MSNBC host slams brand name of 9/11™ that has kept constitutional crooks in office, “sociological pornography” of exploiting 9/11 images during Republican convention
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann perhaps went further than ever before last night in his special comment about the 9/11 anniversary, slamming the Bush administration for their “criminal neglect” in allowing the attacks to occur and identifying the continued exploitation of 9/11 “sociological pornography” as the only reason that Bush hasn’t been impeached.
Olbermann said that the anniversary of the September 11 attacks had been turned into a brand name - “9/11™” and that such propaganda has “sustained a President that long ago should have been dismissed or impeached.”
Olbermann continued, identifying 9/11 has the only thing that has kept “(Bush) and his gang of financial and constitutional crooks in office,” while they escaped blame for the “malfeasance and criminal neglect that allowed the attacks to occur.”
Olbermann then scorned Rudy Giuliani, keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention, for taking no counter-terror measures in-between the first and second attacks on the World Trade Center and indeed moving his counter-terror bunker, which was housed inside WTC 7, into the World Trade Center complex.
The anchor of Countdown then returned to the disgrace of the Republicans airing graphic video of people jumping from the towers and planes slamming into the building during the second night of the convention as a “tribute” to 9/11 victims.
“The television networks were told that the convention would pause early in the evening, when children could still be watching, for a 9/11 tribute and they were encouraged to broadcast that tribute. What we got was not a tribute for the dead of 9/11 or even a tribute to the responders….the Republicans instead gave us sociological pornography,a virtual snuff film.”
Noting that TV networks had agreed to stop showing the most graphic images of 9/11 years ago, Olbermann said, “Yet the Republicans, at their convention, having virtually seized control of the cable news operations, showed the worst of it…the actual collapse of the smoking towers, a fleeting image of what might have been a victim leaping to his death from a thousand feet up, and something new….ground level perfectly framed images of the fireball created when the second plane hit the second tower, it was terrifying, after all the object was to terrify - not to commemorate,” said Olbermann.
The host then poured scorn on attempts to conflate 9/11 with the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis “to stoke the flames of paranoia about another middle eastern nation.”
Olbermann concluded by slamming John McCain for advertising the fact that he knew how to capture Bin Laden, but only offering to share his plan if he won the election.
“By holding out on your secret plan to catch Bin Laden, by searing those images into our collective wounded American psyche at your nomination last week, terrorists are not what you John McCain fight - terrorists are what you John McCain use,” stated Olbermann.
Watch Olbermann’s special comment below.