Olbermann: Limbaugh "worst person in the world" for "Cindy Sheehan is just Bill Burkett" quote

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On August 17, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann named nationally syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh "today's worst person in the world" for saying on his August 15 radio show that "Cindy Sheehan is just Bill Burkett. Her story is nothing more than forged documents. There's nothing about it that's real." Commenting on Limbaugh's remarks -- which Media Matters noted on August 16 -- Olbermann said, "I guess she made up that dead-son-in-Iraq business! He [Limbaugh] also referred to her supporters as 'dope-smoking FM types.' I guess the painkillers wipe out your memory along with your ethics. Rush Limbaugh, today's worst person in the world!"

From the August 17 edition of MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann:

OLBERMANN: First, time for Countdown's list of today's three nominees for the coveted title of worst person in the world. Nominated at the bronze level: the wee lads of Gardenstown in coastal Scotland. Police report that some of them while away the late summer afternoons by going to the cliffs and throwing rocks at the people who live and drive below. A policeman warned them, "Playing near cliffs is dangerous, boys." Why did you tell them, sir?

Also, the fine folks at Austin Community College in Texas. Carl Basham says he was denied the state residence discount for tuition. He has to pay $2,600 a semester instead of $500 because they say he spent too much time living out of state. Well, it's true, Carl has been away, serving, he says, two tours in Iraq.

But the winner -- oh, it's the irrepressible Rush Limbaugh. On the radio, he said, quote, "Cindy Sheehan is just Bill Burkett. Her story is nothing more than forged documents. There's nothing about it that's real."

I guess she made up that dead-son-in-Iraq business! He also referred to her supporters as "dope-smoking FM types." I guess the painkillers wipe out your memory along with your ethics. Rush Limbaugh, today's worst person in the world!

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