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Olbermann: Fox News a "24-Hour Parade of Feces"

Reported by Alex - July 21, 2010 -

What a difference a day makes. On Tuesday the blogosphere and news programs were buzzing with the news of the firing of Shirley Sherrod by the USDA after Andrew Breitbart published a heavily edited videotape of her making what appeared to be racist remarks. The right high-fived each other while the left despaired and raged over the cave-in by the White House to rightwing propaganda. By Wednesday afternoon, the full video of Ms. Sherrod's speech had been revealed, exonerating her, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack had apologized to Ms. Sherrod and asked if she would like to return to her department.

In between, Andrew Breitbart and Fox News came under heavy fire from all directions (well, almost all - fire was pretty sparse from the right): Breitbart for race-baiting in order to "discredit" the NAACP, and Fox News for taking Breitbart at face value and hyping his false story as though it was real news deserving of attention. Emotions ran high - and arguably nobody's rhetoric flew higher than Keith Olbermann's, who launched a scathing attack on Fox News, calling the cable news channel a "24-hour parade of feces dressed up as news because of a clever marketing plan." With Video.

Olbermann didn't just go after Breitbart and Fox News in general: he raged at Fox News president Roger Ailes, NewsCorp owner Rupert Murdoch, the right, the left, the MSM, bloggers, Vilsack, President Obama, the NAACP, and more in an Olbermann classic "special comment" that lasted for 12 minutes. If you wish to view the entire comment, go here; below is a three-minute excerpt featuring most of his remarks about Fox News.





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