September 11, 2008

The Trademarking of 9/11

During the Republican National Convention, a film was shown, ostensibly to "commemorate" the attacks of September 11, 2001, and the networks covering the RNC dutifully broadcast it. What no one questioned, with the exception of Keith Olbermann, was why anyone thought the Republican National Convention - a purely political event - was an appropriate setting for such a remembrance.
Mr. Olbermann was visibly upset at the time, and in fact, apologized to his audience for having broadcast what was very clearly the politicization of a national tragedy. Below, is the special comment he delivered on the topic last night.

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