Being the smartest kid on the short bus isn’t it? The Left is wailing and gnashing their teeth over Olby’s departure. Donald Douglas notes, and mocks their whining over MSNBS parting ways with their “top-rated host“ because, in their view, he dared to speak the truth.
Yeah, Keith Olbermann was out at MSNBC because he wanted more money, that damned capitalist pig. All those years of progressive rants topped off with pure hypocrisy. It’s too good, really.
But by the looks of the progressive reaction across the web, Obermann’s departure was the biggest conspiracy since “Bush died and people lied.” (More on that here.) Moonbattery has the roundup of heads exploding on Twitter. But pea-brained progressive Green Eagle ups the ante, hilariously, “Goodbye Keith“:
HA! He left over money! How could Olby, a good Progressive depart over greed? That must chafe the Lefties. But, what i really enjoy is hearing that they are crying CONSPIRACY! Because EVERYTHING is about stifling their dissent, at least in their minds!
Well, here’s the reality of press suppression in this country: MSNBC just fired their top-rated broadcaster. And make no mistake about the reason: it was solely because he dared to tell the truth in public. And if you think Rachel, Ed Schultz, and that clown O’Donnell don’t get the message, you really are fooling yourself. If Keith is expendable they all are. It is apparently tolerable for CNN to employ the right wing hatemonger and professional liar Erick Erickson. But being a moderate liberal is too much for this country to allow anyone a public voice.
But of course, whoever owns these networks has the right to fire anyone they want, right? And thanks to the sainted Ronald Reagan, no one owns the media anymore but the rich. How many times have you heard decisions like this justified by claims that “it’s just business” or that it’s all about profits and not about the person’s political views at all? Well, I’d like someone to explain to me how it’s all about profits when a network fires its most highly rated star.
This is not a minor moment in our history as a nation. It is a major legitimation of the right to stifle dissent. It is a giant step toward fascism; and I am not using the term figuratively. When it becomes acceptable for the rich and powerful to stifle dissent, totalitarianism is on the way.
Sorry but I love this, the Leftnuts carping about their imagined WAR ON LEFTIST DISSENT! That is rich coming from people pushing for The Fairness Doctrine isn’t it? That is rich coming from the Left, who are currently doing their damnedest to blame “Right-Wing Vitriol” for the Tuscon shootings. This is rich coming from the same types of cretins who pushed speech codes on college campuses. And this is ESPECIALLY odd coming from those who often celebrate Castro and Chavez, and who likely own an assortment of Che T-shirts!