Video: Worst Person: Gov. Gibbons

By Keith Olbermann Anchor
Countdown
updated 4/10/2007 11:47:18 PM ET 2007-04-11T03:47:18
COMMENTARY

Every night at 8 p.m. on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann awards his daily pick for "Worst Person in the World." Here's the top honors for Tuesday, April 10th:

The bronze goes to Glenn Beck. Dismissing global warming and former Vice President Al Gore... claiming it hasn't gotten any warmer since 1998... even though data from NASA proves, well, that it has.

Quoting Mr. Beck, "Al, the world's onto you. Your self-promotional, politically motivated science fiction -- I say, forget, you know, the diet, grow the beard back, invite your old friends, Ben and Jerry, over for a little reunion. The jig seems to be up!" OK -- not a newsman.

Not a broadcaster. Not a scientist. Whaddya gonna pretend you are, next week?

Joint winners of the silver... Sean Hannity, with Senator John McCain. You've heard this "McCain was heckled in Baghdad by the drunk CNN guy" story? And all the people who attended the news conference at which it supposedly happened, denying it?

And the videotape showing it never happened.
      
So Hannity says to McCain: "And you got heckled by the CNN reporter Michael Ware. What happened there?"

And McCain says: "Well, according to Lindsey Graham and Rick Renzi and Mike Pence, who all saw it -- I was talking at the time -- there was laughter and chuckling going on while... I was talking. I mean, it's not believable. It's not believable."

No it ain't, Senator.

But our winner... Governor Jim Gibbons of Nevada.

The Wall Street Journal has reported that the FBI is investigating him for having allegedly accepted unreported gifts or payments from a military contractor, while the Governor was a U.S. Congressman.

But he has an explanation. "I have heard," he says, "that the Democrats have paid to have these Wall Street Journal articles written."

Governor, don't you think, if the Democrats could get good coverage out of the Wall Street Journal by paying for it, they might spend the money on a little higher-value target than the Governor of Nevada?

The Wall Street Journal, for cryin' out loud!

Governor Jim Gibbons of Nevada... Today's Worst Person In The World!
      

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