I thank god and Mrs. Olbermann for Keith's courage to speak the truth about the horror happening to our Constitution and about the Traitor in Chief at the White House. We owe you a great debt.
Paula | | Email | 11.01.06 - 8:59 pm | #
You give us Hope,as we all felt so helpless to the lies all around us.
I was a child and heard the "fireside chats" by FDR. (I remeber my stern Dad making us be quiet!) My parents were normal republicans..libral by todays republican standards.
I also heard on the radio Edward R. Marrow,and finally the public agreed the McCarty was a fright peddler for his own glory. Thank you from all Americans who face the truth and are filled with'hope'.
wisedup | | Email | 11.01.06 - 8:51 pm | #
Keep 'em coming!
ifthethunderdontgetya | | Email | Homepage | 11.01.06 - 1:42 pm | #
The first Special Comment I saw (World Trade Center site), I nearly wept. Not because of the tragedy of 9/11 for which time has helped strengthen me against the pain and turn me to resolution to do the right thing... no. I nearly wept because I saw someone speaking directly, honestly, intelligently, and dissentingly against the Bush adinistration -- ON THE TELEVISION! Sure Stewart will report the ridiculous and show the lies. But to hear someone speak as the voice of so many educated millions who don't understand what has happened to our country, and what has happened to our voice in the world... that's something I haven't experienced in many years. Thank you so much, Keith.
Luke | | Email | 11.01.06 - 2:09 am | #
Thanks once again Keith for reporting the truth about John Kerry's comment! It is an outrage that Wolf Blitzer, Lou Dobbs, Chris Matthews and the rest of the mainstream media once again are lying about what Kerry said and trying to make it into an issue before the elections. From now on I know I will be watching only your program to get the news, and I know my friends and family feel the same way! The rest of the mainstream media seem to be just a mouthpiece for the Bush Administration and their lies. Thank goodness for Keith Olbermann and Countdown!!!
Louise | | Email | 11.01.06 - 1:56 am | #
You are the best!! Keep it up my friend!
johnsnakecusak | | Email | 10.31.06 - 10:15 pm | #
I am very impressed with your courage and passionate yet restrained outrage at what these bungling corrupt crooks have done to our country and our honor.
Keep speaking up!
P.S. O'Rielly is a baffoon!
Jonathan | | Email | 10.31.06 - 9:52 pm | #
Keith is definitely our main man... I live in Australia and watch him on the net as often as there's a new vid up. He says it like it is... thank God for him.
Lynda Hill | | Email | 11.13.06 - 8:10 am | #
Keep up the good work
kt jones | | Email | 11.05.06 - 9:50 am | #
love the show atta boy
Lee thee | | Email | 11.05.06 - 9:49 am | #
I'm a Korean war veteran who fought for this country when the red menace was threatening us. So I applaud Keith who's now fighting the red states from taking over this beautiful country of ours.
Lloyd Bonafide | | 10.30.06 - 12:13 pm | #
Americans deserve more smart voices like that of Keith Olbermann. Unfortunately, too many media outlets offer us mealy-mouthpieces for Bush. Journalism failed America by ignoring (for far too long) the stunningly obvious arrogance. ignorance, and incompetence of this administration.
Keith & company are a welcome contrast. Keep up the good work.
J.K. Frazier | | Email | 10.29.06 - 6:18 pm | #
Thank you, Keith Olbermann. At least there is something I can watch on cable tv "news". If it weren't for you, Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert, I'd have to double up on my antidepressants.
Ellen Rozsa | | Email | 10.29.06 - 9:27 am | #
Thank you Keith. You are a voice crying in the wilderness. Do you sometimes wonder if W and his cronies are living in a parallel universe?
Gary McKnight | | Email | 10.29.06 - 7:51 pm | #
ron boudreau | | Email | 10.29.06 - 4:29 pm | #
While I really enjoy watching Keith's special comments, they're even better when they're read. As the written word, they are just so powerful. Thank you Keith!
tylenol | | Email | 10.28.06 - 11:04 am | #
Thank you for yourarticulate, well reasoned special comments. I look forward to your continued success. It is heartening to have at least one bright, brave and honest commentator. Perhaps your success will encourage others to step up and speak out.
Bravo and Thank you Mr. Olberman
Carol Egbert | | Email | 10.28.06 - 7:03 am | #
Thank you, Mr. Olbermann, for showing this Administration's true colors. As well as that inauspicious horde at Fox News.
May courage stay with you.
ang zizzo | | Email | 10.28.06 - 2:42 am | #
I look forward to watching your show nightly. There is no one in the MSM who has both the courage and the platform and uses it as skillfully and boldly as you do to speak up.
Thank you greatly.
james walker | | Email | 10.28.06 - 12:54 am | #
Thanks for the hand. My page has gotten more hits today than I can remember, which I hope is a good sign.
professor smartass | | Email | Homepage | 10.27.06 - 10:52 pm | #
Thanks Keith for telling the truth. I'm voting for the Democrats because I figure if the Repugnics steal the election again..you'll be out of a job and into a gulag... :}
Lucy | | Email | 10.27.06 - 9:33 pm | #
Incisive thinking, powerful and clear expression, fearless indictment of the powers that be. This is what is required to save our freedom and the very idea of America. Keep it up!
Kathleen | | 10.27.06 - 4:25 pm | #
Keith Olbermann is both the most courageous and accurate TV anchor on the air. I can't believe the Bushies haven't taken you out.
P. Payne | | Email | 10.27.06 - 2:22 pm | #
MSNBC, ARE YOU LISTENING?? There are only three (3) newspeople I will watch: Stewart, Colbert, and Olbermann. OK, the first two are fake news comedians, but Keith is the real deal: a news journalist. Thanks Keith, you rock my world (I do love an intelligent man...purrrr!)
Death to the Fascist Pigs!
LizMcC | | Email | 10.27.06 - 11:47 am | #
Even if impeachment never happens Bush will one day reap for what he has sewn. With luck it will be images of Keith looking directly into his eyes speaking the truth to him over and over and over until the drink helps him pass out once again.
America owes you one Keith!
Michael Finn | | Email | 10.27.06 - 11:24 am | #
Kieth, yours is a badly needed voice in this day and age. Keep on keepin' on!
Fred Goldstein | | 10.27.06 - 10:27 am | #
I used to refuse to watch the news, instead reading my daily news online. Recently though, I have started watching KO and it's so refreshing to hear someone in the MSM speak articulately, truthfully and inspirationally about serious issues the US is facing.
Anna | | 10.27.06 - 8:32 am | #
FINALLY! Five years after 9-11, someone with power (i.e., access to mainstream media) is speaking up about the blind patriotism that has been spoon fed to us for so long. Olbermann's rants about the politics of fear, the incompetancy/outright lying of our President and his cabinet, etc., are right on! Not only is he intelligent and inspirational, he's entertaining too.
The only thing I don't like on Countdown is the nightly segment on gossip issues. I could care less about Brittney & K-Fed. I realize his producers "force" him to cover these topics, but every night?!? I can see how critics would see this segment as undermining his overall credibility.
Still, keep up what you're doing Keith, so more people in this country will wake up from this massive "God-is-an-American" stupor!
Anonymous | | 10.27.06 - 12:18 am | #
Keith, keep up the good work. Also, watch your back and be sure your CPA keeps you audit-proof.
Kurt | | 10.26.06 - 5:51 pm | #
Mr. Olberman has been and continues to be a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stifling environment. Even as a sportscaster at ESPN he ways always on topic and erudite. Thank you,Mr. Olberman.
Bruce K. Davis | | Email | 10.26.06 - 3:46 pm | #
Keith, you rock as always. You are DA MAN.
So, stay the course, Keith. (Sorry. [g])
bimplebean | | Email | Homepage | 10.26.06 - 2:28 pm | #
Mr. Olbermann is the only "news person" on TV (I cannot in good conscience list Stewart and Colbert as journalists, but do admit that I learn more from them than most people apopearing on TV) who dares to say the emperor has no clothes.
Bill Moyers or Lou Dobbs would be the closest second. But Olbermann has made commentaries that haven't seen the likes of day on NBC in 30 years.
And I also appreciate his nightly Countdown since "Mission Accomplished" as well as the nod to Murrow.
Good night, and good luck.
Thank you, Keith.
Citizen John | | Email | 10.29.06 - 9:03 pm | #
I am grateful for your courage and bravery in pointing out that we hae the worst president ever, and the potential danger we're facing.
You're a strong voice in an otherwise spineless media that is too busy kissing up to the fascists that run our government today to tell the truth.
It's going to be a real hoot watching Rupert Murdoch try to flip-flop Fox News (a.k.a. The Ministry of Propaganda) and keep it alive. He'll have to begin kissing the butts of all the people he trashed before.
Anonymous | | 10.27.06 - 7:03 pm | #
bravo, Mr. Olbermann - don't give up, we need you in the oldest city
Nancy Vines | | Email | 10.27.06 - 4:49 pm | #
Thank you Keith for being unafraid of the truth! You make me proud!
Rosie | | Email | 10.27.06 - 1:37 pm | #
Thank you very much for what your're doing. Great job!
You're one of those who's screaming "emperor has no clothes"
sinus | | 10.27.06 - 11:29 am | #
Thank you for serving your country, and all of us, this way. We cannot let the thugs win. It will take years to undo the damage they've inflicted around the world, but leadership comes from all corners--including thinking journalists. Thank you for breathing life back into a media long asleep at the switch. You are da man.
Blablawoofwoof | | Email | 10.27.06 - 11:17 am | #
Stay the course Keith keep the truth coming with no spin, Thank You
nick natale | | Email | 10.27.06 - 10:47 am | #
Keep it up K.O.
The rest of the journalistic establishment desperately needs to learn that "objective" and fair are not equivalent to passive and brain-dead/head-in-the-sand. I've been thankful for your clear-eyed reporting from November '04 right through to the present (your sports reporting was always good too, but this is different category).
J Why | | Email | 10.27.06 - 10:28 am | #
Thank you Sir. May your courage inspire other journalists to tell it like it really is. Long may you reign.
Mary Schlein | | Email | 10.27.06 - 10:04 am | #
Thank you Sir. Perhaps your courage will inspire other "journalists" to tell it like it really is. Long may you reign.
Mary Schlein | | Email | 10.27.06 - 10:02 am | #
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. I watch and pay attention and say "right on" and tell everyone I know to "tune in".
Can you imagine what wonders there would be and protests and marching in the streets if only everyone told the truth....just the truth....that's all we ask.
Please, keep up the good work!!!!!
Hellen Hoffman | | Email | 10.27.06 - 9:51 am | #
Never stop raging against the dying of the light, Keith. Thank you for all you do.
Emily | | Email | 10.27.06 - 9:43 am | #
Thank you Keith Olberman!! You are this generations Edward R. Murrow, and I've been around long enough to remember him and his truth in journalism. Too bad there's no one else out there doing the job you are, so keep up the good work!!!
Clara Roach | | Email | 10.27.06 - 9:19 am | #
Thank you for having the courage to speak the truth--a lot of us have felt disenfranchised for years (we feel especially blue in the red states). It's so great to know you aren't "pwned"! (Most of the media is)
Robin Welch | | Email | 10.26.06 - 8:49 pm | #
I vote for more rebroadcasts per day as well. Atta boy Keith!!!
wheelscomingoffdawagon | | Email | 10.26.06 - 6:56 pm | #
Kieth, THANK YOU! I concur that your program should be run at least three times a day so that more people can hear that it is possible to speak rational, reasoned, and intelligent truth to power.
Muriel Burrows | | Email | 10.26.06 - 3:29 pm | #
Thank you for your service, sir. You are a true patriot. This country owes you a debt of gratitude. Let the history books show that in our darkest, saddest and most shameful hour, one journalist had the courage to stand head and shoulders above the rest, and to speak the truth.
Andrew Weiner | | Email | 10.26.06 - 3:21 pm | #
Thank you, Keith. Your Special Comments the last few weeks have been blasts of the much-needed cold, fresh air of rationality and truth-telling; I've been emailing transcripts and video links to everyone I know. When it comes to which 9 pm show to watch, you get the nod (even "Lost" gets relegated to the videotape). Keep up with the Good Fight!
mam | | Email | 10.26.06 - 12:07 pm | #
I am amazed that you can always top your last show. MSNBC should rebroadcast your show 3 or 4 times a day, and should slide your slot to 7 or 9PM eastern. That way I won't have to Tivo "Countdown" or the "Daily Show" every night. May your show and Justice Stevens live forever!
