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Keith Olbermann Makes a Mess of Ted Nugent 'World's Worst' Segment (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Aug 23rd 2010 11:09AM
On Friday's 'Countdown With Keith Olbermann' (weeknights, 8 PM ET on MSNBC) Keith declared rocker Ted Nugent the "worst person in the world" for making some inflammatory racial comments at a concert in Dubuque, Iowa.

Olbermann also speculated on why it took the national media two weeks to pick up on what Nugent had said -- which he chalked up to the Nug's irrelevance -- before suggesting he only finds Nugent's words relevant because the guitar hero will be speaking at a rally Glenn Beck is putting on August 28 in Washington, DC.

Nugent's allegedly racist statement? "There's a lot of white people in this crowd! I like that! This a white town."

While Olbermann was quoting the local paper, a photojournalist who was at the show has come forward to question the accuracy of the quote, and to suggest Nugent -- who does have a history of controversial statements -- was making a sarcastic observation rather than stating a preference for a white crowd.

So that's sort of murky, but Nugent is speaking at the Glenn Beck rally, right?

Actually, no. While there were initially discussions for him to appear, instead he will by putting on a show in Boise, Idaho on August 28th.

So, if you are in Boise, and happened to be watching Olbermann on Friday, the Motor City Madman will still be playing your town on the 28th. And it may even be OK for non-white folks to attend.

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