The Shirley Sherrod story has become so big that it brought Keith Olbermann back from vacation. Olbermann came back for a segment on his own show in which he gives a “Special Comment” on what has now become a huge political story. A full video and summary of Olbermann’s “Special Comment” appears below.Olbermann blames a number of people for the mess behind the Sherrod story, including his own network and President Obama. Olbermann notes that the story was first pushed by the “scum” Breitbart and the “fraud” that is Fox News. However, he also blames his own network for not being forceful enough in refuting the story, and hosting Breitbart for an interview. Finally, Olbermann spends most of his time addressing the Obama administration and President Obama personally. He quotes the Deputy Chief of Staff within the Obama administration who stated they had to respond quickly “in this atmosphere.”
“Which is more useful to this President and this nation right now?” he asked. “A martyred ex-General, around which an irresponsible and potentially dangerous opposition can coalesce? Or a spared and humbled General, surely no worse than any potential replacement, whose retention can recalculate the political formula… without a drop of blood, or a drop of teers, being shed?