Last night’s “Worst Person in the World” segment on Countdown wasn’t notable for anything host Keith Olbermann said in particular, or for the relative egregiousness of the crimes he accused his “worsts” of committing. The interesting thing about this attack is that the takedown instead came from a Republican Congressman who used the words “pinhead” and “weenie” on the House floor to attack a Fox News host.
The Republican Congressman is Steven LaTourette, and his victim, seemingly unknown to him, is Fox News host Megyn Kelly. Kelly, according to Olbermann, had claimed that some House Republicans were supporting a bill that bailed out unions. LaTourette had some strong words with which to differ with that assessment:
“As a Republican, I’m supposed to love Fox News and hate MSNBC. Now, let me tell you, I do hate MSNBC, but something just happened on Fox News that compelled me to come to the floor. They’ve run this diagram, and it really is, I think, blaspheming my good friend Pat Tiberi from Ohio in indicating that there are nine Republicans that are supporting a bill that will bail out unions. Well, that’s nonsense, and I don’t know who the pinhead and weenie is at Fox News that decided to put that story together… I don’t know what they’re doing at Fox News, but they should stop smoking it and get back to reporting the facts.”
Which begs the question: What does Rep. LaTourette think about CNN?
“World’s Worst” segment below:
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