Yes, that’s right, I called Ed Schultz an asshole. There are blue dog Democrats, or as they’re also called, Democrats who still love the spirit of America and then there are assholes like this guy. Well, I guess MSNBC, or as it now called MSDNC; is supposedly courting this loose cannon. Wonderful. As if that network did not have enough Liberal blowhards on there already.
Via the New York Observer:
The Observer has learned that MSNBC president Phil Griffin is in discussions with syndicated talk radio host Ed Schultz about possibly joining the network on a full-time basis. It is unclear what exactly the job would entail should Mr. Schultz and MSNBC come to an agreement.
On March 10, Mr. Schultz, who bills himself as the “most listened-to progressive radio talk show host in America,” guest-hosted on MSNBC’s 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. As The Observer reported at the time, the appearance touched off a wave of rumors among MSNBC staffers that Mr. Schultz was being groomed to join the network as an anchor.
Eight days later, on Wednesday, March 18, Mr. Schultz was back in the anchor chair, again, filling in for David Shuster on the 6 p.m. show.
One network source told The Observer that an offer has already been extended to Mr. Schultz. A network spokesperson denied that any offer has been made.
When reached by phone on Friday morning, Mr. Schultz also denied that Mr. Griffin had made him an offer. He said that he had received some kind words from MSNBC management on the heels of his guest-hosting gigs. But, according to Mr. Schultz, MSNBC brass has given him no definite word yet about his future—if he has one—at the cable news network.
I can tell you right now, I can handle Chris Matthews, I can handle Shuster, and I can even; believe it or not, handle Olbermann. But this idiot, no way, no how, not on your best day. He is nothing more than a loose cannon, who parrots the damned talking points of the far left. Yeah, kind of like Olbermann. But at least Olbermann has a polish to his act. Schultz comes off as some drunken rabble-rouser in a bar; you know, the kind that you usually had to kick the crap out of, to get him to leave you alone? Yeah, he is that kind of an guy.
Let me put it to you this way; I would rather be strapped to a chair and forced to listen to Sean Hannity sing or that one idiot who sung “Let the eagle soar”; over and over and over, before I’d want to listen to Schultz. Yes, he is that annoying.
- Justin Gardner / Donklephant: MSNBC Falling Further Down The Partisan Slope
- Matt Corley / Think Progress: Report: MSNBC ‘in discussions’ with Ed Schultz for ‘full-time’ job.
- Michael Calderone / Michael Calderone’s Blog: Report: Schultz in discussions with MSNBC
- Sister Toldjah: Ed Schultz to join MSDNC?