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 former Pensacola, Florida police officer Sean Shields, who did what any public servant would do if he found a 16-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man in a parked car at night, only partially clothed. He made the girl get out and do jumping jacks, topless, while he shined his flashlight on her. The Pensacola City Council gave her a $35,000 settlement and it fired Officer Shields.
Our runner-up tonight is the Fox noise Channel. It will run the scenes deleted from the Disney propaganda film “The Path to 9/11,” produced by a right wing nut job, who has convinced himself it was all Bill Clinton’s fault. Of course, the scenes were deleted because ABC thought they were so wrong, that they might constitute slander. So, heads up Madeline Albright, you could wind up owning Fox.
But the winner, he is back, Bill O’Reilly explains the world yet again, telling his radio listener that in Iraq, "the Sunni and Shia want to kill each other. They want to blow each other up. They want to torture each other. They have fun? Fun?"
That’s the word Bill-O also used to describe what Shawn Hornbeck was having while being held prisoner for four years in Missouri. We’re now beginning to get a clear picture of what Bill thinks fun is, torture, killing and child molestation.
Bill O’Reilly, Friday’s Worst Person in the World.