karaokegal (karaokegal) wrote,
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Back into the fray!

I think it's no secret how much I love Keith Olbermann. I especially love his Special Comments and his passionate intensity about the issues that matter to him.

However, I'm going to say that I think last night was too much:

WARNINGS: This may be extremely uncomfortable for anyone with medical squicks and possibly triggering for those who've been through end-of-life medical situations with loved ones.



Again, I love Keith. I thought the one hour Special Comment where he tied his father's situation into the Health Care Reform debate was perfect and on-point.

This one, is just too personal and not quite hitting the mark for the debate itself. I understand the anger against the "death panel" canard, but I don't see how this is going to win anyone over and the "demands" are just going to give fodder to the crowd that hates Keith anyway.

Hubby had at first described it to me as "sappy" which I felt was the wrong word, as it would imply cheap or false sentiment. I don't think there was anything cheap or false in Keith's very real emotions, but this morning I did think it could be construed as maudlin. I haven't checked the right-wing blogs yet, but just the comments on Youtube show how some people have reacted in a negative fashion

Wishing the best to Keith's dad.

*****

If you haven't seen Stephen Fry's appearance on Tuesday night's Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, go check it out HERE! (Thanks to babykid528 for posting it.) It was funny, inciteful, warm, lovable, pointed and just all around delightful television. Just Craig and Stephen talking for an hour. No band, no audience, just two erudite gentle talking about everything from cocaine to Twitter. I especially loved Craig's introduction and his "tribute" to Tom Snyder, although a mention of Bob Costas and Later wouldn't have been amiss either.

*****

Send a prayer to the travel gods guys. I have a major screw-up on my hands, which could end up with company having to pay over $1000.00 AND another storm hitting the east coast which means the whole flight cancellation and long hold times thing. AGAIN.

Three days off next week and I'd really like to NOT spend them obsessing about my own imminent cancellation.
Tags: countdown, keith olbermann, snow 2010, stephen fry, travel
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