Olbermann: Clinton was right, Bush is unmanly slime
(For maximum ire, see "Condi Rebuts Clinton") After defending Clinton's indignation on Fox [VIDEO], Olbermann continues to lacerate the Bush administration and its "minions" in this latest commentary.
I'm getting carpal tunnel trying to pick out all the best parts. It is best parts. Watch right.
Some key points (full transcript after the jump):
Of Wallace's smear job on Clinton:
The kind of proof of incompetence, for which the administration and its hyenas at Fox need to find a diversion, in a scapegoat.
It was the kind of cheap trick which would get a journalist firedÃ¢â‚¬â€but a propagandist, promoted:
Promise to talk of charity and generosity; but instead launch into the lies and distortions with which the Authoritarians among us attack the virtuous and reward the useless.
And donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even be professional enough to assume the responsibility for the slanders yourself; blame your audience for Ã¢â‚¬Å“e-mailingÃ¢â‚¬Â you the question.
Mr. Clinton responded as you have seen.
He told the great truth untold about this administrationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s negligence, perhaps criminal negligence, about bin Laden.
He was brave.
Then again, Chris Wallace might be braver still. Had I in one moment surrendered all my credibility as a journalist, and been irredeemably humiliated, as was he, I would have gone home and started a new career selling seeds by mail.
The Bush Administration did not try to get Osama bin Laden before 9/11.
The Bush Administration ignored all the evidence gathered by its predecessors.
The Bush Administration did not understand the Daily Briefing entitled "Bin Laden Determined To Strike in U.S."
The Bush Administration did not try.