Patricia Nell Warren

Keith Olbermann Blasts Palin on Terrorism

Filed By Patricia Nell Warren | October 07, 2008 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Living, Politics
Tags: Keith Olbermann, Keith Olbermann , New Apostolic Reformation, Sarah Palin, terrorism

Last night, American voters finally got the word that Sarah Palin is supported by a violent ultra-rightist international religious front. She was exposed in prime time by a big name in mainstream TV news -- none other than Keith Olbermann of MSNBC. Anybody who doubts the New Apostolic Reformation's commitment to terrorism should go to YouTube and listen to a hair-raising sermon where pastor Thomas Muthee urges his followers to be violent.

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For days, ever since Palin launched the "Obama pals around with terrorists" smear, I've been disgusted to see CNN -- and of course Fox News, and others -- avoiding any mention of her affiliation with the NAR. The movement advocates terrorism against anyone who opposes it, as a legitimate means to its goals, characterizing opposition as the work of "demon powers." It predicts confidently that the U.S. will have an NAR government by the year 2012.

For weeks the subject has been aired online by independent media, notably the Huffington Post, which showcases the research of Talk to Action and other concerned groups. At that rate, it would take CNN a few days to notice the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center! I've been posting about this since mid-September.

Last night, Olbermann bore down on Palin's association with pastor Thomas Muthee, a key figure in the movement. Let's hope that other TV news media will now wake up and notice.

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John R. Selig | October 7, 2008 5:36 PM

Be sure to check out Keith Olbermann's "Special Comment" from last night's show as well. It was one of his best. It is a bit lengthy at 11 minutes and some change but it is well worth the time investment as it keeps building.

Olbermann goes after "Bombs Away McShame and the Moose Jockey," as I not so affectionately call them, with a double barreled shot gun and then after awhile drops a few stink bombs on them for good measure!

Sit back and have a watch and I dare you not to have a big smile on your face by the time Keith is done with his wonderful rant!

As I said, I intend to continue reporting on this thread. It feels like the country is reaching a critical mass, with the outbreaks of open hostility at Palin's rallies...people feeling free to support the between-the-lines message that she is sending.

Olbermann seems to be the only liberal voice left in the media advocating as strongly as the rightwingers on Fox.

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | October 8, 2008 2:05 AM

Even weird for Alaskans explains a lot.

May the Goddess on Bedloe's Island bless Keith Olbermann for having the gonads to go after this story! OTOH, he is highlighting the "kookiness" of believing in witchcraft. Unfortunately, he is not highlighting all that much the fact that Muthee endorses violence in the name of evangelism and Christian theocracy. The NAR does the same, and that is what makes these groups truly fit into the categories of scofflaws, subversives and terrorists.

I sure hope that someone asks Palin two questions in the right order: 1) Do you consider Pastor Muthee to be a spiritual mentor of yours? and 2) Are we correct in concluding, then, that you endorse the breaking of the law in the name of evangelism and conversion, the same as he does? If we thought Palin hemmed and hawed during the Katie Couric interview, I'd love to see what she does with those two questions --- because, given that Patricia's posts are correct, her answering those questions honestly and directly would be the end of the game for her ...

... IF the American voters are paying attention and have their heads plugged in in any manner that approaches sanity. Unfortunately, in the current crazy world, that's a big IF.

I would love to see her asked those questions. And I agree that Olbermann didn't go far enough with pointing up her affiliation with the whole religious movement, not just Muthee. Let's hope that he continues to cover this, though. I watched a great deal of coverage on various networks yesterday, and it's appalling how they all continue to chew the same stuff over and over.

Yes, Palin is a scary freak. Yes, the media is giving her a free ride on this one. I too would LOVE to see someone in the media ask her about this in person, live.

Andrew Yu-Jen Wang | March 2, 2009 7:54 PM

Speaking of terrorism:

George W. Bush committed hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism (indicated in my blog).

George W. Bush did in fact commit innumerable hate crimes.

And I do solemnly swear by Almighty God that George W. Bush committed other hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism which I am not at liberty to mention.

Many people know what Bush did.

And many people will know what Bush did—even to the end of the world.

Bush was absolute evil.

Bush is now like a fugitive from justice.

Bush is a psychological prisoner.

Bush has a lot to worry about.

Bush can technically be prosecuted for hate crimes at any time.

In any case, Bush will go down in history in infamy.

Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
Messiah College, Grantham, PA
Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993

I am not sure where I had read it before, but anyway, it is a linguistically excellent statement, and it goes kind of like this: “If only it were possible to ban invention that bottled up memory so it never got stale and faded.” Oh wait—off of the top of my head—I think the quotation came from my Lower Merion High School yearbook.