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Olby's spin machine was in overdrive Monday night. He devoted two sentences to the new FEMA director, and one of them was about--you guessed it--duct tape. PETA needs to be informed about Keith, even if all those horses he beats are dead.
With Norah O'Donnell, a faithful conveyer belt for Olby's outlooks, KO asks a typically unbiased, impartial question:
The photo-ops, speech from the scene Thursday night, "compassion"--is that all that is in the Karl Rove playbook in this one?
One can just picture the Beavises at the Democratic Underground sniggering, "He said 'Karl Rove'!" Next Olby played some clips from the Roberts hearings. Which Senators did KO choose to feature?
Every video clip is accurate, but it's what isn't shown that counts. Each of Olby's snippets depicts a Senator challenging Roberts from the left. Questions from the conservative side just aren't news to Keith, so they get left out.
And we have more "worst people": John Stossel (libertarian) and Louis Farrakhan (fringe lunatic, and a safe pick even for the Soros crowd). And today's very worst? James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal (yes, he is a conservative).
In the evening's premier example of biased spin, Olby shows a clip of the incompetent governor of Louisiana, who is outraged that FEMA didn't sign a contract with a company tasked to remove dead bodies. And that is FEMA's responsibility. End of story. Of course, real news outlets weren't quite so one-sided: FEMA says recovery is a state responsibility, not FEMA's; and FEMA offered a contract to the private company but they didn't sign it, instead signing one with the state. But we can't have the ignorant rabble hearing both sides. Keith reports, Keith decides.
That's how it works. Just show the Senators who argue Olby's points. Only tell half of a news story. When you're as accomplished at spin as Keith is, sometimes it's not what you say that counts, it's what you don't say.