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Must Watch: Olbermann Rips Bush on Waterboarding


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  1. MR

    November 19, 2007 at 9:29 AM


  2. ruth nasrullah

    November 19, 2007 at 11:39 AM

    Does anyone know where the term “waterboarding” came from? The word makes it sound like fun.

  3. iMuslim

    November 19, 2007 at 12:13 PM

    It sounds like a style of surfing, doesn’t it? :/

  4. iMuslim

    November 19, 2007 at 12:27 PM

    I am always amazed to hear these kinds of speeches and comments on mainstream media… it’s impressive how freedom of speech and the press can be used to keep politicians in check. No wonder Musharraf has closed down the media… it really is so powerful! Though it is unfortunate that this power is not usually used in the name of justice, but rather in the name of ratings. :(

  5. Moiez

    November 19, 2007 at 2:29 PM

    The people are waking up! For soo long the Government has been hiding its oppression soo well, when will the 4rth constitutional revolution occur in America? It needs it.

  6. Abu Bakr

    November 19, 2007 at 6:25 PM

    I don’t think so… Olbermann has been talking about this stuff for years now. Most people would rather just watch blowhards like Bill o’Reilly.

  7. A Student

    November 27, 2007 at 7:35 PM

    Ratings have nothing to do with his commentary. MSNBC doesn’t enjoy the ratings that other news channels do. And trust me, the stuff he says is for justice, not for ratings.

  8. Moiez

    November 28, 2007 at 4:57 PM

    @Abu Bakr: Yah You’re right

  9. Gohar

    July 25, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Whenever a western leader is criticised, i usually hear them come out with the same old line that “well at least we allow freedom of speech”. Yet, for some reason i can’t fathom, no-one asks them how that answers the criticism levelled against them.

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