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Bill O'Reilly Named Worst Person Twice In One Week

Reported by Deborah - May 24, 2006

Bill O'Reilly managed to disgrace himself enough to recieve Keith Olbermann's "Worst Person In The World" dishonorable mention twice in just six days. Tonight he got the top spot on "Countdown" for insulting a young woman, Shannon Baldon, who had recieved a college scholarship from the ACLU claiming she got it for refusing to stand for the pledge of allegiance. O'Reilly's claim was seriously off the mark and people close to the hard working student were not happy. 5/24/06

Shannon Baldon recieved a $4000. scholarship from the ACLU for a range of accomplishments including starting an ACLU Chapter in her high school. Her father had some strong words for O'Reilly and FOX according to David Hawpe's Column for the Louisville, Kentucky, Courier-Journal

"Shannon's father, Virgil Baldon, who works in TV production, said he wasn't surprised, "because I know what Fox's bent is," but he added that he's disappointed that "they would use a high school student, particularly my daughter, in this way."
He specifically holds O'Reilly, Fox News Channel chairman Roger Ailes and parent News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch responsible for "this gross abuse of their editorial power." He said, "If I'm calling them out, I guess I am. I'd appreciate a response."

comment: Chances are Shannon Baldon won't get the apology she deserves from O'Reilly but I wouldn't be surprised if the Courier-Journal gets a mention.

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