Art | | Email | 10.26.06 - 11:26 am | #
Rout the GOPukes in 12 days.
Reggie Wilson | | Email | 10.26.06 - 11:13 am | #
Keep up the good work!
alonzo carmichael | | Email | 10.26.06 - 11:06 am | #
Mucho, mucho attaboy, Keith,
You are the man, man!! I am very happy and look forward eagerly to your broadcasts Monday thru Friday. NBC must also be commended for letting you speak and giving you a free hand (and a free mouth)to do what our bill of rights allows us to do. Have some free, free sppech. Keep it up, you may save the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tommy Gee | | Email | 10.28.06 - 12:59 pm | #
You are the man! Keep up the great work. This administration can run, but with you around, they most definitely can't hide! Thanks!
Jim Wright | | Email | 10.26.06 - 5:19 pm | #
Thanks Keith! Are you and Bill Maher the only Tv guys with a brain?It's scary!! I watch every night and get your "special comments" from truthout,to forward to everyone i know.Great job,and thanks for speaking for us all!!
Beth Lee | | Email | 10.26.06 - 11:50 am | #
Keith... thank you just seems inadequate. But thank you for having the courage to speak the truth and for holding King George and his merry band of fascists accountable for the deeds. Keep speaking out for it gives others the courage to do so. But watch your back. I do not trust dubya... not for even a second.
tallisinn | | Email | 10.26.06 - 10:28 am | #
A new Truth Hero everyday, and you're the leader, thank you from the bottom of my progressive heart.
Mike Kasdorf | | Email | 10.26.06 - 9:53 am | #
Keith, I thought you were great on Sportscenter a few years ago. I had no idea that later on you would become my main source of TV news. Why? Because you are the only one who has the courage and intelligence to tell the truth and support it with facts. THANK YOU!!
J.C. Jones | | Email | 10.26.06 - 9:21 am | #
Thank you Mr. Olbermann, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!
Crystal | | Email | 10.26.06 - 8:59 am | #
Thank you a thousand times, Keith, for your courage, intelligence, and determination.
Your special comments brought tears to my eyes. It seems you and you alone have the guts to stand up to the thugs running this country.
If you stop making fun of abused animals, I will love you unconditionally!
joyce back | | Email | 10.26.06 - 8:47 am | #
Atta Boy, Keith. Give 'em the old what for. We were thirsty for someone to break out of the "yassah, Master" attitude of the main stream media and say something, anything that would wake people up and let the scaliwags in the White House know we have seen what they are doing and we don't like it.
Grace Lehto | | Email | 10.26.06 - 8:08 am | #
Keith, I want to add my name to the list of people who really love you for speaking truth to power. Thank You...in times like these you are a rare breed, and we've got your back!
just me | | Email | 10.26.06 - 7:56 am | #
Keith, the nation was starved for truth and you delivered it, at no small risk to yourself, your network, or your sponsors. The highest compliment that can be paid to any American is this: You are a true patriot. Thank you for providing a role model for those who lost their way.
Jason Berg | | Email | 10.26.06 - 7:09 am | #
Thank you, thank you, thank you Keith!!! We are so grateful to you for speaking truth to power.
(now stay off of small planes)
Janet Taylor | | Email | 10.26.06 - 1:46 am | #
ATTA BOY KEITH! It's about time we have a true American speaking out against the lying, sneaking, despotic administration of today. We need to recognize what is truly happening in America, and Keith is helping us see the truth. Thank you so much.
Kathi | | Email | 10.28.06 - 12:20 pm | #
God bless you!!!!. watch out for Carl Rove..
Anonymous | | Email | 10.26.06 - 9:15 am | #
Keep speaking truth.
Steve | | Email | Homepage | 10.26.06 - 9:12 am | #
Thank you for expressing the outrage and anger many of us feel. Your intelligence and directness are the oxygen of truth in this dank, suffocating time. When I first heard you I became excited and took a deep breath--tears came to my eyes and I thought...FINALLY...SOMEONE is brave enough to speak out articulately and with appropriate emotion. Much gratitude to a real HERO. Please, WE NEED YOU, even more than the politicans. Keep it up. and thanks again. Your strength is giving us hope.
Kathy Baldwin | | Email | 10.26.06 - 4:02 am | #
I already sent Keith my best wishes and will now gladly submit my "atta boy". Keep up the pressure.
Vince Oliveri | | Email | 10.25.06 - 7:32 pm | #
Thanks Keith, with speaking for the people, even the Neo-Con, but they don't know it yet. I missed the show last night, but caught it this morning and woke my wife to watch it, and she was so impressed she didn't kill me. (It was 6:00am) Keep up the good work and as long as this openly corrupt gang is in power you will always have material.
ABA607 | | Email | Homepage | 10.25.06 - 7:26 pm | #
yes yes yes yes yes. keith keith keith keith keith !!
superbob | | Email | 10.25.06 - 6:48 pm | #
Why won't people speak up about what they are thinking? is a question that has bothered me over the last few years. I knew there where many who agreed with me but felt shushed. Suddenly more are speaking out, and that's the first step to change. Keith, I think you are a big factor in this emboldenment of the voices of honorable dissent. Thank you Keith!
Mary | | Email | 10.25.06 - 6:35 pm | #
Thank you, Keith. You are an inspiration. I am old enough to remember Edward R. Murrow, who was a hero in our house. I notice you end with his signature sign-off, and I think it is entirely fitting that you pick up his gauntlet. You are completely worthy to do so, and I can't think of anyone else who is. We are praying for the continuation of your courageous, and brilliant voice. Thank you.
Linda | | Email | 10.25.06 - 6:06 pm | #
Keith, I didn't know newscasters like you existed! I have randomly watched Countdown over the years, but it wasn't until that August 30th commentary slamming Rumsfeld and this administration's trying to define the "new fascism," when you took the gloves permanenly off and put the cross-hairs on this administation and all its hypocrisies, that I found my hero! May you continue to be a beacon in a media that's drowning in its own lickspittle. ATTA BOY!!!!
Susan Lowrance | | Email | 10.25.06 - 6:02 pm | #
Kieth You're a fave in our home, 7 young adults 3 will vote and my wife & I (both over 60). You're having an effect. It counts. Keep your knee's loose, best!
T. Worthington | | Email | 10.25.06 - 4:51 pm | #
Atta boy Keith! It is difficult to describe the amazement and relief I felt on my first experience listening to one of "your special comments".
I was amazed to hear commentary such as yours on the mainstream media (who knows how long that can last), and I felt such a sense of relief that at last, some one in the media had the courage to speak the truth plainly and articulately. You are performing a tremendously valuableservice to your country, in the tradition of E.R. Murrow; Thank you, sir.
Kevin Macdonald | | Email | 10.25.06 - 4:00 pm | #
Keith your voice is the only one singing this song with such passion, PLEASE DON'T STOP,but watch your back,these are not nice people.
Thank you so much
HAROLD R MCLENDON | | Email | 10.25.06 - 3:32 pm | #
Thank you Keith Olbermann - you are the ONE person who is speaking for millions of us. You are truly heroic in this time when media members are trying to stay as low-profile or as "compliant" with Republican talking points as possible.
Please keep it up!
vipersdad | | Email | 10.25.06 - 3:26 pm | #
Keep leaning into the light! If enough of us find the courage to do that, perhaps we can shut the dark side down. Thank you, thank you, Sir!
DB | | Email | 10.25.06 - 3:26 pm | #
Keith, I have been a regular for years. Just for the humor. Now' I watch for the commentary. I recall such statements called editorials. Oh, that was in the past before corporate takeover of the news media. You are courageous and a fine example of what a great news caster can be. Hey O'liely, check KO out you may learn something, yeah right. Peace to all, we can live with it.
Bill Ramsey | | Email | 10.25.06 - 3:03 pm | #
Keith is a ray of light that exposes the darkest shadows so we can all see them. Thank you!
cheadle | | Email | 10.25.06 - 2:58 pm | #
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Peggy Zembower | | Email | 10.25.06 - 2:40 pm | #
Anonymous | | 10.25.06 - 1:56 pm | #
What more can be said? You keep doing us proud, KO.
D Mitchell | | Email | 10.27.06 - 9:23 am | #
wow, did you see that? Two heroes on the same screen! I wish I could bring every last mother's son (and daughter) home from the war right *now*. And dump all the chickenhawks who sent them there in their place.
Robin Welch | | Email | 10.26.06 - 9:01 pm | #
LOVE YA! ALL OF US BLUE IN A RED-STATER'S SEND REGARDS. THANKS TO CROOKS AND LIARS I AM ABLE TO SEND LINKS TO MY ENTIRE ADDRESS BOOK (EVEN THE RETHUGS - WHICH IS PARTICULARLY SWEET) AND WHEN THE DEMS TAKE OVER PLEASE CONTINUE TO HOLD THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE!
Konnie | | Email | 10.25.06 - 11:42 am | #
Clear-sightedness is nothing without courage. You have both in abundance, Keith. Thanks for helping reasonable people cut through the crap.
Anita Fieldman | | Email | 10.26.06 - 8:43 am | #
stay safe keith. the brilliance of 300,000,000 voices WILL be heard - without a muzzle called fear.
PS - HOW ABOUT GOING AFTER DIEBOLD & VOTER PURGES NOW?!?! vote manipulation - what could be worse?
superbob | | Email | 10.25.06 - 6:54 pm | #
never miss your show. never. don't know what 'we' would do without you. the nation needs your voice now more than ever.
philipwitak | | Email | 10.25.06 - 9:08 am | #
I would shit my pants if Kieth was coming after me!!!
Michael Frisco | | Email | 10.24.06 - 9:48 pm | #
Way to let your light shine...the Babylonian Talmudists will very much like to "kill the best of the "others"" .... that's you, man. This system kills presidents...take no chances, thank you very much for your love of the truth. PEACE & LOVE
R Stuart | | Email | 10.24.06 - 9:44 pm | #
Keith is the best thing on TV. We've stopped watching local and network news except for KO and TDS.
Thank you for the discomfort you send to the liars at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. May you continue to speak the truth!!
majorjim | | Email | 10.25.06 - 3:02 pm | #
Keep kickin' ass, Keith!
hollywood | | Email | 10.25.06 - 8:49 am | #
MSNBC blew their first crack at credibility when they cancelled Phil Donohue's show during the runup to the Iraq invasion for, presumably, insufficient patriotism, even though it was their highest-rated show. Fortunately, Keith Olbermann is there, speaking the truth, and broadening our perspective. OK, MSNBC...bring back Donohue, and all will be forgiven.
dave | | 10.24.06 - 5:05 pm | #
We need more like Keith. Keep it up, keep speaking truth to power, and don't ever stop.
peacemongermom | | Email | Homepage | 10.24.06 - 3:40 pm | #
truth to power!
love you keith, i have to see you monday thru friday or nothing goes well.
factoryqueen | | Email | 10.24.06 - 3:02 pm | #
Keith. You are Amazing. Your Special Comments get better and better. Dems could learn a lot about push-back. I knew you would have clips showing Bush's "stay-the-course" commentaries ad-nauseum. Thanks! You were absolutely brilliant! Keep 'em coming.
Toni Smith | | Email | 10.24.06 - 1:21 pm | #
Boy that was powerful! His message gets stronger with each special comment. Keep it up Keith. Don't be afraid, but be aware that they will be gunning for you because you are one of the very few willing to speak truth to power in what has become the twilight zone. Thank you and please know that we are all standing strong behind you!
TruthSeeker | | Email | Homepage | 10.24.06 - 11:45 am | #
I just watched his Special Comment on fear mongoring and I came away with a warm and fuzzy feeling. Thank you Keith.
IgnoranceIsNotBliss | | Email | 10.24.06 - 10:15 am | #
Keith, thank you.
It is uncanny how you verbalize my inner anger toward our administration.
