On Tuesday’s “Countdown,” host Keith Olbermann chose to virulently attack two of America’s most prominent conservatives in his Worst Person in the World segment: radio host Michael Savage, and author Ann Coulter. Olbermann began with Savage (video courtesy of Crooks and Liars):
"Our runner-up tonight, Michael Savage. Now, the bar is higher for him because ordinarily we do not like to mock the insane. But get this from his radio show 'The American left is cheering today. They`ll probably break open the jug wine and cheer that Jews are dying. They can tear off their masks once and for all and show themselves to be what they really are, which is the Nazis of our time.'
"This just in from hell: Satan has chosen Michael Savage`s show to broadcast over the P.A. system to torture the souls of the eternally damned."
Olbermann then went after Coulter for a comical e-mail response sent to a fashion magazine as reported by NewsBusters Tuesday:
"And our winner, speaking of Coultergeist, who is now responding from an inquiry to a columnist at Women`s Wear Daily who wondered if she might still think her comments about the New York Times were funny after the newspaper got sent another envelope full of suspicious powder, which fortunately turned out to be cornstarch.
"Ann Coulter wrote back, 'So glad to hear that the New York Times got my letter.' What do you think? Could she have really done it or does she just wish she had? That`s the woman who once ran away screaming when she was attacked with a cream pie."