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Olbermann Names Calderone “Worse Person” For “Oh God” Post

Politico’s Michael Calderone made the “Worst Persons” list last night due to his initial report about the “oh God” comment on MSNBC. “Mr. Calderone, you guessed, you guessed wrong, you pretended you got it right, and you owe me an apology,” said Olbermann. Within two hours, Calderone responded. “Olbermann is incorrect to say that I ‘pretended’ to get it right the entire time,” wrote Calderone. “It’s all very transparent, laid out in a few updates, as the story progressed…However, I’ll apologize to Olbermann for initially pointing the finger at him without having it confirmed.”:

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After naming his fellow NBCU’er Rick Santelli a “worst person” on Friday, Santelli was back as part of Olbermann’s Tuesday list, in relation to his appearance on G. Gordon Liddy‘s radio show. “A rant, disconnected from the reality of most Americans,” said Olbermann of Santelli’s comments last week. Click continued to see the segment, and the “15 minutes of fame” Olbermann designated for the CNBC correspondent…

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Jeff Ballabon Joins CBS News

CBS News & Sports president Sean McManus announced the hiring of Jeff Ballabon as SVP of Communications for CBS News. Ballabon takes over for Sandy Genelius who left CBS for Sony last fall.

McManus writes to the staff, “Jeff will oversee all media relations and public affairs for CBS News, including strategy and planning, day-to-day publicity, internal and external communications, and coordination with CBS Interactive regarding CBSNews.com.”

Ballabon previously served as EVP at Primedia Television and before that held positions at Films Media Group, Channel One News and Court TV. He left Primedia to found Ballabon Group, a public-affairs consultancy. On the Ballabon Group Website, there is a list of testimonials, including this one from G. Gordon Liddy: “When Jeff Ballabon tells you he can do something, consider it done, and done well.”

McManus’ note to the staff is after the jump…

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