October 24th, 2006

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Fear Sells

Even though every time I check out Olbermann's Countdown, I like it, I haven't made his show a habit. I was tooling around on the internet and Cliff called out to me that he had something for me to watch. It was Olbermann calling out the GOP for their ridiculous fearmongering web ad. The ad prominently features Osama bin Laden and Zawahiri and implies everything will go boom if the democrats win seats in Congress.

Remember when people thought it was "sex sells"? I'm usually no fan of nostagia, but one does tire of a diet of fear day in and day out. The Bush Administration wants us fearful and therefore easily manipulated. Personally, I try my best to not to lead my life out of fear.

Anyway, I knew it would end up on Crooks and Liars. Bless that site! There's a transcript, but I recommend the video links, if you can. In any case, Olbermann's rant is so worth it.

http://www.crooksandliars.com/2006/10/23/olbermanns-special-comment-on-gop-fearmongering/