MSNBC's Olbermann Gives Thanks to Michael Moore
Michael Moore and MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann should form a mutual admiration society.
The filmmaker, who got sidetracked with his praise for Olbermann’s “incredible” war commentaries, went on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” to discuss “SiCKO” and his recent dispute with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
“[I] think what really got me going in terms of the other day [his spat with CNN] is that I just, I just feel Keith – and – and of course you talk about this all the time on – on your show, and your commentaries have been incredible about the war – that here we are, we’re in the fifth year of this thing and, and I've seen very few media outlets issue an apology for not doing the job that they should have done,” Moore said in his July 12 appearance.
Olbermann also had no qualms about letting his viewers know how much he supports
“You just used a great phrase here that – that we seem to be distracted by – by nitpicking,” said Olbermann. “This is the way things like … should there be universal health care. These are the way these things get – get sidetracked. Isn’t it?”
“We lose literally hundreds of billions of dollars every year because of all the administrative costs, the red tape, the profit that the companies have to make. That's why our whole system is so expensive, why it costs so much and we can do this a - a heck of a lot cheaper and it would cover everyone,” said
His statement ignored the fact that government bureaucracy is notorious for “administrative costs” and “red tape,” but Olbermann didn’t bring that up.
Olbermann did ask
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