Olbermann named Robertson "Worst Person" runner-up for for Islam "world domination" comments

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Keith Olbermann awarded 700 Club host Pat Robertson runner-up in his daily "Worst Person in the World" segment for saying that "the goal of Islam ... is world domination."

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On the March 14 edition of MSNBC's Countdown, host Keith Olbermann awarded 700 Club host Pat Robertson runner-up in his daily "Worst Person in the World" segment for saying that "the goal of Islam ... is world domination." As Media Matters for America noted, Robertson's comments, made on the March 13 broadcast of Christian Broadcasting Network's (CBN) The 700 Club, were scrubbed from the CBN website "out of concerns they could be misinterpreted if taken out of context," according to a Robertson spokeswoman who was cited in a March 14 Associated Press report. Robertson also claimed that Muslims who protested controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad were "satanic" and "crazed fanatics" who were "motivated by demonic power."

From the March 14 edition of MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann:

OLBERMANN: The runner-up, the televangelist Pat Robertson, again, telling his by-now-benumbed TV audience that, quote, "the goal of Islam, ladies and gentlemen, whether you like it or not, is world domination." He later clarified this by saying he only meant radical Islamist extremists. Details, schmetails, right, Pat?

Northwest Airlines beat out Robertson for the top spot after announcing that it would begin charging passengers extra for aisle seats.

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