The Stupidest Person in the World?

October 13th, 2006 4:16 PM

I'd like to thank Keith Olbermann of MSNBC for putting himself on my radar last week by naming the NewsBusters staff, and me personally, "Worst Persons in the World", a signal honor, usually reserved for the likes of Ann Coulter or Rush Limbaugh (and by the way, where's my trophy?).

Anyway, now that I'm aware of Mr. Olbermann and his little cable show, I found this quote of his in the Denver Post rather puzzling [emphasis added]:

"As a critic of the administration, I will be damned if you can get away with calling me the equivalent of a Nazi appeaser," Olbermann told The Associated Press. "No one has the right to say that about any free-speaking American in this country."

Actually, Mr. Olbermann, the "right to say that" is set forth in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. I'm frankly astounded that you're unaware of this well-known document, and the rights guaranteed therein, which were the basis for the foundation of the Republic.

Even if we disregard the Constitution, does it make sense to anyone outside of Mr. Olbermann's orbit to declare that "free-speaking Americans" should not have the freedom to say that Iraq war opponents are appeasers? My hat's off to you, Keith, it takes real talent to blatantly contradict yourself within the confines of a single sentence.

Is Keith Olbermann the stupidest person in the world?