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Who Does the President think he’s F’n kidding? - Olbermann
Posted in Category: Propaganda-Media

Keith Olbermann (MSNBC) calls out the President for his lies about the Iraq sales pitch - Says “Who does the President think he’s F’n kidding?”

(The link below leads you to the video clip, too!)

Do a search on RadMod for “Olbermann” to see more of how I respect Olbermann’s willingness to call-out those who shamelessly propagandize. In the past, Olbermann has called-out the Republican apologists in the media, like O’Reilly and Limbaugh.

Olbermann on 3-20-06 called-out the President, with the utmost unbelievable clarity, by saying “Who does the President think he’s F’n kidding?”

How refreshing for a major media figure like Olbermann to speak the truth to power. This kind of clarity is how we common folk speak when we talk about the government’s lies and propaganda, regardless of what our political persuasion might be.

The item that caused such a burst of exceptionally honest criticism from Olbermann was the President’s denial, 3-20-06, that he had linked Saddam to 9-11.

The president took unscripted questions (Oh my god, he did WHAT!?). And he probably won’t do it again for a long time. A questioner asked the President about how his three main arguments in favor of the Iraq war had all been proven false: WMDs, Saddam trying to buy nuclear material from Niger, and Saddam being connected to 9-11.

Here’s how the President responded to the unscripted question, and how Olbermann responded to the President’s response (BONUS: The link contains the Olbermann Vid Clip!) -

from Crooks and Liars:

Bush: “First-just if I might correct a misperception, I don’t think we ever said, at least I know I didn’t say that there was a direct connection between September 11th and Saddam Hussein … I was very careful never to say that Saddam Hussein ordered the attacks on America..”

[Olbermann introduces a tape of the 2003 State of the Union speech] Olbermann: “Then that must have been a different George W. Bush who gave the State of the Union Address on January 28th, 2003.”

[Clip of SOTU 2003] Bush: “Saddam Hussein aids and protects terrorists… including members of al Qaeda…. Before September the 11th many in the world believed that Saddam Hussein could be contained.”

[Olbermann cuts back in:] “Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda in the same sentence separated by seven words. Sept. 11th and Saddam Hussein -two sentences later, separated by six words. “In a moment Craig Crawford joins me to discuss the fundamental remaining question. Who does the President think he’s F’n kidding?”

 

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5 Responses to “Who Does the President think he’s F’n kidding? - Olbermann”

  1. BS Says:

    That just might make sense…..to someone incapable of comprehending simple English.

  2. Tim the RM Says:

    Bush’s simple English is truthiness.

    Bush spoke with “Truthiness” when he denied saying “Saddam Hussein ordered the attacks on America”. Although literally true, the statement intentionally causes a false belief.

    The false belief Bush hoped to achieve: That Bush had never claimed that Saddam was involved in 911.

    However, in the 2003 SOTU Bush used words that were calculated to suggest that Bush was accusing Saddam of being involved in 911. But those words were a bit vague, providing deniability.

    We are seeing the denials, and Bush’s proud declaration of how careful he had been in his choice of words earlier, to enable his current denials.

    So Bush did not speak simple English. He spoke propaganda in 2003, very carefully worded, and then bragged about his careful wording on March 20, 2006. And he rode the results of his lies into War and Re-Election victory as a wartime president.

    Is this familiar: “It depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is” ? When Clinton said those words, he was engaging in similar truthiness. Did you see through Clinton’s truthiness?

  3. Len Says:

    My wife and I watched the 2003 SOTU. We didn’t conclude that Saddam was involved with 911. Neither did anyone I talked to after the speech. Your silly theory originated with the Bush hating talking heads and web sites. That’s pretty much where it has stayed, too.
    Try taking the off Bush-hating blinders and look at it again. Maybe you’ll see how others view you.

  4. Tim the RM Says:

    Yeah, I know - fervent Bush supporters view me as a left wing koolaid drinker.

    I don’t deny that I’m generally anti-Bush.

    But you gotta admit, the Olbermann quote is BLOGWORTHY for its uniqueness.

    (And Bush stepped right into it, with his Bill Clinton imitation)

  5. Tim the RM Says:

    According to news reports lately, Scooter Libby has testified that at VP told him the President was involved in the pro-War leaks.

    Critics say the leaked info was from the doctored official intelligence reports that Bush employed to justify the war. “Doctored” meaning that it seems the politicos spun the intelligence to favor war, to create a paper trail to support war.

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