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Olbermann Slams Piers Morgan and Golf Channel for MLK Anniversary Tweets

Keith Olbermann has been on ESPN for less than a week, and already he’s gone after a cable news pundit. This time, it’s CNN’s Piers Morgan, who joined the Golf Channel in sending out tweets that Olbermann thought cheapened the message of Martin Luther King, Jr., and so on his Wednesday night show, Olbermann dubbed both Morgan and the Golf Channel “Worst Persons in the World.”

Yesterday the Golf Channel tried commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and King’s “I Have A Dream” speech with a tweet asking people to share their “golf dream.” The tweet received quite a bit of backlash, and Olbermann sardonically piled on last night, noting people need to take a step back and think before they go ahead and try to link Dr. King to anything sports-related.

Olbermann continued, “And just in case you thought nobody else could be that stupid…,” referring to Morgan, who tweeted out this defense of the Golf Channel after they deleted the offending tweet and apologized for it.

Olbermann mercilessly mocked Morgan for taking Dr. King’s message of brotherhood and boiling it down to a black man “conquering” a white sport. Olbermann mused, “Right, ’cause Martin Luther King’s message was about conquering the white man!”

He continued, “Martin Luther King’s message has not been realized because of somebody playing golf!”

Watch the video below, via ESPN2:

h/t TVNewser

[Photos via screengrabs]

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