Webster G. Tarpley
January 22, 2011
Last night, Keith Olbermann, the host of MSNBC’s flagship and top-rated Countdown program, abruptly told his viewers that he had been fired by the
network. On the same day, Jeffrey Immelt, the top honcho of General Electric, was hobnobbing with Obama at a GE plant in Schenectady, New York – a
plant which has received subsidies from the Obama regime. Government financial help for GE has not gone mainly to the firm’s remaining industrial
manufacturing divisions, but rather– and in boxcar numbers –to GE Capital, long notorious as a derivatives hedge fund in drag.
Immelt, a well-known asset-stripper and runaway shop devotee, has also just been appointed as the boss of Obama’s new White House Council on Jobs
and Competitiveness, which in turn is part of Obama’s sharp right turn towards austerity, tax cuts for the rich, and a new assault on the Social
Security-Medicare-Medicaid-jobless insurance complex. In this regard, Wall Street puppet Obama is reputed to be preparing new historical crimes
against the American people, and new stabs in the back for his own base. This goes together with Obama’s naming of JP Morgan banker William Daley,
an advocate of free trade sellouts, as White House chief of staff, and the new prominence of Goldman Sachs associate and derivatives deregulator Gene
Sperling as the successor to Larry Summers as economics czar.
During the 2007-2008 campaign, Olbermann had thoroughly degraded himself by acting the role of a media toady to the new Messiah, and the implacable
defamer of Obama’s rivals. But, over the last few months, Olbermann had launched some critical sallies against the Anointed One. Olbermann was
increasingly critical and disillusioned about the administration. He was especially indignant about Obama’s December sellout on the Bush tax cuts
for the rich, pointing out Obama’s dangerous erosion of the integrity of Social Security, and the cynical betrayal of the 99ers, the long-term
Keith Olbermann fired for being to critical of Obama? the story making rounds is that Comcast wanted him gone but with the NBC buyout months away GE
are still the owners of the network perhaps it was meant to be a warning to any other critics on the left.No real difference in how either side deals
with criticism is there? Olbermann Ouster.
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