I have had friends tell me "dont worry about the loss of our soldiers in Iraq, after all, they are just volunteers" Friends no longer.
al padur | | Email | 10.27.06 - 10:10 am | #
Keith, every time I see one of your commentaries, I think "how did he know what I was thinking?" You hit the nail on the head and you deliver the message with calm yet impassioned eloquence. Thank you for your clarion voice in the media wilderness. Jim
James Kelly | | Email | 10.25.06 - 4:22 pm | #
What's been missing over the past five years have been people who gave voice, and took some risk, to open their mouths and tell the truth -- directly, elequently, forcefully; consistently... and not only in a five-second sound bite, or an arch but careful comment from Mike Wallace.
There was no one. We all knew how bad and how disassociated from reality much of the country had become. How teflon these creatures who are destroying our country seemed; nothing seemed to touch them. And the MSM went right along -- never asking questions. Promoting their fog of illusions. Even with the murderous disaster of Katrina, the anger and righteous criticisim of this hideously disconnected and incompetent gang didn't last more than a few news cycles...
Then, in the most unlikeliest of places, that same MSM -- Keith Olbermann spoke up in a crystal clear voice and delivered unvarnished analyses of The American Tragedy we are still living through.
(The fact that he had been doing so on MSNBC since the Peevish Dullard was appointed president, questioning the farce of the Florida vote counting, then 2004 in Ohio, may not even have been known by all that many in this country -- so Olbermann is hardly jumping on someone else's bandwagon. Among too many self-important network commentators without courage or integrity, he's an original.)
More important than anything else, Kieth Olbermann's commentary gives others an example, and the courage to speak up. And that is the best antidote to a sense of isolation, and the myth of the invincibility of this pack of criminals.
Olbermann keeps telling America that the Hand-Puppet in the White House has no clothes. Now, people can see it -- and every time Keith speaks, more can see it.
NBC: There isn't a price that can be put on the level of integrity Kieth Olbermann has demonstrated. You can't buy the Truth. Telling the Truth isn't a marketing strategy. It's a public obligation for what once claimed to be an independent media.
Keith, keep talking. More and more people are listening.
Jemand von Niemand | | Email | 10.24.06 - 8:25 pm | #
Keith: You totally rock. I live for your special comments, you write what most of us can only think and fume over. You are our shinning star. Thank you sir.
D Allen | | Email | 10.24.06 - 5:05 pm | #
As always, eloquent and brilliant commentary. Thank you.
Samantha | | Email | 10.24.06 - 3:12 pm | #
It means a lot to many people that you're saying what's on your mind.
eve | | 10.24.06 - 11:29 am | #
You are the voice of every thinking person in this country. We owe you a tremendous debt for having the courage to speak up. I was a Republican before I learned to think hopefully your commentaries can teach a few other people this very useful skill.
mordoormat | | Email | 10.24.06 - 10:35 am | #
Thank you Keith Olberman for pointing out the hypocrisy of Republicans trotting out the "democrats don't have ideas, so they try to scare people into voting for them" canard every 2 years. Who is scaring whom?
pogo | | Email | 10.24.06 - 7:30 am | #
I can never hope to match your passion and eloquence, so I will quite simply say...
Thank you Mr. Olbermann. You are an American hero and a patriot.
chelle | | 10.24.06 - 7:19 am | #
Keith, you rock!
here's a funny little story from OpEd about "we've never been 'stay the course'"
Colleen | | Email | 10.24.06 - 2:06 am | #
Bravo, Keith...you keep America a democracy. Sometimes, I think you're one of the few who still cares.
maxcat06 | | Email | 10.24.06 - 1:53 am | #
I am so grateful for your intelligence. But most of all for your courage. We are so lucky to have you. Keep up the good work, and please take care of yourself. Our country needs you.
Jan | | Email | 10.24.06 - 12:30 am | #
Once again , Keith, you have hit it out of the park. The only way I would miss one of your shows would be if I were dead or locked up in Gitmo. Thanks for being on the side of true Americans.
jack foster | | Email | 10.24.06 - 12:26 am | #
You've brought me back to commercial TV news, Keith Olbermann. Please keep on with your hard-hitting commentaries.
OhioTex | | Email | 10.23.06 - 11:10 pm | #
Another "spot-on" commentary. Thank you for your efforts in telling the world about the failures and duplicity of the bush administration. It is not only the US that is suffering as a result of this man's actions, but the world. Will we ever recover from the lunacy of this man, and the damage that has been wrought during his rule?
Ex-Canuck | | Email | 10.23.06 - 10:50 pm | #
Mr. Olberman, I gave up watching network news because it failed in its duty to watchdog the American government.
You sir, have single-handedly brought me back. I cannot get through my evening without watching your commentaries. You are a bright and shining beacon in a sea of darkness. Thank you for your efforts, I will continue to do my best to get others to watch your show.
This Vietnam vet will "cover your six" anytime you need it.
Mike | | Email | 10.23.06 - 10:48 pm | #
Thanks for truth in plain speech, Keith.
I feel like an impoverished person in a foreign country during wartime, writing to Radio Free Europe and thanking them for giving us the truth.
I'm in Ohio.....
Margot | | Email | 10.23.06 - 10:43 pm | #
I used to envy my parents' having Edward R. Murrow
speaking truth to power. No more.
We have Keith Olbermann.
Thank you, sir.
leslie | | Email | 10.23.06 - 10:38 pm | #
Thank you, there is hope.
jorge luis gallegos | | Email | 10.23.06 - 10:36 pm | #
Thanks to my hero of all time: Keith Olbermann. Watch your back, sir.
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ToledoNative | | Homepage | 10.23.06 - 10:17 pm | #
Thank you Keith. And thank you MSNBC for having the courage to allow this man to speak truth to power.
I can only imagine the hell you guys are catching from your masters at General Electric. Airing Keith Olbermann and Countdown is the singularly most patriotic act performed by any form of media in the last 50 years. Someone has to stop this madness and Keith has stepped up to the job.
Keith, my hat is off to you, keep up the good work, and stay off of small planes. America needs you.
T. O'Krsa | | Email | 10.23.06 - 10:26 pm | #
No, Ben ... Here's your ATTA BOY .
colorado bob | | Email | Homepage | 10.23.06 - 10:02 pm | #
Thank you sir! I am in the military and I am so relieved that people like you are trying to stop this madness.
Benjamin | | Email | 10.23.06 - 9:56 pm | #
I, too thank you. It is refreshing to see the truth on the tv screen for a change.
Jo Ann | | Email | 10.23.06 - 7:20 pm | #
I relish fhe brilliant composition of the Special Comments and their very effective delivery. KO speaks for so many.
Peter Cuscovitch | | Email | 10.23.06 - 4:12 pm | #
Stumbled across this -- sure glad I did. Keep it up, Keith
Jay D | | Email | 10.23.06 - 3:30 pm | #
Diane L. Saylor | | Email | 10.23.06 - 3:25 pm | #
What everybody else said...? That goes ten times, from me, with eternal thanks and admiration. You are a strong force for good.
C. Ondo Leaser | | Email | Homepage | 10.23.06 - 3:16 pm | #
"Legendary" is how one individual referred to KO's commentaries. I agree. I am looking forward to tonights commentary 10/23.06)
Go get 'em Kieth!
Daniel D. Abt | | Email | Homepage | 10.23.06 - 1:17 pm | #
I almost never miss Keith, especially when he gives one of his eyebrow raising special comments, but I'm a diehard Giants fan and they're on MNF this evening. For the love of God, can someone please post the text of what he says so that I won't miss out on his genius? Thanks in advance for your spirit of cooperation.
Dean | | 10.23.06 - 11:35 am | #
Thank you for having guests who actually have a few minutes to say something intelligible. No "shouting heads". Countdown and the Daily Show are my only sources of TV news.
Tina Small | | 10.29.06 - 10:06 am | #
Thank you for being the ONLY person on the MSM who tells the truth and tells it with such mesmerizing language. It is enough to make one feel that there is hope for the future. For my friends who don't have cable, I send a link to the video on MSN. Absolute favorite commentary: On the loss of habeaus corpus.
Mary K Hunt | | Email | 10.22.06 - 11:59 am | #
Thanks Keith, I never miss the show..keep up the fight!!
kat | | Email | 10.21.06 - 12:10 pm | #
Countdown is the only TV show I watch. It's a "date." My only must see TV.
I turn the TV on just before 8:00 PM, making sure the mute is on so I don't hear a single word from Tucker Carlson, listen to Countdown, and press the OFF button as soon as Keith says "Good Night." If I have to miss the early show I try to see the midnight repeat.
I do wish that MSNBC would get their transcripts up in a more timely manner. There is no reason to have to wait 24-72 hours to check on something like the name of a guest from that day's show.
clio | | 10.21.06 - 11:42 am | #
Thank you, Keith, for having the courage to say what others won't.
lilnubber | | Email | 10.21.06 - 6:57 am | #
Keith, I'm sorry.
When you left Sportscenter, I assumed you had commited career suicide. I figured 'hey, Conneticut can't be that bad'.
I was wrong.
You've done more to combat the destruction of my beloved country in the past years than every congressman in America.
PLEASE don't stop. Don't stop telling the truth. Don't stop being funny. And don't stop combing your hair in that way that makes all the former republican women in my family love you.
Blaine | | Email | 10.20.06 - 11:40 pm | #
A small flame of hope in an increasingly surreal darkness. Thank you for your courage -- it inspires many of us to shepherd our own. Mr. Olbermann, you have my respect, admiration, and gratitude.
trudi | | Email | 10.28.06 - 11:07 am | #
Thanks for being one of the very few who will speak out.
Martiki | | Email | 10.21.06 - 12:56 pm | #
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
colorado bob | | Email | Homepage | 10.20.06 - 10:57 am | #
Thank you Mr Olberman for speaking truth to power. You sir are our generation's Edward R Murrow.
Robert in Chicago | | Email | 10.27.06 - 3:35 pm | #
Keith, After surfing dozens of news and political websites and flicking thru dozens of news channels ...it is an absolute pleasure to arrive to MSNBC and see your passionate commentary. No one does it better!
You are a flicker if sanity in a chasm of darkness and despair. You provide hope to disillusioned silent majority. You are a HERO in the truest sense of the word.
TJ | | Email | 10.27.06 - 10:35 am | #
Thank you Keith!!! Finally, someone who speaks up for our side.
Laura | | Email | 10.24.06 - 2:53 pm | #
A true knight in today's world where the darkness spreads. Countdown is great with you on board, and your special comments show that we're (Truth seekers, bloggers, etc.) not dreaming, that we're not being lied to by 'Bush - bashers', for their own political interests. That we're not being led astray from what's really going on; Mr. Olbermann, Thank you for clearing this up, for showing clarity in a world of darkness. Your actions are heroic, especially now Habeas Corpus is gone; your intentions truely noble. Don't let them send you to Gitmo. And if they do, know that you've done the good thing. Know that my God will forgive you and will give you a place in Heaven for standing up for all of us.
Keep up the good work.
JC | | Email | Homepage | 10.20.06 - 8:02 am | #
Thank you Keith for being such a patriot when we really need one.
I watched your show last night and for the first time saw one of your Special Comment. It was such a truly moving experience. You spoke with such passion and urgency. It was very motivating for me.
Today I emailed everyone I know your transcript and added my own strong opinions. I was quite encouraged by many of the responses.
God bless you, but most importantly, God bless the work you've done!
Justin | | 10.20.06 - 1:35 am | #
Thanks Keith...watch your back. So glad you're acting on your concience and letting your exposure be worth something. thank you, for having guts, integrity, patriotism..thank you. One more step towards this nightmare ending.
Pamela | | Email | 10.19.06 - 9:29 pm | #
I have watched all your special comments. Finally, there is someone out there who knows how I feel. Thank you, Keith.
Mark | | 10.19.06 - 7:08 pm | #
The closest this pale white girl has ever come to call-and-response...preach it, sports guy.
Erika | | Email | 10.19.06 - 6:42 pm | #
Thank you. You have restored hope that our constitution may prevail. MSNBC will now be my news channel of choice.
pamrezentes | | Email | 10.19.06 - 6:09 pm | #
TYKO!! Keep up the great coverage!
Linda | | 10.19.06 - 6:06 pm | #
Keith said what a lot of people are thinking and the two political jokes, I mean parties, in this country are afraid to. Good job Keith and keep it up. This is what America is all about. We don't want nor need another "King George" here.
Bryan | | Email | Homepage | 10.19.06 - 3:58 pm | #
Say it isn't so? Is Keith really being booted off the air?
