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U.S. pundit dubs Rob Ford 'worst person in the world' for 911 outburst

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks to the Canadian Club of Toronto on Thursday March 3, 2011, in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn.

A firestorm over a 911 call peppered with expletives has earned Toronto’s embattled mayor Rob Ford a dubious honour south of the border.

U.S. political commentator Keith Olbermann dubbed the controversial mayor the “worst person in the world” during his television show on Friday.

Ford lost his cool with 911 operators after a confrontation with a CBC comedy troupe in his driveway Monday morning.

The incident has since dogged the mayor, who admits “saying the F-word” but denies using any slurs against 911 dispatchers.

Toronto police chief Bill Blair has said the CBC “misrepresented” the calls, but many continue to push for the release of the 911 tapes.

Olbermann mocked the mayor for mistaking a “fake news reporter in a red ballroom gown” for an attacker and then taking out his frustration on police.

Olbermann awards the “worst person” title each night in a segment of his hour long program, “Countdown.”