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Keith Olbermann’s Preemptive Strike

In a new twist on his Worst Person segment, Keith Olbermann saved all three spots for his rival across Sixth Avenue. He named Rupert Murdoch “worse;” News Corp.’s UK paper The Sun was “worser;” and in a preemptive move he named Page Six editor Paula Froelich, the “worst person in the world” for an item she wrote about Olbermann and Chris Matthews. More on the Page Six item later. First, see the WPitW segment after the jump.

> Update: Froelich responds to being named WPitW, after the jump…


A response from Froelich to Gawker:

“I am honored and chuffed that someone with such a severe case of malignant self-obsession as Keith Olbermann would say I am the Worst Person in the World for June 19, 2008. Apparently I, by writing a true story about his ambitions, trumped the atrocities committed by Robert Mugabe, Than Swe, Boris Boyarskov (he wasn’t in the news yesterday but I generally think he’s a pretty bad guy and assume he did something bad), Ratko Mladic, Hugo Chavez, and his own beloved Dick Cheney. (Notice I didn’t say what these people do — Olbermann will have to expand his scope beyond his own being to figure it out. Heres a hint, darling: one is the vice-president of the United States of America). Perhaps Keith, who is as infantile as he is narcissistic, should preach to his viewers about things that actually matter to them, rather than himself. But then again, there are only 300,000 of them. The FLDS has more members.”

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