Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Since Keith Olbermann has lost all grip on reality, his sanity, and what behavior is expected from someone who has won an Edward R. Murrow award... I have taken it upon myself to do what Olbermann/his production crew either are incapable or unwilling of doing.

I have done research to find out if there exists condition(s) that accurately the distorted "facts" that barely can be seen in his editorial program as he continues his never-ending agenda of misguiding and/or flat out lying to the people he is supposed to be providing unbiased reporting of only the facts existing for a story.

Here are events where a President used his Office to either commute the sentence or fully pardoned someone convicted of crimes that qualify as that described by Olbermann on 2 successive nights.

Unfortunately, these actions were not those of the current President that Olbermann loves to blame for everything wrong/evil since the dawn of time... these are the actions of a man who fully & accurately lives up to all of those unprofessional/insulting comments uttered by Olbermann recently.

I am, of course, referring to impeached former President, Bill Clinton.

Those like Olbermann who cried like a baby, saying that President Bush exceeded his authority by commuting the sentence of Lewis "Scooter" Libby - they exposed either their laziness or their ignorance of what authority the US Constitution gives to the President in this area.

When people like Olbermann & Matthews repeat untruths, distortions, and/or flat out lies intended to have people believe their propaganda, they sink far below any level of offensive behavior than anything they (falsely) accuse the President and his Administration of doing.

When these partisan hypocrites call this Presidental action as being totally improper due to Libby having such a close relationship to this Administration, they fail to mention when impeached president Clinton did EXACTLY the same type of thing when he pardoned these people:

Former Democratic Senator Dan Rostenkowski

Former Director to the CIA (and Clinton apointee) John Deutch

HUD Secretary under Clinton, Henry Cisneros

Impeached Judge (now current Democratic Congressman) Alcee Hastings, and the man who helped get him impeached, William Arthur Borders, Jr

When people like David Shuster called this event as being that of someone who has a very close relationship to the person doing the pardoning an abuse of power - he could have used these two Clinton pardons to more accurately describe abuse of power to benefit friends:

Roger Clinton, the half-brother to then Governor Clinton

Edgar and Vonna Jo Gregory, who paid the President's brother-in-law, Tony Rodham, over $100,000 in his successful bid for their pardon. (money Rodham later was forced to return)

If Olbermann believes that the President was a coward for not personally announcing this action - but doing so by way of an almost totally overlooked press release... what else could he do but also call his beloved impeached president Clinton a coward for the MULTITUDE of pardons he granted in what was the "final moments" of his Presidency???

If sending out a press release instead of publicly stating the event is cowardly... then granting pardons so close to leaving office that you prevent anyone from holding you accountable for so many questionable actions is about a MILLION times more cowardly!!!

And if professional crybaby/political prostitute Joe Wilson honestly believes that the President is basically admitting guilt in the related matter by the way he is allegedly "buying the silence" of Libby to prevent anyone else from being found guilty of wrongdoing... does he feel the exact same way about the way impeached president Clinton CLEARLY rewarded his long-time friend/business partner, Susan McDougal for keeping quiet about how guilty Clinton was of crimes (not mere "wrong-doing" that is actually permissible aspects granted to the President that partisan crybabies want people to believe as being improper when it is nothing of the sort) in the same criminal case McDougal was convicted in?

How else could Wilson describe the way Clinton waited until AFTER McDougal served her prison sentence before granting her a full pardon (not a mere commutation of prison term, while keeping real punishment for wrongs Libby committed) in the last moments of the Clinton Presidency???

Well, considering how much Wilson has become a whore for the liberal democrat agenda... I suppose he could say it was a wonderful act of kindness done by a saint of a person. I'm sure he would say whatever the people pulling his strings tell him to say.

But these liberal/democrats are on a witch-hunt... and damned if they will let the truth or their ever increasing hypocrisy prevent them from saying things that they would never apply to their own when they have done the same - and worse!!!

And if the argument about Olbermann's show not being news, but "entertainment", "opinion", etc. makes it somehow ok to present on a network that advertises having a "fuller spectrum of news" that doesn't promote any "agendas" or have a bias towards one political viewpoint over another... then why isn't that the way Olbermann is described on MSNBC's "Meet the faces of MSNBC"???

Here is the URL of that webpage.

On this page you can see how MSNBC has chosen to describe Olbermann by using words/phrases like "MSNBC Anchor", "host", "reporter", "contributor", "broadcaster", and "writer". (the description of Olbermann being a "commentator" describes his time at ABC Radio, and not covering his time at MSNBC)

As mentioned above, Olbermann an Edward R. Murrow Award , and there is no mention of opinions or editorials being part of the qualifying aspects for someone to receive this award. The award is given for excellence in news reporting, not for entertaining or editorial programs.

If you look up the word "journalism" at - this is what you find under the American Heritage Dictionary:

The style of writing characteristic of material in newspapers and magazines, consisting of direct presentation of facts or occurrences with little attempt at analysis or interpretation.

By very definition of the word, what MSNBC allows people like Chris Matthews & Keith Olbermann to broadcast on the Public Airwaves doesn't even come close to meeting the qualification of this term that is supposed to describe a news network like MSNBC.

But here are some terms (that aren't aspects of what defines journalism) that accurately describe what type of activity MSNBC passes off as journalism:

An article in a newspaper or magazine expressing the opinion of the editor or publisher.

A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof.

1. Information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause.

2. Information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.

And finally, a word that Steve Capus spoke on MSNBC in the wake of the Don Imus scandal. Mr Capus claimed that this would be THE benchmark standard that he would hold ALL MSNBC on air staff to - and that he would do so in a strict manner so that the type of offensive & unprofessional behavior that resulted in the removal of Imus from MSNBC would not happen again.

Adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.

Sadly, because of such "used car salesman" reporters like Olbermann & Matthews... MSNBC doesn't have ONE IOTA of this necessary requirement of journalism worthy of an Edward R. Murrow.

Now that we have defined what journalism is supposed to be - this establishes without any doubt that MSNBC is falsely advertising what they are doing with the Public Airwaves.