And the NY Post reporter Paula Froelich said in essence, "It was good."
Not Olbermann's broadcast or even freedom of the press to criticize our politicians. What was good was the idea that some person who chose a form of terrorist expression decided to target Keith Olbermann.
The NY Post reporter gave terrorist action a journalistic high five.
She might as well have said, "You got him to call 911. Good for you buddy!" Why else would she describe Olbermann's response using terms such as flipped out, terrified, panicked, frantically and her crowning touch, "Whether they [the ER doctors] gave him a lollipop on the way out isn't known."
I can nearly hear her drooling as she imagines what happened to Keith Olbermann. I'm sure the person who sent the letter to Olbermann felt validated by this NY Post article. Maybe validated enough to send a more dangerous white powder the next time a journalist says something annoying. And maybe that person will give Ms. Froelich an anonymous tip so she can help publicize that attack.
The only question is whether that would make her day or horrify her. Since she may have interfered with a federal investigation, that question is definitely up in the air.
This article is informative in that it gives us a picture into how terrorists and their supporters can see their actions in an absolutely positive light. I'm sure Ms. Froelich has counterparts throughout the world who respond with similar cheer when those they disdain are threatened or attacked.
What this proves to me is that those who cheer terrorists responsible for thousands of innocent American deaths aren't so different from us after all. They likely viewed attacks against us the way Ms. Froelich viewed an attack against Keith Olbermann.
Now that's scary.
Here's the video of a segment from Countdown with Keith Olbermann which could have elicited the threatening letter containing white powder (anyone remember the post 9/11 Anthrax mailing which actually killed people). You may or may not agree with Keith Olbermann, but that shouldn't change your view on the threat made against him. If it does, that speaks volumes about your morals and your character.
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