Ingraham named "Worst Person" for claiming media favor citizenship for illegal immigrants because it would bring "new customers to the more liberal viewpoint"

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Keith Olbermann declared nationally syndicated radio host Laura Ingraham the "Worst Person in the World" for her assertion that the mainstream media -- which she said "tilt[] to the left" -- support granting illegal immigrants citizenship because they are "new viewers, new listeners, new customers to the more liberal viewpoint."

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MSNBC's Keith Olbermann declared nationally syndicated radio host Laura Ingraham the "Worst Person in the World" during the May 2 edition of Countdown for her comments on the May 1 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor. As Media Matters for America noted, Ingraham said the mainstream media -- which she said "tilt[] to the left" -- support granting illegal immigrants citizenship because they are "new viewers, new listeners, new customers to the more liberal viewpoint." Olbermann described Ingraham's allegation as "tortured logic," adding, "the fact that most of these folks seem to prefer hearing and seeing the news in their native languages? How did you rationalize that part of it, again?"

From the May 2 edition of MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann:

OLBERMANN: But our winner: Laura Ingraham. Having already reached the dubious conclusion that the mainstream media is supporting amnesty for illegal immigrants, she offered this tortured logic as support, quoting, "NBC, ABC, and CBS, throw in CNN and MSNBC. They think these are, you know, new viewers, new listeners, new customers to the more liberal viewpoint." Uh-huh. And the fact that most of these folks seem to prefer hearing and seeing the news in their native languages? How did you rationalize that part of it, again? Laura Ingraham -- today's "Worst Person in the World."

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