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September 08, 2005

Shocker: Brian Williams' Blog Praised By Left-Wing Bloggers

I just can't believe that a network news anchor expressed an opinion the unhinged left agrees with:

The hottest blogger of the last 24 hours is... NBC anchor Brian Williams? Apparenly so. As we'll show later in this edition, a post at his official Daily Nightly blog is finding praise among bloggers primarily -- but not exclusively -- on the left. Williams' blog post happens to fit in with a series of reports in the past day or so that FEMA and other gov't officials are refusing to admit media entry to disaster-ravaged areas, in effect censoring (the less-charged term is "blackout")independent news reports from the area.

Now, I'm not sure I disagree with Williams on his point about the military preventing journalists from entering flood-ravished areas (primarily, I guess, to keep them from snapping grisly pictures of bloated corpses).

But I'm super-duper surprised to read Williams writing in such a liberal-pleasing, morally-preening tone, not-so-subtly connecting up the Army in New Orleans with the supposed "assassinations" of reporters in Iraq:

At that same fire scene, a police officer from out of town raised the muzzle of her weapon and aimed it at members of the media... obvious members of the media... armed only with notepads. ... Someone else points out on television as I post this: the fact that the National Guard now bars entry (by journalists) to the very places where people last week were barred from LEAVING (The Convention Center and Superdome) is a kind of perverse and perfectly backward postscript to this awful chapter in American history.

Other things that may shock me in the coming hours: water falling to find its own level; dogs failing to settle their eternal conflict with squirrels and ratty tennis balls; how the magic of a baby's smile always leaves me feeling... absolutely nothing at all.

It's A Day Of Potent Psychic Shocks Update: Keith ("Who?") Olbermann doesn't even blog it, he just rips into Chertoff on his show.

His crime? The smoking gun proof that he let the floodwaters kill lots of black folk to help ensure a Republican presidential victory in 2008? Why, Chertoff, speaking contemporaneously, accidentally referred to "Louisiana" as a "city," thus proving he... um, mispoke.

Mispoke? Or signalled his hatred of blacks? You be the judge. Let Ketih ("Who?") Olbermann serve as the prosecuting attorney:

This is not typically a newscast of commentary. I can recall only twice previously offering such perspectives.

Uh-huh.

But something that Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff said at his news conference Saturday made this necessary.

[Playing video of] Michael Chertoff, Homeland Security Secretary: "Louisiana is a city that is largely underwater."

Olbermann: Well, there's your problem right there. If ever a slip of the tongue defined a government's response to a crisis. Forget the history of slashed federal budgets for projects that might have saved the levees. Drop the imagery of the government watching 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' while New Orleans drowned. Ignore the symbol of bureaucrats like Mr. Chertoff using only the future tense in terms of relief that they could have supplied last Monday and Tuesday. We no longer need the President sounding like he's on some sort of five-day tape delay to summarize this debacle. We now have Mr. Chertoff's indelible announcement that Louisiana is a city.

Oh my God. I can't wait until he sees my multiple errors in trying to spell "Giuliani." Those typos are, too, "indelible."

Is this childish or is it just me? Again I repeat: liberalism is only secondarily a political philosophy. It is primarily two things:

1) an alternate system of spirituality which avoids a belief in a specific, concrete God (although it has a host of Devils);

and more importantly:

2) a system of ego-pleasing reinforcements as to one's moral and intellectual superiority.

Keith ("Who?") Olbermann is higher than a kite because a politician mispoke on the air -- thus proving that Olbermann is smarter than he is, because Olbermann knows Louisiana is a state. He learned that in grade school-- in fact, he's pleased as punch he knows how much the whole of the Lousiana territory cost ($15 large), when it was purchased (1803), and who sold it (Napoleon).

He also can tell you what DeSoto and Dr. Charles Drew discovered, if you only bothered to ask him.

And then of course he gets in the moral-preening angle too -- he's a better person because he didn't make that mistatement.

Keith ("Who?") Olbermann-- how fucking old are you? I used to have these sorts of arguments over obvious slips-of-the-toungue ("Wait! You said the rent for Park Place was two dollars! Now you're saying it's two thousand! You said two dollars first!") with my younger brothers. When I was ten.

All right, up until when I was eighteen. So, I was immature.

But you're getting up there in age now, big fella.

You should have gotten wise before you got old.

Fool to King Lear.

See, I went to high school too. Let's be superior together.


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