Video: Anderson: 'Paris Hilton' of TV news?

By Keith Olbermann Anchor
Countdown
updated 1/30/2007 10:16:48 AM ET 2007-01-30T15:16:48
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 Time Magazine blogger Andrew Sullivan.  Yesterday, on national television, he says he’s found Hillary Clinton a very sensible senator, finds it difficult to argue with her position on Iraq, but when he sees her, "all the cooty vibes sort of resurrect themselves."

  Listen up Millhouse, let’s just all leave our political cooties at the door. 

Our runner up is Bill ,senior vice president of Fox noise, the channel offering a sort of apology for running with that Barack Obama attended an Islamic training school nonsense.  Mr. Shine said that subsequent Fox programs corrected the story and had even run Senator Obama’s statement on it, so the controversy should be considered closed. 

Left out of that equation, the fact that while clarifying the story, Fox also reported that Senator Clinton had, "Reportedly outed Obama’s Madrassa past."  Some correction. 

And our winner, a two-for—they must be mighty proud—the publicity folks at the Fox noise channel.  Their latest targets, well target: CNN’s Anderson Cooper, whom they have described in magazine ads as "the Paris Hilton of television news."

Well, not speaking for Mr. Cooper or anything, but it would seem it would be better to be the Paris Hilton of television news than to be what Fox is, the Dame Edna of television news.  Fox noise P.R.: Monday's Worst Persons in the World.

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