Better Than Liberal FDR, LBJ or JFK? You'll Never Guess Ed Schultz's Favorite President!

 

How much of a liberal cheerleader is MSNBC's Ed Schultz? On Monday's Ed Show, the host was asked this question by a viewer: "Who is your favorite President?" Rather than answer with liberal heroes like Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson or John F. Kennedy, Schultz immediately responded, "President Obama." [See video below. MP3 audio here.]

The cable anchor enthused, "I respect him immensely for what he has done with the economy, which I think absolutely is amazing." Schultz insisted, "He's been obstructed more than any other president in American history."

More than any other president in history? Abraham Lincoln certainly faced some obstruction during his presidency.

Schultz extolled, "He could have turned his back on the automobile industry in the country, but he stood with the workers. I could go on and on why I like this guy."

On February 10, the host morphed Lincoln into Obama. Perhaps Schultz meant that as a compliment to the 16th president and not the other way around.

During the answer, the liberal journalist tried to temper the straight forward question by adding, "in my lifetime, he is my favorite president." Even with that added qualification, Presidents Kennedy and Johnson would still be excluded.

A transcript of the February 17 segment is below:


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ED SCHULTZ: Ask Ed Live. Our first question comes from Aria. She wants to know "who is your favorite president?" President Obama. In my lifetime, he is my favorite president. I respect him immensely for what he has done with the economy, which I think absolutely is amazing. He's been obstructed more than any other president in American history. He brought us health care. He could have turned his back on the automobile industry in this country, but he stood with the workers. I could go on and on why I like this guy. And also, outside of not having an interview with me, that doesn't matter. When my wife had cancer, he wrote a personal note to Wendy. That goes a long way.

Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock is the senior news analyst for the Media Research Center and a contributing editor for NewsBusters.org