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Cenk Uygur: MSNBC ‘mistakes their mandate,’ does ‘great disservice’ to viewers

Cable news network MSNBC has, in recent years, positioned itself as a liberal alternative to the conservative Fox News Channel — a strategy that’s paid off to a degree, earning them scores of regular viewers among Democrats. But beneath their firmly cemented establishment-left façade, having nearly unfettered access to power…

Elderly woman maced during ‘Occupy Seattle’ protest speaks out

Eighty-four-year-old activist Dorli Rainey spoke to Countdown host Keith Olbermann on Wednesday night after being pepper sprayed by police the previous night during an “Occupy Seattle” protest. The protest was formed in downtown Seattle in solidarity with “Occupy Wall Street” after it was raided by authorities. Police claimed they gave…

Keith Olbermann slams ‘tinpot tyrant’ Mayor Bloomberg

Keith Olbermann condemned New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday after police tore down the nearly two-month-old “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration in Zuccotti Park. “Democracy has been protected, not merely by the strenuous efforts of those of us who cherish it,” he said. “But mostly, and most profoundly, by…

Lawyer: Herman Cain committed sexual battery

Attorney Debra S. Katz, who specializes in employment law, said Monday night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann that the fourth sexual harassment accusation against presidential candidate Herman Cain could amount to sexual assault. Sharon Bialek, who is a registered Republican and tea party supporter, told reporters Monday that the then-CEO…

Taibbi: Perry ‘just kind of lost it’

Rolling Stone contributor Matt Taibbi says that Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has “just kind of lost it.” Over the weekend, Perry gave an odd speech in New Hampshire that quickly went viral and caused some to suggest that he might be medicated or drunk. “When he felt like he…

‘Occupy Denver’ spokeswoman says police injustice only boosts protest

“Occupy Denver” media coordinator Jeannie Harley said on Current TV’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann that she did not witness any protesters being unruly during the violent arrests at Saturday’s rally in Civic Center Park. “We’d had a perfectly peaceful march, a perfectly peaceful rally, and it turned into something much…

Doctors: Scott Olsen suffered brain damage and is unable to speak

The Iraq veteran seriously wounded Tuesday night at “Occupy Oakland” sustained minor brain damage and has been rendered unable to speak, doctors said Friday, adding that he will likely be able to make a full recovery in time. Scott Olsen, 24, was said to be otherwise lucid and able to…

Sgt. Shamar Thomas encourages veterans to join ‘Occupy’ movement

Sgt. Shamar Thomas, the U.S. Marine who confronted New York City police in a now-famous video from the “Occupy Wall Street” protests, appeared on Keith Olbermann’s “Countdown” to discuss acts of police brutality against “Occupy” protesters, including Marine Scott Olsen, whose skull was fractured by police in Oakland. Thomas rallied…

Michael Moore responds to ‘hypocrisy’ criticism for supporting ‘Occupy’ protests

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore responded Thursday to accusations from conservative critics that he was a hypocrite for supporting the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations. His critics claimed that he got “rich because of capitalism” and thus should not be protesting against inequalities in the economic system of the United States. Moore…

Oakland mayor now claims to ‘support’ the occupation

After playing a key role in sparking a night of violence and bloodshed, Jean Quan, the mayor of Oakland, issued a statement late Wednesday saying that the city is in “support” of the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations taking place around the nation. The position is stunningly different than what Mayor…

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