Bill Moyers Journal: Keith Olbermann + Massing of the Media + Dr. Ronald Walters (video; links)

Updated: Dec. 15, 2007 11:12 AM

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What’s on Keith Olbermann’s mind about the media? This week, as Rupert Murdoch takes over the Wall Street Journal and as the FCC is about to allow more newspapers to expand into the broadcast business, BILL MOYERS JOURNAL continues its reporting on media consolidation and gets insight from MSNBC’s popular and provocative Keith Olbermann.

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Keith Olbermann

Bill Moyers Journal
PBS
December 14, 2007

“I don’t care if you’re a Democrat or a Republican,” said Keith Olbermann in a recent interview with NPR.”You’re not doing what you said you were going to do. You have not restored habeas corpus fully. We’re still in Gitmo. We’re still in Iraq. We’re not out fast enough. These are still going to be issues. They don’t go away with George Bush.”

The launch of COUNTDOWN on MSNBC in March 2003 coincided with the American invasion of Iraq, yet Olbermann did not begin delivering the types of extended commentaries for which he is most known until August 2006. According to ROLLING STONE, Olbermann:

“…was stuck in a plane on a runway and happened to read that Donald Rumsfeld had compared war critics to Nazi appeasers. That night he ended COUNTDOWN with a furious six-and-a-half-minute attack that began, ‘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.'”

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Massing of the Media

Bill Moyers Journal
PBS
December 14, 2007

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Bill Moyers talks with Dr. Ronald Walters

Bill Moyers Journal
PBS
December 14, 2007


Bill Moyers’ guest Dr. Ronald Walters is well-placed to evaluate how race will play out in the presidential race. Dr. Walters worked for both of Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaigns, and is the author of, among other books, BLACK PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS IN AMERICA: A STRATEGIC APPROACH. Walters notes there is no platform as powerful as a race for president: “We don’t get much of a shot in the media… And so this theater is the biggest in the country. And this is the time to get these issues out. And if we can’t do it through an African American then we have to do it, oddly through other kinds of dynamic instrumentalities.”

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Updated: Dec. 15, 2007 11:12 AM

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