Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Farewell

Keith Olbermann isn't my favorite person. I've recently stopped DVR-ing his show because, after two years of faithful daily viewing, I've decided I don't want my news so biased, even when I happen to agree. I want my assumptions challenged. I want to fight the temptation to have my "itching ear" scratched. I don't learn much when I watch him anymore, so I decided that my time is better spent elsewhere.

However, a couple of weeks ago I happened to see his closing Special Comment, and I'm glad i did. It was a news story and a personal story woven together in beautiful prose. (Say what you will about Kieth, but the man has a mastery with the English language that few have attained. His pen is quite skilled.) It was a story about his dying dad and how he had asked his son to kill him. Literally.

Well, Keith's Dad died today (Keith's announcement today). And as I reflect on this clip, which was the last time he was on air, it becomes even more powerful. Agree with him or not, his words are worth hearing.

Condolences, brother.

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