Thursday, September 28, 2006

NY Post Giggles Over White Powder - Then Goes Back To Snorting It

Posted by codemorse

Sometimes, the "Right Wing" gets me so fucking angry.

Apparently Keith Olbermann, who's a talking-head (and one of the few "liberal" talking heads at that), recieved an envelope containing white powder and a threatening letter this week.

Here's how the 'venerable' NY Post characterized the event:

MSNBC loudmouth Keith Olbermann flipped out when he opened his home mail yesterday. The acerbic host of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" was terrified when he opened a suspicious-looking letter with a California postmark and a batch of white powder poured out.

A note inside warned Olbermann, who's a frequent critic of President Bush's policies, that it was payback for some of his on-air shtick. The caustic commentator panicked and frantically called 911 at about 12:30 a.m., sources told The Post's Philip Messing.

....preliminary tests indicated the substance was harmless soap powder. However, that wasn't enough to satisfy Olbermann, who insisted on a checkup. He asked to be taken to St. Luke's Hospital, where doctors looked him over and sent him home. Whether they gave him a lollipop on the way out isn't known.

Tee hee!

And here's 'The Radio Equalizer"'s comment on the subject:

What about a teddy bear? Did he ask for one of those? For police, the toughest question may be in attempting to determine who is the bigger nutcase here: the sender, or the recipient?

Are you kidding me? Ten bucks says that if The Equalizer had opened that envelope he'd have soiled his underwear. Twice. Back and front.

Talk about cowardly hypocrisy...The same people who whine about the necessity of ever-increasing security measures and the ever-scarier danger of terrorism want to pretend like Mr. Olbermann is some sort of sissy for being tested for contamination.

Let's call a spade a spade - The letter wasn't from a brown-skinned man. It didn't proclaim "Death to the West," and so it has no significance to these people. If it's not a Muslim threat, then it's not a serious threat, apparently.


At 8:56 AM, Blogger Wesley said...

Kinda like the hypocrisy of people who call Islam a cult an yet get all pissy over a show like the Book of Daniel

At 1:04 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Have you seen this?

"A Wisconsin man who wrote "Kip Hawley is an Idiot" on a plastic bag containing toiletries said he was detained at an airport security checkpoint for about 25 minutes before authorities concluded the statement was not a threat."

"It was obvious that he was already angry," Bird said, adding that the screener told him, "You can't write things like that."

The supervisor told Bird he had the right to express his opinions "out there" -- pointing outside the screening area -- but did not have the right "in here," Bird said."

At 4:24 PM, Anonymous Hattie said...

The wingnuts are never funny in their sarcasm. They all sound like seven year olds rubbing doody in someone's hair and saying, "You're dirty."

At 8:12 AM, Blogger codemorse said...

Well said, hattie.

No, Scott. I haven't seen that. For a nutjob-freespeecher like me that's scary as hell.

What no one on the Right seems to realize is that it's not the government who'll eventually remove the civil liberties that matter most to us. It's idiot people who can't distinguish between a harmless expression and a terrorist act - who've been empowered by overly-vague and over-reaching laws.


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