Keith Olbermann often has tough words for Fox News, but not often like this.
During Countdown‘s “Worst Persons” segment on Monday, Olbermann harangued the weekend crew of Fox and Friends.
“Yes, they’re the ‘B Team’ to the weekday dingbats, so they’re astoundingly bad,” Olbermann said.Well, the Fox and Friends hosts devoted part of their weekend airtime to the story of Stacy Hessler, a middle aged Florida mom who left her kids and husband to participate in the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York. She equated her call to action to military service, saying, “Military people leave their families all the time, so why should I feel bad? I’m fighting for a better world.”
Surprise! The folks at Fox and Friends don’t see it that way. “Disgusting!” host Dave Briggs said. “She’s clearly having a midlife crisis,” Alisyn Camerota said.
“So she’s disgusting,” Olbermann said. “She’s having a midlife crisis, she’s denying her husband sex, and she’s an unfit mother because she decided to get involved in something political she believes in.”
“It’s funny,” Olbermann added, “(Camerota) has three kids, yet she leaves the house at four in the morning to go work at the ‘political whorehouse’ that is Fox News. I don’t see anyone suggesting they should take her kids away!”
Watch the video (Fox clip starts around 1:23):