Harry | | 10.19.06 - 2:30 pm | #
I hope to hell it's not true that KO is going off the air. I'll have to go back to watching Wheel of Fortune is that's true, because I can't stomach this Nancy Grace.
Jerry | | 10.19.06 - 2:13 pm | #
I've been watching all your programs
since the first go-round with MSNBC,
hoping you would root somewhere.
Though I've long been witness to
and admired your skill and respect
for the word, especially during
the Sep. 11 radio reports
you have been outstanding
in these recent months.
There was a time when we had
more voices on the networks
who provided a serious commentary
on the issues of the day.
It seems now we have regressed
to the early days of radio
and the so-called political pundits
are the new incarnations of
Aimee McPherson and Billy Sunday
profiting from this madness.
How is that there are no others
on the air with the exception
of Jack Cafferty and perhaps Lou Dobbs
who are not alarmed?
How is it that we as a people are not?
The so-called "tipping point,"
frequently expected but long in coming
has become our version of the Rapture.
Should we recover from all this mess,
I certainly won't forget your words,
but I wish there had been many more
who had spoken up as you have
and that they had spoken up earlier.
"Keep your eyes on the prize,
and hold on."
Thank you very much.
Taj | | 10.19.06 - 2:13 pm | #
Thank you, Keith, for your comments. It gives us hope to know there is a voice for what so many of us in this country believe.
Ian Williams | | Email | 10.19.06 - 2:12 pm | #
Good sweet Jesus, I just read that NBC is cutting $750 million from it's news budget and is closing the NJ offices of MSNBC. Do you think this is a conspiracy by the Bush administration to silence Keith?
Phil | | 10.19.06 - 2:11 pm | #
Thank you again Keith, i emailed you and MSNBC last night right after your broadcast to let you know how thankful i was that finally some member of the media has had enough, hopefully it will inspire others to stand up and say what they truly feel.Perhaps then they will regain the pride of being a member of a great profession.
june in florida | | Email | 10.19.06 - 2:08 pm | #
Thank you for remembering that the duty of the press is to protect the people from the government when everyone else has forgotten.
Thank you for retaining your jounalistic ethics when everyone else has traded them in for a corporate sponsorship and a pat on the head from the people in power.
Thank you for telling us the truth.
DefyLiars | | 10.19.06 - 1:40 pm | #
Keith, you are the bravest man in America.
I concur with everyone who has posted above, even those who have a personal stake.
Do _not_ stop.
Baker | | Email | 10.19.06 - 1:36 pm | #
Edwarard R Murrow would be proud Sir as all of us are keep up the great work.
Carl Pendergraft | | Email | 10.19.06 - 1:13 pm | #
Thank you Keith, you are very brave in an era where the press is content to simply regurgitate GOP talking points. Especially in light of the egregious destruction of our American rights that has just taken place. I truly admire you for what you are doing and I have been trying to spread the word.
WMD404 | | Email | Homepage | 10.19.06 - 12:33 pm | #
Thank you, Mr. Olbermann. You have my vote.
David C. | | Email | 10.19.06 - 11:37 am | #
As I watched Keith's special comment last night, I was totally engulfed in what appeared to be his personal anquish and feelings of betrayal...nay, hopelessness regarding this situation specifically. If the Repugnicans keep the House and Senate, we should all just move to Canada. Keith For President! No one captures the mood and resounding anger better.
A previous poster mentioned that this Chimpanzee In Chief may consider Keith an Enemy Combatant and make him disappear...would be funny if'n it weren't a real possibility.
That Mother F-er in the Oval Office is nothing more than a bully, and bullies back down when challenged...get that biatch out!
Thank You, Keith, for standing up and speaking on (what I hope is) the angry majority's behalf. You've accepted your responsibility and are standing your post in the service of your nation, and are in no small part, a hero.
Angry White American Male who | | Email | Homepage | 10.19.06 - 10:48 am | #
Thank you again for a wonderful, thought provoking commentary.
It worries me that this nation is allowing this to happen.
Is this what happened in Germany with Hitler?
Diane | | Email | 10.19.06 - 10:44 am | #
thank you keith... the chills running down my spine are real, America is truelly lost....marcluc
marcluc | | Email | 10.19.06 - 10:33 am | #
Thank you, thank you... You spoke the truth and you spoke for my family... I can't never thank you enough.
Maria | | Email | 10.19.06 - 10:30 am | #
Keep firing, Keith. And into the breach, if necessary.
If the Supreme Court upholds this blatantly unconstitutional law -
or if the elections in November mysteriously produce Republican majorities (though no one in the media is "quite sure" how) --
or if MSNBC suddenly decides that Countdown is not serving its "programming needs"
We'll know that the real battle is just starting.
theOtherJK | | Email | 10.19.06 - 10:20 am | #
Thank you Keith for your fearless commentaries on this administration's dismantling of the constitution!
TrueBlue | | Email | 10.19.06 - 10:05 am | #
Thank-you Keith, for being the only "real boy"
amid all the automatons on the mainstream.
How about some 9/11 Truth?
Blessings and watch your back!
Shallel | | Email | 10.26.06 - 10:01 am | #
Brilliant. Elegant. Passionate. Thanks, Keith. From all of us.
Dharil | | Email | 10.25.06 - 2:26 am | #
I was left speechless after I saw this one...actually, I'm left speechless everytime I watch KO. There are few journalist out there who have such courage as KO. I salute KO and wish others would follow his lead. It's a shame how much is being taking away from us by the current administration laws and hardly anyone is reporting it. I hope KO continues to ring the bells!
CD | | Email | Homepage | 10.23.06 - 12:25 pm | #
please keep telling the truth,we in canada are getting very concerned the u.s. is slipping away.You are the Edward r murrow of our times.
concerned canuck | | 10.21.06 - 3:42 am | #
Thank you, Mr Keith Olberman..for the courage you show to the whole world in standing up to this crooked regime that has Grabbed us up while we were sleeping. Do you suppose we might could Clone you ? This country is sorely lacking in men of integrity... we need many more Brave men who aren`t hiding in the closet waiting for someone else to take care of things and "Make it all better !' I have written you a couple of Comments.. ( Commending you... but for some reason they GET Lost Along the way !!) Please keep on keeping on..but Watch your back at all times. YOU are now operating in the same danger zone ...as Our Cindy Sheehan. Be vigilant. Us Lefties Need you . VGF
Veda Flick | | Email | Homepage | 10.19.06 - 11:08 pm | #
Well said again Kieth,
How can it be that the entire priciples on which the USA is based can be swept away with barely a mention. You at least spoke out. I would dearly love for you to debate the moron Kndrake who pompously lied about the nature of the MCA.
John | | 10.19.06 - 9:30 pm | #
I just wanted to add my thanks for the continuing series of Special Commentaries from Mr. Olbermann. It is long past time that folks woke up and realized that things are not going quite the way the RNC's PR machine would have you think.
john18 | | 10.19.06 - 4:28 pm | #
Your commentary is brave and eloquent, Keith. Keep it up.
H. Frank | | Email | 10.19.06 - 2:16 pm | #
Thank you, Mr. Olbermann.
Jody Paulson | | Email | 10.19.06 - 1:02 pm | #
The World waits, tense, quivering with anxiety...
waiting to see if the People of the United States are strong, independent Believers in Democracy...
or if a New Age of UnReason will rule...
does Apathy rule in the United States?
can be found @
ThisCanadian DOT com
"Silent Freedom is Freedom Silenced"
BlueBerry Pick'n is ThisCanadi | | Email | Homepage | 10.19.06 - 11:43 am | #
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You 1000 times over, Mr. Olbermann, for being honest enough to let people know of the treasonous acts of the Dictator in Chief!
Please, never let up!
Vette Lover | | Email | 10.19.06 - 11:34 am | #
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your courage. Now is the time to fix this disaster, before it's flood comes in all our doors.
BigMonkey | | 10.19.06 - 10:59 am | #
I have been a viewer of yours since your first news and comment program all those years ago, on what I remember as a bare set with 2 chairs on it-thats how I remember it anyway. And then in late April of 2004 I found your program once more, and once more became interested in politics, oh I have always been an informed voter, but as for watching the screaming heads(hospitalized in 2002 I could only watch TV)I turned them all off, not realizing that you had returned. And now with a good boss, Dan Abrams(thank him from me) and no longer being in the strait jacket and "stories my producers are forcing me to do" are no more. Keep it up, you are the Edward R Murrow of our times, the lone voice of reason in a world of "spin"
Timr | | Email | 10.19.06 - 10:44 am | #
Wow, Keith. Did you ever think you'd grow up to be a hero?! You have my thanks and gratitude for speaking truth to power in such an awesome and strong voice.
Someday, history students will be studying about you and how you spoke out so boldly, how you sounded a warning call. I just hope to God it's in our own country and not some other country studying the demise of the United States...
MOI | | Email | 10.19.06 - 9:30 am | #
Mr. Olbermann- thank you so much for your eloquence and committement to your profession and the United States.
Jennifer | | Email | Homepage | 10.19.06 - 9:29 am | #
Thunderous applause to Keith & MSNBC! Your comment last night was the unmitigated truth!! SOMEONE has to speak up! Thank you Keith for your heroism!
"regardless of what weapons they try to use to effect silence, words will always retain their power. Words are the means to meaning, and for some, the annunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country." ~ From the movie V for Vendetta
Gentlybeige | | Email | 10.19.06 - 8:57 am | #
Keith...You spoke for us all, and God bless you for doing so!
Idaho bluestater | | Email | 10.19.06 - 8:57 am | #
Just wanted to express my sincere thanks for all that you are doing. Yours in the only honest voice in televised media. Edward R. Murrow is applauding you from beyond. You are the beacon light to which all true Americans are drawn.
Carol Palmer | | Email | 10.19.06 - 8:36 am | #
Thanks for being brave and keeping the dialogue going. Your words are impassioned. Using history as a springboard for truth makes your commentary irrefuteable. I look forward to my daily dose of reality.
eddy favara | | Email | 10.19.06 - 8:29 am | #
Keith has truly earned the right to use Edward R. Murrow's sign-off, "Good night and good luck." No one else in broadcast/cable/public television comes close to the courage Olbermann displays by calling out the criminal, self-centered, and anti-American activities of our dear leaders in the U.S. government. Keep up the good work, Keith; don't let the corporate capos and their goombahs scare you. The truth needs to be told. You, sir, are telling it.
Keith Admirerer | | 10.19.06 - 7:40 am | #
Great job. Finally a real journalist who doesn't just say what he's told.
WR | | 10.19.06 - 7:32 am | #
God Bless You, Keith. You are my hero.
Pam | | 10.19.06 - 7:20 am | #
So nice to know I'm not alone in seeing, hearing, smelling and sensing the danger all around. Thank you for having the guts to say what many are thinking.
Joe | | 10.19.06 - 7:06 am | #
God Bless Keith Olberman. Someone finally has the guts and temerity to speak the truth. I will start watching TV again and become involved because Keith has shown me some people actually will speak the truth. Keep it up Keith, very powerful and truthful words you spoke.
Geoffrey Smith | | Email | 10.19.06 - 6:51 am | #
Thank you Keith, for once again being the patriot we believe you to be. With Keith on the news and Bill on the march, maybe, just maybe, there is some glimmer of hope in this darkness. Bless your good work!
Melissa Chaple | | Email | 10.19.06 - 6:48 am | #
Thank you Keith. With your help, and courage, it seems the veil is lifting.
Powerful thing to watch.
Patrick | | Email | 10.19.06 - 5:08 am | #
Thanks for this, although I truly feel nauseated after viewing it. I feel like I just took a punch in the solar plexus. I never really believed this would come to pass. I have not been able to watch you in real time because I am out of town, but I do follow your show on youtube and this site as often as possible. I hope you are being careful because this bunch is vindictive. Thank you for your clear and incisive commentaries and I only wish they'd be played on NBC. Fat chance.
Lulupepper | | Email | 10.19.06 - 3:45 am | #
Keith, if it wasn't for you and Russ Feingold, I'm not sure what I would do. Keep on speaking truth to power and (in your own words) - "thank you, sir, for your hard work and your time."
Randy Lynn | | Email | 10.19.06 - 3:44 am | #
Thank you Keith Olbermann.
You are a true patriot. We wish you well.
Ray Mann | | Email | 10.19.06 - 1:38 am | #
Many thanks, again Keith...
