Olbermann: Local GOP Chair is ‘Worst Person’
Backed by ghoulish Halloween music, Keith Olberman ran through his nightly routine of declaring people the 'worst' people in the world. He actually highlights three individuals each night, usually one of them being Rush Limbaugh.
Tonight, the "worse" person in the world was John Boehner, the "worser" person in the world was Rush Limbaugh.
And the "worst" person in the world? None other than Duval County Republican Party Chairman Lenny Curry!
Olbermann explained to his audience that Curry, as well as other local Republican officeholders who attended the First Coast Tea Party on July 2nd, had endorsed the extreme signs being held up by a couple of individuals who attended the event.
The 3-4 signs featured depicted President Obama as a fasicst figure and compared him to Hitler.
They were picked up by the Huffington Post today and that is likely how they drew the attention of Mr. Oldbermann or one of his staff members.
Amusingly, in his segment on Boehner, Olbermann says to the Congressman: "you need to upgrade your knowledge brother." He then goes on to report a slew of incorrect information on who actually organized and paid for the Tea Party event, apparently having done absolutely no background research before awarding the label to Curry and other local Republicans.
Showing himself to be a defender of civility in American politics, Olbermann continued to use the term "teabaggers" (making reference to a lewd sexual act) to describe individuals who participated in the Tea Party rallies.
Mr. Olberman's staff uses the logo of the Jacksonville Landing to represent the First Coast Tea Party, probably the result of a quickie Google Image search by a low-level staffer.
Chairman Curry took Olbermann's attack in stride, saying in a statement: "For the record, I'll wear Olbermann's new label for me like a badge of honor. I only wish more than twelve people in the entire country actually watched his show and heard it!"
The following is the full clip from tonight's episode of Keith Olbermann's little watched and practically unwatchable program...