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Keith Olbermann on McCain and John Hagee


Finally, the MSM is getting on McCain about John Hagee and McCain's pastors. Thank you, Keith Olbermann.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. might someone remind hagee that god gave the wrathful gig about 2000 years ago...? remember that jesus dude?

    Posted by: aka frank | May 9, 2008 12:35:07 PM

  2. might someone remind hagee that god gave the wrathful gig about 2000 years ago...? remember that jesus dude?

    Posted by: aka frank | May 9, 2008 12:35:31 PM

  3. Thanks for the posting, is about time some in the so called main stream media has bought this bigot into the light and no one better than the sarcastic, witty Olbermann. And they need to out the other raging hate monger, Rod Parsley. They had a field day with Rev Wrong, now lets have one with these two, that McCain has embraced.

    Posted by: Sebastian | May 9, 2008 12:46:01 PM

  4. McCain has not one - but two - endorsements from divisive, outrageous hate mongers: John Hagee and Rod Parsley - the former blames Hurricane Katrina on the awesome power of the gayers, the latter calls for the complete eradication of the Islamic faith.

    McCain says he's "proud" of their endorsements, knowing all this.

    Posted by: FASTLAD | May 9, 2008 1:24:04 PM

  5. McCain will do/say/and flip flop on anything that will help him get elected.

    Posted by: Disgusted American | May 9, 2008 1:30:06 PM

  6. Unfortunately Rev. Rod enjoys a huge following in the self-proclaimed gay mecca of Columbus, Ohio.
    He has a huge congregation of adherents and is very influential behind the scenes in Central Ohio. The local media gives him a complete pass and there has been no investigation of merit regarding his odious and insipid beliefs.
    McCain will continue to enjoy the catbird seat when it comes to any investigation into his religious advisors. The mainstream media will not get serious when it comes to investigating white pastors. Wright was a lightening rod -and will remain so and feed into America's legacy of racial intolerance.

    Posted by: Nick | May 9, 2008 1:32:55 PM

  7. The thing that cracks me up about Hagee is that apparently his impotent & omniscient gawd didn't realize that Southern Decadence has been happening since 1972... and 'gawd' still couldn't get the date right, and didn't even know where in New Orleans the party happens (psst, 'gawd'... same place for the past 37 years) cuz he wasted all BUT the French Quarter.

    Evidently, 'gawd' is of the generation that hasn't quite figured out how to work Google yet.

    Posted by: MikeinSanJose | May 9, 2008 1:34:17 PM

  8. im glad someone in the media is decent, i always liked olbermann he seems very fair

    Posted by: queerunity | May 9, 2008 1:35:45 PM

  9. I think it comes down to McCain being a known quantity, very familiar to the press and public, and Obama being a new guy whose views are largely unknown to all. It's much easier to fill in the gaps with "Rev." Wright than it is with Hagee because there just aren't that many gaps with McCain. No one thinks McCain holds Hagee's views personally, the only problem is the apparent naked political opportunism.

    Hagee is very close to being in WBC territory. He and Phelps probably see eye-to-eye on a lot of things. However, there is nothing inconsistent with their Calvinist outlook with anything they've said. To go after Hagee, you need to do more than call him crazy, you'd have to attack Calvinism's main precepts.

    Posted by: anon | May 9, 2008 2:07:56 PM

  10. Where are all the ranting Hillary supporters who wasted precious time and energy attacking Obama for his association with Wright? Now that it is clear that Hillary should bow out, narry a word from them against the REAL enemy. Gee, I wonder why.

    As racist as Johnny Lane is, at least he's honest about it.

    Posted by: GBM | May 9, 2008 2:42:39 PM

  11. It also isn't exactly news that a Republican is linked with a far-right psychotic witch-hunting gay-hunting religious fundamentalist psycho.

    Of course, if Hillary were hanging out with them, that might be news. Oh, wait...

    Posted by: Roscoe | May 9, 2008 2:53:08 PM

  12. Keith Olbermann has turned into a crackpot lunatic. He used to be such a good journlist, but no more. He logic has gone out the window in his blind support of Obama. Even a lot of people who originally liked Barack are sic of all these media whores bending over backwards to show that they aren't racists and anybody who does not support Obama are. What bullshit this is!