Thelma | | 10.19.06 - 1:36 am | #
God bless you, Keith!
Keith in Modesto | | 10.19.06 - 1:30 am | #
Thanks Keith for sounding the alarm. Your commentary on the loss of Habeas Corpus was outstanding.
Terrorists can take your life, this goverment intends to take everyone's freedom.
The War on Terrorism isn't going so well, but at least Bush, Cheney and Rove are winning the War on the Bill of Rights.
Maybe we should start a campaign to send calf-fries to Congress so they'll have a pair.
Keith is seriously good and seriously funny. Too bad about the freakishly scary times in America.
Jim Cartmill | | Email | 10.19.06 - 1:19 am | #
Thank heaven for Keith Obermann. Like so many others here, I had given up on TV "news" or commentary until you came along.
Keep the Faith, Keith! I can't begin to thank you enough for speaking out.
Gus | | 10.19.06 - 1:19 am | #
Bravo Mr. Olbermann,
It takes a man of courage such as yourself to stand up and tell about what is really happening in our country.
We are being led to the slaughter just like sheep by a power hungry administration and in front of the pack is a cruel, uncaring man leading us into hell.
We must all vote and take back the country we all love and the freedom we have enjoyed for so long and taken for granted!
Lenice OConnell | | Email | 10.19.06 - 1:06 am | #
Thank you Keith. I can only say, with so many others, that your courage is one of my few sources of hope.
YOU ARE RIGHT!! Don't let anyone stand in your way...
When this is all over, I hope to shake your hand and thank you for standing firm against the tidal wave of oppression and the negation of everything America once stood for.
Jason | | 10.19.06 - 1:05 am | #
A ZILLIAN 'ATTA BOY'S' from the MAJORITY of America.
wisedup | | Email | 10.19.06 - 12:49 am | #
Thank you Keith for telling the
truth about this criminal administration
Ken | | Email | 10.19.06 - 12:27 am | #
Truth is so clear and so bracing. It's tragic that it's so rare. Thank you Keith, thank you, and whatever you do, don't stop. You have millions of us behind you.
mercury | | Email | 10.19.06 - 12:17 am | #
My hubbie's band practice knocked out our computer audio somehow so I read the transcript, and it is pure poetry.
Yeats is smiling down on you, Mr. Olberman, as you call out the "civilization rotting at the peak"! My sincerest gratitude.
kablooie | | Email | 10.19.06 - 12:06 am | #
This, I believe, was the best comment I've seen by Mr. Olbermann. He is coming into his own as a commentator, rising to the occasion this historical moment demands. At times I've felt Mr. Olbermann was channeling Edward Murrow, but not today. The blazing but tightly focused anger, a laser of abrading moral fire, is Olbermann's own persona coming through. He is fresher, more energetic than ever before, energized by the gravity of presidential abuses and the concurrent groundswell of popular opposition.
Compared to the lukewarm pabulum served up by most TV commentators, Olbermann's words are shocking in their vehemence and plain truth. Shocking, because I don't want to face what our country has become and my own powerlessness to halt this slide into repressive police state authoritarianism. I pray our nation is resilient enough to recover some day from this horrific vandalism of its Constitution and essential principles.
Escubio | | 10.18.06 - 11:30 pm | #
Today, October 18th, 2006 will go down in history as the day the people began to take back this country. I salute you sir and pray for your safety and continued employment. You are saying what our 'leaders' in Congress should be saying. Thank you. I wish I could say more but words fail me. Will you run for President in 2008? I will work for you and I will vote for you.
We are entitled only to those rights we are willing to defend
danno | | Email | 10.18.06 - 11:05 pm | #
keith you are a true american
reggie | | Email | 10.18.06 - 10:53 pm | #
Mr. Olbermann: I want to commend you. I try to watch your show each night and what I miss I try to follow on messageboards, the msnbc
page and youtube. Thank you for having the courage to express your special comment tonight on the signing of the MCA. Nothing has scared me recently like the signing of this legislation. No matter how it's spun, we have essentially said as a country that we, and only we, can define what torture is. And if that wasn't enough, if that wasn't enough for us to have lost what
little moral high ground we still had in the world, we go so far as to also allow our President to determine whether someone should have the most basic rights of justice that our country was based upon. No President, democrat or
republican, should have that power.
Your comments tonight regarding those Americans who have been imprisoned in our country under previous administrations when their rights were suspended hit home for me. Here in North Dakota, we have a very large German ancestry.
Many Germans came to the US and settled in ND in the late 1800s. Some came later and as a result, were imprisoned in a camp in ND during WWII. These were
German Americans who had come here to make a better life only to be treated like the country they had escaped from. One such prisoner was a great uncle of mine.
Thank you for having the strength and courage to keep speaking out, to keep fact checking what we are being told by our leaders, and to keep pushing for us to not roll over and live in the fear that our leaders are telling us we should be in. Thank you, Mr. Olbermann. Keep doing what you're doing.
KeepAskingWhy | | 10.18.06 - 10:46 pm | #
In a time where I feel powerless, Keith, you give me a feeling that there is power to be had. I watch your news and then share it with my 1st and 2nd generation immigrant high school students the next day in class. One of them said today: "Doesn't that make the President a dictator?" How right he was! I thank you for helping me help them understand what this all means for them.
Nikki | | Email | 10.18.06 - 10:31 pm | #
I never miss your program - and you are at your best with your commentaries. Your words make me feel patriotic, something I have not felt in many years. Thank you for your courage and your wisdom.
Becky | | Email | 10.18.06 - 10:30 pm | #
I smile when I think that CBS News wound up with Katie Couric...
Edward R Murrow is smiling, Keith; keep up the patriotic work.
maxcat06 | | Email | 10.18.06 - 10:30 pm | #
As usual, thank you. You are one of the heroes.
Sylvia | | Email | 10.18.06 - 10:18 pm | #
I hope you have a very large insurance poicy. Can't believe you haven't had a "heart-attack", like Darth's buddy Ken Lay. Especially since you are telling the truth, and they were only scarred that Kenny-boy might.
ralph | | Email | Homepage | 10.18.06 - 10:18 pm | #
I was in the Eighth grade in public school when my social studies teacher told our class her story of growing up in Manzanar. It opened my eyes, and I hope it opened the eyes of my classmates as well. Thank you KO, for opening eyes with plain talk. As Abbie Hoffman once said, "I love what this country could be, I hate what it has become."
willis | | Email | 10.18.06 - 10:05 pm | #
Mr. Olberman, when I hear your commentaries, I now know what it felt like to be standing in a little town in Pennsylvania when Abe Lincoln gave his immortal address,
or when Patrick Henry thundered out to "Give Me Liberty or give me death"
I an hearing the words of greatness and I salute you, sir.
Mike | | 10.18.06 - 10:04 pm | #
Thanks for your visit.
fresquinha | | Homepage | 10.18.06 - 10:03 pm | #
I also stopped watching the Koolaid Kable 5 years ago during Phase 1 of the fascist coup. But now it is safe to watch at least Keith Olberman, one of the FEW who speaks the truth to this utterly embarrassing, disastrous, unelected criminal regime. Keith, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Please now turn to exposing the utter fraud of the 9/11 myth. 9/11 was a state sponsored false flag 'Reichtstag' event and the truth MUST be told to our people before we are marched into WWIII. Please read Fromthewilderness.com and Crossing the Rubicon for the best researched information on the pre-planned, pre-arranged stand down of American Air Defenses by Cheney so the bloodthirsty, America hating criminal regime could demolish the white elephant WTC buildings, and start the war to control the planet and all its oil. Please cover that next --- before the election. Only 16% of Americans actually believe the official myth. Then PLEASE help us save the 2006 elections!!! There is a massive trainwreck coming. Please direct people to www.velvetrevolution.us so we can unite in a massive citizen based REPO of our democracy, not by just voting, but by actually taking back the vote COUNTING --- which is an absolute necessity before we can remove and imprison these traitors.
Ginny Ross | | Email | Homepage | 10.18.06 - 9:59 pm | #
Dear Mr. Olbermann,
Indeed, thank you for your words. You speak for citizens of this country by standing up to this totalitarian regime. It’s a damn shame to congratulate you on what should be self-evident truth, but this is 2006 after all and very few have the temerity to tell it like it is (publicly). You are not alone nor are your observations unique.
Again, thank you.
Big C | | 10.18.06 - 9:45 pm | #
Mr. Olbermann, you have gotten stronger and more compelling with each special statement. I have watched no television for years, but now I watch your show as often as I can, and wild horses could not keep me from listening to your special comments to this country.
Sir, you are incredibly inspiring. Thank you.
carolyn urban | | Email | 10.18.06 - 9:45 pm | #
Knocked it out of the park again. Keith "the Babe" Olbermann parks it.
Larry Johnson | | Email | 10.18.06 - 9:42 pm | #
ToledoNative ... Roger that
colorado bob | | Email | Homepage | 10.18.06 - 9:30 pm | #
To Mr. Olberman and all of the rest of you on this site, Thanks.
We all need good luck now.
Ba'al | | Homepage | 10.18.06 - 9:26 pm | #
In these times of darkness, you sir, are a shining star of hope. Thank you Keith Obermann, for speaking with upmost reason above all others. I can only hope that history will look back on this era and learn from all these deceptions.
Blaed | | 10.18.06 - 9:24 pm | #
yes! Go Keith! need I say more?
postmodernista | | 10.18.06 - 9:21 pm | #
Thanks for the historical perspective as well as for the rage that mirrors my own, spoken with eloquence. America has paid off the mortgages on its freedom it has taken out in a vain quest for security before; she will again.
You are beginning to amass a shadow record of our times that will stand long after Mr Bush and his enablers have fallen. All the best...
ProfWombat | | Email | 10.18.06 - 9:19 pm | #
Mr. Olberman, despite how horrifying things have become in our country, despite the loss of some of the most essential freedoms we proudly called American, despite the bush junta tearing up our cherished Constitution and wiping their feet on it, you give me hope. Thank you for that.
Cat Purrs | | Email | 10.18.06 - 9:04 pm | #
Keith...You are the inspiration for all of us!! Thank you for all your comments and thank you for the courage you have shown over the last few weeks...you have really enlightend the public! Please keep it up for the next couple of weeks and if MSNBC tries to stiffle you, they had better watch out as your following will lower the boom on them. You are our hero!!
Best from Boston..the really liberal city.
Maureen | | Email | 10.18.06 - 9:04 pm | #
Mr. Olbermann, never in my long lofe (57 years) has anyone so forcefully and eloquently spoken against this hideous admin. Sir, be very careful, they are dangerous ppl out there. Do not become a martyr we need you alive..Much respect Rick Wilson
rick wilson | | Email | 10.18.06 - 8:56 pm | #
Keith O. delivered a KO punch tonight. After the Special Comment section was over, I wanted to jump through the tv and shake his hand.
Ursus | | Email | 10.18.06 - 8:52 pm | #
I have you linked...
ToledoNative | | Homepage | 10.18.06 - 8:50 pm | #
Keith you are the best! Thank you for having the courage to do what you do! Please keep the voice of reason going!
Laina | | 10.20.06 - 5:10 pm | #
every american owes you a great debt for your sharp and accurate analysis of the dark forces out here. Keep up the good work. Thanks june cohen
june cohen | | Email | 10.18.06 - 9:27 pm | #
Mr Olbermann: Thank you again. It appears that you are our only voice for freedom. I have taped your special comments. An instructer I know (who doesn't have cable) plans to use them for class discussion.
You sir are brave.
Beverly Duffield | | Email | 10.18.06 - 9:16 pm | #
Thank you, sir, for speaking on behalf of so many of us who have watched as our country's finest achievements have been besmirched and battered. Thank you for voicing the shame and disgrace we feel while our American ideals devolve under the misguided incompetents who have taken power they neither deserve nor know how to wield. Thank you for exposing the hypocrisy and hatred that drives this cabal. Very well done, sir. Very well done indeed.
Scott Kiefer | | Email | 10.18.06 - 10:21 pm | #
Today illustrates perfectly why Keith is the king: While O'Reilly was schmoozing on the View trying to make a buck off of his book, Keith is preparing yet another blistering attack on the Bush administration and their desire to treat terrorists with contempt. I'll bet he hits the bullseye tonight with his unbridled, passionate rhetoric and once again delivers a knockout blow to those who think America is "One Nation Under God."
