Olbermann is compared to Joe McCarthy…on the pages of a legacy newspaper.
This could be a first. But don’t get too excited. The same columnist – David Zurawik – also whines about Beck and Limbaugh. At least he doesn’t accuse them of sedition a la Joe Clown. He just calls them “inflammatory”; and puts them in the same category as Olby.
What Zurawik doesn’t get is that Beck, Limbaugh, Palin and anyone remotely aligned with the Tea Party movement are not inflammatory, but symptoms of inflammation.
What’s inflammatory – and repellent, like a patch of poison ivy on an otherwise pleasant meadow – are the encroachments upon liberty and wealth creation being carried out by the current administration and its accomplices in Congress.
The patient needs cortisone badly – to neutralize the inflammatory agents, if you will. And a dose of it is coming, in November.
Olbermann? Olby is indeed inflammatory, but ultimately just a minor irritant.
UPDATE: Related: Remember in November. Nice video!