Video: Worst Person: Rush Limbaugh

By Keith Olbermann Anchor
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updated 4/5/2007 10:56:05 AM ET 2007-04-05T14:56:05
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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 CBS Sports. It hasn't exactly been a good visitor thus far, covering this year's Masters Golf Tournament. Police in Augusta, Georgia, arrested Michael Alan Crane, a bank robbery suspect in his hotel room — he was covered with red dye from the explosive pack.

CBS confirms he was there, working for them as a Masters technician. Not only was CBS paying for the hotel room in which Mr. Crane was arrested, but the purported get away car was being rented by CBS.

The Runners-up: Security at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Kate Burgess of Canada was laying over there, on a trip back from Mexico... She went through security; her bag set off a detector.

A TSA employee announced "That's it, call police." This was last Sunday -- he explained it was an April Fool's joke. He explained it after Ms. Burgess had a stress-induced asthma attack.

The TSA says the screener will not be reprimanded, which by itself sounds like an April Fool's joke, considering that if Ms. Burgess had made a similar joke to the screener, she could be going to jail.

Speaking of... Our winner, Comedian Rush Limbaugh.

One woman dead, the man who shot her, critically wounded by guards, at CNN Center in Atlanta.

Limbaugh says this, on the air, this afternoon:
"I was joking with (somebody), I was wondering if one of the executives was targeted there because they heard they were talking to me about a potential job over there, but that can't be because it isn't true."

Let me repeat this: one woman dead, the man who shot her, critically wounded by guards... He makes a joke about it -- a joke portraying himself as a victim.

Rush Limbaugh... Tuesday's Worst Person In The World.

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