I’ve shared brilliant speeches and “soap boxes” from Keith Olbermann before, first about his opposition to Proposition 8 and later about his opposition to our military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. He’s not merely a straight-ally advocate for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT) people, however — it turns out he’s my personal hero.
You quite simply MUST view his response to Pat Robertson blaming the earthquake in Haiti on a “pact with the devil” and to Rush Limbaugh for accusing President Obama of taking political advantage of the catastrophe with African Americans:
Mr. Olbermann’s closing remarks sum it up pretty nicely:
“Mr. Robertson, Mr. Limbaugh: your lives are not worth those of the lowest, meanest, poorest of those victims still lying under that rubble in Haiti tonight. You serve no good; you serve no God. You inspire only stupidity and hatred, and I would wish you to Hell, but knowing how empty your souls must be for you to be able to say such things in a time of such pain, I suspect the vacant purposeless lives you both live now are Hell enough already.”
Holy shit, Keith Olbermann. That was absolutely poetic.