On Saturday, MSNBC, like every other news channel, went all Tuscon shooting all the time. So, they dragged Keith Olbermann in for a “Special Comment,” and Keith quickly spotted the real story…
That’s right, as the media template formed that somehow the fact that a psychopath obsessed with The Communist Manifesto had shot a Democrat Congresswoman was the result of conservative rhetoric, Keith Olbermann quickly decided that the story was really about him.
With a Special Comment prosaically entitled, “Violence Has No Place in Democracy” (from the duh file) Keith issued this desperate plea for attention:
OLBERMANN: “I apologize for and repudiate any act or any thing in my past that may have even inadvertently encouraged violence. Because for whatever else each of us may be, we all are Americans.”
Look at Me! Look at Me!
You didn’t hear about this? That’s because this apology was accepted by dozens. Keith Olbermann doesn’t have an impact on the rhetorical heat level in America, and was probably seen by more people reading blogs critical of the MSNBC blowhard than saw him try to compete with the NFL playoffs.
It was disgusting enough to watch the Media/Democrat Complex try to spin this story for political ends– which for the greater part of this segment, Olbermann did. He included high praise for the incredibly partisan Sheriff of Pima County, Clarence Dupnik’s widely panned statement linking the shooter– who he knew nothing about at the time– to Republican rhetoric.
But leave it to Keith Olbermann to take an already despicable angle and take it to a whole new disgusting place. To spin this for personal gain was much much worse.
Of course, we still have a speech coming up by a President needing a political boost… stay tuned.