Video: Worst: Bill O’Reilly

By Keith Olbermann Anchor
Countdown
updated 10/20/2006 11:32:06 AM ET 2006-10-20T15:32:06
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Every night at 8 p.m. on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann awards his daily pick for "Worst Person in the World." Some contenders are lucky — or unlucky —enough to be nominated more than once.

The Bronze for Thursday, Oct. 19 goes to Mohammed Shakcot, newsstand owner in Philadelphia.  He was being hassled by the man for displaying porn at his newsstand, which is at 6th and Chestnut near the Liberty Bell, but he lost any ethical standing in the dispute that he might have had when he posted a sign saying that if anybody objected to his displays of porn, he would rape them. 

Our runner-up:

Jay Patrick Rooney, the principal funder of America’s Pact which creates and pays for race-baiting TV commercials for Republicans.  A new one is trying to convince African-Americans that abortion is a Democratic plot to kill minority children. 

In the ad, one actor refers to making a little mistake “with one of your hos” and suggests abortion as the solution and another responds “that’s too cold.  I don’t snuff my own seed,” but first then answers, “Maybe you do have a reason to vote Republican.”

Surprisingly Mr. Rooney employed two actual African-American actors rather than white minstrel show veterans wearing blackface. 

But our winner - even for Bill-O this is something special. 

Complaining about the blogger and the blogosphere and the Internet and how much their criticism of him evidentially gets under his skin.  “I have to say, President Bush has a healthier attitude toward this than I do because if I can get away with, boy I’d go in with a hand grenade.” 

That’s right, bloggers, Bill O’Reilly wants to kill you with the hand grenade.  Then again, he’d probably keep hold of the grenade and throw the pin at you. 

Bill O’Reilly, Thursday’s “Worst Person in the World.” 

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