Truth and Consequences: Special Comments on the Bush Administration's War on American Values

Truth and Consequences: Special Comments on the Bush Administration's War on American Values❰BOOKS❯ ✯ Truth and Consequences: Special Comments on the Bush Administration's War on American Values Author Keith Olbermann – Heartforum.co.uk Short, sharp, and oftentimes shocking, Keith Olbermann s Special Comments have made his nightly MSNBC program, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, must see viewing and the fastest growing news show on cab Short, sharp, and oftentimes shocking, Keith Consequences: Special ePUB ✓ Olbermann s Special Comments have made his nightly MSNBC program, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, must see viewing and the fastest growing news show on cable TV In these segments, Olbermann calls out the perpetrators of mismanagement, brutality, cronyism, and the appalling lack of accountability at the highest levels of the Bush administration In so Truth and PDF \ doing, Olbermann goes where most of the mainstream media fear to tread and his rapidly expanding audience eagerly follows In Truth and Consequences, Olbermann collects the best of his Special Comments, presented here with additional observations and other new material Whether taking to task the likes of Vice President Dick Cheney and the thankfully former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, who and Consequences: Special ePUB ↠ compare critics of the Iraq War to Nazi appeasers, or giving his impassioned perspective on why torture is un American and what it really means to support our troops, or grilling timid lawmakers who fail to rein in presidential overreach and abuses of executive power, Olbermann s devastatingly blunt and at times wickedly funny commentary cuts to the core of the duplicity and cynicism of a government that has lost the ability to distinguish between leading our great nation and ruling it Naturally, Keith Olbermann s candor and razor sharp polemic have earned him many detractors and enemies His antagonists in the media, such as Bill O Reilly, have mocked him and accused him of rank intolerance Yes, Keith Olbermann is intolerant of hypocrisy, demagoguery, fear mongering, and especially the equation of dissent with treason In Truth and Consequences, he fights to reclaim for himself and all Americans the dignity of speaking one s mind and acting on one s conscience Praise for Keith Olbermann A truth telling, Bush bashing accidental liberal heroNew YorkThe most honest man in news Olbermann clearly relishes his feuds and doesn t seem to worry much about sparking new onesRolling StonePart Jon Stewart the funny , Dennis Miller the erudite and biting sub references , and H L Mencken the skewering of power and stupidity in equal doses as well as crusading journalist Olbermann has emerged as a kind of force of natureSan Francisco Chronicle Intelligent, well read, forceful and incisiveRocky Mountain News From the Hardcover edition.

Keith Olbermann is an American news Consequences: Special ePUB ✓ anchor, commentator, and radio sportscaster He currently hosts Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC, an hour long nightly newscast of five selected stories with commentary by Olbermann and guests Starting with the NFL season, Olbermann also serves as co host of NBC s Football Night in America with Bob Costas.

Truth and Consequences: Special Comments on the Bush
    Truth and Consequences: Special Comments on the Bush duplicity and cynicism of a government that has lost the ability to distinguish between leading our great nation and ruling it Naturally, Keith Olbermann s candor and razor sharp polemic have earned him many detractors and enemies His antagonists in the media, such as Bill O Reilly, have mocked him and accused him of rank intolerance Yes, Keith Olbermann is intolerant of hypocrisy, demagoguery, fear mongering, and especially the equation of dissent with treason In Truth and Consequences, he fights to reclaim for himself and all Americans the dignity of speaking one s mind and acting on one s conscience Praise for Keith Olbermann A truth telling, Bush bashing accidental liberal heroNew YorkThe most honest man in news Olbermann clearly relishes his feuds and doesn t seem to worry much about sparking new onesRolling StonePart Jon Stewart the funny , Dennis Miller the erudite and biting sub references , and H L Mencken the skewering of power and stupidity in equal doses as well as crusading journalist Olbermann has emerged as a kind of force of natureSan Francisco Chronicle Intelligent, well read, forceful and incisiveRocky Mountain News From the Hardcover edition."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Truth and Consequences: Special Comments on the Bush Administration's War on American Values
  • Keith Olbermann
  • English
  • 10 April 2017
  • 140006676X

