Oh, boy. This was quite a week for Keith Olbermann. There’s nothing like a senseless act of violence to bring out the worst in pundits of all stripes, and Olbermann not only isn't an exception, he’s the rule.
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The fact that Keith Olbermann was angry, smug and painfully unfunny this week is a bit of a “dog bites man” story. Nonetheless, let’s take a look at the week in “Countdown.”
In what is sure to be celebrated as a diplomatic victory for the Obama administration, the European Parliament voted Thursday to approve a revised version of the so-called SWIFT agreement on bank data sharing. The agreement will permit the resumption of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP). Under the program, which is credited with both preventing terror attacks and facilitating their investigation, American investigators have consulted and analyzed selected data on international bank transactions originating in Europe. The new agreement, however, effectively places the program under European “oversight” and gives European officials the authority to deny data requests and “block” data searches
Matt Labash, Weekly Standard staffer, Daily Caller columnist and friend, has written a book. It's called "Fly Fishing With Darth Vader: And Other Adventures With Evangelical Wrestlers, Political Hitmen, and Jewish Cowboys." And people like it.
The State Department has refused to answer basic questions about an accident that took place in Washington on Wednesday night, in which a U.S. Diplomatic Security Service vehicle struck Daily Caller employee Sean Medlock as he was crossing the street.