Keith Olbermann takes on Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and other
propagators of healthcare
reform misinformation
in this special comment from Countdown.
Olbermann says that Palin’s blog post about “death panels” was like
shouting fire in a crowded theater, and that her appeals to an “orgy of
fantasized violence
” may well lead to the real thing. He also
notes that Beck’s one brief idea, his 9/12 panels, quickly turned into
another way to encourage people to shout down members of Congress at
their own town halls, and points out that the birther movement is just
an excuse. “You are not the victims. . . but just garden-variety
ordinary racists
,” he tells them, winding up by exhorting people,
“For God’s sake, trust your instincts to think.”

Sarah Jaffe

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