Keith Olbermann named the hosts of Fox News' morning show, "Fox & Friends," his "Worst Persons in the World" Thursday — with co-host Gretchen Carlson getting a special individual double-billing as the second-worst person in the world.
Carlson received "Worse" honors for her interview with Derek Jeter, in which she failed to disclose that her husband is his agent.
"How much money she and her family has is largely dependent on people thinking Jeter... I don't know, what would you call it? The last pure athlete or he does everything right or he's perfect," Olbermann said. "Second biggest conflict of interest imaginable and she never mentions it."
Carlson and her co-hosts, Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, were named "Worst" for a "Fox & Friends" segment featuring a Jon Stewart clip taken out of context to malign Al Gore.
"And today, as part of their made-up story they call 'Climategate,' they had a scoop," Olbermann said of the co-hosts. "Jon Stewart was denying global warming. 'Extraordinarily,' Doocy said, 'take a look at this, Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show" which has historically bashed Republicans, and you know, not bashed Democrats, really took a shot at Al Gore. Look at this.'"
Olbermann showed that they took Stewart's clip out of context, ignoring the portion where he said, "Now, does it disprove global warming? No, of course not."
"So, Fox, which has twice showed the wrong video to make it seem like a poorly attended event that had drawn a much larger crowd, attributed this to on-screen errors, no doubt, this example of using a tenth of the Jon Stewart sound bite, completely out of context, this was made by an office assistant or a temp or possibly some homeless person who wandered into the control room and took over the show," he said. "Couldn't possibly be another example of Rupert Murdoch's moral sellouts completing journalistic three-card Monty to advance a fraudulent political agenda. Of course not. Just the fault of Carlson, Doocy, and Kilmeade. But, even if they're just the paid to play patsies, they're still today's 'Worst Persons in the World.'"