For the last three years, Keith Olbermann has been slowly making his way to the head of the class. Today, he has arrived. Olbermann is not your typical journalist. To illustrate this point, here is a humorous run down of the unspoken rules of the polite, Washington press corps, courtesy of Stephen Colbert during his much talked about monologue for the White House Correspondents Dinner:
In today’s political climate, honesty has become an acquired taste–and it’s not for everyone, but if you are tired of all that sugar give this a try. For starters, here is Mr. Olbermann’s special comments concerning the use of inflammatory rhetoric by President Bush to justify the ever expanding War on Terror. This is his assessment of the government’s pitiful response to Katrina.
Tonight, Mr.Olbermann summed up what has gone so wrong with his special comment on 9/11-five years later. Mr. Olberman chose the riskier path and told the truth instead of repeating the myth. The experience left me speechless and gave me hope that my country may have found a way out of the fog.