Tuesday, May 09, 2006

O'Reilly is Olbermann's 'Worst Person' for NYC Public School Remark

Once again, on the May 5th Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Olbermann named O'Reilly the 'Worst Person in the World' for his comment that NYC public school "teachers are instructed not to say a word" if a 6 year old says "F you, you mother-F'er." As we reported here, according to the discipline code for public NYC schools, profanity is a level 2 offense and carries a punishment of possible principal suspension. You can view the video of Olbermann at Media Matters.

Transcripts from Media Matters:

OLBERMANN: But first, time for Countdown's latest list of nominees for the Worst Person in the World. The bronze: David Morris, one of the directors of the British soccer team Queens Park Rangers, QPR. He's been accused of forcing one of his fellow directors to quit. No, I mean forcing -- hiring a bunch of thugs to take him into a room and threaten him with a gun until he wrote out a letter of resignation.

Today's runner-up: Prince Henrik, the father-in-law of Princess Mary of Denmark. Prince Henrik is honorary president of the Danish Dachshund Club, noted dog lover, and now we know why. He's told a Danish magazine that he loves eating dogs, that they taste like rabbit or veal. Now, Prince Henrik is a great Dane, after all.

But today's winner: Bill O. His latest sign of the apocalypse, the one going on in his own head: How New York City school teachers have been, quote, "instructed not to do anything even if a 6-year-old says, 'F-you, you mother F'er,' in school." Quoting Bill there. Actually, New York City schools' discipline codes call language like that a Level 2 infraction, which requires at least a conference, maybe a suspension. Maybe the teachers have just been told to look the other way if a 6-year-old says "F-you, you mother F'er" to Bill. Bill O'Reilly, today's Worst Person in the World.