Olbermann named Dobbs "Worst Person" for saying ADL is "a joke"

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On MSNBC's Countdown, Keith Olbermann named CNN host Lou Dobbs the "winner" of his "Worst Person in the World" segment for calling the Anti-Defamation League a "joke," as Media Matters for America documented.

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On the February 7 edition of MSNBC's Countdown, host Keith Olbermann named CNN host Lou Dobbs the "winner" of his nightly "Worst Person in the World" segment for calling the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) a "joke," as Media Matters for America documented. Olbermann stated: "[N]ow he's [Dobbs] going after the ADL, the Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, still a bastion against anti-Semitism and for civil rights. In an exchange with a guest, Dobbs says, 'The ADL is' -- the guest says, 'They're a very well-respected voice.' Dobbs says, 'Not by me.' The guest says, 'The Anti-Defamation League?' Dobbs says, 'They are a joke.' " Olbermann concluded: "Well, Lou, here's your big chance. You can start your presidential campaign now and get yourself nominated by your own brand-new party, the Pro-Defamation League."

From the February 7 edition of MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann:

OLBERMANN: But our winner: Lou Dobbs, not content with his perfectly symmetrical hypocrisy, xenophobic anti-immigration rhetoric during the week, supporting the show-horse industry, which could not survive without illegal immigrants, during the weekend. No, no, now he's going after the ADL, the Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, still a bastion against anti-Semitism and for civil rights. In an exchange with a guest, Dobbs says, "The ADL is" -- the guest says, "They're a very well-respected voice." Dobbs says, "Not by me." The guest says, "The Anti-Defamation League?" Dobbs says, "They are a joke." Well, Lou, here's your big chance. You can start your presidential campaign now and get yourself nominated by your own brand-new party, the Pro-Defamation League. Lou Dobbs, today's "Worst Person in the World."

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