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Aftermath: Olbermann Questions Government’s Credibility

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann tore apart the government’s credibility in an editorial last night. “His commentary was the most eloquent of any on TV in the past seven days,” an e-mailer says. Here’s a highlight:

“These are leaders who won re-election last year largely by portraying their opponents as incapable of keeping the country safe. These are leaders who regularly pressure the news media in this country to report the reopening of a school or a power station in Iraq, and defies its citizens not to stand up and cheer. Yet they couldn’t even keep one school or power station from being devastated by infrastructure collapse in New Orleans — even though the government had heard all the “chatter” from the scientists and city planners and hurricane centers and some group whose purposes the government couldn’t quite discern… a group called The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.”

He also asks: “Anybody seen the Vice President lately? The man whose message this time last year was, I’ll Protect You, The Other Guy Will Let You Die?’”

A longer version of his editorial is posted on Bloggermann…

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