Keith Olbermann’s FISA Flip-Flop

Quote of the Day:
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:::”Politicians are like bad horsemen who are so preoccupied with staying in the saddle that they can’t bother about where they’re going.”
:::– Joseph Schumpeter
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::: Subject: Olbermann, Obama, & FISA
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:::Part of our strategy for combating the new FISA bill will involve doing doing some new things. One of the things we want to do is pressure Barack Obama to step-up and lead the fight against warrantless spying and telecom immunity. The other thing we’re going to do is pressure Keith Olbermann of MSNBC.
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:::It appears that Mr. Olbermann is going to use one of his “Special Comments” tonight (Monday, June 30) to make an argument for why it’s okay for Obama to support the new FISA bill. We want to urge Olbermann to NOT do this. Here are the details . . .
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:::Five months ago Olbermann was quite critical of George W. Bush for promoting “textbook fascism” designed to “immunize corporate criminals.” The fascism to which he referred was the telecom immunity provision of the FISA Amendments Act. He had similar rough words for the way the bill would eviscerate the Fourth Amendment.
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:::Well, on Friday night Olbermann announced that he was going to do another one of his trademark “Special Comments.” Specifically, he said . . .
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:::”Speaking of FISA, following up on what he said here last week, John Dean has reviewed the newest version of that bill and again concluded, nothing in it gives the telecoms criminal immunity, only civil immunity. So Monday on Countdown, a brief Special Comment on FISA: How Senator Obama can have his cake and eat it too.”
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:::It isn’t difficult to figure out Olbermann’s plan for the presumptive Democratic nominee to both have and eat his cake. He’s been hinting at it for the past week. Here’s Olbermann in his own words . . .

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