Keith Olbermann v. Full Disclosure
In the wake of Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts, I have been watching the Democrat media – strictly for entertainment value.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court struck down part of the McCain-Feingold law. Now, thanks to the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, corporations can spend money on political purposes. Keith Olbermann was outraged, OUTRAGED that big corporations would get involved in politics. I forced myself to listen closely, waiting for him to disclose something very relevant. Olbermann never did mention the fact that the network he (and Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz) work for, MSNBC, belongs to a big corporation, General Electric.
In truth, Keith Olbermann is a corporate spokesman for General Electric. He has no problem with his big corporation owning a network that spews Democrat talking points 24/7. But, if another corporation is able to buy a 30-second political commercial on MSNBC or another network, Olbermann says that would endanger democracy.
Olbermann even compared Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission to Dred Scott v. Sanford. He also failed to disclose the fact that the author of that infamous decision, Chief Justice Roger Taney, was a Democrat. In fact, all seven Supreme Court justices who voted for Dred Scott were Democrats.
In the interest of full disclosure, let’s remember that Ronald Reagan got his start in politics as a spokesman for General Electric.
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