Truth and Consequences: Special Comments on the Bush Administration's War on American Values

Keith Olbermann, Author . Random $24.95 (192p) ISBN 978-1-4000-6676-6

In just two years, MSNBC host Olbermann (The Worst Person in the World ) has become one of the most recognized critics of the George W. Bush administration. This book explains how and why Olbermann's televised “special comments” began, then reprints them from September 2005 through July 2007, with postcomment explanations. Before becoming a Bush administration critic, Olbermann had achieved fame as a sports commentator on the ESPN cable network. The genesis of commentator Olbermann as political celebrity makes it difficult to determine if he ought to be considered a fact-based journalist, but however Olbermann should be labeled journalistically, the commentary collected here demonstrates that he is a first-rate writer unafraid of expressing criticisms of most Republican decision makers and, on occasion, Democrats. Understanding from the start that Bush defenders would label the special comments unpatriotic, Olbermann decided to wear this label as a badge of honor and makes a persuasive argument that he is the upholder of traditional American values, while Bush and his colleagues are the transgressors. Olbermann's editorials are bound to stimulate and incite arguments as election season ratchets up. (Jan. 2)

Reviewed on: 11/19/2007
Release date: 12/01/2007
Genre: Nonfiction
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