Video: Worst: San Francisco radio host

By Keith Olbermann Anchor
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updated 3/1/2007 10:09:37 AM ET 2007-03-01T15:09:37
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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 woman substitute teacher at Pleasant Grove Elementary School in Jefferson County, Alabama. Filling in, in a fourth grade classroom, she got a little over-matched, and a lot over-zealous.
     
She scotched-taped one boy's mouth shut. And scotched-taped four other 4th graders to their seats. Don't worry -- she won't be back teaching... Unless she brings more tape.

Our silver-medalists tonight: the folks at one of the Borders Book Stores in New York... Prominently displaying our ABC colleague Bob Woodruff's new book "In An Instant." Complete with a sizable price-discount sticker... 30 percent off. With the sticker on the corner of Bob's head. After what happened to him in Iraq, you couldn't have put it in the other corner, or at the bottom, or something? Come on.

And our winner is Melanie Morgan of KSFO, an ABC Radio Station in San Francisco, whose program director had to formally correct statements about billionaire financier George Soros, made by the station's sleep-deprived morning hosts, led by the reprehensible Ms. Morgan.

Co-host Lee Rodgers had said that when Soros was a teenager in occupied Hungary, he had  "apparently very cheerfully and willingly went to work for the Nazis." A sidekick named Tom Brenner added "he just kind of complied willingly." Ms. Morgan added that Soros had done so, "in order to further his own career." The station's program director went on the air during their show to say the remarks, and others, were "not accurate" and that the station "regrets that they were broadcast."

OK -- a first step. Now get out there and admit that the station "regrets" that everything Melanie Morgan has ever said... is "not accurate."

Melanie Morgan of KSFO, the ABC Radio Station in San Francisco Wednesday's Worst Person In The World!

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