Ed Schultz suspended for calling Laura Ingraham a right wing slut. Here’s his pathetic apology.

by editor on May 26, 2011

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to be considered “over the top” by the management as MSNBC, Ed Schultz has kindly provided the answer.

Schultz started his program Wednesday night by apologizing for calling Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut” on his radio show. MSNBC cut to a commercial after the apology, Thomas Roberts was sitting in Schultz’ chair when they returned from commercial, and Schultz went off to do whatever lunatics do while they’re on suspension.

“On my radio show yesterday, I used vile and inappropriate language when talking about talk show host Laura Ingraham. I am deeply sorry, and I apologize. It was wrong, uncalled for and I recognize the severity of what I said. I apologize to you, Laura and ask for your forgiveness. It doesn’t matter what the circumstances were. It doesn’t matter that it was on radio and I was ad libbing. None of that matters. None of that matters. What matters is what I said was terribly vile and not of the standards that I or any other person should adhere to. I want all of you to know tonight that I did call Laura Ingraham today and did not make contact with her and I will apologize to her as I did in the message that I left her today. I also met with management here at MSNBC, and understanding the severity of the situation and what I said on the radio and how it reflected terribly on this company, I have offered to take myself off the air for an indefinite period of time with no pay. I want to apologize to Laura Ingraham. I want to apologize to my family, my wife. I have embarrassed my family. I have embarrassed this company. And I have been in this business since 1978, and I have made a lot of mistakes. This is the lowest of low for me. I stand before you tonight in front of this camera in this studio in an environment that I absolutely love. I love working here. I love communicating with all of you on the radio and the communication that I have with you when I go out and do town hall meetings and meet the people that actually watch. I stand before you tonight to take full responsibility for what I said and how I said it, and I am deeply sorry.

A couple quick translations:

  1. “I did call Laura Ingraham today and did not make contact with her.” Translation: She wouldn’t take the buffoon’s call.
  2. “I have embarrassed my family.” Translation: Even more than I do every other day.
  3. “I have offered to take myself off the air for an indefinite period of time with no pay.” Translation: They threatened to can me and I begged them not to.
  4. “This is the lowest of low for me.” Translation: “Do you have any idea how difficult that is to measure?”
  5. “I love working here.” Translation: They pay me far more than I could get anywhere else.

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21 Comments on "Ed Schultz suspended for calling Laura Ingraham a right wing slut. Here’s his pathetic apology."

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redabogado
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Those are women in NOW?

KimmyQueen
Guest

I think those are women who really want to be man who love women…

redabogado
Member

LOL! KQ, I think they love only themselves, and naturally, hate men!

redabogado
Member

Where’s the posting from NOW condemning this misogynistic statement? Oh, that’s right, they only rebuke non-liberal errors!

danybhoy
Member

The NOW gang are liberal progressives 1st, women 2nd.

hisham
Guest

I listened to his ‘apoology’ while I was listening to The Sean Hannity Program on talk radio and while I didn’t think it was the sincerest apology I’ve ever heard Laura Ingraham accepted his apology and life goes on, as they say. I was edified by the fact that MSNBC spanked him with a weeks furlough without compensation. The tide may be turning, or MSNBC may just be aware of what little share they possess in overall ratings, either way, it’s a win-win for sanity based television media. It’s not quite time to say Bon Voyage to ol’ Eddy boy just yet!

Ruben
Member

The most oft-heard question at MSNBC: “Ratings? What are ratings?”

KimmyQueen
Guest

She is a lady she handled it well. She accept apology but made the point that this would be unpardonably by liberal media if he was a conservative calling a liberal woman the same word.

The other point made by O’Reilly if it was still GE in charge he would have not apologized. Comcast is trying to classy the place up, but they should start by firing the idiots.

matthew s harrison
Guest

Ray-I am sure he is sorry every time he looks in the mirror, tries to do a crossword puzzle, or steps onto a scale!

rs
Member

He’s only sorry he got called on it.

danybhoy
Member

Bingo!

LA Sunset
Member

I say: Fire the loud mouthed bastard.

Schultz said, “….I have been in this business since 1978, and I have made a lot of mistakes. This is the lowest of low for me.”

