Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Evil has a new name: Paula Froelich

Hat tip to The Fat Lady Sings for calling attention to this insane rant.

Yesterday, Keith Olbermann got a suspicious piece of mail which contained some white powdery substance and a piece of hate mail. Like any normal American, he was alarmed and called 911. Although the substance was found to not be toxic, Mr. Olbermann did what any normal American would do, and he went to the emergency room to be checked out. It's what I would have done.

Nevertheless, read what Paula Froelich of the New York Post writes:

September 27, 2006 -- MSNBC loudmouth Keith Olbermann flipped out when he opened his home mail yesterday. The acerbic host of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" was terrified when he opened a suspicious-looking letter with a California postmark and a batch of white powder poured out. A note inside warned Olbermann, who's a frequent critic of President Bush's policies, that it was payback for some of his on-air shtick. The caustic commentator panicked and frantically called 911 at about 12:30 a.m., sources told The Post's Philip Messing. An NYPD HazMat unit rushed to Olbermann's pad on Central Park South, but preliminary tests indicated the substance was harmless soap powder. However, that wasn't enough to satisfy Olbermann, who insisted on a checkup. He asked to be taken to St. Luke's Hospital, where doctors looked him over and sent him home. Whether they gave him a lollipop on the way out isn't known. Olbermann had no comment.

Imagine if Maureen Dowd had written a similar piece about Ann Coulter? The entire right wing press would demand her immediate resignation. They would demand that she be run out of town. Instead, because an intelligent, thoughtful commentator who disagrees with Bush's policies, has become the target of an attack by a right wing nutcase, Ms. Froelich applauds the action by belittling Olbermann's reaction. Had the substance been anthrax, or ricin, she probably would lead the parade dancing on his grave.

What has happened to our nation? Seriously, when did it become alright to wish harm or illness on those who disagree with the right wing? With her disdain for the seriousness of the letter, she paints a target on Olbermann's back. It is the modern equivalent of cross-burning in the age of chemical terrorism.

I am appalled. I've written her a letter, and urge all of you to do the same.

12 comments:

The Fat Lady Sings said...

Bravo! It's time we all refused to allow such things to pass without notice. Olbermann is as much a national treasure as the man he tries to emulate - Edward R. Murrow. I hope he once again rips into our modern-day McCarthy's. I will be tuning in - you can bet on it!

Alicia said...

Oh. My. God. How foul and vile. They can twist anything, can't they? If Ann Coulter got one of those letters, she'd probably snort it!

Tina said...

If Coulter got one of those letters she'd be in a state of shock that anyone was able to mail her anything to her cave where she hangs upside down from her bony claw-like toes..

robin andrea said...

Oh yes, Olbermann did a great job in Wednesday night's commentary condemning the NY Post and their support of terrorist tactics. Olbermann is one of the most compelling voices on the airwaves. I can feel him trying to save our country and he knocks me out. I'd like to start a fan club!

Lulu Maude said...

"I'm a uniter, not a divider," I remember some buffoon saying a few years ago.

I can't remember a more polarized nation. Echoes of the Viet Nam era.

DivaJood said...

TFLS, the more people who blog about this, the more this gets out, the more people will understand how foul the neoconservatives are.

Alicia, you're right. Coulter is probably Anthrax resistant, anyway.

Tina, thank god I didn't have my tea when I read your comment.

Robin Andrea, if you start a Keith Olbermann fan club, I'll join. He speaks with a voice of truth, and balance.

Lulu Maude, oh yes. From "uniter" to "decider." What a putz.

Pursey Tuttweiler said...

I will write that bee-atch and ask her to send the same type of vicious words to the families of all the victims who died from anthrax. Then she can send this kind of screed to all the survivors of the anthrax attack. Then she can send this type of screed to the US government who never found out who was doing the anthrax attacks and she can find out why journalists were targeted. Then she can send an envelope of white poweder to Rush Limbaugh, which he will promptly snort, and a fake letter to Bill O'Reilly from al-Qaeda which he will promptly read out loud on his "What say you" portion of his show.

DivaJood said...

Pursey, how are you? I'm glad to see you risen from a Martini-induced fog, because your words of wisdom are necessary. Paula probably can't send any envelopes to Rush Limpdick, though, because that would mean she would need to find a stamp.

Helen Wheels said...

WOW when it first broke, I looked up the story but the author's name wasn't there, so I couldn't bitch to anyone. Well, I certainly can now! Thanks!

DivaJood said...

Helen, this woman is dispicable. She almost out-Coulters Ann Coulter. I'm just saying.

Up North Legend said...

Someone should send Ann Coulter to therapist I think she has OCD. She touches her hair every .100 seconds. She also needs to eat a steak so a strong gust of wind won't blow her away.

DivaJood said...

Up North, thanks for the visit. I bet you're right about Ann Coulter having OCD - but she's just vile.