Anti-Worker Schultz Sides With Bosses Against Juan Williams
Whatever happened to Ed Schultz's solidarity with the working man? Isn't that supposed to be the essence of Schultz's shtick? But on his MSNBC show this evening, Ed played the paid-by-management Pinkerton, busting his nightstick over the head of . . . Juan Williams.
Proclaimed anti-worker Ed: "when you fire somebody: it's over, move on. Don't go back over spilled milk."
Ed Schultz, tool of the bosses--who knew? Video after the jump.
Marvel at anti-worker Ed threatening to withhold donations from NPR for the sin of apologizing for firing Juan Williams.
ED SCHULTZ: NPR [is] back-pedaling over the Juan Williams firing . . . I don't understand why NPR is apologizing for anything. According to the letter [from NPR CEO Vivian Schiller], Williams had a history of bad behavior in the workplace.
[Wait a second, Ed. Don't tell me you're going to take the unsubstantiated word of a boss over a worker, are you?]
SCHULTZ: Republicans claim to be the party of business and personal responsibility, and they're defending a problem employee? What a joke. And as for the CEO, President of NPR: stand up. You don't have to answer to any of these people for anything . . . In Business 101--and the Republicans are great at this--when you make a decision, and you fire someone, it's over, move on. Don't go back over spilt milk and start Monday-morning quarterbacking your own decision, because then people you're working with are going to start losing confidence in you.
[Gotcha Ed: good to know. When management fires anyone in the future, we know you'll be there to have their back.]
And as someone who is thinking about giving to NPR: I don't know! I don't know. I want them to run a good ship. This isn't running a good ship.
[You've convinced us, Ed: we're not going to be giving to NPR, either ;-)]