Jerome | | 10.18.06 - 4:41 pm | #
keith, we love you-you are a true
diana | | Email | 10.24.06 - 7:44 am | #
Yay Keith! Go get 'em!
"I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it's hell.” Harry S. Truman
dasher | | Email | 10.17.06 - 12:43 pm | #
We love you! Thank You so much.
Cynthia Regester | | Email | 10.19.06 - 2:03 pm | #
I'm not surprised their viewership is up. The video I uploaded to YouTube has had 180,000 views.
And it's all thanks to Keith. Thanks Keith.
ToledoNative | | Homepage | 10.16.06 - 7:21 pm | #
Thank You Keith. You are a tangible example of why America is so great and why the good among us must be ever vigilant in putting the George Bush's of this world where they belong and keeping them there: historical obscurity to be recounted only from time to time as an example of how 'it' can happen ANYwhere.
AmericanSon | | 10.24.06 - 9:05 am | #
Sweet feathery Jesus! Olbermann is hot! I've seen him referenced all over the place this weekend, although some seem to think he's weak at checking facts. Apparently a write from Cornell, his alma mater, wrote a favorable piece on him. But those nuts from Fox News destroyed him with their insensitive and mis-timed comments. I say long live Keith! He's the best GD commentator to come along in over a decade. Keith will be proven right when the left regains control of Congress. Andprops to you, CO Bob, for your foresight in pointing out how awesome Olby is. I don't give a good sweet Jesus how many Fox nuts bash him - he's a man of the people. Not to mention his glasses are way sexy. Is it wrong to have a man crush on my favorite news anchor?
Phil | | 10.15.06 - 11:39 pm | #
A tour de force that will prove either uncannily prescient or, hopefully, compel us now to raise our voices before it is too late.
Jon | | 10.23.06 - 5:21 pm | #
Atta boy Keith.
Kendall | | 10.15.06 - 2:00 am | #
I almost peed my pants when I first heard this - KO was right on! His unique commentary shows how dreadfully misplaced the religious zealots are today because all they care about is morality and truthfulness. Keith cleverly exposed their hypocrisy and once again showed the world how America would be far better off if these nuts would simply go off by themselves and let freedom ring!
Ned | | 10.15.06 - 12:21 am | #
Keith Olbermann has given me hope again...
Diane | | Email | 10.14.06 - 9:59 am | #
Keith, your courage continues to amaze me. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your intellect, integrity, and for caring so much about America.
Donna | | Email | 10.21.06 - 12:44 am | #
Keith, you're spot-on. If only you had time to add: (more)big business, (privledged) education, war on (keeping it going) drugs, war on (against) poverty, (missuse of) Katrina, and the practically insurmountable debt...and counting.
Thomas Lee | | Email | 10.19.06 - 2:51 pm | #
Keith, what can I say? Once again, I'm speechless. Your words... your eloquent, excellent words transcend mere righteous indignation -- the anger we Americans feel -- and speak directly to the heart of America... for the heart of America.
Thank you so much for what you do, sir.
Mark | | Email | 10.18.06 - 8:43 pm | #
When dealing with any delusional person... playing an audio clip of their own words seems to be worse than actually commenting on them.
I think back toKeith’s reports on O’Reilly. Indeed, repeating Bill’s own words back to him "must seem like cheap shots."
So many delusional people, so little time. Right, Keith?
Erica | | 10.14.06 - 2:23 am | #
Bernie ... I think of Jon & Steven as the editorial cartoons of cabal news.
COLORADO BOB | | Email | Homepage | 10.12.06 - 8:28 pm | #
Keith, you must be a very busy man, what with your continued sports reporting, which my husband listens to, and your show on MSNBC.
I actually called Comcast to see if we could get MSNBC here, but alas, no.
Having said all that, I do watch clips of you online, as often as possible.
I think that you are intelleigent, articulate and informed. What a difference from the norm of cable news. I mean -- you actually have your OWN opinions, which, frankly, most of the other guys don't -- well Lou Dobbs and Jack Cafferty do..but that's it....you three.
The rest of the time I watch C-Span.
Thank God for you and Brian Lamb.
Of course Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert should actually be included in the bunch, NOT to make light of real news, but it's often that they make a heck-of-a-lot more sense than regular newsmen. (newspeople).
So there you have it...
(not necessarily in order of importance)
THANK YOU ALL!
Bernie68 | | Email | 10.12.06 - 8:17 pm | #
Great 'exclusive' story!
I sure hope the Christian Right reads this book.
They've been played and made fools of.
I hope they finally GET what the rest of Americans feels like-
That we've been screwed.
Old Mom | | Email | 10.12.06 - 5:47 pm | #
The last place on TV for actual news! Keep fighting the good fight, Keith.
Erik Ehudin | | Email | 10.12.06 - 3:53 pm | #
Keep up the good work Keith. You aren't alone.
Edward Copeland | | Email | Homepage | 10.12.06 - 1:53 pm | #
Thank you Keith,
Like the people in Germany all the signs were there as they slowly lost there rights under their Constitution.
They surrendered it for a false idea and sense of security.
The signs have once again shown up, but this time right here at home in America.
Please continue to speak truth to power since no one else will.
George A | | Email | 10.12.06 - 10:45 pm | #
Habeas Corpus - Don't be taken from home without it.
Erik | | Email | Homepage | 10.11.06 - 10:50 am | #
I don't give a good sweet Jesus what O'Reilly says - Keith is right!
Barry | | 10.11.06 - 9:20 am | #
Usually, I would say that I have...not so much interest in civics humor. But that just killed me...the "secret footage" and stuff.
Thanks. No wonder the right hates you so much.
Stay as snarky as you are, and don't ever change.
What is it about Paris Hilton? who died and decided every time she goes to powder her nose(not that I'm saying she's into *that*) a camera crew must follow this living Girls Gone Wild video everywhere she goes? I'm not a hater, but at some point was one of the rights we flushed the right not to know so much about famous...well, dipshits? Help me out...while you still have that Constitution on you.
Erika | | Email | 10.11.06 - 12:47 am | #
Just saw the 10/10 report on Habeus Corpus...
Keith was magnificent.
maxcat06 | | Email | 10.10.06 - 11:14 pm | #
OK, this is for TYKO:
Keith, you're awesome! Don't stop. You make people think rather than just react, and we need more people thinking in this country. Thank you for your insight and eloquence.
DonnaS | | 10.10.06 - 9:27 pm
i can't thank you enough. please keep up the good fight for us all.
dani flandrena | | Email | 10.19.06 - 2:16 am | #
Thank you, Keith. Oh, and can you do anything about getting XMRadio to carry MSNBC again? My drive home is now pretty much unbearable without you. Love you! Call me!
redheadinCA | | 10.18.06 - 11:00 pm | #
Thank you, Keith. All we ask for is the truth. You give more, you give honesty, and that is much appreciated. I guess I'm not crazy after all.
Alex Roger | | 10.10.06 - 4:58 pm | #
Thank you for speaking the truth when the Bushies would have you believe speaking out aginst their regiem is a crime. I'm set up to record your show now and look forward to it every day. Thanks and take care.
Michael McKenzie | | Email | Homepage | 10.17.06 - 10:48 am | #
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mr. Olbermann.
It is positively uplifting to know you are out there speaking for the sane.
Keep up the excellent work, please.
S Clark | | Email | 10.11.06 - 8:19 am | #
Thank you Mr. Olbermann for being a newsman of worth and quality in what seems to be a bleak landscape of american politics. The truth and scrutiny you bring to this administration should be an example to others in your field of what they should be doing.
E McCulloch | | 10.10.06 - 9:29 am | #
Dear Mr. Keith Olbermann,
One million thanks for telling the truth.
YOU ARE AN AMERICAN HERO!
You are saving America all by yourself. Keep talking about W and Co. disasters.
America loves you Keith Olbermann.
RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN ‘2008
F Fritson | | Email | 10.10.06 - 8:55 am | #
Thank you for calling them out!
doug r | | Email | 10.10.06 - 1:17 am | #
WOW - the TRUTH finally!!! MAYBE THERE IS HOPE AFTER ALL........And all was said so intelligently and so eloquently I almost burst into tears.......THANK YOU KEITH!
Vicki Wright | | Email | 10.09.06 - 10:35 pm | #
Keith--thanks for telling the truth.
blue jersey mom | | Email | 10.09.06 - 5:11 pm | #
finally someone to call it like it is. We have heard so many lies that it is refreshing to have them exposed in the media. Go for it Keith, we love you!
libbie | | Email | 10.09.06 - 2:47 pm | #
Me too! Keith is a real man of courage and conviction--rare in the MSM. We now watch you all the time. TMA
vetfordean | | 10.09.06 - 1:51 pm | #
I Think, Therefore I Countdown
TGos | | 10.09.06 - 1:47 pm | #
Never have I heard truth spoken to power more perfectly. You have my heartfelt respect and gratitude. Keep it up!
Jeff | | Email | 10.09.06 - 1:37 pm | #
Thank you, thank you, Keith, for a show that makes me proud to be a Democrat and proud to be an American. You are truly the highest form of patriot and you speak for many of us, more eloquently than we could speak for ourselves. Keep pounding and we will stick with you!
tarheeldem | | Email | 10.09.06 - 1:10 pm | #
Thanks for proving there's still a voice for people that think.
Will | | 10.09.06 - 12:58 pm | #
I just read in the New York Post about some tramp who's set up a blog claiming that Keith screwed her over. This shameless hussy is obviously a thinly-veiled ploy by Fox News to discredit Keith now that he's cutting into their ratings.
Mike | | 10.09.06 - 12:13 pm | #
As Harry Truman said, "I don't give them hell, I just tell the truth and they think it's hell"
Great stuff, the truth. Keep it up Keith !
Jay Conner | | Homepage | 10.09.06 - 11:53 am | #
You are the best. Keep hitting them out of the park and telling the truth. The rest will, and are, following.
Rick Cass | | Email | 10.09.06 - 11:30 am | #
Keith I watch you every night--you are my hero!
MetroLady | | Email | 10.09.06 - 11:24 am | #
KO's been helping K.O. this pathetic, destructive administration; I have nothing but praise.
EconAtheist | | Homepage | 10.09.06 - 10:57 am | #
You are a great American and will give others the courage to stand up against this authoritarian regime. Keep up the GREAT work!!!!!
Jamie Sarche | | Email | 10.09.06 - 10:48 am | #
Keith, you're a worthy successor to Edward Murrow.
Larry Johnson | | Email | 10.09.06 - 10:18 am | #
Keith - Thank you for bringing the Truth to TV! America needs you and we pray for your safety daily.
annefrank | | Email | 10.09.06 - 9:46 am | #
Mr. Olbermann, you are a true PATRIOT. Keep it up! Keep leading the charge, we are following you and getting others to join us.
drunken hausfrau | | Email | 10.09.06 - 9:23 am | #
Keith Olbermann, you make me proud to be a thinking American. This president has dumbed down the populous to sound bites. Your commentaries are a delicious 5-course meal, complete with dessert! Thank you so very much!
Diva | | 10.09.06 - 9:02 am | #
ATTA BOY, OH WEBMASTER!
And, THANKS to Keith, the Edward R. Murrow this country needs so badly right now!
Jeffrey Lamkin | | Email | 10.10.06 - 8:01 am | #
FINALLY...A CLEAR VOICE AMIDST THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS.
B MATHEWS | | Email | 10.09.06 - 2:53 pm | #
I'm so glad you banned those gun-toting, fag-bashing O'Reilly lovers. Give me Keith or give me death!
Terry | | 10.09.06 - 9:44 am | #
I answered your question about the Usama clock. Thanks for this site. I can't get MSNBC where I am, so having access to Keith on the Internet is important.
Keep up the work.
Dan Juma | | Homepage | 10.09.06 - 5:36 am | #
Keep up the good work.
JOAN | | Email | 10.08.06 - 5:30 pm | #
Thank you, Mr. Olbermann!! It is such a relief hearing at least one voice speaking the truth! Maybe, just maybe, it will be contaigious.
djmm | | 10.08.06 - 5:08 pm | #
Thank you Keith. Keep punching and maybe we will get our country back.
Gen. Batiste should have been on longer though. Want to hear the information he told Sam Seder of Air America.
rose | | Email | 10.08.06 - 3:43 am | #
Thank you for having the courage to speak your mind! Thank you for daring to put into the airwaves (or cable signals, or whatever they are nowadays) what so many of us have had inside of us, simmering over for the last six years!
