Video: Worst: Brit Hume, Chris Wallace

By Keith Olbermann Anchor
Countdown
updated 3/19/2007 10:53:12 PM ET 2007-03-20T02:53:12
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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 the Reverend Al Sharpton...

Reacting today to the official news that only three of the five officers involved in the shooting of civilian Sean Bell last November were indicted. With a Freudian slip, so incendiary that it really required a better clarification and apology...

Uhhh-oh...

The silver goes to Senator and Presidential candidate, John McCain. When asked aboard the "Straight Talk Express" whether he supports sex education in the schools mentioning contraception, or merely abstinence as President Bush supports, he replied "I think I support the president's present policy."

Asked if condoms stop sexually transmitted diseases he paused and said "I've never gotten into these issues or thought much about them. You know, I'm sure I've taken a position on it on the past. I have to find out what my position was."

Pressed for it, he said he wanted to consult a briefing paper written for him by Dr. Tom Coburn, the Senator from Oklahoma.

He couldn't find it.

Time to put the old "Straight Talk Express" back on blocks.

But the gold is shared by Brit Hume and Chris Wallace of Fox Noise, who accused Valerie Plame Wilson of perjuring herself when she testified she didn't recommend her husband for the CIA trip to Niger. Hume said that contradicted a bi-partisan finding by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Only it wasn't a bi-partisan finding; it was a note written by three Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

And it was a note about the testimony by a CIA employee who later recanted his testimony.

Yet Wallace asked "so she was lying under oath?"

And Hume replied, "I think that there is reason to question her credibility on that point."

Jeez. Wallace and Hume. Remember when they used to work in news?

Brit Hume and Chris Wallace of Fox Noise, Monday's Worst Persons In The World.

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