- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Random House; 1 edition (December 26, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 140006676X
- ISBN-13: 978-1400066766
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.9 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,132,411 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In just two years, MSNBC host Olbermann (The Worst Person in the World) has become one of the most recognized critics of the George W. Bush administration. This book explains how and why Olbermann's televised special comments began, then reprints them from September 2005 through July 2007, with postcomment explanations. Before becoming a Bush administration critic, Olbermann had achieved fame as a sports commentator on the ESPN cable network. The genesis of commentator Olbermann as political celebrity makes it difficult to determine if he ought to be considered a fact-based journalist, but however Olbermann should be labeled journalistically, the commentary collected here demonstrates that he is a first-rate writer unafraid of expressing criticisms of most Republican decision makers and, on occasion, Democrats. Understanding from the start that Bush defenders would label the special comments unpatriotic, Olbermann decided to wear this label as a badge of honor and makes a persuasive argument that he is the upholder of traditional American values, while Bush and his colleagues are the transgressors. Olbermann's editorials are bound to stimulate and incite arguments as election season ratchets up. (Jan. 2)
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About the Author
Keith Olbermann is the host of Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC. A veteran broadcaster, he was the co-anchor (with Dan Patrick) of ESPN’s SportsCenter from 1992 to 1997 and helped to launch ESPN2 and ESPN Radio Network. Olbermann is the recipient of numerous awards in radio and television broadcasting, including the Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage of the events of 9/11. He has hosted prime-time news programs, moderated a debate between Democratic presidential candidates, anchored the World Series broadcast, and written for dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, and Sports Illustrated. He co-hosts MSNBC’s election night coverage and NBC’s Football Night America.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book contains Olbermann's "Special Comments" and they are a good read if you are interested in what Bush has really done to this country.
He also adds in a few other tid-bits of information you may not know about. One thing in particular that happened to Olbermann tells me that he is a courageous journalist in an atmosphere filled with yellow journalism and pack journalism at its most dangerous.
Olbermann cuts through all that and he has so much fun proving how much of a moron Bush is and his arch enemy Bill O'Reilly of Fox News.
It's a good read. I read it all in one day. I couldn't put it down. Olbermann is a great writer, too. You won't regret buying this wonderful book that exposes Bush and his criminal cohorts more than any other journalist has since Bush took office.
Dissent is essential!
Eloquent, stirring, historically accurate and with a superb knack for redefining patriotism, the author takes Bush apart with aplomb. Whether it be the war in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina or Bush's fellow Republicans, Olbermann first loads them up like shish kabob and then puts them on the grill. Jon Stewart is funny, but Keith Olbermann takes things to a new level. His comments alone on Tom DeLay and Newt Gingrich are worth the price of the book.
Reading "Truth and Consequences" can be best enjoyed in one of two ways. Like a wine-tasting, it's nice to clear the palette before reading the next chapter. However, if you want to go the "red meat" approach, be my guest. It's equally effective and proves that Keith Olbermann stands out for his depth and insight. I highly recommend this book. Go Keith!
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on anything about America?????
He IS the problem with America. Not the solution.Read more