Ed Schultz Shrugs Off Secret Service Hooker Scandal: 'I've Heard They Do That Stuff All the Time'

Eyebrow-raiser of a remark from Ed Schultz on his radio show yesterday about Secret Service agents allegedly hiring prostitutes in Colombia just before President Obama's appearance at the Summit of the Americas.

Schultz says he was aware of this type of conduct in the agency and apparently decided it wasn't worth investigating. (audio clip after page break)

Here's Schultz demonstrating his bizarre indifference to potentially fatal lapses in security for the president (audio) --

Am I missing something? Should I be talking about or covering this hooker scandal down in Colombia that the Secret Service is involved in? I've heard they do that stuff all the time. I'm not trying to denigrate the service or anything, but it's amazing how they got caught. There's 21 women that were taken over to the hotel room by these agents and it was party time and one of 'em didn't want to pay up.

Yet more failed stimulus spending by the Obama administration. Back to Schultz --

And so that's, and everybody's doing this story but we haven't done it on "The Ed Show." I don't know, am I missing something? Mike from Detroit, you're on the Ed Schultz radio show, hello.

Turns out Mike from Detroit didn't want to talk about it either.

Am I missing something, Schultz asks, twice. That he is, twice over. Not only is this fiasco indisputably newsworthy now -- hence, "everybody's doing this story" -- it was newsworthy when Schultz was told "they do that stuff all the time." Especially if the person informed of this has a cable television show on MSNBS, the top-rated liberal radio show in the country (according to Talkers magazine), and enough name recognition to get at least a few of his calls returned if he decided the matter warranted scrutiny.

Schultz also went on a tear yesterday condemning Ted Nugent's vitriol at the NRA convention (juxtaposed by Brian Maloney at The Radio Equalizer with a sordid assortment of unhinged rants from Schultz) and trumpeting the news that Secret Service agents planned to speak with Nugent about his remarks.

In the scheme of things, which poses a greater threat to the president -- lawlessness by the personnel sworn to protect him or an impolitic screed from a rock guitarist?

Perhaps Schultz could perform the public service of elaborating on any other illegal or unethical conduct by government employees he's learned about -- before the scandal erupts.

Jack Coleman
Liberated ex-liberal from the People's Republic of Massachusetts