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Just The Fat Facts, Keith. Olbermann to Issue Murdoch Correction

On his show Friday night Keith Olbermann had a tri-fecta of Worst Persons from the same company. Guess which one.

Olbermann crowned News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch Worst Person, but misquoted him in the process.

Olbermann quoted Murdoch as saying, “We have never been a company that tolerates facts.”

What Murdoch really said was, “We have never been a company that tolerates fat.”

Olbermann tells TVNewser, “Obviously we tolerate facts. We’ll correct it.” Countdown producers used this transcription of Murdoch’s earnings call last Thursday as their source.

Below is the clip from Friday’s show:

> Update After the jump, the clip of Olbermann correcting his error…sort of…

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