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Olbermann: Is Fox's "24" just conservative fear-porn? [VIDEO]

Short answer: yes.
Despite being days behind our coverage of Fox's fear-porn program, "24," we still respect Keith Olbermann for his coverage of the subject. Especially since he featured AlterNet board member Robert Greenwald in the clip to the right...

If we actually want to talk about who makes this country less safe (to the extent that it is unsafe), we should look no further than the latest national security expert to defect from the Bush camp to the Democrats'. Steve Benen writes:

A familiar pattern is taking shape: a qualified, competent official joins Bush’s counterterrorism team, grows frustrated by the administration’s priorities, resigns, and joins the Dems.

The latest is Todd Hinnen.
A counterterrorism adviser to President Bush is leaving the White House to join the staff of a prominent Democratic senator gearing up to investigate the administration’s war policies.
A Senate source said Todd M. Hinnen, a director for combating terrorism on the staff of the president’s National Security Council (NSC), will become the chief counsel for Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Hinnen follows Richard Clarke, Rand Beers, and Flynt Leverett, all of whom had key counterterrorism roles in the Bush administration, all of whom grew frustrated with the Bush gang’s policies, and all of whom teamed up with the Dems.

Upon learning that Hinnen was joining Biden, a Republican staffer on the Hill told the Washington Times, “Once again, people on the Bush White House staff turn on him while our soldiers and Marines fight to protect the rest of us.”

It’s exactly this kind of nonsensical, backwards attitude that probably helped drive Hinnen (and Clarke, Beers, and Leverett) to the Dems in the first place.


Read Steve's whole post HERE.

Joshua adds ...

Over at the NRO's blog, The Corner, Olbermann's piece draws some high-minded criticism ...
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