Olbermann: These stories ahead, but first time for Countdown's top three best persons in the world. Theme warning, best liars about health care reform tonight.
Dateline, Los Angeles, number three, "Investor's Business Daily," home of fascist editorials that would make Attila the Hun blush. But this is priceless. It is an explanation the British system of national health which has been in place since 1945. "People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn't have a chance in the UK, where the national health service would say the life of this brilliant man, because his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless."
You geniuses do know that Stephen Hawking is from the UK, right? He's actually been treated by the British national health service, right? With its services, he's lived through about 45 years of ALS, right? The goof-balls at "Investor's Business Daily" were presumably confused by the fact that his voice synthesizer did not have a British accent.
Dateline New York, Gregg Jarrett of cluster Fox about the speaker of the House; "Pelosi sort of suggested that any American citizen who dared voice an objection in a protest is a Nazi, apparently based on one isolated incident. But now she has stepped it up and she's labeling protesters un-American. Isn't that destructive rather than constructive."
Oh, my god, is he dim? Pelosi never called anybody a Nazi. She noted, correctly. that people had showed up at several town halls carrying Swastikas and symbols like that, like the one today. And she never called protesters un-American. She wrote that drowning people out at town halls was un-American, people who were for reform or against it.
And dateline Pineville, Louisiana. Senator David Vitter of that state held his own town hall on health care. Said he was totally and unalterably opposed to it. Then he mocked Democrats whose town halls had been disrupted by paid agitators. "The angry mob," he said, "is always welcome at my events. And the best security is to do what the people want you to do."
Very nice. Except for this one note about the nature of Vitter's no-holds-barred, tough-talking town hall, which comes from the pages of the Alexandria Louisiana newspaper "The Town Talk," quote, "the panel of speakers all joined Vitter in opposing the reform package being debated in Congress. Questions from audience members were screened and selected in advance of the event."