    Posted by: who cares? | May 9, 2008 3:39:26 PM

  13. WTF is WHO CARES talking about? this was about McCain and the two nutjobs christians that are endorsing him...yet your rant mentions Obama 3 times and nothing about McCain...miss the point much?

    Posted by: John | May 9, 2008 4:26:34 PM

  14. Olbermann. Mainstream Media. In the same sentence.

    Laughing my balls off.

    Posted by: Robert | May 9, 2008 4:57:54 PM

  15. ANON is about right. Obama has no record to speak of, and only appeared on the National scene less than 3 years ago, so a lot of who he is can't be pin pointed by looking at his record in public life. When that happens, your friends, mentor's and close associates become more important for trying to figure you out. Thats why Wright and Ayers and what they say publically and what Obama has said about them means so much more than Hagee and McCain.
    McCain has been very public since his days as a POW, there is very little if anything that people don't know about his stances on issues and other public policy. So even the die hard McCain haters in the media know trying to link McCain to Hagee or one of the other nutjobs isn't going to fly.
    He hasn't sat in any of their churches for 20 years listening quietly to them spout nonsense like Obama and his wife have done with Wright. Also McCain didn't have a known domestic terrorist/bomber throw him his announcement party when he decided to run for the Illinois Senate, and then donate 250 dollars and talk Obama up to all his radical friends.

    That is why the MSM basically ignore Hagee. McCain is who he is, and everyone in politics and the media know that man and most(especially in the MSM) like him.

    The Obamabots need to realize that not wanting to vote for an empty suit dosen't make people racist or stupid. But completely ignoring your Messiah's faults is stupid, and a lot of you are going to very possibly be very upset come November 5th., when you wake up and find he isn't President, because you and him didn't heed the warning signs.

    Posted by: Joshua | May 9, 2008 5:23:24 PM

  16. There are many of us out there who don't actually think Obama is the Messiah and who are quite aware of his "faults," believe it or not. As repulsive as I find McCain's association with various extremely anti-gay pastors, it is McCain's positions on gay issues and other issues close to my heart that will prevent me from voting for him. His suit may be full, but it's full of positions I don't support.

    Posted by: Ernie | May 9, 2008 6:47:24 PM

  17. MikeinSanJose, it's even worse than that. Apparently Mr. Hagee's "gawd" is so dumb he didn't even realize that Southern Decadence, which is not even a parade but a festival, was scheduled to happen a week after Katrina hit, not the same day. Apparently his "gawd" can't reckon the calendar very well.

    And speaking of double standards where candidates are concerned, I'd like to point somethings out to Joshua. 1) Obama and his wife did not spend 20 years listening to Wright say crazy things, they spent 20 years listening to a whole lot of different sermons from Wright - some of which I am sure they loved, some they hated, and some they slept through. You cannot build a megachurch as Wright has by only preaching crazy talk. 2) Both Obama and McCain are smart men, and the entire point of distancing oneself from men like Wright and Hagee is to demonstrate that one does not share their more extreme views. If McCain is such a well-known commodity, I would think the MSM would be far more interested in all of his policy flip-flops of the past few years.

    Finally, isn't it time we question Hillary Clinton's judgment from the exact same perspective? After all one of her chief campaign strategists is known to have lied to her and the entire country for months when he was President. She apparently believed his lies enough to defend him publicly. What does it say about her judgment that after the proof emerged that he was a wanton liar, she continues to rely on his advice, not to mention sleep with him?

    Posted by: CPT_Doom | May 9, 2008 7:19:11 PM

  18. The thing that made me laugh the hardest was Falwells' rant that included vegans... gee, what did the vegans do that was so awful? LOL...

    Ya see, being a hater is a slippery slope. Once you start hating one group, you start to just throw in any ol' group that you don't agree with and decide to hate them too.

    Such awful people.

