Friday, March 14, 2008

Barack's mixed message on civility

In order to shed the Rev. Wright controversy, Barack Obama is doing interviews, including with MSNBC's Keith Olbermann. The following is part of Obama's latest statement on Wright.

I also believe that words that degrade individuals have no place in our public dialogue, whether it's on the campaign stump or in the pulpit.

So, why is he going on Olbermann's show?

Olbermann has called President Bush a "fascist" "engaging in terrorism," a "liar" and "idiot in chief." He even asked if there is an element in the Republican party that wants to re-segregate America.

Olbermann, by far, is the most degrading cable commentator on television. He substitutes name-calling for argument and says it all with a sanctimonious scowl. Is Obama saying that tenor is OK because he's a left-winger?

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