May 9, 2008

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So many creeps, so little time. The bronze goes to the owners of the Phillips 66 station in Marion, Kansas, who fired their employee who was robbed at gunpoint, because at the time of the robbery there was more than $150 in the till. The problem was that the employee was in the process of transferring $100 to the safe at the time the robber entered the building to rob it. Those guys are really strict, aren't they? I bet they charged their employees for the little plastic creamer tubs for their coffee too.

The silver goes to perennial nominee Bill O'Reilly, whose ego is incapable of understanding that this little feud that he has going with Keith Olbermann is only increasing Olbermann's ratings share. Billo knows better than to point to Olbermann by name, so his has been a campaign of slurs against the parent company of MSNBC, GE. On this program, he tried to tie GE to sales to Iran via a German company that sold software developed by a GE subsidiary. Of course, Bill has neither the integrity or the intellectual honesty to admit that the German company, Draeger, admitted wrongdoing and had nothing at all to do with GE.

And finally, the gold goes to Roger "Jabba the Hut" Ailes, president of FoxNews for the singularly most perplexing entertainment news since Lynn Spears announced she was writing a book on motherhood. Ailes fired production assistant Jennifer Locke for publicly saying "I voted for you in the primary, you're going to win."

Wait, Rog, you guys fired a P.A. for publicly endorsing the Republican presidential nominee while in front of your own Fox cameras? I’m missing something. Does this mean you’re now going to fire everyone there?

And not to get all tin-foil hattish on you, but McCain's response: "You're not supposed to reveal that," struck me as oddly phrased, in light of what Locke said. I would have expected "Thank you for your support" or "Well, we're trying..." but "You're not supposed to reveal that"? Reveal what? Her support or her knowledge that he is going to win?

And to bring this back to the less banal, Will Bunch reveals the REAL worst person in the world.

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