10 thoughts on “Truth and Consequences: Special Comments on the Bush Administration's War on American Values

  1. Thomas says:

    Let me begin by saying that I practically, as far as pundits go, adore Keith His insights are right on, his anger is genuine, and his use of language goes above and beyond the norm He s intelligent, belligerant, and he cares About US, about the state of the nation, and about screaming when the emporer isn t wearing a goddamn thing.That being said, I ve seen many of these Special Comments on the television or on the YouTube something is lost when you just read it I would recommend this book Let me begin by saying that I practically, as far as pundits go, adore Keith His insights are right on, his anger is genuine, and his use of language goes above and beyond the norm He s intelligent, belligerant, and he cares About US, about the state of the nation, and about screaming when the emporer isn t wearing a goddamn thing.That being said, I ve seen many of these Special Comments on the television or on the YouTube something is lost when you just read it I would recommend this book to those who haven t HEARD him and his impassioned pleas for us to wake up and LOOK THE EMPORER IS FUCKING NAKED His monologues aren t the same without the voice to back it up, but I still whole heartedly recommend this book for those who haven t been Olbermannized.Sample snippet spoken to President Bush We have a long and painful history of ignoring the prophecy attributed to Benjamin Franklin that those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety But even within this history we have not before codified the poisoning of habeas corpus, that wellspring of protection from which all essential liberties flow.You, sir, have now befouled that spring.You, sir, have now given us chaos and called it order.You, sir, have now imposed subjugation and called it freedom.For the most vital, the most urgent, the most inescapable of reasons.And again, Mr Bush all of them wrong I highly recommend reading this book, but Ihighly recommend going to YouTube and looking at Mister Keith Olbermann in the flesh his words bitewhen you can HEAR him, as opposed to reading him.Still, though Mr Olbermann is a force to be reckoned with He fills me with much joy when I hear his voice Check it out

  2. Dan says:

    So yes, it was strange reading these essays knowing they are from the mind who co anchored the best years of Sportscenter and hey, Dan Patrick gets a special thanks , but I had read and or seen some of these on his show or online previous to this, so it wasn t such a huge shock Olberman doesn t do his Special Comments on any kind of regular basis, just when something really ticks him off enough in politics that he feels compelled to So spread out over a year, these can really get your ire g So yes, it was strange reading these essays knowing they are from the mind who co anchored the best years of Sportscenter and hey, Dan Patrick gets a special thanks , but I had read and or seen some of these on his show or online previous to this, so it wasn t such a huge shock Olberman doesn t do his Special Comments on any kind of regular basis, just when something really ticks him off enough in politics that he feels compelled to So spread out over a year, these can really get your ire going, and you could easily feel where he s coming from In book form, back to back, they become somewhat repetitive Well written and valid, but repetitive all the same Imagining a lot of these being delivered on his newscast, you can definitely get a sense of Olberman trying to channel Edward R Murrow which he happily acknowledges and whom even thanks in the end Also, Jason Bateman get a special thanks in the acknowledgements I only mention this because I know others will find it interesting as well

  3. Angel says:

    This is definitely one of the best books I have read this year Yes, I know the year is barely getting started It is a simple book a compilation of Mr Olbermann s Special Commentaries from his show Countdown Yet, they reveal a thoughtful man who is at times moving and is clearly passionate They guy pulls no punches when it comes to making people in the administration accountable The nice thing about the book, in addition to the commentaries, are the little introductions he adds, which pl This is definitely one of the best books I have read this year Yes, I know the year is barely getting started It is a simple book a compilation of Mr Olbermann s Special Commentaries from his show Countdown Yet, they reveal a thoughtful man who is at times moving and is clearly passionate They guy pulls no punches when it comes to making people in the administration accountable The nice thing about the book, in addition to the commentaries, are the little introductions he adds, which place the commentaries in context and often reveal additional little stories or anecdotes as well I read a reviewer here suggesting you should look these up on YouTube or a similar place just to hear him speak I think that is good advice, but I also think people definitely need to read this book I would wish people who are not just the choir would read it as well, maybe wake up I cannot recommend it enough P.S When did GoodReads add the day to the date read feature I wish that would have been there sooner Cool

