Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Olbermann's Commentary for President's Day

Here's my media hero with his special commentary for President's Day:


Anonymous said...

Olberman will go down in history as the brightest beacon of sanity within the entire media establishment during this era. He taps into, and is able to voice, what many of us have felt deep within our souls since Bush and Cheney were in power, manipulating our fears. "Land Of the Free, and the Home of the Brave"? Shit, there are whole segments of the population that are in a permanent psychosis, scared to death of everything.
The last decade has produced an entire subclass of people who remind me of Uncle Jimmy in "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin":
soon there will be a "secret army" of defenders of the American way who will be against:

"Wreckers of law and order. Communists, Maoists, Trotskyists, neo-Trotskyists, crypto-Trotskyists, union leaders, Communist union leaders, atheists, agnostics, long-haired weirdos, short-haired weirdos, vandals, hooligans, football supporters, namby-pamby probation officers, rapists, papists, papist-rapists, foreign surgeons - headshrinkers, who ought to be locked up, punk rock, glue-sniffers" etc. etc.

Farnsworth68 said...

Thanks, anon.
I'll confess a certain cultural knowledge gap with regard to The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (see the Wikipedia article) but, thanks to the deep shelves of Netflix, I am able to correct that almost instantaneously...