But this NBC sponsored documentary developed by Al Roker productions, yes, those magnificent world renowned documentarians second only to Michael Moore himself (in weight) is as good as Fitzmas to the left, as it purports to reflect on and glorify the courageousness of some more recent liberal hero's of today. Who would they be your asking yourself?
Why, three of America's wonderful anti-war best friends of the enemy, John Murtha and his co- recipients of the Kennedy Profile in Courage awards they received to much fanfare earlier this year which now warrants it's very own 1 hour television film/special. All this glory for mainly disparaging our troops while they are in the Middle East theater fighting a war, putting their lives on the line eliminating terrorists for the freedom of Iraqi's, preserving the freedom of we Americans and the rest of the weasley west while they're at it.
Color me stupid, but I cannot recall the last time a network devoted some prime time viewing hours to such a not out of the ordinary event. The White House has to beg these same networks to cover presidential news conferences during wartime for cripes sake.
Granted it is not a networkwide forced program apparently, as I myself after a bit of "googling" have been unable to locate any channel this program is viewable in Chicago on network or comcast cable including our local 5 affiliate WMAQ 5, but it is widely available in other parts of the country, particularly the northeast it appears. Luckily if you live in Boston it is right there on your local NBC affiliate as indicated in the press release below. Hopefully your town is one of the lucky ones as well.
I don't know about you, but I just can't wait until next weeks Saturday night special devoted to the great American war on terror heroes of Iraq and Afghanistan, boldly fighting terrorism where it breeds and develops right in the belly of the beast to be hosted by Katy Couric and Cindy Sheehan.
(Ranting a bit off topic) As if.....that'll happen when France actually sends some troops somewhere in the world to back up the lofty peaceloving goals that they want the rest of us to adhere and aspire. For instance, their UN troop contingency after much arm twisting by the way (initially 200 than increased to 2000) being sent to Lebanon isn't enough to beat back the crips and bloods in Los Angeles on a Saturday night for goodness sakes.
Below are some snippets from the "Murtha love in review" from the Boston Herald Saturday
'Profiles' shows courage is still key in politics - The Boston Globe: "On the eve of the anniversaries of Hurricane Katrina and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the country is filled with talk about which politicians did and did not take a proper stand.
Stepping away from the blame game, NBC tonight is airing a thought-provoking documentary, ``Profiles in Courage: A Kennedy Legacy,' that reminds viewers of the true meaning and consequences of civic responsibility.
The one-hour film, which airs on WHDH-TV (Channel 7) at 7 p.m., is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's book of the same name. That book, which won a Pulitzer Prize, traced the story of eight politicians throughout American history, including John Quincy Adams and Daniel Webster, who risked their popularity for the sake of their integrity."
The film takes a sharp turn for the better when it jumps forward to honor political courage in modern times. Congressman John Murtha, a former Marine, called for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq in 2005. Former Navy general counsel Alberto Mora took a stand against the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay from 2002 to 2005. Congresswoman Hilda Solis fought against environmental abuses by businesses in her California district in the late 1990s.
All three people were given John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Awards, an honor bestowed on elected public officials by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.Their stories alone make the film worth watching. click for full press release.
Technorati: Murtha, Iraq, Patriotism, War
JFK once said,
Heh... John Murtha... Some "profile in courage" he is: