Rumsfeld had an editorial in yesterday's L.A. Times, trying to "clarify" what he said to the American Legion this week. Last night, Keith Olbermann started his show by looking at Rumsfeld's editorial and comparing it to his speech on Tuesday.
The most interesting part I found from Rumsfeld's editorial is this:
Those who know the truth need to speak out against the myths and distortions being told about our troops and our country
Rumsfeld was of course playing the usual game of "blame the media" in that statement. Interesting how Rumsfeld feels he can be the spokesman on what is truth and what is distortion. How about Pat Tillman or Haditha, or any of the other countless cases where Rumsfeld's Pentagon distorted the truths of what happened? I can't speak for the media as a whole, but us in the blogosphere can't afford a $20 million contract to monitor what the media says.
Keith ends the segment with another special comment and reports that MSNBC will be playing his comment from the other night numerous times throughout the weekend. As of last night, Crooks and Liars has had 300,000 downloads of Olbermann's comments and YouTube has had over 80,000 views.