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O'Reilly Is Worst Person in the World -- But You Already Knew That

Reported by Judy - May 2, 2006

Keith Olbermann did it again Monday night (May 1, 2006). It was not the trifecta that he once awarded Bill O'Reilly, when he gave him the bronze, silver, and gold medal for being the Worst Person in the World. But still, Monday's award was the top spot, and that's nothing to sneeze at.

Olbermann, host of MSNBC's "Countdown" show, named Fox News' O'Reilly the "Worst Person in the World" for comments O'Reilly made on his radio show, "The Radio Factor." O'Reilly claimed that "there is a very powerful far left cabal and these guys have made inroads, inroads particularly at NBC News."

Olbermann delivered the O'Reilly quotation in his sinister-bad-guy voice, and then added, "Oh, here we go. He also insisted that Fox News is not a right-wing enterprise and then declared his conviction that he also believes in brownies and elves. BIll O'Reilly, now and forever, today's Worst Person in the World."

For a full account of O'Reilly's ramblings that prompted Olbermann's choice, see the Media Matters account. (For the record, I didn't see anything in the transcript about O'Reilly believing in brownies and elves. Maybe you should run a correction, Keith, right after O'Reilly runs his for urging his viewers to call a dead man.)

Just another day in the Olbermann-O'Reilly feud. If you're late to the party on this one, catch up with what's been going on with this great summary on Slate by Jack Shafer.

As long as I have to watch Fox, I'm going to watch Olbermann, too, in hopes of keeping some of my sanity.

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