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A chorus of criticism has been launched at moveon.org for its controversial "General Betray Us" advertisement. Veterans, members of the military, and politicos ranging from Mitt Romney to Nancy Pelosi have criticized the ad for its suggestion that a respected wartime military leader is actually a Benedict Arnold--a traitor who would betray his country. Even Keith Olbermann was reluctant to echo the moveon charge. While he slammed Republicans as "egregious" for taking exception to the "Betray Us" ad, Olby quickly added: "not to defend that phraseology".
Why not defend it, Keith? You know better than anyone that the moveon critics are aiming at the wrong target. It's not moveon.org who should take the blame for this repellent implication against the General. Fess up, Keith--why are you trying to distance yourself from this smear? Moveon didn't come up with it. You did!
Long before the moveon "Betray Us" advertisement, back on August 16th, the infamous, deplorable Keith Olbermann began his "newscast" in the usual fashion, bellowing the opening spiel. And there it was, weeks before the moveon ad, in all its glory:
KEITH OLBERMANN, MSNBC HOST: Which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow? The Petraeus report, less Petraeus, more betrayaeus (ph).
Perhaps at that point Keith should have added: "not to defend that phraseology", but oops he couldn't, because it was his phraseology. Oh, and just to drive the point home, he also plastered it on-screen, so nobody would miss it: