Olbermann awarded Savage "Worst Person" for claiming anti-gay remark will appear "in several of the blogs run by gays," whom he compared to "drug addicts"
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On the November 20 edition of MSNBC's Countdown, host Keith Olbermann named nationally syndicated radio host Michael Savage the "winner" of his nightly "Worst Person in the World" segment for stating, as documented by Media Matters for America, "I think the purple hand is all over Hollywood." Olbermann then noted, as Media Matters also observed: "He then predicts those remarks will wind up, quote, 'in several of the blogs run by gays -- and they think only of that because they're like drug addicts.' " Savage frequents Olbermann's "Worst Person" segment, recently receiving "runner-up" for claiming that "[t]he radical homosexual agenda will not stop until religion is outlawed in this country."
According to Talkers magazine, Savage's radio program, The Savage Nation, attracts more than 8 million listeners a week and is heard on more than 300 stations nationwide, making it the third most listened-to talk radio show in the nation, behind The Rush Limbaugh Show and The Sean Hannity Show.
From the November 20 edition of MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann:
OLBERMANN: But our winner, Michael Weiner Savage. Last week, he insisted the radical homosexual agenda will not stop until it subjugates the rest of the country. His latest remarks, quote: "Who do you think controls what comes out of Hollywood? I think the purple hand is all over Hollywood." He then predicts those remarks will wind up, quote, "in several of the blogs run by gays -- and they think only of that because they're like drug addicts." For God's sakes, Mike, will you just cut to the chase and come out of the closet? Michael Weiner Savage, today's "Worst Person in the World."