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FDL Book Salon And Keith Olbermann

Keith is joining FDL to discuss his book The Worst Person In The World: And 202 Strong Contenders this afternoon. Go over and say hi. As an added bon

0470044950_100.jpgKeith is joining FDL to discuss his book The Worst Person In The World: And 202 Strong Contenders this afternoon. Go over and say hi.

As an added bonus, last week, one of the FDL regulars linked to the Convocation Speech Keith gave to his alma mater, Cornell, just after quitting his first MSNBC show. It hints at his Murrow-esque leanings now that he's back on MSNBC:

So this, ultimately, is my point. You are about to go out there and be confronted with choices. This is a real world and you may actually only be able to do this one time out of 10. But that seems to be about one time more out of 10 than those of us out here are pulling off.

Remember that everything you despise, every evil company, every corrupt politician (and I don't care if you think I mean Bill Gingrich or Newt Clinton) -- every single bad decision that affects life for the worse, has been made by a human being who, because he needed to eat -- or maybe because he was greedy -- or maybe because he hadn't used the spark of humanity that rests inside all of us for so long that it had burned out -- a human being who chose to do what he knew ... was not right.

Each time you see a decision like that made, do not point. Each time you see someone's personal venality or failure or slippage exposed, do not gasp. Make yourself a mental note that if faced with participation in such a decision, or such an exposure, you will try to face it with your Moral Force prominently displayed.


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