Video: Report: Giuliani cuts deal with Fox

By Keith Olbermann Anchor
Countdown
updated 2/7/2007 10:53:18 AM ET 2007-02-07T15:53:18
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 tonight to now presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani.  Fox Noise has denied this unofficially, but the website FishBowlNY.com says Mr. Giuliani cut a special deal to appear on the "Hannity & Colmes" show last night, namely that he would only be interviewed by the more Giuliani friendly Sean Hannity.  No Colmes?  And how could you tell? 

Runner-up, Bill O‘Reilly.  Not much of an effort out of the old man last night, turning part of a column defending criticism of the conduct of the war, written on the Washington Post website, into a paranoid rant against, "NBC News, General Electric and the Washington Post,” who, he said, will be forever tainted by this situation.  They can run, but they can‘t hide.  This from a guy who defended the Nazis who slaughtered innocent American soldiers at Malmady during World War II.  Bill-O is about this far away from driving 900 miles while wearing an adult diaper to attack somebody.  Probably me. 

But the winner, Cliff Kinkaid of Accuracy in Media, who in a piece posted today, this afternoon, writes, the coverage of presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden's racist remarks about Sen. Barack Obama demonstrates a blatant media double standard.  If a Republican had condescendingly referred to a black person as clean, bright and articulate, he or she would have been branded as a racist and banished from public life. 

Same day as Biden's comments came out, President Bush said about Senator Obama, “He's an attractive guy.  He's articulate.”  So Mr. Kinkaid, you're saying the president should be branded as a racist and banished from public life?  Yikes!  Cliff Kinkaid of Accuracy in Media, it's a brand name, not a description, today's Worst Person in the World. 

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