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Louis Renult Award: Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald the Unhinged Mind, discovers Keith Olbermann is a Barack Obama whore, “Keith Olbermann: Then and now [1]

On January 31 of this year, Keith Olbermann donned his most serious face and most indignant voice tone to rail against George Bush for supporting telecom immunity and revisions to FISA.


Last night, Olbermann invited Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter onto his show to discuss Obama’s support for the FISA and telecom amnesty bill (video of the segment is here). There wasn’t a syllable uttered about “immunizing corporate criminals” or “textbook examples of Fascism” or the Third Reich. There wasn’t a word of rational criticism of the bill either. Instead, the two media stars jointly hailed Obama’s bravery and strength — as evidenced by his “standing up to the left” in order to support this important centrist FISA compromise:

Olbermann has no more political principals than does his idol (employer?) Barack Obama.   Yet Greenwald pretends to shocked by his discovery.