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On the March 29 edition of MSNBC's Countdown, host Keith Olbermann named syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh the "winner" of his nightly "Worst Person in the World" segment for his March 27 claim -- documented by Media Matters for America -- that Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales is "under fire by white liberal racists in the Senate." Limbaugh is a regular award recipient during Olbermann's "Worst Person" segment (see here, here, here, and here) and was recently named "runner-up" for asking, given that ancestors of Rev. Al Sharpton were slaves and ancestors of Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) were slaveowners, "could we not say that if Obama wins the Democratic nomination and then wins the presidency, he will own Al Sharpton?"
From the March 29 edition of MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann:
OLBERMANN: Two crazy coaches who still do not compare to our winner, comedian Rush Limbaugh, claiming criticism of Attorney General Gonzales is racism. "So you have the first Hispanic-American attorney general, a minority, under fire by white liberal racists in the Senate."
Like Senator [Ken] Salazar [D-CO]? Senator Salazar is a racist against Hispanics? And this is from a guy who insisted liberals were exaggerating [Philadelphia Eagles quarterback] Donovan McNabb's skills because they wanted to see a black quarterback succeed. This is from a guy who has happily called Barack Obama a, quote, "Halfrican-American."
Comedian Rush Limbaugh, today's "Worst Person in the World!"