Saturday, November 15, 2008

6 and a half minutes

Although many have already posted this, I just had to share this video by MSNBC's Keith Olbermann. If you haven't seen it yet, please watch it now. It runs 6 and a half minutes.

That's right. Olbermann spent 6 and a half minutes of this TV show talking about how horrible it is that Prop 8 passed in CA, and he's not gay.

"This isn't about yelling, and this isn't about politics, and this isn't really just about Prop-8. And I don't have a personal investment in this: I'm not gay, I had to strain to think of one member of even my very extended family who is, I have no personal stories of close friends or colleagues fighting the prejudice that still pervades their lives. And yet to me this vote is horrible. Horrible. Because this isn't about yelling, and this isn't about politics. This is about the human heart, and if that sounds corny, so be it."

For a transcript click here. His statements are logical and powerful. And he spent 6 and a half minutes to share them with his audience. I'm impressed with his commentary and with him as a decent and caring human being.

Thank you, Keith!

Crush du Jour: Brian Atwood

2 comments:

Howard said...

It was a fantastic commentary, one that was heartfelt, reasoned, and right.

A Lewis said...

Those few minutes were some of the best of my life.