    Posted by: johnny | May 9, 2008 8:04:51 PM

  19. There's a difference in receiving endorsements and being a member of a "hate America" church for 20 years. It's pretty silly to try and compare the 2.

    As far as McCain and these 2 preachers, I think McCain has proven many times that he is more than willing to bend over to please the MSM. I'm sure his denouncements will come in due time.

    Posted by: Todd | May 9, 2008 8:57:41 PM

  20. Corporate Media will have to address these loons if indymedia keep the pressure on.

    I am really so sick of people calling Wright's church "America Hating" that is completely unfounded and uncalled for. Since when is pointing out flaws the same as hating? Sometimes I think America could really use an intervention - after almost 8 years of self abuse and destruction it really is time for some strong and sane action - action that I believe Obama can and will take.

    Also, isn't it a better statement of character to not simply reject, ditch, cut and run, from a friend who does something stupid? Wouldn't you want your friends and family to work through a tough spot because of the long relationship you have?

    Isn't seeking a lunatic, stark raving mad person's endorsement knowing full well that that person is bombastic, vile, and quite possibly insane a totally different and far worse way to pick your friends and associates? The straight talk express derailed a long time ago.

    One candidate who has an even weirder religious (secret society cloak and dagger weird)association has, for some reason, been granted a pass:

    Posted by: Timothy | May 10, 2008 9:05:46 AM

  21. ^ He did cut and run as soon as Wright said he was being political. You people that slobber over this alleged "Messiah" need to get it out of your system b/c you're not thinking clearly.

    And that is a "hate America" church. It wasn't just the pastor acting like a maniac, the whole damn congregation was. It was disgusting. No matter what you or anyone else says, we all saw the tapes. Spliced, un-spliced, looped & loopity looped. Wright said the exact same things in that last press conference, so fortunately we don't have to hear the apologists say anyone pulled his words out of context anymore. Not too many ways to misinterpret "U.S. of KKK A." And when you sit in a church or claim that church as your own for 20 years then boo hoo if you get associated with it.

    I think what has happened is the extreme liberal parts of the Democratic party want a true lefty in there and they're getting ready to send another McGovern. It's hilarious. I will say that I think Obama will win more than one state though, but it will be a blow out. Oh, McGovern, Mondale, Dukakis, Gore, Kerry.... When will you ever learn!

    Hillary is the only one that can beat McCain.

    Posted by: Todd | May 11, 2008 12:51:48 AM

  22. There is a differenc e between and endorsement and sitting in a pew forr twenty years listening to anti american, anti-white tirades but don't let that get in the way of your thinking

    Posted by: ousslander | May 11, 2008 9:52:24 AM

  23. McCain just united the dema party

    Yesterday Mccain said

    NO EXCEPTIONS for even rape , incest, or life of the mother on abortion. he will not oppose the repub platform in anyway for any exception.

    Ta Da

    All female Hillary fans will flock to obama

    All Gay men with female friends will flock to Obama

    Nobody wants to see their sisters, their friends, their daughters, and their fag hags dieing in back alley butcher shops or by their own hands via coat hangers

    The next president will appoint at least 2 judges to the supreme court. The last abortion case saw the vote split 5-4. Mccain with his "strict constitutionalist" judges (he said) and now NO exceptions for allowing abortion will unite the dems.


    Mccain uniting the dems with every word he utters 08

    Obama/ ? hillary, richardson. seibelus, webb, mccaskill, ??? 08 saving the lives of women everywhere from coat hangers

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | May 11, 2008 2:51:44 PM

  24. Todd, where is your proof that the church is an "America hating" church? Have you even stepped one pinky toe into it's foyer?

    And no, he did NOT say the exact same things in the Q&A as it was misrepresented in the looped clip. He actually explained what his comments were in context. And most of what he said was true. The press conference Q&A is on Youtube. Instead of making idiotic accusations, go back and watch to the Q&A and explain what EXACT QUOTE from his answers were so blasphemous.

    Then maybe you can also explain how a person is responsible for someone else's words. Are we responsible for the stupid comments that you post here because we visit Towleroad everyday?

    Posted by: soulbrotha | May 12, 2008 10:55:22 AM

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