So I watched Thursday nights broadcast of the RNC via MSNBC and was dumbfounded by perhaps the most abject televised display of vanity and self obsession when Keith Olbermann interrupted the analytical/broadcast proceedings to confess his own "apologies" for the RNC's audacious video that dared revisit the tragedy, in "graphic" fashion mind you, of 9/11.
If at this late date, any television network had, of its own accord, shown that much video tape and that much graphic video tape of 9/11...it, we, would be rightly eviscerated at all quarters, perhaps by the Republican Party itself, for exploiting the memories of the dead, and perhaps even for trying to evoke that pain again. If you reacted to that video tape the way I did, I apologize. It is a subject of great pain, for many of us still, and it was probably not appropriate to be shown.
Weak. Keith Olbermann is a pompous, self obsessed, partisan hack who certainly doesn't belong on the same broadcast as Tom Brokaw. There have been many painful events throughout America's history. To talk about and remember them in the fashion that the RNC's video did certainly is not an exploitation.
My only issue with the video that so offended his lordship was the ignorant fashion the Iran hostage crisis was lumped in with al qaeda. Apples and oranges from where I stand. And this tunnel-vision approach is a troubling aspect of a McCain presidency.