Aug. 30, 2006 | 8:34 p.m. ET
Feeling morally, intellectually confused?
The man who sees absolutes, where all other men see nuances and shades of meaning, is either a prophet, or a quack.

Donald H. Rumsfeld is not a prophet.

Mr. Rumsfeld’s remarkable speech to the American Legion yesterday demands the deep analysis-and the sober contemplation-of every American.

For it did not merely serve to impugn the morality or intelligence — indeed, the loyalty — of the majority of Americans who oppose the transient occupants of the highest offices in the land. Worse, still, it credits those same transient occupants — our employees — with a total omniscience; a total omniscience which neither common sense, nor this administration’s track record at home or abroad, suggests they deserve.

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No Comments to “Keith Olbermann rocks!”

  • Keith Olbermann joined the lunatic fringe a long time ago. That’s probably why his ratings SUCK. And if you disagree with him, he will tell you to “go kill yourself” or “go f### your mother”.

  • As usual, you are as well-informed as you are brave, Anonymous: Olbermann’s ratings have been growing steadily. Last month they surpassed your idol Bill O’Reilly’s.

  • Holy crap, Miller. There was one day when a “repeat” Factor show got lower ratings than Olby’s Countdown. You’re going to celebrate over that???
    Think of this basketball analogy: One year, Georgetown beats the University of Bismarck 136-19. Next year, Georgetown ONLY beats the University of Bismarck 118-40. Ohmigosh, it’s all over for Georgetown, here comes the University of Bismarck. Woo-hoo! Gimme a break. The ratings spread between the two shows is still astronomical.

  • Anonymous, you are going to have to get used the sad fact that Faux news channel is in freefall.
    The largest decline was suffered by Greta Van Susteran’s On The Record (-22%), followed closely by O’Reilly (-21%). Hannity & What’s His Name took the Bronze (-17%). Of the MSNBC programs opposite those losers, Olbermann’s Countdown was the biggest gainer (55%), which I’m sure doesn’t bother O’Reilly at all. And as HoJoe Lieberman found out, trends matter. Faux News is in
    deep shit, & Rupert Murdoch is reported to be taking heads.
    Make all the sports analogies you want, it won’t go away.

  • My basketball analogy stands, pal. Fox News is still kicking everybody’s butts and will continue to do so.

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