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 is self-awarded. After I hit Glenn Beck of CNN and ABC for calling Rosie O'Donnell "you fat witch"... it occurred to me that I had once called Roger Ailes "fat-ass."
This is inappropriate on several levels, not the least of which being... I have a fat ass.
So my apologies to Roger Ailes and I'll swear that type of trash-talking off... And I'll await Mr. Beck's apology to Rosie O'Donnell and his similar pledge. And for that, I suspect I'll be waiting the better part of some time. The silver to quarterback Michael Vick of the Atlanta Falcons.
The day after the team invested in him, by trading away his rival for the job, Mr. Vick explained the curious events last month in which he was stopped by security at the Miami Airport for trying to take on board a plastic bottle with a false compartment that authorities said smelled like marijuana.
He now says there was jewelry and rings inside the secret compartment, and that the screeners were trying to, quote, "I don't want to say frame me, but at the same time look at what I had to go through."
Airport screeners. Capable of framing somebody.
But our winner... Bill-O!
Had his radio engineer turn off the mike of his own co-host, Leese Wheel, because she said Gonzales-gate mattered... and because she reminded him under the President's offer to congress, Karl Rove and company would not have to testify under oath.
"Stop tawking," he yelled at her. "It's not about you, and you're misleading the audience. Stop tawking." He then had her mike shut off for three minutes and asked rhetorically about Wheel, "what can we do to her? What can we do to her?"
Bill-O, she has to sit next to you for two hours a day? You're already doing just about the worst thing you can do to her.
Bill O'Reilly! Today's Worst Person In The World.
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