Olbermann gave Morris "Worst Person" "bronze" for still pushing Obama-Clinton smear

››› ››› SARAH PAVLUS

On the January 30 edition of MSNBC's Countdown, host Keith Olbermann gave Fox News political analyst Dick Morris the "bronze" in his nightly "Worst Person in the World" segment because Morris "said he believes somebody close to the [Sen. Hillary Rodham] Clinton [D-NY] war room indeed planted the made-up story" that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) attended a madrassa, as Media Matters for America documented. Olbermann criticized Morris for saying this after Fox News "decided it had corrected its crappy reporting on the phony story about Senator Obama and an Islamic training school, and its crappy reporting on the phony story that Senator Clinton's people had spread the other phony story." The previous day, Olbermann named Fox News senior vice president of programming Bill Shine the "runner-up" in the "Worst Person" segment for "offering a sort-of apology" on the Obama-Clinton smear. Olbermann said that Shine "[l]eft out" "the fact that while clarifying the story Fox also reported that Senator Clinton had, quote, 'reportedly outed Obama's madrassa past.' "

From the January 30 edition of MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann:

OLBERMANN: But first, time for Countdown's latest list of nominees for "Worst Person in the World."

And tonight, the bronze to Dick Morris. The Fox Noise channel may have decided it had corrected its crappy reporting on the phony story about Senator Obama and an Islamic training school, and its crappy reporting on the phony story that Senator Clinton's people had spread the other phony story. Nobody gave Dick the memo. He went on last night and said he believes somebody close to the Clinton war room indeed planted the made-up story about Obama. Dick Morris, the same guy who let the hooker listen in on his phone call to the president? Well, that's credibility there.

Person
Dick Morris
Stories/Interests
Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, 2008 Elections
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