up with more calls or at least open discussion of the possibilities.
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:21 PM
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4. No, not this time. nt
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Carla in Ca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:27 PM
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7. I agree, it is too late. Give 'em hell, KO!
Courtesy of Hoffmania. Let's get her back, starting tonight


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ProgressiveEconomist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:52 PM
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20. Wow! What a great poster to copy and post around town.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 06:46 PM
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39. America is MIA and believed imprisoned along with Sanity and Reason
The IRC reports they are on life support but still alive...
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:21 PM
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3. Thanks for the heads up!
I will definitely be tuned in! :D
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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:21 PM
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5. The man has balls, doesn't he? He also has truth on his side.
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:39 PM
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41. Titanium Balls!
I love Keith! He is indeed the modern day Edward R. Murrow, as another poster here has said. It almost makes me wonder how could someone of his caliber have come from ESPN?
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gademocrat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:27 PM
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6. Keith is the only voice of reason in a sea of lies.
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fuzzyball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:51 PM
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42. What is the size of his audience on the average?
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:27 PM
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8. My question: Why is MSNBC letting him do it??? ..he can't just go
on air and say what he wants....
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:31 PM
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11. The ratings say he can...
he's been on a steady upward swing in ratings, especially in the all-important 25-54 demographic. He's still small-time compared to a lot of other shows, but he climbs every week, and I'm sure they know it's becuase of shows like this.
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RufusEarl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:50 PM
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17. I agree with you about KO's ratings,
my question is this. Why doesn't it show cable news programmers that people want to see and hear more journalist like KO?

This has always confused me, i know the powers to be watch the rating like a hawk.
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:54 PM
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21. Maybe because a lot of programmers are thinking short term...
although his ratings have dropped considerably, Bill O'Reilly still gets WAY more viewers than Olbermann.

I think a lot of programmers are valuing raw numbers over trends
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hvn_nbr_2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:59 PM
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23. The powers at the networks watch the ratings. But...
the powers at the mega-corps that own the networks think of the networks as a tool, not a profit center. For all they care, the networks can be a loss-leader and they're still ahead if the total information propaganda network helps ensure that they can trash and poison the environment, kill and maim employees, rob from consumers, bust unions, ship jobs overseas, receive corporate welfare by the billions, and get tax breaks for the plutocracy. Given all that, a few mill less revenue from TV news show ads isn't even on their radar.
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hvn_nbr_2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:52 PM
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19. I don't think it's ratings alone. I think it's fear.
I seem to remember that Donohue was MSNBC's highest rated show and that didn't save him.

Things have changed since they canned Donohue. They realize now that the 1000-year Neocon Reich isn't going to last 1000 years. I think MSNBC management is reading the political winds and knows that the neocon empire is going to crash, maybe this November. They know how bad they and the rest of CorpMedia have been, they know we call them MSRNC for good reason. They know the day is coming, and Olbermann will be their fig leaf. "See, we weren't all one-sided. We had Olbermann on."
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JMDEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 04:44 PM
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31. Oh yea?
MSNBC just canned Eric Alterman this morning. Flat out fired him.
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hvn_nbr_2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 05:59 PM
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38. They feel a need for only one fig leaf to cover their bias, not two.
I didn't mean to suggest that they've changed in any general way. They're still MSRNC. They allow Keith some leeway so that they can later claim they allowed both sides. But they're clearly not fair or balanced, and they don't feel any need for more than one fig leaf to cover their bias.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 04:26 PM
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27. Plus, he has a VERY vocal constituency. They ignore us at their
Edited on Mon Sep-11-06 04:28 PM by calimary
peril, probably because they have such low ratings overall. They know they can't afford to piss anybody off who's a loyal, dedicated viewer. We may be just about all they've got. They don't DARE make us unhappy. If they had a bunch of hits, that would be one thing. If they were riding high and could afford to lose one trouble-maker, that'd be one thing. But neither is the case here. And I'll bet the positive reaction to him gets bigger and louder and more ferocious with every one of his howlingly biting commentaries. He's saying what needs to be said (what's needed to be said for years now) and evidently there's a powerful - and clearly unavoidable - roar of approval to back him up.

I even got a chance to plug him here!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

:evilgrin:
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:28 PM
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9. woo-hoo!!!!!
eom
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datadiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:31 PM
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10. Keith Olbermann must not be silenced
He is an important asset to the cause of liberty and freedom of speech. I am becoming one of his biggest fans.
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:41 PM
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12. So, maybe the "Revolution" will be Televised afterall!
Edited on Mon Sep-11-06 03:42 PM by file83
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:46 PM
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15. And in music video form
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 04:29 PM
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28. Ha! Never was into them - but I like the message!
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:45 PM
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14. Every time I watch one of his commentaries...
Edited on Mon Sep-11-06 03:47 PM by ClassWarrior
...I feel like I'm watching history happen.

Visualize IMPEACHMENT.

Then DO something to make it happen.

NGU.


