Keith Olbermann: Epic Michael Bloomberg Rant
Keith Olberman: 'Bloomberg is Occupy Wall Street MVP'
Keith Olbermann's rant against NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is eight minutes of vitriol, but eight minutes that Bloomberg himself should probably watch.
Michael Bloomberg, New York's billionaire mayor, has demonstrated himself as a stranger to irony many times, and maybe Keith Olbermann is just the guy to teach him the concept.
Indeed, the November 17 Day of Action wouldn't have happened if Bloomberg didn't manipulate the courts to evict Occupy Wall Street from Zuccotti Park, and then send the NYPD creeping up in the middle of the night to carry out the eviction, chasing away and arresting journalists as they did so.
If you're reading this on a mobile device while stuck in traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge, thank Bloomberg. Indeed, until Occupy Wall Street, the gong show that is Michael Bloomberg's mayorship was NYC's little secret. No longer.
When Bloomberg, a billionaire with a secure media, control of the police, and unfettered access to the halls of power in New York, told the OWS crowd that they'd have to rely on "the power of their arguments", outsiders got a taste of the smugness and sanctimony that residents have lived with for years.
Actually, for Olbermann to compare Bloomberg to Mayor Richard Daly and Governor George Wallace ("Segregation Forever") and Joseph McCarthy is a pretty serious step, one to which Bloomberg should consider responding, if he's capable of doing so credibly.
However, we draw the line at getting angry at Bloomberg for allowing the 59th Street Bridge to be closed to film a Batman movie. Filming Batman movies is okay.