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I need to clarify my three-star rating. This book is simply a collection of the "Still Bushed," "Worst Persons," "Quick Comments," and "Special Comments" from Countdown on MSNBC for the year and a half following the 2008 election. If you are a regular watcher of this show, this book will be more a trip down memory lane rather than anything new. It can still be an interesting read, but ultimately it was just a rehash of what I had already watched before. Hence the three-star rating. This is probably mostly geared towards diehard fans or people who had not watched these shows before. Just be warned.… (mere)
 
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sheldonnylander | 2 andre anmeldelser | Apr 5, 2023 |
I confess, I more or less skimmed through this, rather than giving it a conscious read. I like Olberman and am glad that he's out there to balance the hyperbolizing of the O'Reillys and Hannitys of the world.

However, while he nails Bush, Cheney, et al on numerous points, he tends to go too far with constant allusions to Fascism, Nazi Germany, etc which really diminishes his argument.

Are we in the final chapter of the worst presidency of the past 100 years? Probably so. Can the demerits of this administration speak for themselves? Yes. Do we need Olberman to point them out with wit and wisdom? Sure. Do we need the overstatements and, with them, the marginalization of readers who would love to hear a progressive voice, but have a distaste for the Michael Moore heavy hand approach? No. We need objective pragmatism that points out the failures and foibles without reaching for the "Fascist" label at every turn.

Methinks he doth protest justly...just with more fervency than is perhaps needed to coerce any fence sitters. As for preaching to the choir, we hear you, Keith. We hear you.

Note: I bet this book plays better than it reads - maybe the book on cd, or Keith's nightly show on MSNBC, are better bets...
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TommyHousworth | 7 andre anmeldelser | Feb 5, 2022 |
Special Comments on the Bush Administration
 
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ritaer | 7 andre anmeldelser | Aug 19, 2021 |
Another stellar volume by Mister Olbermann, including some monumental Special Comments on such topics as Prop 8 and gay marriage. I hope he brings back the Worst Persons segment soon!
 
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sarahlh | 2 andre anmeldelser | Mar 6, 2021 |

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