Keith Olbermann's "Worst Person in the World," Fox News' Glenn Beck, thinks his weeping in opposition to Democrats' healthcare is somehow comparable to foretelling the 9/11 attacks.
On his program Wednesday, Olbermann quoted Beck as saying that his jeremiads against healthcare reform are somehow comparable to those who once warned Bin Laden was determined to attack the United States.
“Ten years ago, I could have shouted every single day about Osama bin Laden and his wacky, crazy threats to kill Americans in New York and no one would have been willing to stand in line two hours while some security officer made grandma take her shoes off," Olbermann quotes Beck as saying. "Today, things are different. America is changed. Washington, We’re not letting you get away with it anymore. The 912ers are willing to stand in line and take off our shoes before plane actually hits the tower.”
Olbermann retorts: "Beck, shark jump. You and the 9-12ers have the nerve to exploit 9/11 for your lousy tv ratings?
"You cannot make light of 9/11 nor bandy about as if your petty political grievances are comparable to it and still be a patriotic American," Olbermann continues. "In short, Glenn, 9-12ers, if you are invoking it just to oppose healthcare reform, go to hell."
This video is from MSNBC's Countdown, broadcast Nov. 3, 2009.
Beck's original comments follow.