Olbermann Invades Today Show on Friday, Plugs His Attack on Bush
Three days after delivering a "Special Comment" (which can be found with video here) on his Countdown show denouncing President Bush on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann announced that not only will he replay his "Comment" on tomorrow night's Countdown due to being "inundated with your comments and requests," but also announced that he will appear on tomorrow's Today show to "discuss the 'Comment' and other political matters." In Monday night's "Special Comment," Olbermann charged that the President had committed the "impeachable offense" of "lying by implication" to get America into a "fraudulent war" in Iraq, and called the President's "reprehensible inaction" in securing the construction of a memorial at Ground Zero a "crime against" 9/11 victims. It is also likely the MSNBC host will be promoting his recently released book, Worst Person in the World, which is based on a regular segment on Olbermann's show which sometimes features political targets and, according to an MRC study, has targeted conservatives for ridicule eight times as often as liberals. (Transcript follows)
Below is a complete transcript of Olbermann's plug for his "Special Comment" and for his Today show appearance, as it appeared on the Thursday September 14 Countdown:
Keith Olbermann: "A brief interruption for two programming notes. After Monday's 'Special Comment' on 9/11 and the still empty hole in Manhattan, and the symbolic empty hole in this country, we have been inundated with your comments and requests. We all thank you heartily for them, given that the comment has now been viewed at least a quarter of a million times on one Internet Web site alone. We will be replaying the 9/11 'Comment' in its entirety tomorrow night right here on Countdown at 8 and Midnight Eastern, 5 and 9 Pacific, dependent, of course, on the volume of breaking news. A second note, I'll be discussing the 'Comment' and other political matters tomorrow morning on Today on NBC, dependent, once again, on the volume of breaking news."