Ed Schultz Articles

If you ever heard the phrase “ugly red headed step child” and wondered what it meant, tune in Ed’s show on MSNBC. No matter how much he rants and raves, stutters and sputters, viewers avoid his program en masse.

Our theory is that low ratings have necessitated some cutbacks at MSNBC and one of the first things to be eliminated was the mirror in Ed Schultz’ dressing room. How else can you explain the Round Mound of Sound attacking New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for being fat?

As NewsBusters.org points out, this has been an ongoing theme in Schultz’ recent attacks on Christie, including such favorites as:

“This guy’s nothing but a big bully.”

“He’s throwing his weight around again.”

“Conservative talk-show hosts and heavy-handed politicians like Christie.”

And now the latest: “He’s a cold-hearted fat slob.”

Congratulations, Ed. Your razor sharp intellect is sure to win many converts to the progressive position. You’ve cemented your reputation as the thinking man’s liberal. You have officially become the left’s answer to William F. Buckley.

H/T: Bluegrass Pundit

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Poor Ed Schultz has turned into the mother lode of political comedy lately. Don’t get us wrong – it’s all unintentional, but that doesn’t make it any less hilarious.

Here’s a clip of Schultz interviewing embattled Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold, who comes up with an interesting theory as to why his poll numbers suck.

Schultz: Senator Russ Feingold joins us tonight here on the Ed Show. Senator, good to have you with us tonight. You know, you have been one of the most hard-working guys out there. You do over 70 town hall meetings a year. What are you hearing in Wisconsin? And why are you polling below 50%?

Feingold: Well, this is a year of challenges because of the mess that was left us from the Bush years.

“It’s Bush’s fault,” Feingold said before leaving the Improv stage. “Thank you. Thank you very much. I’ll be here all week.”

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Poor Ed Schultz is consumed by jealousy. He can’t stand it that he’s not as popular as Glenn Beck, that Beck’s radio show has a much larger audience than his, that Beck’s TV show audience dwarfs his, and now, that Beck drew 300,000 to the National Mall and he can’t draw flies.

You know it just eats at Ed’s ample gut when he lies awake at night wondering how long it will be until he gets canned by MSNBC and is left with nothing but his sad little radio show.

Schultz: Hold it right there. Before we get to her answer, I could get every union head in this country, I could organize every progressive group in this country, the main bloggers. This could be The Ed March. Folks, 300,000 people on the heels of six months’ promotion, that ain’t no big shakes!

This is no sign that there’s going to be any big turn of events when it comes to the ballot box and that there’ll be no Democrats in the Congress. This is not a tea leaf about, gosh, they’re comin’ in November.

Six months’ promotion, NBC News says 300,000 people. I bet I could do that! I bet I could do that with this radio show and my TV show and six months’ production, six months’ promotion, if I had the budget I could equal that march. I know I could! I know I could….

I guarantee you, I could do more than 300,000! It ain’t a big deal!

Translation: “I’m important. Really, I’m important. Big Ed is just as important as that lesbian chick and that pompous ass. I don’t understand why no one watches my show. And that includes the executives at MSNBC.”

If we were Ed – and we thank god we’re not – we’d be a lot more concerned with getting a bigger radio and TV audience. Because when you’re unemployed, Ed, none of those union guys are going to return your calls.

Hell, they probably return them now.

“It’s Ed Schultz on line 3, Mr. Trumka.”

“Oh, my god. Not him again. Tell him I’m in a very important meeting.”

H/T: RadioEqualizer

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We apologize for all the times we’ve made fun of Ed Schultz. After hearing this tape, we now realize that he’s mentally ill. Sick. Nuttier than the proverbial fruitcake. Completely unable to control the violent bile that he spews. And it’s been unkind of us to make fun of him.

The Radio Equalizer has his latest bizarre rant:

Schultz: And you have no idea, in my bones, in my very soul! In my heart! I want to kick Fox’s ass! I want to drive them into the ground! I want to spike the ball! I want to kick ‘em in the teeth on the way back to the huddle! And then I want to turn around and lift my leg on ‘em! Because that’s all they’re worth! They lie. They cheat. They steal.

Putting Schultz on the air is similar to the way they put the insane on public display in Victorian England. Except that MSNBC’s audience is so small that it really isn’t all that public.

