Keith Olbermann Says Glenn Beck Should “Go To Hell”

by | November 4, 2009 at 3:06 PM | TV News

Keith Olbermann (NBC)

Keith Olbermann (NBC)

Keith Olbermann had a few choice words for Glenn Beck on Tuesday night’s ‘Countdown,’ after reading Beck’s comments on health care reform.

Olbermann was particularly angry about the Fox anchor comparing his anti-health-care reform thoughts to those of individuals who warned about Osama bin Laden before 9/11. He named the political pundit the episode’s ‘World’s Worst Person.’

“Ten years ago, I could have shouted every single day about Osama bin Laden and his wacky, crazy threats to kill Americans in New York,” Beck had said in his commentary. “And nobody would have been willing to stand in line for two hours while some security officer made grandma take her shoes off. No one would have done it…America has changed. Washington, we’re not going to let you get away with it anymore. The 9/12ers are willing to stand in line and take our shoes off before the plane actually hits the tower.”

Olbermann struck out. “Beck. Shark. Jump,” he said during his popular ‘World’s Worst Person’ segment. “You and the 9/12ers have the nerve to exploit 9/11 for your lousy TV ratings? You cannot make light of 9/11, nor bandy about as if your petty political grievances are comparable to it, and still be an actual patriotic American. In short, Glenn, 9/12ers, if you’re invoking 9/11 to oppose health care reform, go to hell.”