Media

Gunny Bob Named Worst Person in the World

KOA talk-show host Bob Newman, known to fans and foes alike as Gunny Bob, has received plenty of honors over time, many of them related to his service in the Marine Corps. Yet the plaudit that came his way on August 3 topped (or perhaps bottomed) any previous salute. On that day, MSNBC host Keith Olbermann named Newman the Worst Person in the World. Moreover, the Gunny one achieved his status at the expense of both Bill O'Reilly and George W. Bush, who were respectively declared to be "Worse" and "Worser."

Newman made his mark by badly misinterpreting comments made by Wesley Clark, who'd previously guested on Countdown With Keith Olbermann. During the segment in question, Clark said that the cover-up of information related to the death of Pat Tillman -- including the possibility that the NFL player turned soldier was murdered -- likely reached to the highest levels of government. However, Newman insisted that Clark had claimed Tillman was assassinated on orders of the President. Close, but no IED.

To experience the hilarity personally, click above. -- Michael Roberts

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
Contact: Michael Roberts