Olbermann: Rush Spawning Beck 'Like Spreading Syphillis'

Just when you thought Keith Olbermann couldn't get any more vile or vulgar . . .

Opening this evening's Countdown, Olbermann said that Rush Limbaugh's observation that Glenn Beck was the result of his success "is like congratulating yourself for spreading syphyllis."

Olbermann made his crude comment in teasing a segment on Rush's interview with NBC's Jamie Gangel.  He first played a clip from the interview of Rush saying: "look what I have spawned . . . Glenn Beck is a result of my success."

KEITH OLBERMANN: Geez, that's like congratulating yourself on spreading syphillis.
Class all the way, that Keith.

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.