There have been few, if any, people I claim to look up to as a hero. Mainly because I am a skeptic and cynic who tends to distrust most people. Or at least assumes that they have an ulterior motive behind much of what they do.
But in recent weeks, I have found one man to whom I look up to as a true American hero and deserving of the title "journalist". And that man is Keith Olbermannn, from MSNBC. He is one of the few journalists I've seen who has not been afraid to stand up to the lies and propaganda spread by the Bush administration. He has consistently pointed out the lies and scare tactics used by Bush and his cronies to deceive and frighten the American people into accepting their incompetent ventures. Whether it be the war in Iraq or their failure to respond adequately to disasters such as Katrina, Keith Olbermann has maintained his honesty and integrity in reporting the truth.
And to me, those are the meanings of the words "Journalist" and "Hero" !
Thank you, Mr. Olbermann, for standing up for America and the truth when so many others have shied away from it.