On his MSNBC program Countdown host Keith Olbermann laid the responsibility for the murder of Dr. George Tiller at the feet of Bill O’Reilly and Fox News. Olbermann said that Fox News incites murder and terrorism, and must be stopped.
Here is the video:
Olbermann proposed an indirect boycott of Fox News, “If there is a solution it is perhaps an indirect boycott. It is probably your experience as it has been mine that stores, bars, restaurants, waiting rooms often show Fox News on their televisions. Don’t write a letter, make a threat, just get up and explain if they will not change the channel leave the place and say calmly why it is you are taking your business elsewhere.”
Olberman later claimed that FNC incites murder and terrorism, “Fox News Channel will never restrain itself from incitement of murder and terrorism not until its profits begin to decline, when its growth stops, so not so much a boycott here as a quarantine, because this has got to stop…The goal here is to get this blindly irresponsible man and his ilk off the air. We are only in the television news business, a profession that is at times about two inches up from carnival barking. We must again separate it, television, from terrorism, and we must again make the world safe for people condemned by the Fox News Channel.”
I think that Keith Olbermann has finally lost his mind. He is so caught up in his war with Bill O’Reilly and Fox News that he is missing the big picture here. This is not about Keith Olbermann vs. Fox News. I think that his rhetoric about FNC inciting murder and terrorism was way over the top. Olbermann complains about how O’Reilly tries to censor free speech, but isn’t he doing the same thing by trying to get O’Reilly taken off of the air?
The problem is that there are people in our society who murder in the name of life, not that an idiot on FNC plays to the extremist crowd. Olbermann is attributing responsibility when he doesn’t have any proof. If I watch MSNBC, then go shoot a Republican, does this mean that Keith Olbermann is to blame? I think that Olbermann has become what he claims to hate the most.
In my opinion, Keith Olbermann has become the left wing version of Bill O’Reilly. He is the liberal Coyote to the O’Reilly’s conservative Road Runner. Both of them are cartoon characters who have descended into self parody, and both of them are ignoring the real reason why we all should be appalled over the murder of Dr. George Tiller.