During last night's "Worst Person in the World" segment, Olbermann highlighted a few of his usuals, including "Glenny" Beck and Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, but once again crowned Rush Limbaugh as the night's "worst." The basis El Rushbo's distinguished honor? Surprise: another spliced audio clip, selectively edited to suggest Limbaugh is an idiot racist.
During yesterday's radio program, Rush first responded to Cynthia Tucker's comments on ABC's This Week in which she said this about RNC chair Michael Steele:
Limbaugh then noted that the same could be said about President Barack Obama:
[Steele] is a self-aggrandizing gaffe-prone incompetent who would have been fired a long time ago were he not black. Of course the irony is that he never would have been voted in as chairman of the Republican Party were he not black.
But somehow, out of this entire discussion about Cynthia Tucker's comments and the Chicago Sun Times' observations about Blagojevish's political career, Olbermann ONLY hears (and reports) that Rush--with his "diseased and failing mind"--was hating on Obama and Oprah just because they are black:
That's exactly the same thing you could say about Obama--he wouldn't have been voted president if he weren't black. Somebody asked me over the weekend why does somebody earn a lot of money have a lot of money, because she's black. It was Oprah. No, it can't be. Yes, it is. There's a lot of guilt out there; [to] show we're not racists, we'll make this person wealthy and big and famous and so forth.
The Chicago Sun-Times today has this story, it's amazing, "How did we get conned, how did we get fooled? My God we've elected an empty suit. We elected somebody who had no experience, no idea what he was doing, the empty suit cost $5,000."
I thought my God, they finally woke up, they're talking about Obama, but no, they're talking about Blago. They're asking themselves in Chicago how they got conned by Blagojevich! And you read this, and I will share it with you as the program unfolds, it could be written about Obama. So Cynthia Tucker says, yeah, he wouldn't be hired by the GOP if he weren't black.
Washington awaits my fatwa on Michael Steele. Washington is paralyzed today until I issue my findings on this. The first thing I have to say about this: Cynthia Tucker said Steele would only have the gig if he was black. If Obama weren't black he'd be a tour guide in Honolulu or he'd be teaching Saul Alinsky constitutional law or lecturing on it in Chicago, and if somebody's "entitled to a couple of gaffes," why do we still have Senator Bite Me running around as Vice President Bite Me, who is a walking gaffe every time he opens his mouth and he's not even black! So what's the Democrats' excuse for having Joe Bite Me around as vice president? Now, to be serious about this, as best that we can make out here all the outrage is over Steele saying that the war in Afghanistan was a, quote, "war of Obama's choosing, not something the US has actively prosecuted or wanted to engage in," quote, unquote.
Olbermann then launched into one of his overly dramatic, self-righteous soliloquies about how Oprah and Obama worked their way up and didn't become rich and famous just because they're black... yadda, yadda.If Obama weren't black he'd be a tour guide in Honolulu or he'd be teaching Saul Alinsky constitutional law or lecturing on it in Chicago.
He wouldn't have been voted president if he weren't black. Somebody asked me over the weekend why does somebody earn a lot of money have a lot of money, [misquoting Limbaugh, says:] I said it's because he's black.
It was Oprah. No, it can't be. Yes, it is. There's a lot of guilt out there, [to] show we're not racists, we'll make this person wealthy and big and famous and so forth....
Not surprisingly, the Huffington Post was more than willing to play along and today ran Olbermann's selected Limbaugh quotes, closing with a couple of incendiary quotes from the MSNBC host:
For more on Keith Olbermann's utter ridiculousness, be sure to check out the upcoming August issue of Townhall Magazine.
"It's naked ugly racism, it is the distillation of Rush Limbaugh's ugly view of our country," Olbermann said.
He ended with a plea to the queen of daytime talk: "Oprah, please crush this schmuck!"