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ryanus Donating Member (511 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:42 PM
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13. Oh snap! I like this kind of talk.
Edited on Mon Sep-11-06 03:44 PM by ryanus
I'd love for discussions about impeachment to hit mainstream.

Oh, and message to Keith: I hope the commentary is taped. Otherwise, avoid small planes. I kid...a little.
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:47 PM
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16. Uh oh. There's a crack in the media where the truth gets through.
This is just how things get started.

I'm going on my bike ride early, so I can be sure to not miss this.
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yy4me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:51 PM
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18. Please e-mail him for support and say a prayer or something
to keep him safe. He is one of the few voices we have left. I wish I had as much courage as this man.
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Roy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 03:59 PM
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24. Are we sure KO is not related to the great Edward R???
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 04:00 PM
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25. He obviously idolizes Murrow...
everything from the commentary at the end of the show to signing off with "Good night and good luck"
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 04:31 PM
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29. Maybe not, but he's certainly the heir apparent.
Keith, you are MOST worthy to touch the hem of Murrow's garment.
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 04:21 PM
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26. Well, that's nice. And . . . ?
What will come of it? Nothing.

Not to be a wet blanket, but I can't get excited by a television commentator, no matter how admirable, calling for impeachment.

If I heard those calls coming from significant numbers of members of the House of Representatives, then I'd get excitied.
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Catchawave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 05:41 PM
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35. That's why you're going to email him right after
his comment :hi: We must support his message :patriot:

KOlbermann@msnbc.com
Countdown@msnbc.com

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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 05:48 PM
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36. Visualize IMPEACHMENT.
Then DO something to make it happen.

:hi: Catch!

Never Give Up.


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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 10:30 PM
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40. I've done this:
http://www.dvorkin.com/impeachw.htm

quite a while ago.

And this, more recently: http://www.cafepress.com/dvorkin

But how much any of that does . . .
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 11:44 PM
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43. Everything helps.
Thank you. :patriot:

NGU.


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CarlVK Donating Member (632 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 04:39 PM
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30. Olberman for Speaker of the House!
I sorely wish KO were in our Congress about now.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 05:21 PM
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32. with all due respect... he's where he needs to be.
The Fourth Estate is every bit as important as the House.

We need him doing exactly what he's doing, not one more pol spending time raising money to run for election.

Go Keef! :hi:
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 05:50 PM
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37. Yes, MA'AM!
:hi: - bobbolink - did you see Sapphire Blue is back posting again? :toast:
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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 05:26 PM
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33. I wasn't going to turn on the TV today at all, but I think for this I'd
make an exception!

Wow! Go KO! I want to watch that live! :applause:

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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-11-06 05:30 PM
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34. Go Keith,
Sounds like it will be a great speech
now if other will say it.

Levin Reads Details of Bush Lies Into Senate Record


Michigan Democrat Carl Levin took to the Senate floor on Friday and gave what amounted to a primer on the lies of the Bush administration leading to the Iraq war.

"The President's decision to ignore intelligence community assessments prior to the Iraq war and to make repeated public statements that gave the misleading impression that Saddam Hussein's regime was connected to the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 cost him any credibility he may have had on this issue," said Levin, who then went on to give a laundry list of some of the lies told by Team Bush.

Levin has provided some bullet points that are good ammunition for the next time some Republican sycophant tells you such charges against Bush are purely political, rather than proof positive of what a despicable administration this has been for six years now. He also cites the report issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Friday that sheds yet more light on attempts by Bush to mislead Americans on the justification for invading Iraq.

Here's Levin, for the record, on the Senate floor:

"President Bush said Saddam and Al Qaeda were allies--his words. And that:

'You can't distinguish between Al Qaeda and Saddam when you talk about the war on terror.'

"The bipartisan report released today directly contradicts that linkage which the President has consistently made in his effort to build public support for his Iraq policy.

"The bipartisan committee report finds that the prewar intelligence assessments were right when the intelligence community said Saddam and Al Qaeda were independent actors who were far from being natural partners. The report finds that prewar intelligence assessments were right when they expressed consistent doubts that a meeting occurred between 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta and a senior Iraqi intelligence official in Prague prior to September 11. Our report finds that prewar intelligence assessments were right when they said there was no credible reporting on Al Qaeda operatives being trained in Iraq. Those were the two principal arguments which were used prior to the war to support the alleged linkage between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein.

"The accurate prewar intelligence assessments didn't stop the administration from making many false and misleading statements trying to link Saddam Hussein with Al Qaeda."
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AntiFascist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 01:49 AM
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44. Olbermann gave a powerful commentary once again....
but we are going to need much louder and continuing mention of "impeachable offenses" in order to bring this about. Let's start by getting more Democrats elected to Congress.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 08:18 AM
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45. A chicken or the egg situation.
We first need a press in general like KO. That helps assure things.
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El Fuego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-12-06 08:41 AM
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46. I was totally blown away by his commentary last night.
EVERY American needs to see it.

It was cool that Chimpy was coming on immediately after at 9:00 to give his speech (though I didn't watch it). I can only imagine how KO made him look in comparison.
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