H/T: RadioEqualizer

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Four observations about Ed Schultz’ speech at Al Sharpton’s anti-Beck rally on Saturday:

Sharpton only gave Schultz three minutes, which is all that’s left of his 15 minutes of fame after the liberals are done taxing it.

The media is estimating 2000-3000 attended Sharpton’s counter rally, but swear to god, doesn’t it sound more like 50-100?

The “Yes We Can” chant is beginning to sound a bit pathetic.

Schultz says he’s glad he made the decision as a young man to “get on the bus with the brothers.” Since he was a conservative Republican until the 1990s and didn’t officially become a Democrat until 2000, that would mean he was “on the bus with the brothers” when he was a conservative.

Sorry about the sideways video, but that’s the way it was shot with someone’s camera phone.

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Ed Schultz loses it, breaks down crying

by editor on August 27, 2010

We would have paid big money to see this incident. Unfortunately, there’s no video of this one, just anonymous reports by eyewitnesses at MSNBC.

The New York Post has the feel good story of the week:

ed schultz breaks down crying

Ed Schultz demonstrating how he attempted to commit professional suicide

MSNBC talk show screamer Ed Schultz had a meltdown in the network’s 30 Rock newsroom, shouting at staff, “I’m going to torch this [bleep]ing place.”

The hot-tempered anchor of “The Ed Show” lost it during a phone call in the packed studio and slammed down the phone before exploding.

As astonished MSNBC staff members fell silent, Schultz glared around the room and yelled, “[Bleep]ers!”

A witness told us, “Ed was furious the network was running election-night promos and he wasn’t in them. He’d been arguing on the phone with marketing, then he slammed down the phone and exploded. It was like Mel Gibson had entered the newsroom.”

Fuming Schultz was immediately dragged in for a meeting with NBC News President Steve Capus and MSNBC President Phil Griffin following his Aug. 12 meltdown.

Our source added, “Schultz was told: ‘If you do that again, you are fired.’ He broke down crying.”

Sources say the hothead was pushed over the edge by MSNBC’s catering to bullying fellow anchor Keith Olbermann and its focus on golden girl Rachel Maddow.

Congratulations, Ed. It’s not easy to win the award for being the craziest person at MSNBC, but you’ve done it.

Source: New York Post

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MSNBC’s Ed Schultz lives in some kind of alternate universe where Obama’s economic program is working.

When Poor Ed began raving about Government Motors positive earnings, he surely expected a good progressive like Huffington Post’s Leo Hindery to agree.

No so fast, Ed. Hindery quickly brought Ed back to reality.

“I love being on this show,” Hindery said. “But I’m going to push back a little bit on your accolade for GM. There will be more jobs created in Mexico by the Big Three automobile manufacturers than will be created here in the United States.”

Note the way the smile disappears from Ed’s pudgy little face.

Source: NewsBusters.org

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This is what debate has come to on MSNBC. Ed Schultz can’t argue with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s success, so he resorts to calling him fat. Yes, Ed Schultz, the round mound that expounds, had the guts to call someone else fat.

The opening graphic of his banal report read, “Battle of the Bulge” and was followed by Noel Coward-ish bon mots such as:

“This morning, Beckster [Glenn Beck] had some sizeable praise for the job-cutting governor.”

“On his radio program, Laura Ingraham backed him up with this hefty endorsement.”

“Christie’s couch-potato lifestyle.”

“Chris Christie is a guy who makes the middle-class, the poor and schoolkids pay for his fat-cat buddies to keep their living high on the hog lifestyle.”

“To say he’d be a good president? That would be some pretty hefty Psycho Talk.”

Do you think Ed understands tht you can’t score points by making fun of someone who already makes fun of his own weight.

Fat chance.

Oh, look, we’re almost as funny as Ed Schultz.

H/T: NewsBusters.org

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MSNBC runs out of white people

by editor on August 9, 2010

It had to happen sooner or later. When every program, every day, points the finger at someone on the right and cries “racist”, it’s inevitable that you’re eventually going to run out of white people to smear with that label. So on Friday MSNBC switched to a black man.

