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.
Bill O’Reilly comes in only with a bronze tonight. At the start of his show, there’s a graphic over his shoulder describing, “Anti-American actor Sean Penn.” A couple of minutes later, Bill-O says, of Penn and others, in full seriousness, "I don’t want to say that they are anti-American."
That may be your sprint record on contradicting yourself Bill-O. Usually it takes like, you know, 55 minutes.
The runner up, CNN’s wolf in sheep’s clothing, Glenn Beck, a protester reportedly spit on an Iraq war veteran, he reported. Let me be clear, have we learned nothing from Vietnam? No, Mr. Beck, let me be clear, the story was an Iraq vet claimed a protester had spit at the ground near his feet, then the vet retracted that claim. And, oh, by the way, there is not one confirmed case, not one, of Americans spitting on veterans returning from Vietnam.
But our winner, Mark Levin, president of something called the Landmark Legal Foundation. After Al Gore was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Mr Levin nominated comedian Rush Limbaugh. Two problems: one, it is not open nominations. There’s a committee. The Limbaugh nomination will go under the circular file, fittingly enough. Two, the comedian doesn’t want it, because the Nobel cannot be smoked, popped nor eaten.
Mark Levin of the Landmark Legal something, Thursday's Worst Person in the World.