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By Keith Olbermann Anchor
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updated 1/23/2007 12:12:24 PM ET 2007-01-23T17:12:24
COMMENTARY

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 goes to editor Bill Kristol of the “Weekly Standard,” who complained about Congressmen and Senators critical of the president’s handling of Iraq.  It’s just unbelievable, he said.  It’s so irresponsible that they can’t be quiet for six of nine months.  You really wonder, do they want it to work or not?  I really wonder that.  See Bill, they were pretty much all quiet for three years. 

Hell, nearly all the Republicans were quiet until last Thursday.  That’s why we have 3,000 dead and the president’s losing the war. 

The runners up are whoever put up and whoever at Soldier Field in Chicago did not take down a sign during the Bears-New Orleans Saints playoff game yesterday.  The banner reads, "Bears finishing what Katrina started." 

But the winners, the “Washington Times,” its magazine “Insight,” Fox nothing Channel and its print idiot cousin the “New York Post.”  The magazine quoted an unnamed source which claimed Senator Obama had, when he was six years old, attended a Muslim madrassa.  It would be a nice trick, since a madrassa is a college or even a grad school that he would have been in when he was six.  But, of course, the story was not true to begin with.  A call to Senator Obama’s office produced an outright denial.   

But Fox nothing channel and the Post made it worse by quoting additional unnamed sources. They claimed the story had been spread by researchers connected to Senator Clinton.  That was outright denied by her office.  So one part of the right slime machine takes a lie, doesn’t even bother to get the denial and prints.  Then another part of the right wing slime machine takes the lie, lies about who lied it and these mongrels are somehow legally allowed to pretend they’re justified in calling themselves a news organization. 

The “Washington Times,” “Insight Magazine,” Fox nothing Channel and the “New York Post, Monday's Worst Persons in the World. 

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