Video: Bill O’Reilly cuts guest mic

By Keith Olbermann Anchor
Countdown
updated 4/2/2007 9:42:54 PM ET 2007-04-03T01:42:54
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 the original Drudge itself. Quoting an "anonymous source," claiming CNN journalist Michael Ware had heckled and laughed at John McCain at his Baghdad press conference -- and insinuated that Ware has a drinking problem.
     
After Ware flatly denied the report, then video hit the web with no heckling to be seen... the report magically disappeared from the Drudge Web site.

Drudge had called the story "Developing." It developed all right... just like photos of you, Sir... ugly, and wrong.
     
The silver goes to Republican Congressman Jack Kingston of Georgia. Speaking about his political opponents in Washington, Kingston said, "The Democrats" honeymoon is fixing to end. It's going to explode like an IED." Mr. Dictionary fails us yet again, eh Congressman?

But the winner, of course, is Bill O'Reilly. He didn't like what his guest was saying about the prospect that the Bush Administration had violated the Geneva Conventions. The guest was Colonel Ann Wright -- retired after nearly three decades in the U.S. Army.

The end of their on-camera exchange?

Colonel Wright: "I want to make sure the United States treats people properly..."
     
Billo Baxter: "Sure you do. Sure you do."

Colonel Wright: "I surely do. That's what I spent 29 years of my life trying to do."

Billo: "Sorry, no you didn't. You know what happened to you… somewhere along the line you started to dislike your own country…"

Colonel Wright: "I served 29 years. How many did you serve? Where did you teach the Geneva Conventions?"

Billo: "Cut her mic."

So you cut her microphone off, big man. You make-up stories, and people kill you with the facts. You make threats, and your intended victims laugh at you.

Now you're cutting off mics. Are you trying to re-create the last six weeks of Joe McCarthy's career, or is it just a coincidence?

Bill O'Reilly, Monday's Worst Person In The World!

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