Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Olbermann calls Inquirer editors 'Worst Person in the World'

MSNBC's "Countdown" host Keith Olbermann Tuesday night included Inquirer Editor Bill Marimow and Editorial Page Editor Harold Jackson in his nightly "Worst Person in the World" feature over the paper's decision to publish regular columns by John Yoo, the Philadelphia native and former Justice Department lawyer who wrote the "torture memos" that authorized harsh treatments of prisoners. Our colleague Will Bunch's original post of outrage over Yoo writing for the Inquirer inspired a story in today's New York Times. Marimow this afternoon told us Olbermann award "sounds like Esquire magazine's old dubious distinction award," and that he would "decline the honor." Jackson told the New York Times the idea to bring on Yoo as a columnist was that of Inquirer Publisher Brian Tierney.

Olbermann calls Inquirer editors 'Worst Person in the World'

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MSNBC's "Countdown" host  Keith Olbermann Tuesday night included Inquirer Editor Bill Marimow and Editorial Page Editor Harold Jackson in his nightly "Worst Person in the World" feature over the paper's decision to publish regular columns by John Yoo, the Philadelphia native and former Justice Department lawyer who wrote the "torture memos" that authorized harsh treatments of prisoners. Our colleague Will Bunch's original post of outrage over Yoo writing for the Inquirer  inspired a story in today's New York Times. Marimow this afternoon told us Olbermann award "sounds like Esquire magazine's old dubious distinction award," and that he would "decline the honor." Jackson told the New York Times the idea to bring on Yoo as a columnist was that of Inquirer Publisher Brian Tierney.

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