Worst Person In the World: And 202 Strong Contenders

Worst Person In the World: And 202 Strong Contenders

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by Keith Olbermann
     
 

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All of the failings and missteps of celebrities, politicians, and a few just-plain-dumb folks, as seen on MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann

Keith Olbermann is more popular than ever, and ratings for Countdown are up 85 percent over the last year. A key feature of the program is his daily award for ""The Worst Person in the World."" From Ann Coulter

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All of the failings and missteps of celebrities, politicians, and a few just-plain-dumb folks, as seen on MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann

Keith Olbermann is more popular than ever, and ratings for Countdown are up 85 percent over the last year. A key feature of the program is his daily award for ""The Worst Person in the World."" From Ann Coulter and Barbara Bush to Bill O’Reilly and more, he brings the best of his ""worsts"" together in a wildly entertaining collection that reveals just how twisted people can be–and how much fun it is to call them out on it.

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* For his first book as a newsman, the smart, sarcastic host of MSNBC's nightly newsmagazine program Countdown with Keith Olbermann has compiled nearly one years' worth of his wickedly righteous Worst Person in the World feature. Of course, when he says ""worst,"" Olbermann isn't talking about Hitler; these specimens—including Tom Cruise, OJ Simpson and Ann Coulter—are ""the mortal enemies of honesty and dignity, of selflessness and class."" Though the peppery host often pillories the merely stupid or ridiculous behavior of regular Americans and celebrities, the recurring theme is corporate, political and media malfeasance of every stripe. FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security, school boards around the country, Rush Limbaugh and George Bush all make multiple appearances. But the real star of the book—not counting Olbermann himself—is his ratings rival Bill O'Reilly (their shows air at the same time), who gets taken to task again and again. Depending on your politics, you're either going to love or hate the fierce, progressive Olbermann, and his printed rants aren't nearly as cathartic as they are when delivered in his confident, mocking boom, but this collection makes a fine book for flipping]. (Oct.) (Publishers Weekly Reviews Annex)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470044957
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/11/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Keith Olbermann is a veteran broadcaster who was the co-anchor of ESPN's SportsCenter from 1992 to 1997. He has also hosted primetime news programs and anchored the World Series broadcast, and received the Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage of the events of 9/11.

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Worst Person In the World: And 202 Strong Contenders 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Nada_Chance More than 1 year ago
Keith, please stick with sports. Politics will never be your forte. Maybe if you got a solo sports show with no co-host competition (instead of working with Dan Patrick who always showed you up), you wouldn't be so difficult to watch. A writer, you're not. A talk show host, you're not. Find something else; leaving your bitterness, anger and inflated ego on the written page for future, unsuspecting generations to stumble upon is certainly an ugly legacy and no way to serve your fellow man in a positive way. Give it up (PLEASE)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Olbermann is a sports guy who got fired and moved into news. A realm he apparently has no real clue about. His show is the worst rated show for his timeslot and for the week. Yet he continues to put out his drivel and meaningless words of what he calls wisdom....meaningless because only about 12 people are watching. And as another reviewer said if you watch his show you have read the book. The entire book is almost a transcript of his tv show. It was boring, trite and a waste of time and money. I wonder if I can get my money back?
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is no purpose really for the book. It is offered as comedy in some classifications but one gets the feeling that it is just another critical rant from a marginally educated broadcaster. I really get the feeling that KO is way over his head in commenting on other public figures. Maybe if he went back to a good school of government and history it would fill in the gaps....emotional venting from an undereducated ex-sports broadcaster. Keith, go back to ESPN, more fun and less credibility required....
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you watch his show from time to time there is no need to buy this. It is just a long list of Conservatives and idiots. But if you think Bill O'reilly is more evil than Osama Bin Laden than by all means get it. Personally though, I am returning it and getting my 15 bucks back
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't believe I paid money for this book. I was a big fan of the book he co-wrote with Dan Patrick, The Big Show from his ESPN days but this is nothing more than recycled scripts from his nightly Worst Person in the World segment on Countdown. I was hoping for new material but there's no here, here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed him on ESPN, where I understand he was fired for insubordination (a trend that continued in other jobs). Wish he had stuck to sports, because comparing him to Edward R. Murrow is like comparing Mickey Mantle to Mickey Morandini.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very shallow and mean spirted. It's no wonder he keeps getting fired.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A pleasure to read. It's always nice to hear the re-caps of how the Bush Administration and its minions, whether by Conservatives or news providers such as Fox Noise, continue to shamelessly point our country in the wrong directions. Olbermann's show is my choice for news.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When the Founding Fathers created the United States in 1787, they knew from personal experience the value of people offering justified criticism of their own government. Like Edward R. Murrow calling out Senator Joe McCarthy or Walter Cronkite stating the Vietnam War to be a stalemate, Keith Olbermann offers straight-to-the-point views of a government that may be taking the protection of America to an negative level. Not only that, Olbermann also points out the plain stupidty or down-right lack of common sense from non-political people whether it be criminals who need to think more or school officials who need to think less. Overall, this is an enjoyable book for those who like accountability with their news.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a hack he is just trying to put himself in the limelight on the coattails of everybody he is trashing and make himself alittle money in the process.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally someone who can speak out against the evil bush administration and point out the flaws of fox noise. As you see the people who did not like this book point out the facts he makes against these people, well turn off Bill Oily and watch something that isn't a lie...
Guest More than 1 year ago
He points out the most mundane things about his victims, and then restates it again and again. AWFUL
Guest More than 1 year ago
While most of the mainstream media allows the Bush administration to take away our constitutional rights, Keith Olbermann has stood up for defending American liberties.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Keith Olbermann is a voice for basic decency, and this book is an excellent example of that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Keith has an unusual way to put idiots in the spotlight. For what they say or do, they deserve it. If you are from the far right or far left, you will see little humor in this. But if you are in the middle of the road, you will see the humor in it and see why we are in such a mess in the world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am an admitted fan of Keith's and maybe that's the reason I enjoyed this book as much as I did. Yes, it was a repetition of the 'Worst Person in the World' segment of his show, but I often find that hilarious just like the book. It was a great reminder of some of his worst that I had forgotten about or missed. I also like the idea of supporting a news commentator who is brave enough to 'speak truth to power' in a time when few others do. This will get passed along to a friend I'd like to encourage to become a fan of Keith's.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With tounge in cheek and yet a pointed wagging finger, Keith reminds us to think about what folks are telling us, there just might be lame motives behind them!! Thanks Keith, for exposing the terrible lack of self reflection in our world and how it is played out on the stage of life!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally those of us who want to keep our democracy have a spokesman in Keith Olberman who shines like a beacon of light in the shadows of darkness created by the current administration. This highly entertaining yet thought provoking book reveals some fascinating truths about those chosen as Worst Person in the World.