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Friday, December 01, 2006

Special Comment

Bumped and updated.

Olbermann put the words together again tonight. In another Special Comment.  This time, it's on free speech, Newt Gingrich-style. I'll be looking for a video clip. In the meantime, do it the old-fashioned way, read it.

...This was the annual Loeb First Amendment Dinner in Manchester, N.H. — a public cherishing of freedom of speech — in the state with the two-fisted motto “Live Free Or Die.” And the arsonist at the microphone, the former speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, was insisting that we must attach an “on-off button” to free speech. He offered the time-tested excuse trotted out by our demagogues since even before the Republic was founded: widespread death, of Americans, in America, possibly at the hands of Americans. But updated, now, to include terrorists using the [...]

UPDATE:  Crooks and Liars has the video.  They always do. Good work, guys.

Olbermann’s Special Comment on Gingrich: “We fight for liberty by having more liberty and not less”

UPDATE 2: If you prefer YouTube video, here ya go -

Olbermann’s Latest: Free speech and the Delusion of Grandeur

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