I say: This is an admission of an existing pattern of low behavior.

Case closed…..NEXT.

danybhoy
Member

I have to say that I like it that Special Ed, Mike Malloy, Randi Rhodes, & Keith Olbermann are out there saying what they think without a filter. It tells you what you are up against. In this case, Ed’s problem is this ain’t his first incident. If ComCast/GE feels they can fire him for cause & get out from under his contract, they might. He has not been very strong in the ratings, & this might give his bosses the opening they can use to get rid of him without paying off whatever they would owe him on what’s left on his contract.

Ed is a troubled man who has had issues in the past with borish behaviour, drinking, & legal issues involving domestic violence. He needs to dial it back, or he could find himself on the outs not only at NBC, but with his radio syndication company. My guess is that he will be out at MSNBC, & then Lawrence O’Donnell will go back to his old timeslot after Madcow. Who gets the 8pm EST slot? I don’t know, but with Olbermann’s CurrentTV show starting up in June, & a certain O’Reilly guy on at FoxNews at the same time, that spells more problems at 30Rock.

Plainsman
Member

“It doesn’t matter that it was on radio and I was ad libbing.”

Excuse me? What a load!

Ruben
Member

The other day, Ed called into a left-wing Denver, CO talk show and told the host to “go to hell” while the show’s four listeners reeled in horror.

matthew s harrison
Guest

Ed Schultz is a total lunatic. In fact, in a professional environment, while calling a football game(in the middle of nowhere ND), Ed lost his cool-and pulled a “Hanson Brothers” and waded into the crowd of a college football game with the intention of hurting or killing a spectator. Here it is in his own words, from Wikipedia. He clearly states that he has no recall of what happened, as he was so angry he “blacked out”, while wading through the crowd to find and hurt someone. He is the height of professionalism, class, ethics, and of course morals. Enjoy the quote from moron # 1 : “I was doing radio play-by-play for North Dakota State University in Fargo. The Bison were playing Northern Michigan. There was something in the air that September day. There was lots of drinking and rowdy behavior in the stands. By the fourth quarter, the crowd in front of the broadcast booth was getting ugly. Suddenly, a whiskey bottle came hurtling through the glass and struck my co-announcer, Gary Barta, in the belly. Glass rained down on us — all over me. It could have taken out my eye, and the close call enraged me. We were live on the air, but to this day I don’t know exactly what I said […] All I know is that I threw down my headphones and waded into the crowd looking for the person who threw the bottle. I almost got in a fight […] My bad behavior made it onto Paul Harvey, and it got me suspended. It’s a day I’d like to forget. But the truth of the matter is, my actions were fairly typical for someone out here in the heartland. We settle things face to face — and nobody wants to take any crap from anyone.”[7]

I like where he says “my actions were fairly typical for someone out here in the heartland”. I beg to differ you buffoon. We in the heartland don’t settle confrontations by acting like the Hanson Brothers and wading into crowds with the intention of hurting others. We generally are a little more civilized in the heartland than you lefty retards who live in the leftist bastions of NYC, Boston, LA, San Fran, etc, where the crime rates are infinitely higher, due to the liberal enforcement of the law, and the anger/hatred that seethes from lefties like you Ed!

Bibliography/Reference:
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Schultz)
^ Schultz, Ed (2004). Straight Talk From the Heartland. William Morrow. ISBN 9780060784577.

bfpa61
Member

“Hey Al Gore, here’s another Progressive Douche Bag and Former MSNBC employee for you to hire at Currently Failing TV. But you may have only room for one Over Bearin A-hole.

Joe
Member

Well if you read the comments at the HuffPo about this incident you would think that Ed Schultz is the victim here and conservatives just don’t understand figurative speech. I think that fact, the lefts defense of his comments (and reiteration), is more deplorable than the actual comments. The way I see it, he’s a passionate guy (to put it nicely). He said something stupid, he apologized, Ingraham accepted it, life goes on. But those people are nuts / quasi-violent over at the HuffPo.

Joe Redfield
Guest

“I love communicating with all of you…” Translation: “I love calling conservatives vile names and getting paid for it.”

Paden
Member

No one hates like the “tolerant” liberals

Elrond Hubbard
Member

Hey Schultzie! Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life.

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