MSNBC Says It Scrapped Ed Show 'Get Out the Vote' Anti-Walker Ad

On Thursday, NB's Mark Finkelstein reported that MSNBC was airing an ad for The Ed Show and its obsession with recalling Gov. Scott Walker that said “Get Out The Vote!” Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple picked up the story and lamented that MSNBC would be so baldly partisan, except – MSNBC told him it was being scrubbed.

"No need to lecture too much here, because MSNBC told me yesterday evening that it has taken a critical look at the spot.” he reported. MSNBC spokeswoman Lauren Skowronski said “The spot is being revised. The original version is no longer airing.”        

Schultz was turning to former Sen. Russ Feingold (defeated in 2010 by Sen. Ron Johnson) to predict that Walker is toast:

RUSS FEINGOLD: By a majority, the people of the state will make the tough decision to recall Scott Walker. With the turnout I expect on our side, I think we`ll prevail. I want you to keep telling everybody that he`s in the driver`s seat. They`re going to get a rude shock on Tuesday night if they believe that, because I think we`ve got far more momentum than people realize.

SCHULTZ: If anyone knows the people of Wisconsin, it`s Russ Feingold.

Tim Graham
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