The he to whom I am referring is Keith Olbermann. My Keith Olbermann. The one who makes me smile that knowing smile that says "he really gets it!" He was back in full force last night with a truly Special Comment.
I'll forgive him those Special Comments that weren't so special for saying what he said last night. I will play some clips from it on my Air America show today (noon-3 ET at www.airamerica.com), but you need to take the seven minutes necessary to watch this... now!
***Edit*** As I'm getting content together for today's show on Air America, the Howard Beale speech from Network kept playing in my mind. So, I will use some of it on the show today, and figured we should all watch it again... and either say ENOUGH or say I'M AS MAD AS HELL AND I'M NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANY MORE! It honestly brought tears to my eyes...
It was a great night of TV last night (and I'm not talking my Thursday night double-dose of guilty pleasures by way of Survivor and Grey's Anatomy. Nope... In addition to Keith's Special Comment, Bruce Springsteen appeared on the Daily Show with a giddy, almost star-struck Jon Stewart! I'm not criticizing here... I'd be just as giddy and star-struck, as Bruce is my dream guest!. But what a great appearance, with a very impressive interview and an amazing acoustic performance of "Working on a Dream," the title track of his new album. Here's the interview, just in case you missed it:
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||M - Th 11p / 10c|
|Bruce Springsteen - Interview|
And the nightcap came on The Tonight Show, as history was made with the first appearance by a sitting president on a late-night talk show. President Obama proved to be a class act (well, aside from a bad joke that I'm sure will have the right all over him), and such an intelligent change of pace from what we had to endure for the past eight years! If you just couldn't stay awake to see it last night, you can still see it here, now: