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June 26, 2008

Keith Olberman: Worst Person in the World Tim Russert Funeral Ceremony

Stay classy, Bathtub Boy.

The source said Olbermann was screaming into the phone on Tuesday because there were no first-class train tickets available for [the trip to DC for the Russert funeral], and he wanted to make sure he would ride first-class on Wednesday. According to the source, Olbermann berated a staffer who was coordinating Wednesday's Kennedy Center memorial by yelling, "You better hope to God there is a first-class train ticket tomorrow."

Our insider elaborated, "MSNBC was dealing with who could come to the private ceremony Tuesday and who couldn't, among the hundreds of people who worked with or for Russert - and Keith was ranting about not getting a first-class ticket."

We're told Olbermann didn't get to Tuesday's ceremony, and went to Washington by car to broadcast from outside the Kennedy Center the next day. An aghast witness there said, "As guests were making their way into the memorial, Keith went apoplectic because there were no ketchup packets at the Kennedy Center."

Have you no ketchup packets? At long last, Sir, have you no ketchup packets at all?


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