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz invited Karen Hunter on for a repeat of her past performances in which she cried “racist”. But this time she smeared a black man, RNC Chairman Michael Steele. Why Steele you ask? Because the “news” network had already trashed Bachman, Bush and Beck in their earlier programs and had Palin, O’Reilly and the Tea Party scheduled for later in the day.

(As a public service, we’d like to point out that the segment begins at about the 5:30 mark. No reason to watch any more Ed than necessary.)

Hunter attacked Steele because he is touring America in a “Fire Pelosi” bus and said that Nancy Pelosi “should ride in the back.” We assume Hunter deems the statement to be racist because no Caucasian has ever ridden in the back of a bus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be MSNBC if there wasn’t blatant hypocrisy mixed in with their cries of racism, so in maligning Steele, Hunter declared, “I’m waiting for him to put on white face and do a reverse minstrel show.”

Yes, Hunter accused Steele of being a racist using language that cannot be construed as anything but racist.

Rolypoly Eddie laughed along, failing to point out the blatant hypocrisy due to either his ignorance or his dishonesty. Sorry we can’t be more definitive, but it’s hard to tell where one ends and the other begins on The Ed Show.

– Written by Sonny Palermo

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Poor, pathetic Ed Schultz. If we were betting men, we’d say he was probably the fat kid who got picked on by bullies every day during recess.

“Gen. McChrystal has put the president of the United States in an untenable position,” the chubby MSNBC host said. “The president either has to fire him or let this culture of insubordination permeate through the ranks of the men and women under his command…”

“So, once again, here’s President Obama,” Schultz continued. “He has to fix yet another problem he inherited from the Bush administration. I want the president to step up, stand up, take charge, and fire this jackass, Gen. McChrystal. Our troops deserve more.”

Uh-oh, here come those playground bullies from Politifact to pick on Ed with the facts:

McChrystal is a career military officer who rose steadily through the ranks from his first day as a second lieutenant in 1976. It’s true that McChrystal served in several senior Army positions during the years that Bush was president, including as commanding general of the Joint Special Operations Command from 2003 to 2006. In Afghanistan during 2001 and 2002, McChrystal was chief of staff of military operations. He also ran commando operations in Iraq, and he served in two positions with the joint staff in Washington.

But there’s a much stronger argument for linking his career to Obama than to Bush.
On May 11, 2009 — less than four months after being sworn in — Obama ousted Gen. David D. McKiernan, the top American commander in Afghanistan, and installed McChrystal. It was widely seen as a deliberate shake-up designed to improve the execution of the long-running war. In announcing the move, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that ”fresh eyes were needed” and that ”a new approach was probably in our best interest.”

So while McChrystal served in senior positions under Bush, he was specifically tapped by Obama to run the war in Afghanistan. To the extent he’s a “problem,” it seems clear to us that he’s Obama’s problem, not Bush’s.

Damn facts!

Source: Politifact.com

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Ed Schultz and his guests took a look at a new poll that shows Americans are coming to their senses losing confidence in Barack Obama. Surely, Ed’s first instinct must have been to accuse Fox News of somehow rigging the poll, but since it was conducted by NBC News/Wall Street Journal, even Ed realized that spin won’t work.

Ed appears baffled by the numbers and says, “I’m curious what President Obama has done to make people not like him.”

Holy crap, Ed, we can’t figure it out, either. Why Barack Obama is obviously The Greatest President In History and the fact that people how somehow been tricked into believing he’s an empty suit by evil Republicans is…is…well, damn it, it’s just not right.

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Every poll shows that an overwhelming majority of the American people approve of Arizona’s new illegal alien law. And a new Qunnipiac University poll found 48% of registered voters nationwide want similar laws passed in their states.

Poor Ed Schultz. He’s dumbfounded, astounded, horrified that the liberal media hasn’t been able to stir up more opposition to the law. Guest John Feehery is forced to slap Schultz’ face and try to bring him back to reality.

Schultz: The numbers are out right now. It’s pretty amazing, as much discussion and negativity that has been out there, the majority of Americans think the immigration law that’s passed in Arizona is good…and also a majority of Americans want to see their states pass something similar.

Feehery: Hey Ed, this is a surprise to nobody except maybe you, and maybe the administration.

The political class (and its MSNBC apologists) are out of step with the American people. Of course, Schultz would say it’s not just out of step, but out of goose step.

‘Cause, you know, we’re all Nazis. Or something.

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Poor Ed Schultz. No one listens to his radio show. No one watches his TV show. But don’t worry about Ed, because he has a simple plan for success.

Bring back the Fairness Doctrine. That way Ed would get half of Rush’s 600 affiliates, but, we suspect, still have a fraction of his listeners.

H/T: MofoPolitics.com

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You know, we seem to start all our Ed Schultz stories with the words, “Poor Ed Schultz.” This one is no exception.

Poor Ed Schultz. The loud-mouthed MSNBC host tried to use Democrat talking points (or in Ed’s case, shouting points) on the Heritage Foundation’s Ernest Istook.

It didn’t work. Poor Ed ended up looking even more foolish than usual, which is quite an impressive accomplishment.

H/T: Ace of Spades

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Ed Schultz wants to socialize the airwaves

by editor on March 25, 2010

You have to feel sorry for poor Ed Schultz. No one watches his television show. No one listens to his radio show. If it weren’t for websites like IHateTheMedia.com, no one would know he exists.

But Big Eddie has a solution for that problem. Socialize the airwaves. Give him as many stations as Rush Limbaugh.

The only problem with that theory is that no matter how many stations Ed was on, he would still have no listeners.

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A few weeks ago Glenn Beck said that Obama was slaughtering the American people and the left went crazy. Olbermann immediately began frothing at the mouth and Zsa Zsa Huffington quickly followed suit.

Now we have a beautiful opportunity to see the left’s hypocrisy in action.

Low-rated radio talk show host Ed Schultz and socialist Senator Bernie Sanders were discussing healthcare insurance when Schultz said:

“You can’t have it both ways and hold credibility with the people who are getting gouged. How can Evan Bayh sit there as an honest player for health care reform when his wife works for an industry that is just absolutely butchering the American people, raising rates 100 percent on some people, and Anthem Blue Cross is a subsidiary of WellPoint.”

Conservative says Obama is slaughtering the American people and the libs go crazy.

Yet somehow we doubt that Zsa Zsa will show up on ABC’s This Week to condemn Ed Schultz.

Source: NewsBusters.org

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Sssssh! Don't wake up Keith Olbermann's last viewer.

Just when you start to think MSNBC can’t sink any lower in the ratings, those lunatic liberals surprise you by doing it again.

To put it bluntly, the week of February 1 – 5 was an unmitigated disaster at MSNBC.

Schultz’ total audience for the week was only 2,402,000 viewers. Maddow’s total viewers for a full week fell under 4,000,000 for the first time (3,922,000).

On top of that, Keith Olbermann’s audience, which once neared 1,500,000 viewers per night, fell under 1,000,000 viewers four of the five nights.

In an effort to demonstrate our commitment to a greener world, we hereby request that MSNBC’s last viewer turn out the lights on their way out the door.

Source: MediaBistro.com

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We love Congressman Tom McClintock. The state of California would have been a lot better off if he had been elected Governor instead of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Radio Equalizer notes that McClintock didn’t take kindly to MSNBC blowhard Ed Schultz’ suggestion that he would stuff the ballot box to defeat Scott Brown in the recent Massachusetts election. The California Republican took to the floor of the House of Representatives to rip Schultz a new one.

In response, Schultz blasted McClintock for having the temerity to suggest that he had advocated anything improper, such as, you know, voting twenty times.

Sadly for Schultz, the people watching McClintock’s speech on C-SPAN probably outnumbered those listening to his radio show.

First, here’s McClintock on the floor of the House.

And now here’s Schultz pathetic, bombastic response.

One final comment:

Ed says, “You can’t even say anything in ‘gist’ anymore.” The word is “jest”, Ed.

Source: The Radio Equalizer

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Can you imagine what would happen if Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck said they would stuff the ballot box to keep those bastard Democrats out of office?

That’s exactly what round mound of sound Ed Schultz called for.

Schultz: I tell you what, if I lived in Massachusetts, I’d try to vote ten times. I don’t know if they’d let me or not, but I’d try to. Yeah, that’s right, I’d cheat to keep these bastards out. I would. ‘Cause that’s exactly what they are.

Let’s just call it the ACORN strategy.

