MSNBC's Keith Olbermann Tuesday told Fox News's Glenn Beck to "Go to hell!"
Even worse, he did the same to members of Beck's 9-12 Project, an organization "designed to bring us all back to the place we were on September 12, 2001" when we were "united as Americans, standing together to protect the greatest nation ever created."
Apparently, Olbermann doesn't want Americans as united as they were the day after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, as during his "Worst Person in the World" segment Tuesday, he defiled people working towards this goal -- on national television no less (video embedded below the fold with transcript):
KEITH OLBERMANN, HOST: Speaking of which, our winner, Lonesome Rhodes Beck on healthcare reform:
[Quoting Glenn Beck] "Ten years ago, I could have shouted every single day about Osama bin Laden and his wacky, crazy threats to kill Americans in New York and no one would have been willing to stand in line two hours while some security officer made grandma take her shoes off. No one would have done it. But don't you see. While the government is still now willing to do these things, today, America is different. America has changed. Washington, we're not letting you get away with it anymore. ...The 9-12ers are willing to stand in line and take off our shoes before the plane actually hits the tower."
Beck ... shark ... jump. You and the 9-12ers have the nerve to exploit 9/11 for your lousy TV ratings. You can not make light of 9/11, nor bandy about as if your petty political grievances are comparable to it, and still be an actual patriotic American. In short, Glenn, 9-12ers, if you are invoking 9/11 just to oppose healthcare reform, go to hell!
Isn't that nice? A so-called "journalist" feels it's acceptable to tell a colleague AND fellow Americans to go to hell on national television!
For those that have forgotten, this disgrace to his profession actually told PBS's Bill Moyers in 2007 that what he does is "really journalism."
Is this what General Electric and NBC consider "really journalism"?
Is telling a colleague -- and, more importantly, fellow Americans - to go to hell on national television "really journalism"?
Just how much further is MSNBC going to sink before it REALLY becomes journalism's equivalent of pornography?
*****Update: NBer Scuba Dude made a fabulous point in the comments section. Isn't telling fellow Americans to go to hell a divisive comment? Shouldn't the NFL immediately consider telling NBC it no longer wants Olbermann associated with "Sunday Night Football" broadcasts?
Isn't this FAR worse than anything Rush Limbaugh was falsely accused of?