No, corrupt is not too strong a word for the politicians targeted in last night's Special Comment. The dictionary definition of corrupt is "characterized by improper conduct (as bribery or the selling of favors)." You see, if you call funds given to a politician by a corporation or by industry groups a "campaign contribution", all is well. We could not possibly call them by their more accurate, truthful names: bribes.
Yes, Olbermann can be a bit grating on the ears at times, as he often comes across as pompous and overly sarcastic. However disagreeable you may find his delivery, though, he rarely misses the target if you judge him on substance alone. Remember that, when you watch the video below.