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Olbermann Announces ‘Worst Persons’ Segment Will Continue With New Name
Mediaite ^ | 1/10/11 | Tommy Christopher

Posted on 01/12/2011 8:13:21 AM PST by Libloather

Olbermann Announces ‘Worst Persons’ Segment Will Continue With New Name
by Tommy Christopher
9:23 pm, January 10th, 2011

Despite earlier reports that he would end the segment, Keith Olbermann announced Monday night that Countdown’s “Worst Person in the World” segment will continue in some form, but under a different name.

He explained the fact that the segment was rooted in satire, but that some still thought he was literally claiming that these were the actual worst people in the world, and “there’s potential danger in that.”

Olbermann explained that the purposes of the segment, ”criticism, sarcasm, satire, calling out, even ridiculing,” remain “relevant and important, maybe more so now than ever before,” and quoted philosopher Henri Bergson: “Laughter is a social sanction against inflexible behavior.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: msnbc; olbermann; persons; worst
Would Olberdork's head explode if he was forced to do a 'Best Persons' segment? Just think, this could be a great opportunity to pimp and promote his leftist heroes.
1 posted on 01/12/2011 8:13:29 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

DEADLIEST PERSON IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 01/12/2011 8:14:22 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Libloather

Uberdork IS the WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD........................


3 posted on 01/12/2011 8:14:33 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: Libloather

So I guess this will be touted as an example of how MSNBC is taking the high ground and “toning down the rhetoric”, etc ad nauseum.


4 posted on 01/12/2011 8:15:22 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Libloather

Who or what is this creature doing on this website?


5 posted on 01/12/2011 8:16:17 AM PST by Carley (PRINTING OPINION, IGNORING THE FACTS......the msm!!!)
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To: bigbob

Somehow I doubt they’ll be taking any high roads.


6 posted on 01/12/2011 8:16:36 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Libloather
and quoted philosopher Henri Bergson: “Laughter is a social sanction against inflexible behavior.”

Keith, do more people laugh with you or at you?

7 posted on 01/12/2011 8:17:48 AM PST by Lonely Bull
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To: Libloather

How many people GOT SHOT because of Keith Olberman?


8 posted on 01/12/2011 8:18:31 AM PST by Mr. K
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To: cripplecreek
Somehow I doubt they’ll be taking any high roads.

Depends on the meaning of "high."

9 posted on 01/12/2011 8:19:02 AM PST by Lonely Bull
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To: bigbob

I thought liberals thought that their satire, ridicule, etc. is ok. It’s only conservative criticism of the liberal sacred cows that are beyond the pale. (sarcasm)


10 posted on 01/12/2011 8:19:44 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Libloather

More drivel from MSLSD.


11 posted on 01/12/2011 8:20:23 AM PST by Rennes Templar ( Reagan: " When I was young we were poor, but the gov't didn't have to tell us we were poor")
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To: Libloather
Kinder gentler Kieth Olbermann? Hilarious.

Who wants to wager how long it'll be before he pops a vein.

I'll give him one & a half shows. One if the topic of Cheney comes up.

12 posted on 01/12/2011 8:21:27 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Libloather
Based on previous recipients of the honor, I'd suggest widdle Keith rename the segment "American Patriot".


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

13 posted on 01/12/2011 8:21:49 AM PST by The Comedian (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope.)
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To: Libloather

In further news, it is reported that Olbermann will wear oven mitts 24/7, to keep from scratching anyone’s eyes out.


14 posted on 01/12/2011 8:24:13 AM PST by Rinnwald
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To: Libloather
some still thought he was literally claiming that these were the actual worst people in the world, and “there’s potential danger in that.”

Usually, I think it destructive and wrong to dumb down your message to the point where even the stupidest people on earth can't get confused, but I think it's an excellent idea for Olbermann's audience.

When you speak to them of nuance, they wonder what was wrong with the old ance.

15 posted on 01/12/2011 8:24:50 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Libloather

I can only hope that when Comcast takes over, they will fire Olbermann. He renewed his contract in 2007 for 4 years, and it’s rumored NBC is paying him $7 million annually.


16 posted on 01/12/2011 8:26:03 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Libloather

Olberfag can call his segment whatever he wants. No one cares. No one is watching.


17 posted on 01/12/2011 8:29:01 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: Astronaut
No one cares. No one is watching.

Believe it or not, I know a woman who actually watches Olbermann. You cannot talk to her about politics. It's like banging your head against a wall.

18 posted on 01/12/2011 8:38:07 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Libloather

He’s inciting hatred.


19 posted on 01/12/2011 8:42:45 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Libloather

Oh Man! It was my dream to be profiled in that segment some day. It would give me such rep with my peeps!


20 posted on 01/12/2011 8:44:32 AM PST by Boiling point (Beck / Palin 2012)
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To: Libloather

Ha Ha! I would love to see KO get his teeth kicked in by a couple muggers. Just Kidding! Wouldn’t it be funny if KO were kidnapped and beheaded by a couple of terrorists? SATIRE of course! No need to get upset! Just trying to get a laugh and do a little entertaining! Who would ever really wish such a thing?


21 posted on 01/12/2011 8:47:37 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: Libloather

Ha Ha! I would love to see KO get his teeth kicked in by a couple muggers. Just Kidding! Wouldn’t it be funny if KO were kidnapped and beheaded by a couple of terrorists? SATIRE of course! No need to get upset! Just trying to get a laugh and do a little entertaining! Who would ever really wish such a thing?


22 posted on 01/12/2011 8:48:13 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: LeonardFMason
This network is subsidize by the American taxpayer, its almost a PBS. We should demand GE pay back its TARP money and lose all its Government contracts. Oh, that right it will continue to do business with Iran.
23 posted on 01/12/2011 8:51:09 AM PST by scooby321
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To: Libloather

How about “The people the world hates the most and whom I hope get shot by a nutcase real soon!”

That is setting a more civil tone than some lefties.


24 posted on 01/12/2011 8:53:18 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: Libloather

Isn’t it funny- Olberman is near the top of MY list...


25 posted on 01/12/2011 8:54:36 AM PST by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: Libloather
Olby is confused....

Or going off Freudian cliff....

If he cant stop looking for the "worst person"...
--When will he discover it's HIM?!?!?!

26 posted on 01/12/2011 9:00:15 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Libloather

He could call them his “daily target for liberal hate.”


27 posted on 01/12/2011 9:27:20 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Libloather

I will watch MSNBC when Olbermann wrestles Maddow in a tub of jello.


28 posted on 01/12/2011 9:40:47 AM PST by popdonnelly (Democrats are silly people - but silly people can be dangerous)
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To: Libloather

Believe me, Olbermann, no one is going to shoot someone because YOU think he is the worst person in the world.


29 posted on 01/12/2011 9:50:07 AM PST by Brilliant
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