Video: Limbaugh makes up Obama quote

By Keith Olbermann Anchor
Countdown
updated 1/26/2007 11:08:24 AM ET 2007-01-26T16:08:24
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 Chicago’s Spanish language radio station, La Ley, 107.9 FM.  It gave away a car to a listener, a Corvette, but only when 22-year-old Marabelle Nava Alvarez tried to claim it did the station tell her she had to present a green card or something.  She does not have one.  She’s not here legally, although she’s been here since she was a kid.  Now you can debate that.  Both sides have legit arguments. 

But when she threatened a lawsuit and publicity, they threatened to tell the immigration about her.  Nice touch, get your own listeners deported. 

The runner up, speaking of bad radio, Melanie Morgan of the irrational right in KSFO in San Francisco, back on there repeating the story the “Washington Times” made up about Senator Obama going to a Muslim training school, and attributing the smear not just to Senator Clinton, which also is a smear, but now to Senator Edwards as well.  Three, three, three smears in one.  For the damage she inflicts on her easily led listener, Melanie Morgan might as well work for al Qaeda. 

But our winner is comedian Rush Limbaugh, he read a made-up quote from Obama, supposedly responding to an endorsement from actress Halle Barry.  He later admitted it was made-up, but fatso still said, as an Half-African-American, I am honored to have Miss Barry’s support, as well as the support of other Half-African-Americans.  Not the first time Limbaugh has used the Half-African insult.  Listen Rush, cut to the chase here.  You want to call Senator Obama a mulatto or an octaroon, or something.  Go for it.  Hell, you want to call him the N word.  It’s in your heart.  Go ahead, come out from under your hood and just say it. 

Comedian Rush Limbaugh, Thursday’s Worst Person in the World.

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