  4. Books Ring Mah Bell says:

    Keith, I love you Thank you for holding the president s feet to the fire I apologize for the death threats you get from the sheeple too ignorant to see the many wrongdoings of the administration I would give the audio version of this 5 stars or , if read by you, as it would capture your passion, which I find delicious.Jon Stewart,I love you the most Waiting for your call.Still.Readers of this review,Go out and read this book Some of the best of his Special Comments from his show are Keith, I love you Thank you for holding the president s feet to the fire I apologize for the death threats you get from the sheeple too ignorant to see the many wrongdoings of the administration I would give the audio version of this 5 stars or , if read by you, as it would capture your passion, which I find delicious.Jon Stewart,I love you the most Waiting for your call.Still.Readers of this review,Go out and read this book Some of the best of his Special Comments from his show are here, with added material on what set him off on a particular rant For you George lovers, you will be pleased to see Olbermann does not just pick on the Republican Party He takes plenty of jabs at the ineffectual government, particularly in the chapter The Entire Government Has Failed Us on Iraq Unfortunately, untilof our citizens wake up to the lies we are fed, and hold their elected representatives to a standard of honesty, decency, and a duty to protect our constitutional rights, we can only expectof the same.Yours,Sarah ski

  5. Meg says:

    I had seen a few Special Comments, but to be honest, Keith Olbermann was nowhere near my radar until the Special Comment in which he utterly schooled Bush and Cheney after the Libby pardon Reading this book made me oddly happy Olbermann, while full of logic and anger, can be pretty amazingly snarky You can hear his voice very clearly throughout the entire book.I am sad he lost his ESPN mobile phone, because that thing sounded sweet.

  6. Greg says:

    This is pretty much all of his TV show rants put into writing There are really no surprises here if you have seen many of his rants on TV, and unfortunately, much of the emotion is lost in the writing.

  7. Steve says:

    Had I actually read this back when it was published 2007 , my interest would have beenfocused I don t mind going back and reading historical commentary, and I do like Keith Olbermann s writing and his perspective from his sports journalism career and his political insights But in this instance, it s a case of been there, done that and got the t shirt And that s my fault for waiting too long to read this, not Keith s This is another in a series of books where conservatives and liberal Had I actually read this back when it was published 2007 , my interest would have beenfocused I don t mind going back and reading historical commentary, and I do like Keith Olbermann s writing and his perspective from his sports journalism career and his political insights But in this instance, it s a case of been there, done that and got the t shirt And that s my fault for waiting too long to read this, not Keith s This is another in a series of books where conservatives and liberals pundits overwhelm you with their perspective Too many views, too many perspectives, too many people that use their media access focus only on their world view without providing a balancing act that will solve our nation s problems This book was written 12 years agothe gap between liberal and conservative talking heads has become much worse Has anyone had the thought of writing a balanced book, providing commentary, contrast and solutions from both sides in an effort to negotiate a balance that both sides can adopt so the country can become better Balanced reporting, free of biased commentary, that actually addresses solutions to our nation s problems and forces our politicians to collaborate Probably not in my lifetime, given the polarized politicians and the equally polarized press pundits

