A teacher of mine used to say, “Ideas without Examples are empty. Examples without Ideas are blind.” MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann applied the adage masterfully in his Special Comment on health care. The idea was health care for all. The example drew from stories in Olbermann’s own life, his father’s recent hospitalization, his observation of a woman being told at the pharmacy that her benefits have been exhausted, and more. Olbermann rightly observes the insurance industry’s war on Americans. We suffer, we die, we remain at their mercy that they may prosper, and it is so wrong.
Every minute is worth watching.