Lorrie Lynch: Why Am I The Worse Person In The World?!?

USA Weekend’s Lorrie Lynch takes to the blog to discuss her being named “Worse Person in the World” by Keith Olbermann.

    Imagine my surprise when I arrived home from a three-hour church meeting last night to have my husband inform me that I had been called ‘Worse Person in the World’ on MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann. … Keith was upset that I told readers how Burnett would not talk to us without her PR handler being in on the interview. In his rant (which you can view here) Keith chastizes me for not understanding that no public figure from “the president to Ashton Kutcher” is interviewed without his press handler sitting in.

    Sorry Keith, I beg to differ. I’m proud to say we expect public figures to be able to answer questions without their PR people in the room or on the phone. It makes for much better interviews. And my column is full of such conversations every week. In fact, in November of 2005, Keith himself was featured in the column (scroll down a bit for the item), having given a lovely interview that was completely handler-free.

Oh snap.