Source: NewsBusters.org

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Here’s Ed Schultz pretending to be emotionally overwhelmed. Hilarious. Yet here he is on MSNBC with Alex Witt, revealing the fact that he’s been approached to run for Byron Dorgan’s senate seat.

Witt: We’re going back to Ed right now because you got a pretty important phone call, and what did they ask of you, the Democrat Party?
Schultz: Well, last night when Sen. Dorgan was talking to me, he asked me how old I was. And I went, “Uh-oh!”
Witt: This is not for a birthday card.
Schultz: Yeah, I did get a phone call this morning from Merle Boucher who is the House Democratic Leader and he asked me to consider to run for the United States Senate seat in the state of North Dakota. I asked him very point blank, “Is this an official ask?” He said, “Yes it is.”

Senator Edward (we assume he would begin going by the more formal name) Schultz. Funniest thing we ever heard. Except for when we heard that Al Franken was running for the senate. Anyone heard how that turned out?

By the way, has there ever been a senator with a stranger name than Byron Dorgan? It sounds like someone speaking nonsense Swedish.

OK, we’re done rambling now. We’ll stop.

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Ed Schultz, Ron Reagan and Mike Malloy, three liberal paragons of kindness and compassion, react with real anger to Rush Limbaugh’s hospital press conference in Hawaii.

The total audience for these three clowns combined is a mere fraction of Limbaugh’s audience. If they want to know why, this tape makes it pretty damn clear.

Source: RadioEqualizer

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What the hell got into Ed Schultz? He actually named Sarah Palin as the year’s biggest political winner. This, of course, is doubly impressive coming from the year’s biggest political boob.

Source: Hot Air

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Floundering libtalker Ed Schultz committed heresy on his radio show by (gasp) admitting what conservatives in the United States and leaders around the world figured out long ago: our president is a cupcake.

Schultz: I’ve noticed on a few stump speeches that he (Obama) tells us that he might be small but he’s tough. And I have thought about all of the past presidents. I haven’t heard a president tell us how tough he is. Am I wrong? Tell me if I’m wrong … And I think that’s rather strange, or unusual. You shouldn’t have to tell us that. You should illustrate this by taking a trip up to Capitol Hill. And getting some of these people that you helped get into office and calling some markers on health care reform.

This is one time we’d say it’s too bad no one listens to Schultz.

Source: The Radio Equalizer

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MSNBC’s ratings are in the dumper. Rachel Maddow just finished her lowest rated week ever. And poor Ed Schultz is now begging his radio audience to watch his TV show.

Here’s Ed groveling on his radio show the other day:

Schultz: We are trailing CNN for the month of October so we gotta get after it, Ed heads. We don’t want to lose, do we? Come on now. That’s the, the balloon boy really screwed me up. You know, it’s what happened! They cook up this balloon thing and we gotta cover it and everybody runs to CNN to the tune of three, four hundred thousand more people.

Now I gotta bust ass here to the end of the month to make sure we win this thing again! That’s what happens! That’s just the culture of it! I couldn’t find a political angle on the balloon thing, so that’s what hurt me, I guess, I don’t know.

The problem here, Ed, is that Balloon Boy coverage lasted just one day. How do you explain the rest of your miserable ratings?

Source: Radio Equalizer

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Why is this man smiling? He must not have seen last week's ratings.

Why is this man smiling? He must not have seen last week's ratings.

MSNBC executives must be sweating bullets. Last quarter was a ratings disaster for the also-ran lefty network, and last week was even worse.

For the first time since her premiere last September, Rachel Maddow failed to top 1,000,000 viewers all five nights of the week.

And Ed Schultz. Poor Ed Schultz. After his disappointing premiere back in April, networks executives reassured worried advertisers that his ratings would grow. In reality, they’ve actually become more abysmal. Last week the bombastic buffoon’s total audience fell under 500,000 viewers three of the five nights.

Maddow has a bit of an excuse because Keith Olbermann wasn’t around as a lead-in to her show. But she’s been able to top that magic million mark during previous Olbermann absences.

Meanwhile, O’Reilly, Hannity and Beck have turned Fox News into the 1927 Yankees of cable news.

That sound you hear is the gnashing of teeth emanating from MSNBC’s executive suites.

Source: Nielsen Media Research via MediaBistro

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