Keith Olbermann returned to the airwaves Monday night for the first time since January with the new incarnation of “Countdown,” on Current TV.

“This is to be a newscast of contextualization, to be delivered with a viewpoint that the weakest citizen of this country is more important than the strongest corporation,” he said in his first Special Comment segment of the new show. “That the nation is losing its independence through the malfeasance of one political party, and the timidity of the another. And that even though you and I shouldn’t have to be the last line of defense, apparently we are.”

Watch the Special Comment below, uploaded by YouTube user cruciefiction. Originally aired on Current TV June 20, 2011.