[Although maybe the term "Atta Boy" ought to be allowed to slip out of our vernacular; wasn't "Atta" last name of one of the '9-11' highjackers?]
Conguru | | 10.07.06 - 3:00 pm | #
Bob, can you change the colors on my 'atta boy' button?
Keith, as per my numerous emails to you and all of the producers at MSNBC - America needs you.
Without an educated populace we are reduced to tyranny.
You are the last bastion of hope for educating the people on the cable tv.
Please keep telling the truth.
My respect and gratitude for you grow each day.
Anjha | | Homepage | 10.07.06 - 2:20 pm | #
troll hasn't been reading the trades methinks...
Thanks again, Keith.
Jackie Martin | | Email | 10.07.06 - 2:04 pm | #
there's a troll in the house. shoo, fly!
whaleshaman | | 10.07.06 - 1:43 pm | #
Atta, boy, KO!
i'd rather watch you than pose for friday cat blogging.
taboo | | Homepage | 10.07.06 - 11:55 am | #
Thank you again, Keith.
Mike Reilly | | Email | 10.07.06 - 10:27 am | #
sturgeone | | Email | 10.07.06 - 6:58 am | #
Thank you, Keith Olbermann. We've rarely been in greater need of a brave voice like yours.
Shane in Utah | | Email | 10.08.06 - 2:03 pm | #
Yeah, 'cause the right-wing talking heads are just so darn open to debate on their shows.
This is a TRIBUTE page, not an open debate page. Like the man says, you wanna dissent? Start your own damn page.
And thanks, Keith, for helping to keep me sane and restoring some of my lost faith in American journalism.
Robert | | Email | 10.08.06 - 1:56 pm | #
Keith, you are the catalyst for keeping my hopes up for this country. I read and hear your commentary and I proudly proclaim I'm a Democrat! Keep it up. You are educating America in a way that no political rhetoric can do. Voters must ultimately "get it". You have my profound thanks.
Viv | | Email | 10.07.06 - 11:10 am | #
Thank goodness for Keith.
He loves this country and can see through those who don't live up to its ideals. His patriotism is obvious and his honesty is unrelenting.
Cheers, Mr. Olbermann.
Erica | | 10.07.06 - 1:01 am | #
Keith Olbermann has, in my view, surpassed Jon Stewart as the most potent and valuable voice on television. Stewart still has an obligation to joke about the situation, but Olbermann can just say what so many of us are thinking, with his "special comments", and say them with the urgency and the strength they deserve.
He's a lone voice of sanity in a sea of misdirection and propaganda.
Thank you, Keith Olbermann.
Jeff Coleman | | Email | Homepage | 10.06.06 - 11:21 pm | #
Thank you, thank you, thank you Mr. Olbermann. For the first time in years I felt - finally - someone willing to stand up and defend our country from those in office who are governing by fear and with total incompetence and blatant lies. The most horrible and sadest result is the thousands of lives lost and maimed due to their malfeasance. The shame this country should have for allowing this to happen is incomprehensible. Please keep up the good work. There are few of you around. Thank you. diane
Diane | | Email | 10.06.06 - 11:00 pm | #
Thank you Mr. Olbermann.
Terry | | Email | 10.06.06 - 7:13 pm | #
A big thank you to Mr. Olbermann from up here in Canada.
Nice to see not everyone on American TV is completely detatched from morality, or outrage over the total lack of ethics evident in certain groups today.
Sivi Volk | | 10.06.06 - 6:57 pm | #
Thanks Mr. Olbermann! You have shown the way.
Let's hope the rest of your "profession" grow a pair soon.
flint | | Email | 10.06.06 - 6:11 pm | #
Keith is one of the few people in the media that do not make me want to wretch. It is too bad that the terrorists did not land at Faux news studios on 9/11/01.
Russ Smith | | Email | 10.06.06 - 5:03 pm | #
Keith, you've been my hero since your ESPN days, but never more so than right now.
Like I keep saying on my blog:
You're our Edward R. Murrow -- all the gravitas PLUS more falafel jokes!
Keep at it, Keith. You're our point man.
Tild | | Email | Homepage | 10.06.06 - 4:50 pm | #
Thank you Mr. Olberman! I had given up on getting news from the mainstream media until I discoverd your program on MSNBC. Thank you for telling the truth. Your program last night, 10/5/06, brought tears to my eyes. I've been in a seriously depressed mood about what has been happening to our county and world at the hands of Bush and his administration. I'm starting to feel a little flicker of hope. Thank you again and please keep up your couragous work.
Stephanie Harlow | | Email | 10.06.06 - 3:34 pm | #
Go Sao Paulo !!!!
COLORADO BOB | | Email | Homepage | 10.06.06 - 2:31 pm | #
Keith, I can't say thank you enough! Why is the truth getting to be so rare? I am so sick and tired of the lame coverage we are subject to. If not for the internet, we wouldn't know anything at all. Then, there's you. A breath of fresh air. A feeling that thinking, reasoning proud citizens still exist and that we are not alone in our dissent. No mention at all on TV about over 200 protests yesterday. Hmmmmm...
Truth to Power
Where's My Mangoes? | | 10.06.06 - 1:42 pm | #
THANK YOU Mr. Olbermann for your patriotism and all-around perspicacity, you are one of the few media mouthpieces unafraid to stand up for truth, freedom and the American Way!
You always do us proud!
ME Spiegel | | Email | 10.06.06 - 1:24 pm | #
Here's an 'atta boy' for Keith coming all the way from Sao Paulo, Brasil. Those special comments of late about the President and Rumsfled were right on the mark. About time this was said. And no one better to say it than Mr. Olbermann.
You can't stop Keith Olbermann. You can only HOPE to contain him.
Murph | | 10.06.06 - 1:22 pm | #
I have never heard more moving commentaries in my life..I record them all so that my teenagers can listen to them to hear what a brave reporter actually sounds like. Please do not stop-you are an inspiration
sharon | | Email | 10.09.06 - 2:21 pm | #
You are the most amazing and courageous journalist in the US! You do us proud! Please keep up the good work because American needs you. Take especially good care of yourself.
Penny Cherry | | Email | 10.07.06 - 10:59 pm | #
Thank you, Keith! The silence had been deafening -- now what a pleasant sound -- honesty, candor and truth spoken with courage and clarity. Rare indeed these days. You're a true patriot...please, whatever you do, don't stop!!!
TulsaGirl | | Email | 10.06.06 - 11:33 pm | #
Thank you for speaking truth to power. Would that more journalists follow suit. Hopefully your courage will be an inspiration.
max baer (not the original) | | Email | 10.06.06 - 10:25 pm | #
Keith, Godspeed in your professional and patriotic pursuit and revealing of truth! You are a balm to our bruised and torn nation, and we need you, and I am praying for you to be strong and protected by God's grace. Truth always! Thank you SO MUCH!
Dazy | | 10.06.06 - 2:44 pm | #
Also - send thank you's direct:
Please write to Keith, MSNBC, the Countdown Producers, Microsoft and NBC Corporate. We must let the media know that this is what we want. We want the truth. We want people to report on the dangers to America; our civil liberties, our moral authority, our treasury, our blackened Soul.
Email addresses are:
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Anjha | | Homepage | 10.06.06 - 1:12 pm | #
Keith, you are the last voice of reason anywhere on the networks.
Your special comments need to be front and center on every Progressive website and every Progressive candidates sites.
It is a sad America when we have to wait and cheer and cry when one person in the media finally tells the truth.
I am extremely grateful for your courage and your eloquence. You are the voice of millions. Do not forget this -
We need you.
Thank you Keith. Keep it up. You are a hero and the last bastion of hope for an education Nation.
Anjha | | Homepage | 10.06.06 - 1:09 pm | #
Phenomenal - Please keep it up Keith.
Rob | | 10.06.06 - 10:23 am | #
You do great honor to your profession and your fellow citizens.
Thank you from the core of my being, sir.
gary | | 10.06.06 - 9:55 am | #
Thank you Keith! You speak for me and a large number of concerned citizens.
tdc | | 10.06.06 - 9:01 am | #
Once again I thank you for your great love of country, your ability to articulate so eloquently and so passionately all I want to say. Too bad I have to ask you to PLEASE watch your back, but these are insane times in a world gone insane. God is smiling at you.
Elizabeth White | | Email | 10.06.06 - 8:10 am | #
Dear Mr. Olbermann,
Your courage is astounding -- and humbling. Please keep the "Special Comments" coming. You are doing a service to the nation.
We are saving copies of your work for our grandchildren to read when these dark times have passed and they want to know how our beloved country was led so far astray, and how she regained her senses -- and her ethics.
...and be careful out there.
JMGD | | Email | 10.06.06 - 5:36 am | #
For too long most members of the MSM have limited their criticism of George Bush to statements such as "He misled us into a war with Iraq". This politeness has always bothered me because, in the first place, Webster's New World Dictionary defines mislead as 1. to lead in a wrong direction, 2. to deceive or delude, and 3. to lead into wrongdoing. In the second place, George Bush is not a leader, I was not deceived, and I have never followed him.
George Bush did not mislead us, he LIED to us. He has LIED to us over and over and over again. Thank you so much for being one of the few to loudly and clearly speak the truth. If it wasn't for Countdown, I wouldn't watch any television news. Bravo!
Michael | | Email | 10.06.06 - 2:45 am | #
Thatk you Keith, its nice to hear a voice of sanity instead of all the spin
MJ | | 10.06.06 - 2:06 am | #
Wow...amazing. Somebody talking about politics using their inside voices and grown-up words. Made me shiver, and wish I had something brilliant to say back. But I'm just stuck with...Damn.
Remind me never to really upset you, though.
Erika | | Email | 10.06.06 - 1:10 am | #
All I can say is:
kenm30 | | Email | 10.06.06 - 1:08 am | #
I've been in media for many years and have despaired at the cowardice of many in the mainstream media. Were it not for progressive talk shows on radio and you on TV, I would be a lot more depressed. You give many of us hope, Keith, and you are helping to restore the good name of the journalism profession.
Donna L. Halper | | Email | Homepage | 10.06.06 - 12:53 am | #
Wow. Mr. Olbermann, thank you. We all try to speak the truth in our various ways, but you have the rare national platform, and you speak truth fearlessly.
otherlisa | | Email | Homepage | 10.06.06 - 12:44 am | #
You sir are a true patriot that gives the those of us that are pessimistic cynics watching the fall of the new Roman Empire a glimmer of hope. At least in the media. The government-not so much. Keep it up! Bravo!!!
I liked you on Ch5 sports too.
MilesTougeaux | | Email | 10.06.06 - 12:35 am | #
Keith's comments just get better and better. My only hope is that MSNBC has the courage to allow him to remain on the air.
Way to go, Keith...the great majority of us are with you.
maxcat06 | | Email | 10.06.06 - 12:28 am | #
Keith, thank you so much for your comments tonight. Your courage in speaking the truth is amazing. I appreciate it so much and look forward to each new special comment.
sheila | | Email | 10.05.06 - 11:33 pm | #
You kicked ass!!!!!
And I loved it!
dissentispatriotic | | Email | 10.05.06 - 11:26 pm | #
Keith Olbermann is the God of Honesty.
YOU, Mr. Olbermann, are an American that I am willing to fight for. You make me proud to be an American, and that's something I haven't felt for a while now.
Kenton F | | Email | 10.05.06 - 10:58 pm | #
Thank you, Keith.
Nobody does it better.
Hang On Stevens | | 10.05.06 - 10:35 pm | #
Thank you for your carefully building the arguments against Bush's imperial hubris, and for battling complacency and ennui. Kudos to Dan Abrams and the MSNBC powers that be for supporting your voice, so critical to this great democratic experiment.
anneelizmary | | Email | 10.05.06 - 10:33 pm | #
You are one of the few remaining shining jewels of this country.
JayIsConfused | | Email | 10.05.06 - 10:22 pm | #
What you're doing now will be remembered for a long time. Well done.
Bill Simmons | | 10.05.06 - 10:09 pm | #
Thank you, Keith! Your voice is crucially important now, and it's getting stronger and more powerful every week. You make me remember what it was like to be proud to be an American, and a human being!
