MSNBC's Ed Schultz on Friday called internet giants Matt Drudge and Andrew Breitbart liars for supposedly cherry-picking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's "but for me we'd be in a worldwide depression" comment (video follows with transcript and commentary):
SCHULTZ: Angle's buddies in the conservative media are also lying about my interview with Senator Reid. They love to take things out of context to make Reid look as bad as possible. Take a look at how Drudge, "The Drudge Report," cherry-picked the interview. It reads, "But for me, we'd be in a worldwide depression."
That was half the sentence, Drudge, you liar.
America`s other biggest online liar, Andrew Breitbart, posted the same headline with video clips that take Reid completely out of the context. But this is the reason why Harry Reid doesn`t do a lot of national interviews.
Cherry-picked? Well, here is the video Drudge and Breitbart posted at their respective websites along with the actual transcript of what Reid said:
SCHULTZ: The state has dropped farther than any other state?
HARRY REID: Oh yes, because we were at the top and we`ve fallen very hard. So people have been hurting, and I understand that, and it doesn`t give them comfort or solace for me to tell them, you know, but for me we'd be in a worldwide depression. They want to know what I have done for them.
So Ed, where's the cherry-pick? Where's the lie? How's that out of context?
In the end, Schultz just can't bear the fact that Reid made a fool of himself with this remark, and that he did as well by not challenging the Majority Leader for this pathetically arrogant and preposterous boast.
Nice job, Ed. You continue to demonstrate why you are one of the most unprofessional and incompetent people on the national airwaves today.
Keep up the bad work.