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Thursday night found The Hour of Spin sticking to formula. Whatever Olby's latest talking point happens to be (ballots in Ohio, the hunting accident, Valerie Plame, etc), Keith makes it a big story day after day. So tonight it was Katrina, Bush, Brownie, and the tapes. He played again the clip of Dr Max Mayfield, and ran a lovely montage of Democrats railing against the administration. Somehow, there just wasn't time to run any clips of Republicans.
A recycled NBC piece included a clip from a newly leaked tape (apparently from the White House) where Brownie was praising Bush's handling of the situation. But for us the highlight of Lisa Myers's report was this stunning validation of what Olbermann Watch said just yesterday:
Today Mayfield told NBC News that he warned only that the levees might be topped, not breached. And on the many conference calls that he monitored, nobody talked about the possibility of a levee breach, or failure, until after it happened.
Exactly! Precisely! In its own roundabout way, NBC News basically admitted that KO lied on yesterday's show. (Of course, readers of Olbermann Watch knew that 24 hours ago.) Perhaps all of this is why The Liar was looking so sour after the report ran:
Dana Milbank (without funny costuming) was called in and opined that the President said things "very publicly that turned out not to be true". He could have been talking about Olby! KO, of course, was more interested on why the new tape, more favorable to the administration, appeared now, and wanted to know "what happened to executive privilege?" Somehow, the previous night's olbfuscations, laid bare by Lisa Myers, never came up.
The #4 story: Dubai called on Bill Clinton for advice on how to handle the ports controversy. According to Keith this was not a "metaphor" (the preferred OlbySpeak terminology). This time it was "symbolism for the world's estimation of the current President's leadership skills". Howard Fineman, the shapeshifting pundit, made small-talk with KO about the politics of it all.
After "oddball", The Great Leak Case made its obligatory appearance. It seems that Bob Woodward might have an audio tape of an interview with someone who might have been Bob Novak's original source. The discredited David Shuster was again the point man. KO suggested it looks like Karl Rove will have to testify, and Shuster agreed. Do you get the feeling that Keith, despite the "expert testimony" of Lawrence O'Donnell, is beginning to set his sights somewhere below the "inevitable" Rove indictment, and instead will settle for making a scandalpalooza out of Karl just sitting on the witness stand?
Another True Crime story (regurgitated from NBC) led into the nightly celebrity segment. And then...more celebrities, with the disturbing Michael Musto. We wondered why there was no Media Matters Minute tonight (the "worsts" were all unknowns). We checked out the Soros site and found the pickings slim for Olby's purposes. The MMers were too busy haranguing reporters for not asking about:
newly released video of President Bush receiving warnings that the New Orleans levees might fail.
Oops. After NBC just smacked him in the face on this point, with his credibility submerged even more deeply in its own watery grave, Keith probably felt it best not to repeat that lie again.
And that's The Hour of Spin for this, the 15th day of the Keith Olbermann CoverUp.