Keith Olbermann Dropping “Worst Person in the World” Segment, Thanks to Jon Stewart (Video)

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Keith Olbermann announced Monday night that he’s dropping the “Worst Person in the World” bit — probably the most popular segment of Countdown with Keith Olbermann — from the nightly MSNBC broadcast.

“As of right now, I am unilaterally suspending that segment with an eye towards discontinuing it,” he said. “We don’t know how that works long-term. We might bring it back. We might bring back something similar to it. We might kill it outright.”

Olbermann acknowledged that the change was a direct response to Jon Stewart’s remarks at the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” that MSNBC and Fox News were essentially two sides of the same coin, saying that he agrees with Stewart that “the tone needs to change.

“Today, given the serious stuff we have to start covering tomorrow, we think it’s the right time to do it short-term and then we’ll see what happens,” Olbermann said, referencing the Nov. 2 elections.

“The anger in this news hour was not an original part of it, nor was it an artifice that we added to it,” he declared. “It was a response to a threat to this democracy posed by [former President George W.] Bush.”



(Photo: The Moderate Voice.)

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