On Monday’s Countdown show, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann disputed a claim by a New York Times article that there exists a truce between FNC and MSNBC as he accused the Times’s Brian Stelter of ignoring Olbermann’s denial that such a truce existed, and contended that the story was a "misinterpretation" of the Countdown host’s own pledge from June 1 to discontinue Bill O’Reilly’s inclusion in the show’s regular "Worst Person in the World" segment because Olbermann blamed O’Reilly for abortion Doctor George Tiller’s assassination.
During Monday’s "Worst Person" segment, Olbermann awarded the third place dishonor to Stelter: "Mr. Stelter asked me at least twice last week if there was such a deal, and I told him on and off the record there was not, and I told him I rather obviously would have to be a party to such a deal, and I told him that not only wasn't I, but I had not even been asked to be by my bosses. And he printed it anyway, and I had even written to him that this was merely a misinterpretation of an announcement I made here on June 1 that because Bill O'Reilly of Fox News had abetted the assassination of Dr. George Tiller, he'd become too serious to joke about..."
Then, after having chastised FNC earlier in the segment for not firing Glenn Beck after Beck called President Obama a "racist," Olbermann called O’Reilly a "racist clown," as he decided to return O’Reilly to the "Worst Person" segment, and recycled an old smear of O’Reilly based on a controversial quote from the FNC host that was widely distorted by the media almost two years ago. Olbermann did not provide the context that O’Reilly was interviewing NPR’s Juan Williams – who is himself black, and moderately liberal – about Williams’s book on race relations in America, and was criticizing the media for its negative portrayal of blacks which, by O’Reilly’s own account, contrasts with reality. After reading the O’Reilly quote, Olbermann continued: "Bill thought there might be a human sacrifice between the salad and the entree. Racist clown. Imagine dinner chez Bill-O: ‘I’m happily surprised you haven’t stabbed me with the steak knife, dear.’"
For first place in the "Worst Person" segment, Olbermann sourced the same article that he had earlier attacked as inaccurate as the Times’s Stelter quoted Rupert Murdoch as claiming that he had muzzled O’Reilly and other FNC hosts to avoid getting FNC’s parent corporation in trouble, as the Countdown host sarcastically pretended to side with O’Reilly over Murdoch.
What's funny is how the liberal press tries to make it about both Olbermann and O'Reilly when it's Krazy Keith who consistently attacks Bill first, while O'Reilly never even mentions Olbermann on his show. Olbermann is also the one with the low ratings, while Bill is consistently No. 1. In other words it's Keith who needs Bill, not the other way around. Olbermann is nothing but Bill's main groupie.