Keith Olbermann defended Michael Moore against former MSNBC colleague Ed Schultz, who criticized the filmmaker's misgivings about the killing of Osama bin Laden.

"I believe, with great regret, that the pragmatic circumstances of keeping Bin Laden alive outweighed, very narrowly, what Michael is addressing," Olbermann said in a video posted to his website Thursday. "But for him to then be accused of 'intellectual liberal hand-wringing' by a supposedly liberal commentator on a supposedly liberal television network, is outrageous."

"What I object to, is those who want to silence those who disagree with me," added Olbermann, who is poised to host his own show on Current TV, also called "Countdown With Keith Olbermann."

As The Huffington Post pointed out, it was Schultz who criticized Moore in a recent segment decreeing that "the intellectual liberal hand-wringing needs to stop in this country."

"We’ve lost something of our soul here in this country," Moore said after the U.S. raid that killed the al Qaeda leader, declaring that in America, "everybody has their day in court no matter how bad of a person, no matter what piece of scum they are."

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[Via Jack Mirkinson]