I have not yet decided whether I will bring out my old-inner Olbermann fan for 1 hour tonight at 8 or whether to bash everything he says. Knowing me, I'll plan on the former option, but when the time comes, I'll end up doing the latter. Regardless, if I am in a good mood tonight (in which case, the former will win out), I figure seeing as everytime I have done this, I have taken at least 1, even if it is subtle, shot at Olbermann, I should get it in now while I have the chance. I now give you Reason #298 why Keith Olbermann is an awful news anchor/commentator/reporter/journalist/whatever you want to call these "half-baked" cable news hosts.
With thanks to OlbermannWatch, this is Keith Olbermann on veterans' health care on July 26, 2007.
George W. Bush (in a video clip): "We owe our wounded soldier the very best care and the very best benefits and the very easiest to understand system."
Keith Olbermann: "Too bad they're not getting it"
Keith Olbermann on veteran's health care on August 17, 2009.
Keith Olbermann: "Today the President addressed veterans, a segment of the population that already receives public health care, and superlative health care at that."
And the aforementioned is not the only time that Keith bashed the VA and the treatment of veterans under the Bush Administration. This was an on-going thing. But now that Obama is president, everything is hunky-doory with veterans health care, even though no changes have been made. So do veterans receive absolutely deplorable healthcare treatment or wonderful, superlative health care treatment? Don't ask Keith Olbermann, that's for sure.
This is also piece of evidence #985 for Olbermann being completely in the tank for (and maybe even in the pants of) President Obama (although we all knew that one, right?) and a big time reason why, despite having several ultra far-right nuts in the comments section that OlbermannWatch is the best Keith Olbermann blog out there. When it comes to this stuff, Johnny Dollar is amazing.
Mindset of "OMFG Keith Olbermann is da bestest person alive" to commence in 3....2....1....
Countdown transcript of 7/25/07 (MSNBC.com)
Countdown video of 8/17/09 (MSNBC.com)
Update: It appears as if my only option tonight will be a "plausibly" live blog at 10:00. It's 7:45 and I'm just getting around to eating dinner. See you at 10 ET!