Everyone has been talking, either in support or in opposition to, that MoveOn.org ad regarding General Petraeus being called General Betray Us. But MoveOn weren’t the first to use this term…
August 16, 2007 Thursday
SHOW: COUNTDOWN 8:00 PM EST
COUNTDOWN for August 16, 2007
BYLINE: Keith Olbermann
GUESTS: Jonathan Alter, Brandon Friedman, Arianna Huffington, Kevin Poulsen, Uri Geller
LENGTH: 7161 words
HIGHLIGHT: Which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow?
KEITH OLBERMANN, MSNBC HOST: Which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow? The Petraeus report, less Petraeus, more betrayaeus (ph). The definitive assessment of the surge will not only not be written by General Petraeus, it will not be presented by General Petraeus. Secretaries Gates and Rice will be the messengers. The White House insists General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker will be there to testify.
Update: Olbermann Watch noted this a week ago…
Update 2: This KOS link provides more backstory to the origins of this nickname…