Olbermann: "Bill O'Reilly, now and forever, today's 'Worst Person in the World' "

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MSNBC host Keith Olbermann named Fox News' Bill O'Reilly the winner of his daily "Worst Person in the World" award. O'Reilly received the award for comments he made on the May 16 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, when he claimed that The New York Times and "many far-left thinkers believe the white power structure that controls America is bad, so a drastic change is needed."

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On the May 17 edition of MSNBC's Countdown, host Keith Olbermann named Fox News host Bill O'Reilly the winner of his daily "Worst Person in the World" award. O'Reilly received the award for comments he made on the May 16 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor. As Media Matters for America noted, O'Reilly claimed that The New York Times and "many far-left thinkers believe the white power structure that controls America is bad, so a drastic change is needed." O'Reilly also added, "According to the lefty zealots, the white Christians who hold power must be swept out by a new multicultural tide, a rainbow coalition, if you will." Olbermann responded, "Does that opinion come with the sheet and the hood, or do you have to buy those separately?"

O'Reilly, who has been a frequent recipient of Olbermann's "Worst Person in the World" award, most recently received the award on May 5, after asserting that New York City public school teachers are instructed to ignore profanity.

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

OLBERMANN: But the winner, oh, the psychological end is near. Bill O. explaining that The New York Times and, quote, "many far-left thinkers believe the white power structure that controls America is bad, so a drastic change is needed." Hold on. Bill, you're saying there's a white power structure that controls America and you're defending it? Does that opinion come with the sheet and the hood, or do you have to buy those separately?

Bill O'Reilly, now and forever, today's "Worst Person in the World."

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Bill O'Reilly, Keith Olbermann
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Countdown with Keith Olbermann
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