  8. Eddie says:

    K.O PowerFirst, I would like to point out that what you re getting in Truth and Consequences is basically the transcripts of Olbermann s Special Comments from his show, Countdown on MSNBC The twenty four Special Comments, from Sept 2005 to Sept 2007, constitute the bulk of the book However, Olbermann opens each commentary with a brief introduction in which he provides some context and the impetus for creating the comment For those of you who haven t had the privilege of experiencing a Keit K.O PowerFirst, I would like to point out that what you re getting in Truth and Consequences is basically the transcripts of Olbermann s Special Comments from his show, Countdown on MSNBC The twenty four Special Comments, from Sept 2005 to Sept 2007, constitute the bulk of the book However, Olbermann opens each commentary with a brief introduction in which he provides some context and the impetus for creating the comment For those of you who haven t had the privilege of experiencing a Keith Olbermann Special Comment, then this would be a 5 star rating Nonetheless, as a Keith Olbermann fan, I thoroughly enjoyed this book I thought he articulated and bolstered his case very well, interjecting history and wit all while being critical.The book is full of expertly placed jabs, if you will, which we ve grown accustom to in the traditional K.O style On the Bush attitude, depraved indifference to democracy pg 153 In reference to the Bush Administration s total disregard of the evidence proving that there were no WMD in Irag or a al Qaeda Iraq link, Keith channels George Orwell To enforce the lies of the present, it is necessary to erase the truths of the past pg 39 Referring to Bush and Cheney Which is the ventriloquist and which the dummy is irrelevant pg 136 Keith Olbermann truly has his fingers on the pulse of democratic America He has provided a voice for many whose cries have either gone unheard or just blatantly ignored

  9. Scot says:

    You caught him getting worked up once on MSNBC and got hooked, or someone forwarded you a rant on YouTube and you were mesmerized, glad to see someone speaking out for those holding the perspective he delineates This is simply the written text of his televised Special Comments he gave periodically on his TV program CountdownSept 2005 through Sept 2007.If you love this guy, you ll appreciate having the written text, which gives the opportunity to reflect on his effective rhetorical strategies You caught him getting worked up once on MSNBC and got hooked, or someone forwarded you a rant on YouTube and you were mesmerized, glad to see someone speaking out for those holding the perspective he delineates This is simply the written text of his televised Special Comments he gave periodically on his TV program CountdownSept 2005 through Sept 2007.If you love this guy, you ll appreciate having the written text, which gives the opportunity to reflect on his effective rhetorical strategies as he points out George Bush s and the right wing propaganda machine infrastructure s hypocrisy and machinations Too bad right wingers won t read this book Ann Coulter just spews venom at least for our side, Olbermann continually makes a case for free speech for all, while calling for the use of facts as evidence in making decisions, for compassion for the downtrodden, and for the protection of civil liberties and the U.S Constitution Don t read this cover to cover, it ll all blur but for an Olbermann fan, it s nice to dip into, particularly if you wish to track the case against a particular outrage of the many to select from committed by the Bush administration.

  10. Tommy says:

    I confess, Ior less skimmed through this, rather than giving it a conscious read I like Olberman and am glad that he s out there to balance the hyperbolizing of the O Reillys and Hannitys of the world.However, while he nails Bush, Cheney, et al on numerous points, he tends to go too far with constant allusions to Fascism, Nazi Germany, etc which really diminishes his argument.Are we in the final chapter of the worst presidency of the past 100 years Probably so Can the demerits of this a I confess, Ior less skimmed through this, rather than giving it a conscious read I like Olberman and am glad that he s out there to balance the hyperbolizing of the O Reillys and Hannitys of the world.However, while he nails Bush, Cheney, et al on numerous points, he tends to go too far with constant allusions to Fascism, Nazi Germany, etc which really diminishes his argument.Are we in the final chapter of the worst presidency of the past 100 years Probably so Can the demerits of this administration speak for themselves Yes Do we need Olberman to point them out with wit and wisdom Sure Do we need the overstatements and, with them, the marginalization of readers who would love to hear a progressive voice, but have a distaste for the Michael Moore heavy hand approach No We need objective pragmatism that points out the failures and foibles without reaching for the Fascist label at every turn.Methinks he doth protest justlyjust withfervency than is perhaps needed to coerce any fence sitters As for preaching to the choir, we hear you, Keith We hear you.Note I bet this book plays better than it reads maybe the book on cd, or Keith s nightly show on MSNBC, are better bets

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