September 29, 2006
Huh. So two days after making the editorial comment I linked to yesterday, Olbermann received an envelope of “anthrax” in the mail. They were asked not to talk about it openly. Meanwhile, Rupert Murdoch owned NY Post reports it on their gossip pages, basically mocking him for overreacting.
Watch Olbermann’s response to the distortions and inaccuracy and give his side. I particularly like when he explains that they had to melt his keys and burn his wallet during the ten hours they held him at a hospital…
The transcript is here.
(search on the page for “As the current administration is so fond of pointing out”, it is the section continuing from that)
The money shot is right at the end of the video (which skips some time), in his summary of the worst people in the world:
But our winner, Roger Ailes the Ming the Merciless, of FOX News and congrats, incidentally Roger, on having achieved the perfectly circular shape. He says today that President Clintonâ€˜s reaction to Chris Wallace the other day was â€œAn assault on all journalists.â€ No, Roger, what he said was an admonishment, somebody sending terroristic threats to me and others is an assault to all journalists.
(Oh, and the original piece he is responding too can be found here, with comment. Interestingly, that makes it clear that the attack was a response to his speaking out in editorials…)
(Hat tip: American Samizdat)