Video: Worst: Fox News

By Keith Olbermann Anchor
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updated 1/24/2007 9:48:54 AM ET 2007-01-24T14:48:54
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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 goes to an unnamed hunter in Tallahassee, Florida, shot a 450 gram duck, took it home and put it in the refrigerator.  Two days later the misses opens the fridge and the duck lifts his head.  She, bless her, took the bird to the local animal hospital.  It’s been relocated to an animal sanctuary.  Except for minor wounds to the wing and leg, it’s fine.  Of course, it is a cold duck. 

The runner up is Reverend Ted Haggard, ousted as the head of the National Associate of Evangelicals after the revelation of a relationship with a male prostitute, but not before he was filmed for a new documentary called “Friends of God,” and told the documentarian, "You know, all the surveys say the Evangelicals have the best sex life of any other group." 

Um, yes.

But the winner is John Gibson of the Fox noise channel.  Still defending his station’s willingness to not only air a story with one anonymous source, suggesting Senator Obama once went to a Muslim training school, but to add to it another layer.  Namely that the story about Senator Obama was being propagated by the people associated with Senator Clinton.  Gibson said, "The story is not about whether Barack Obama went to a Madrassa terrorist training camp when he was five years old.  The story is that people who oppose, who have interest in opposition to Barack Obama, are attaching his name to the word Madrassa."

That’s right John.  Those people are you and your channel.  John Gibson and the Fox noise channel, Tuesday's Worst Persons in the World. 

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