On the September 14 edition of MSNBC's Countdown, host Keith Olbermann named nationally syndicated radio host Michael Savage the runner-up for his nightly “Worst Person in the World” for claiming, as Media Matters for America noted, the U.S. Senate is “more vicious and more histrionic than ever, specifically because women have been injected into” it. Olbermann then joked, “Bulletin to Mr. Weiner Savage, there have been women in the U.S. Senate since 1922. Not that you'd need to know stuff like that or anything.”
Savage, who has been a frequent recipient of Olbermann's “Worst Person in the World” award, most recently received the runner-up spot for claiming that the “American left” are “the Nazis of our time.”
From the September 14 edition of MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann:
OLBERMANN: That's next, but time first for Countdown's latest list of nominees for “Worst Person in the World.”
Hey listen, last time I checked Amazon, they're selling this for $13.77, all right? I'm going on the Today show in the morning. Demand will go up, prices will go up just like gas. You buy a thousand copies, you could make some serious money -- or not. I'm not [CNBC host] Jim Cramer out here.
The bronze tonight goes to Timothy Kachelmeier of Glenbeulah, Michigan [sic: Wisconsin]. Glenbeulah is my home. A 40-year-old man, his 17-year-old son Alexander wanted to use his cell phone, kid busts into dad's bedroom looking for the phone then tries to go into dad's car looking for the phone, whereupon dad allegedly sprays him in the face with bear repellent.
Wait, Mr. Kachelmeier, your son is a bear?
Our runner-up, Michael Savage. Wagged that cheap wig of his and announced that the U.S. Senate is now, quote, “more vicious and more histrionic then ever, specifically because women have been injected into it.” Bulletin to Mr. Weiner Savage, there have been women in the U.S. Senate since 1922. Not that you'd need to know stuff like that or anything.
But, our winner tonight, Morgan Wilkins, hired by the College Republican National Committee to recruit students into its membership. Her plan at the University of Michigan, a tag-like game in which contestants are invited to “catch an illegal immigrant.” And another called “fun with guns” in which they're encouraged to test their marksmanship by firing at cardboard cutouts of Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. You call it recruitment, the rest of us would call it inducement to assassination. Morgan Wilkins, today's “Worst Person in the World.”