03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Olbermann Slams Beck For Exploiting 9/11: "Go To Hell" (VIDEO)

Keith Olbermann slammed Glenn Beck Tuesday night, naming him "Worst Person in the World" for exploiting the 9/11 attacks and telling him to "go to hell."

Olbermann read Beck's recent comments on health care reform, in which he compared his anti-health-care reform advocacy to pre-9/11 shouts about Osama bin Laden.

"Ten years ago, I could have shouted every single day about Osama bin Laden and his wacky, crazy threats to kill Americans in New York," Olbermann quoted Beck as saying. "And nobody would have been willing to stand in line for two hours while some security officer made grandma take her shoes off. No one would have done it. But don't you see, while the government is still not willing to do these things, today America is different. America has changed. Washington, we're not going to let you get away with it anymore. The 9/12ers are willing to stand in line and take our shoes off before the plane actually hits the tower."

"You and the 9/12ers have the nerve to exploit 9/11 for your lousy TV ratings?" Olbermann responded. "You cannot make light of 9/11, nor bandy about as if your petty political grievances are comparable to it, and still be an actual patriotic American. In short, Glenn, 9/12ers, if you're invoking 9/11 to oppose health care reform, go to hell."