Olbermann Falsely Smears Pro-Life Blogger Stanek, Calls Her Readers 'Crazy'

Graphic of Jill Stanek, Pro-Life Blogger, From Keith Olbermann's Worst Person in the World segment | NewsBusters.orgMSNBC’s partisan-in-chief Keith Olbermann used his “Worst Person in the World” segment on Thursday evening to falsely accuse pro-life blogger Jill Stanek of posting the “addresses of the only two remaining physicians who will provide late-term abortions when the woman’s life is in danger,” thus enabling “a bunch of crazy people, like your readers, where they can find somebody and abuse, threaten, or kill them.”

Stanek actually did not post addresses of the two abortionsts, LeRoy Carhart and Warren Hern, in the two items in which she included pictures of Cahart’s drab-looking center. The former nurse, who achieved notoriety for her testimony about the exposure deaths of infants who survived their late-term abortions at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois, pointed out in her retort to Olbermann that the Los Angeles Times and the Associated Press had done the something similar- posting pictures of both physicians’ centers. She also snarked back that “Keith had best make Google the ‘Worst Search Engine in the World!’ for posting a map and directions to Carhart’s Abortion & Contraception Clinic of Nebraska and Hern’s Boulder Abortion Clinic.”

Olbermann seems to be continuing his theme from earlier in the week. As Brent Bozell, president of the MRC and publisher of NewsBusters, pointed out in his June 2 column, Olbermann accused all pro-lifers, including conservative bloggers and politicians, and of course, his network’s nemesis Fox News, of waging “a religious jihad by fundamentalist crusaders who believe that murder is justified, their acts of violence having the intended effect of changing behavior.” The MSNBC anchor later claimed that there was a “straight line” of culpability between Fox News, especially O’Reilly, and the murder of Doctor Tiller. He does the same in the case of Stanek: “The winner, Jill Stanek of the infamous WorldNetDaily, who did not get the point in the assassination of Doctor George Tiller, that you can be complicit in such a crime, even if you never met the man nor his assassin.”

The transcript of the relevant portion from Olbermann’s “Worst Person in the World” segment, which began 48 minutes into the 8 pm Eastern hour of his “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” program on Thursday:

Keith Olbermann, MSNBC Anchor | NewsBusters.orgKEITH OLBERMANN: The winner, Jill Stanek of the infamous WorldNetDaily, who did not get the point in the assassination of Doctor George Tiller, that you can be complicit in such a crime, even if you never met the man nor his assassin. Miss Stanek has now posted pictures and addresses of the only two remaining physicians who will provide late-term abortions when the woman’s life is in danger. So here’s a little switch, Miss Stanek. You’ll never understand that in a just world, to tell a bunch of crazy people, like your readers, where they can find somebody and abuse, threaten, or kill them, that that should be enough of a crime to put you in jail for the rest of your life. So let’s try this one out instead- you do realize that by posting online the addresses of these two doctors’ clinics, you've probably enabled some woman seeking their help to now find them and get an abortion. You, Jill Stanek, have just enabled an abortion. Jill Stanek of WorldNetDaily, today’s ‘Worst Person in the World.’

Matthew Balan
Matthew Balan
Matthew Balan is a news analyst at Media Research Center