By Keith Olbermann Anchor
Countdown
updated 1/31/2007 10:20:00 AM ET 2007-01-31T15:20:00
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 Dick Morris.  The Fox noise channel may have decided it had corrected its crappy reporting on the phony story about Senator Obama and an Islamic training school, and its crappy reporting on the phony story that Senator Clinton’s people had spread the other phony story.  Nobody gave Dick the memo.  He went on last night and said he believes somebody close to the Clinton war room indeed planted the made up story about Obama.  Dick Morris, the same guy who let the hooker listen in on his phone call to the president, well that’s credibility there. 

Runner-up is Bill O’Reilly, still riding this argument that the kidnapped kid in the Missouri, Shawn Hornbeck, was having fun during his four year ordeal, noting the kidnapper had surgery at one point, recuperated in his parents’ home, and that left the boy alone in the apartment.  And Bill adding his little show is planning a report on abducted children who fought off their kidnappers or escaped.  Keep blaming that victim, Bill.  Much better than admitting you’ve taken the kidnapper’s side on this one. 

And our winner?  Oh, it’s a two-for, Bill-O offering you this splendid deal, buy a copy of his book, “I’m Squinting While Wearing a Wind Breaker” -- no, I’m sorry, it’s called “Culture Wart." I will get it somewhere.  You buy a copy of the book from him, and he will send a free copy to a U.S.  soldier somewhere. 

So you’ve got copies to give away to the soldiers, but you only do that if I give you at least 26 bucks first?  That’s generosity.  You know Bill, I can buy two copies from Amazon for 25 bucks.  And I can send the second copy to a soldier, along with a dollar.  Bill, you’re taking a dollar out of the hands of everyone of our troops.  Why do you hate the troops, Bill? 

Bill O’Reilly, Tuesday’s Worst Person in the World. 

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