M D Smith | | Email | 10.05.06 - 10:09 pm | #
Excellent work, historic work, necessary work. You are a genuine American hero for speaking the truth so eloquently at a time when truth is so urgently needed. Please take care of yourself, Keith, and WATCH YOUR BACK. These times are full of crazy people.
Trent | | 10.05.06 - 10:06 pm | #
Thank you Keith, your courage is an inspiration, and so desperately needed in these politically crazy times.
I purchased your book yesterday, very nice.
Neecie | | Email | Homepage | 10.05.06 - 10:02 pm | #
Thanks, KO. You speak for me.
anotherrootcanal | | Email | 10.05.06 - 9:59 pm | #
Once again, thank you for having a backbone and telling the nation what the Bush administration is really doing to this country.
Stay safe, Mr. Olbermann.
LuLu | | Email | 10.05.06 - 9:53 pm | #
Keith, I love you. Don't ever leave us!! Kisses, Lori
lori | | Email | 10.05.06 - 9:47 pm | #
Thank you Keith. You are the antidote to all the poison the public has been force fed for so long.
Keep on keepin on.
nobrakes/toots | | Email | 10.05.06 - 9:47 pm | #
You are a true patriot. Thank you.
Dave | | Email | 10.05.06 - 9:46 pm | #
That was one fine commentary. thank you for speaking for us!
ToledoGal | | Homepage | 10.05.06 - 9:45 pm | #
Napoleon Dynomite said it.
"Do what I do Pedro, follow your heart!"
I think for Keith it would be modified to include,"...and your head."
I am sure you make your momma proud..all the rest is just icing.
beagleowned | | 10.05.06 - 9:38 pm | #
Oh man, I am so in love with Keith Olbermann.
Keith, you speak for so many of us. Your intelligence, passion and genuine courage is beyond measure. I love the way you write and speak. You are a force to be reckoned with and the country is starting to take notice. Thanks for fighting the good and noble fight, we need you more than ever. xxoo
Stacy Colllins, Los Angeles | | Email | 10.05.06 - 9:34 pm | #
Could it be? Will good really triumph? KO is for real and he will become a new national icon. I remember liking him on cable before he went into Sports news because he had such well-spoken wit and spirit. He has really aged well and evolved into a voice for truth - not more big-money.
David | | Email | 10.05.06 - 9:25 pm | #
Keith Rocks. Telling it straight. It's been so long since I heard someone talk straight on the news on TV. In fact, it's been so long that today for the first time in about 10 years I intentionally sat myself down in front of a TV to watch the news. Countdown. Tell your bosses. You've retrieved a non-tv-watcher from a 10-year hiatus.
Max Grant | | 10.05.06 - 9:17 pm | #
At this moment in time you are the only person I know who Consistently speaks the truth to power. Please continue to do so. You speak for so many of us who have no voice.
Linda | | Email | 10.05.06 - 9:16 pm | #
Maybe there's hope. You are risking everything. And you do it. You speak the truth. How can I thank you for that?
The hope. That there are still intelligent, informed people, who have the courage to speak. The courage!!
Thank you. Thank you.
Jan | | Email | 10.05.06 - 9:06 pm | #
Mr. Olbermann, you sir are truly a national treasure!!please keep up the great work.As a 57 year old male voter, you must believe you speak for me and millions of others.please, please be careful out there. Yours truly, Rick Wilson
rick wilson | | Email | 10.05.06 - 8:57 pm | #
Love you! First time you called him a coward (deservedly). This time you called him a liar (MORE deservedly). Next time, I'm hoping it involves whipped cream and leather, and there are photos!
Dave in Columbus | | Email | 10.05.06 - 8:55 pm | #
Keith - You are the MAN - and thank you for leading by doing in the mediasphere. My late Dad, a great American newspaperman, loved you and so do we other fellow citizens. Watch your back and keep up the truth telling. xox
Newspaperbrat | | Email | Homepage | 10.05.06 - 8:51 pm | #
Thank you for speaking up. You give me hope. Your words will go down in history. Edward R. Murrow would be proud.
Please keep it up!!!
cfk | | Email | 10.05.06 - 8:51 pm | #
Yet again, Mr. Olbermann, many many thanks. Please, keep it up!
caseynm | | Email | 10.05.06 - 8:51 pm | #
Once again sir, you have gone above and beyond.
With gratitude I thank you.
joy | | Email | 10.05.06 - 8:48 pm | #
Keith- You are my Dad's and my hero! You have guts, you speak the truth. Your's is the only show that I CAN'T MISS. I am addicted to watching you point out the lies. Your special comments are so eloquent. My Dad can't stand just about everybody on modern television but says that you are extremely intelligent! Thank you MSNBC for letting Keith speak the truth!
Sara | | Email | 10.14.06 - 1:30 am | #
Thank you very much Mr Olberman. Keep it up, it is very encouraging for the rest of us to hear your powerful comments against this evil administration.
Art C. | | Email | 10.07.06 - 10:13 am | #
Mr. Olberman, Thank you for using your Bully Pulpit to call out the President on his certainty. I've been wary of this attitude since it surfaced. I'm afraid for the constitution. Coyote Gulch
Coyote Gulch | | Email | Homepage | 10.06.06 - 8:22 pm | #
Thank you! We need a spokesperson unafraid to let the people in power know they are not snowing us! Keep up the good work!
L.Bullard (Idaho) | | 10.06.06 - 12:30 pm | #
Thank You So Very Much for FINALLY being the Reasoned Voice in The Wilderness, and for Speaking Truth to Power! Thank You for reminding us of what True Journalists are suppose to do. Edward R. Murrow would be so Proud of you, as are we!
You and MSNBC are so very Brave, and you deserve the gratitude of a very Greatful nation!
Thank You Keith, for your passionate, articulate and truly PATRIOTIC courage in speaking Truth to Power!
G. A. Ashley | | Email | 10.06.06 - 12:16 pm | #
Keith - you have brought a new era to cable news. Your forthright and unparsed commentaries are exactly what much of America thinks and says at the water cooler and is just what our President and others of his administration never hear. Kudos to you and MSNBC - would that Network News had the guts to carry your Special Comments.
Winter Park, Florida
Peter Rocchio | | Email | 10.06.06 - 9:47 am | #
Keith delivers oxygen again! Gives me hope - I have known a lot of what Bush would do from the beginning - so, to finally hear TRUTH delivered with eloquence and clear honesty and don't forget the courage it takes these slimey days of corruption to actually say - Bush is a liar as well as the "posse" he rode in on.
Michelin | | Email | 10.06.06 - 5:59 am | #
You give so many of us hope and keep the fight out here going. Thank you once again, Keith.
Birdgal | | Email | 10.05.06 - 11:32 pm | #
Thank you Keith for saying what we all were thinking. Keep up the great work!
Texan Democrat | | 10.05.06 - 11:31 pm | #
Thanks, Keith. You give me hope that we might still be able to preserve this country.
Slaw | | 10.05.06 - 10:12 pm | #
Keith Olberman, you are my hero!
Joann | | Email | 10.05.06 - 9:16 pm | #
Thank you so much. We all knew it needed to be said and finally someone has the guts to say it. Thank you.
Elizabeth | | 10.05.06 - 8:52 pm | #
My mother celebrated her 80th birthday this past Monday.
She had to scrape enough money together to hand sew a dress so that she wouldn't look "poor" when her class went to see "Gone With the Wind" in 1939 (she was 13). She drove a laundry truck, bussed heavy automat trays and stuffed dill in pickle jars on an assembly line during WWII, while taking stenography classes (she didn't have the luxury of wealth for college). Lived through the spectre of McCarthyism, the fear of the Bay of Pigs (but not so scared that she didn't start her family at the age of 36). Witnessed the horrors of Vietnam. Put plastic on windows and closed off some of the rooms in our home during the energy crunch. Managed to put three girls through college and pay for it.
She votes every election, and yes, she is a Roosevelt Democrat.
She called me after Keith's special comment tonight.
"I've never seen a journalist speak such truth in such a manner. It scared me to death for him, but made me so proud. It makes me want to thank him and give him a hug."
Kentucky Woman | | Email | 10.05.06 - 8:50 pm | #
two beers | | Email | 10.05.06 - 8:41 pm | #
Mr. Olbermann,I would like to take this moment to nominate you for the Medal of Freedom.
To be bestowed by the next Democratic President.
( While the current lying scumbag rots in a cold, dark prison cell somewhere in Uzbekistan.)
Thank you SIR!
Bustednuckles | | Email | 10.05.06 - 8:38 pm | #
Olbermann knocked that "Special Comment" right out of the ballpark. What a newscaster, in the best tradition of Edward R. Murrow. Thank you, Mr. Olbermann, and don't stop now!
neurophius | | Email | 10.05.06 - 8:35 pm | #
Please except my most heartfelt thanks for saying on a national forum, what so many of us can only rant and rave about in our living rooms. Your valor, insight, and honesty are truly inspiring, and are the words of a genuine patriot.
Robert | | Email | 10.05.06 - 8:33 pm | #
Goosebumps again...thank you, Keith, for speaking with such passion, wisdom, and integrity.
LoKo | | 10.05.06 - 8:33 pm | #
Thank you, KO. You were on fire tonight (Bush keeps on supplying the kindling).
everymom | | 10.05.06 - 8:31 pm | #
BRAVO!!!!! You are this generation's Edward R. Murrow!
litigatormom | | Email | 10.05.06 - 8:28 pm | #
You have the courage of a lion.
No one else has dared to speak the truth as you have done.
I have immense respect for you.
Barbara | | Email | 10.05.06 - 8:28 pm | #
Cheers in my house - THANKS KEITH!! Go, go, go!!!! Don't stop thinkin' about tomorrow....
whew - so nice to have a voice.
klnb1019 | | Email | 10.05.06 - 8:24 pm | #
You're not on that ledge alone, Keith. Thank you for leading the way!
catinwaco | | 10.05.06 - 8:22 pm | #
Home Run again. Edward R. Murrow of the New Millinium! Thank you KO
Sheila | | Email | 10.05.06 - 8:18 pm | #
Holy Cow!!! Now that was a commentary. Sic 'em Keith. You are becoming the true patriots' attack dog.
Jamie | | Email | Homepage | 10.05.06 - 8:07 pm | #
Thnak you Keith Olbermann, but can you please simplify your delivery? Complexity is not a vice, but clarity is certainly a virtue.
John | | Email | 10.10.06 - 8:06 am | #
thank you for standing up for the people of this country, no one else seems to have the guts to tell it like it is. you sir are a true american. bless you
robert | | Email | 10.05.06 - 9:42 pm | #
Keith Obermann is the best person in the world!
R. Bergstedt | | Email | 10.05.06 - 9:31 pm | #
Keep up the good work, we are parched for truth out here.
PLS | | Email | 10.05.06 - 9:00 pm | #
You are the only person in the main-stream media with logic, reason, and courage. Keep up the excellent work. Thank you.
sonate | | Email | 10.05.06 - 8:44 pm | #
Keith, as a devout Countdown viewer & Olbie lover, I watch your show twice a night - 7pm and the rerun at 11pm. Keep up the good fight.
Bluegal | | Email | 10.04.06 - 12:01 pm | #
Long may you run,K.O. We are all watching your back, and so are all the Arch Angels.
Becca Catanese | | Email | 10.04.06 - 11:06 am | #
In the bazarro world we find ourselves in, where the presidents of Iran and Venezula make more sense than the president of our own country, I often find myself scanning the globe for alternative locations of residence. Then I heard your editorial, "The very definition of cowardace" and I was reasured that there are still good people who care enough to say what I am thinking
Terry Gilmore | | Email | 10.04.06 - 11:00 am | #
We missed you last night, please hurry back, you are the only person on TV to make any sense. We pray that you will keep safe - and keep up your good work. Thank you!
Joan Sykes | | Email | 10.04.06 - 10:59 am | #
I get chills up and down my spine when I hear your commentary. It is so unusual to hear the truth.
nancy woodworth | | Email | 10.04.06 - 10:46 am | #
KO, I watch you every night & I support your efforts to expose the threats to our democracy.
mann der welt | | Email | 10.04.06 - 10:43 am | #
Thank God for you, Keith - one of the few truthful voices on the air. Where were you last night? Every time you are gone, I get very, very worried.
lovedemocracy | | Email | 10.04.06 - 10:04 am | #