Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
July 24, 2017 Disclaimer: Please read.

Statements and opinions expressed in articles are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.

Truthdig Bazaar

Los Disidentes

Rosa Elizalde

more items

A/V Booth
Email this item Print this item

Bush’s Legacy Untangled

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

Keith Olbermann, in this comma-laden “Countdown” diatribe, really lets loose on the idea of George Bush’s legacy being anything but a dishonorable, terror-filled and disastrous eight years.

(h/t Crooks and Liars)



Square, Site wide, Desktop


Square, Site wide, Mobile
Banner, End of Story, Desktop
Banner, End of Story, Mobile

Subscribe to the Truthdig YouTube channel:

Get a book from one of our contributors in the Truthdig Bazaar.

Related Entries

Get truth delivered to
your inbox every day.

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

Join the conversation

Load Comments

By cyrena, December 13, 2008 at 5:36 am Link to this comment

By dihey, December 10 at 2:27 pm #

The headlines in every newspaper and blogsite is about Governor Blagojarovich. You must be digging under news from the sandbox of some Kindergarten Truthdig!


Humm dihey,

There’s definitely some ‘irony’ in these few short words, confirming your place among America’s amnesiacs, and the mainstream sheeple who pay attention to only the things that the Gangsters WANT you to pay attention to. So, if ‘everybody else’ is paying attention to what they’ve told you to pay attention to, you MISS what they really don’t want you to know, and that’s a whole hell of a lot.

I think you still missed it. On the other hand, if you think issues like the illegal practice of torture, rendition/kidnapping, the collapse of the financial system, the highest rate of unemployment since the ‘30’s, the highest and increasing income disparity EVER, and the fact that millions of people have died because of the Bush Doctrine of pre-emptive attacks are kindergarten topics of conversation, it signals either a willful ‘missing’ or the standard anti-intellectual mentality that has brought us to our knees as a nation.

Meantime, you’re right that Olbermann had to dig for this information, along with several thousand (at least) others of us, who have been rather determined to expose these things. In the MOST SECRETIVE Administration EVER to be, (thanks to Dick Cheney)it hasn’t been easy to find answers, and those who DO find and expose the truth have been under fire for at least a decade.

Such as it is with Keith. He keeps shouting the truth all over the place, and that makes all of these people, (including the sheeple of course) very uncomfortable. 

But we must admit, he’s gotten away with it a whole lot longer than anyone else has, and in his sincerity and passion, he’s gonna make sure that Attention Deficit and Amnesic American’s REMEMBER this ‘kindergarten’ stuff in terms of the Bush Legacy. (that’s what the topic of the article is by the way).

And, I don’t know how any conscious person doesn’t get that the Bush Legacy will go down in history as one fucked up era in American History. That’s pretty much the point here.

This is also an on-going project for Olbermann in his daily show these days. He calls it the “Countdown’ There will (or should) be dancing in the streets on January 20, 2009.

Report this

By Victor, December 12, 2008 at 11:00 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

A rather subdued delivery by Olberboyy standard…a move in the right direction, I say.

Report this

By nobozos, December 12, 2008 at 7:30 am Link to this comment

Give me a White House blowjob every day over this murderous group.

Report this

By nobozos, December 12, 2008 at 7:30 am Link to this comment

Give me a White House blow every day over this murderous group.

Report this

By tex, December 12, 2008 at 6:22 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

So if W tries to rewrite history to make him-
self look better than he is, would that really be
news to be buried? Would you like your kid to
be taught in k-12 what a great pres W was? Facts
are stubborn little things. But somebody needs to
remind us, since we all have memories that fade
faster than breath on a cold mirror.
As for the shoe bomber, W just tried to take credit
for the interception. Pay attention.

Report this

By HC, December 11, 2008 at 8:13 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

I wouldn’t say “comma-laden diatribe,” as Olbermann’s commentaries are intelligent, lucid, accurate, and articulate enough, and he is more than sufficiently schooled in the proper use of the English language, that he knows when to use commas and when to use semicolons to separate out a series of related but distinguishable items in a long list, which in Dumbya’s case would circle several times around his likeness carved into Mt. Flushmore.

Report this

By davidperi, December 11, 2008 at 7:10 am Link to this comment

History will tell us about “W”. I hope history will not miss anything.  His legacy is being written all the time and will continue be written until the end.

Report this

By Christian, December 11, 2008 at 7:06 am Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Why is Keith still beating the ol’ “Russia Invaded!” horse when it’s clear that Sakaavishi moved first?

Report this

By Shift, December 11, 2008 at 4:20 am Link to this comment

Wow, a Christmas card for George Bush from Keith Olbermann.

Report this

By jr., December 10, 2008 at 5:57 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

Go Keith!  Thank you for telling like it is.

Report this

By dihey, December 10, 2008 at 3:27 pm Link to this comment

The headlines in every newspaper and blogsite is about Governor Blagojarovich. You must be digging under news from the sandbox of some Kindergarten Truthdig!

Report this

By samosamo, December 10, 2008 at 2:55 pm Link to this comment

Well, I like it when keith gets on the soap box and what he says has enough truth and reality in it to shame the hell out of that other channel of pundits that are actually criminal in their contorted use of disinforming america to perpetuate the strangle hold of stupidity in the veggies.

Report this

By Todd, December 10, 2008 at 1:14 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

There’s some really some good stuff there, but it’s totally negated by some of the BS that he throws in just to prove his points beyond the level that’s really required. How is G.W. Bush supposed to keep us safe from the friggin Shoe Bomber? And other such crap. Keith…opportunity missed.

Report this

By GW=MCHammered, December 10, 2008 at 12:26 pm Link to this comment
(Unregistered commenter)

It’s time to raid the coffers of that other White Meat… the gov-corp elite responsible for this stinking Bu$hCo pile. And if officials cannot rise to proper human accountability, then remember hungry out-of-work workers, their meat BBQs like any other.

Report this
Right Top, Site wide - Care2
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide

Like Truthdig on Facebook