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February 08, 2011

Critics of Capticalism Find Criticizing Capitalism To Be A Pretty Lucrative Capitalist Venture

But apparently only ThoughtWorkers are allowed to profit from their production.

That Gore profited enormously from eco-companies that capitalized on his own global-warming hype, that Arianna Huffington sold her website for $315 million, and that Michael Moore is suing to receive receipts beyond his $20 million take for his anti-Iraq/Bush mythodrama remind us why Barack Obama was the largest recipient of BP and Goldman Sachs campaign money, and indeed of Wall Street cash in history, after being the first presidential candidate to reject the public financing in the general campaign. Does “spread the wealth” rhetoric serve as some sort of pass on overweening desire for lots of cash and nice things?

Meanwhile, Keith Olbermann has become a co-owner and "Chief News Officer" of Al Gore's current TV.

Keith Olbermann is one of the only liberals liberals will -- begrudgingly -- admit might flout their newfound love of "civility" and "moderation of rhetoric;" why then is he profiting from this, from a former liberal VP and presidential candidate?

I just saw a BloggingHeads where Robert Wright was demanding that Glenn Beck be fired -- he urged social penalties (exclusion from polite company, firings from jobs) for those who served up red-hot rhetoric.

Okay, Robert Wright: Where's the social penalty for Keith Olbermann?

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