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In a letter to Osama bin Laden, one of the terrorist mastermind’s advisers complained of the firing of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC, the Washington Post reports.

Bin Laden obsessed over American media and exchanged numerous correspondences with a U.S.-born jihadist named Adam Gadahn, who acted as an al Qaeda media adviser. In a 21-page letter written in the last six months of Bin Laden’s life, Gadahn gives media advice and praises MSNBC, ABC News, and CNN.

In the letter, the media adviser focuses on “how to exploit” the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, on television. He worries that CNN “seems to be in cooperation with the government more than the others,” though he praises its “good and detailed” Arabic coverage. “I used to think that MSNBC channel may be good and neutral a bit,” he continues, but then notes the firing of Olbermann.

The media chatter continues: CBS “has a famous program (‘60 Minutes’) that has some popularity and a good reputation.” ABC “is all right; actually, it could be one of the best channels,” because of its chief investigator and terrorism expert, Brian Ross. But all the networks, he complains, will bring in analysts who will “conduct a smearing” of al-Qaeda figures.

MSNBC was unable to comment about the story, according to spokeswoman Weesie Vieira.

David Sarosi, Olbermann’s longtime producer who followed him to Current TV, did not return calls for comment by press time.


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  1. Bad Brad

    March 23rd, 2012

    That would explain the late night Camels Gone Wild Advertisements. Some clever add agency found their target audience.

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  2. Nutjob

    March 23rd, 2012

    Hmmmm, but yet no one from the left can make the connection that if Al Quaida praises you and thinks like you do, and thinks that you are doing a good job.
    Then maybe your ideology is as twisted as these asshats and puts you in the same category by proxy, you would think the prog women would be against this whole movement because of womans rights.
    I guess this also explains the lefts complacency for Islam and hatred of christianity.

    anyways if all else fails for der Olbermann, theres always Al Jazeer or maybe a media consultant job for Al Quaida.
    I hope he takes Mathews and Maddow with him.

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  3. Bob M.

    March 23rd, 2012

    No WONDER Ohlberturd HATES the military!!! They keep whittling down his primary viewership, which is down to mere dozens now! :oops:

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  4. greatj

    March 24th, 2012

    Obama and the Democratic party tells M.S.N.B.C.what to say and think.It figures hateful Alquiada and M.S.N.B.C think alike.

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  5. Stan Gron

    March 24th, 2012

    The muslims get their weapons from China, USSR olberman undrstands this, but he wanrs to over throw the US with his (as obama puts it the beautiful call to prayer). They want to kill us.

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