Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Worst Persons For March 23
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The bronze, to Fox News actress Jennifer Griffin, who not only lied about CNN and Reuters television crews being used as "Human Shields" in Libya, but even after being confronted with a complete and furious denial by CNN's Nic Robertson plus the information that a Fox employee accompanied the CNN and Reuters people during the event in question, she went back on Fixed News and repeated the lie.

There's a kind of 3-A award here to Mr. Robertson himself. While his response to the allegation was appropriate and necessary, he did say:

When you come to somewhere like Libya, you expect lies and deceit from a dictatorship here. You don't expect it from the other journalists.

Oh, Nic! They're not journalists...they're Fox!

Number two on the list: Franklin Graham. He is continuing his father Billy's ministry of divisiveness, condescension, fear-mongering, and cash in easy to carry packets. Per "Mother Jones," the evangelist has now insisted that on instructions from President Obama, the 'Muslim Brotherhood' has quote "infiltrated every level of our government," unquote. Graham also contends that Obama is more concerned with helping American Muslims than American Christians. He, of course, offered no proof and no further explanation.

In the great baseball book 'Ball Four,' Jim Bouton recounts how his 1969 Seattle Pilots teammate Steve Hovley sidled up to him before a game one day and announced "Billy Graham Is A Cracker." Who could have guessed, 42 years later, that Graham's son would be even dumber and more racist?

But our winner: Good Old Lonesome Rhodes Beck.

As his daily warnings about the end times suggest he's modeled himself after Boake Carter, who was America's top newscaster in 1937, fired by CBS in 1938, reduced to apocalyptic visions by 1942, off the air entirely by 1943, and dead by 1944 – Beck has now offered this pronouncement:

"The world is about to be plunged into complete and utter darkness, despair (and) famine."

Gosh, Glennie. That's old news. That happened already. On January 19th, 2009. The day the "Glenn Beck" show premiered on Fox News.

Lonesome Rhodes Beck... today's Worst Person!