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Thursday, August 31, 2006

My letter to MSNBC

I urge every progressive activist to speak up and strongly applaud Keith Olbermann for his outstanding response to Donald Rumsfeld, which aired last night.
Dear MSNBC:

Last night's special commentary on Countdown responding to Donald Rumsfeld was truly, truly amazing. Keith Olbermann is MSNBC's best host and a real journalist. Keith speaks for me and a majority of Americans who are sick of this administration's deception, attacks on our patriotism, and the continued occupation of Iraq.

Keith's words were powerful, inspiring, and sorely needed. Finally, an authentic, honest voice speaking for the heart and soul of America on cable TV, not another member of a legion of pundits or talking heads repeating right wing spin.

I implore you to ignore the people who will surely demonize Keith for reminding us all that dissent is the highest form of patriotism.

And, as a cable viewer, I want to thank you for keeping Countdown with Keith Olbermann on the air. Countdown is perhaps the main reason why I usually watch MSNBC and not CNN.

Sincerely,

Andrew Villeneuve
The right wing is of course angry at Olbermann and attempting to intimidate MSNBC executives into getting rid of Countdown. We must speak up and make our voices heard. Here are the email addresses to send your letter to:
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There's no need to write a long essay. What MSNBC executives need to hear now are thousands of short, to the point, heartfelt thank yous. And be sure to watch Countdown tonight at 5 PM Pacific Time.

UPDATE: Olbermann reported on Countdown that the response to his special commentary yesterday was astounding, adding that MSNBC's inboxes were "overflowing" with positive comments. Olbermann also said that many viewers had requested that the commentary be rebroadcast on tonight's show.

That isn't going to happen, but Olbermann did remind viewers they can watch the commentary again and again on MSNBC's website.

If you haven't written a letter yet, please write now.

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