During the "Psycho Talk" segment of The Ed Show on Thursday, MSNBC host Ed Schultz complained that Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown "has degraded women" as he highlighted liberal criticism of Senator Brown for a joke he recently made about Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.
[Yes, the same Ed Schultz who was briefly suspended earlier this year by MSNBC for calling conservative radio host Laura Ingraham a "right-wing slut."]
Schultz noted that Brown is the successor to former Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy, as if to suggest that he were a disgrace to the former Democratic Senator.
After introducing the segment by charging that the Republican Senator "is starting to hit below the belt," the MSNBC host showed a clip of Warren taking a crack at Brown at a Democratic debate by declaring that she kept her clothes on during her time in college rather than pose nude to pay for classes. Then came a soundbiteof Brown being asked if he had responded to her jab at him, with the Massachusetts Republican joking, "Thank God," that she had kept her clothes on.
Schultz then brought up former Senator Kenendy as he accused Brown of having "degraded women." Schultz: "So this is a guy who took over Ted Kennedy's Senate seat? And this isn't the first time Scott Brown has degraded women in public."
As if to suggest further evidence that Brown is tainting Kennedy's Senate seat, the MSNBC host then played the famous clip of Senator Brown teasing his daughters about being "available" during his victory speech in 2010.
Uh, yeah, Scott Brown might have gotten into a lot more trouble with his latest comment. The National Organization of Women and Emily's List have condemned his remarks about Warren and suggested that he drop out of the 2012 race. I don't think that's going to happen. For the guy who stripped for a magazine to take such a low blow at a female opponent is desperate psycho talk.
Below is a complete transcript of the "Psycho Talk" segment from the Thursday, october 6, The Ed Show on MSNBC:
ED SCHULTZ: And in "Psycho Talk," tonight, Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown may be in danger of losing his Senate seat in that state. Polls are showing that he's running neck and neck with Democrat Elizabeth Warren. So the guy who once posed nude in a magazine is starting to hit below the belt. It all started with Elizabeth Warren's answer to this question during a recent Democratic debate in Massachusetts.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE MODERATE IN DEBATE: To help pay for his law school education, Scott Brown posed for Cosmo. How did you pay for your college education?
ELIZABETH WARREN, MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATIC SENATE CANDIDATE: I kept my clothes on.
SCHULTZ: Scott Brown responded on a Boston radio show today.
AUDIO OF UNIDENTIFIED MALE HOST OF RADIO SHOW: Have you officially responded to Elizabeth Warren's comment about how she didn't take her clothes off?
AUDIO OF SENATOR SCOTT BROWN (R-Mass.), LAUGHING: Thank God.
SCHULTZ: So this is a guy who took over Ted Kennedy's Senate seat? And this isn't the first time Scott Brown has degraded women in public. Remember what he said about his daughters during his victory speech last year.
BROWN: Just in case anybody who's watching throughout the country, yes, they're both available. No, no, no. Only kidding. Only kidding. Arianna is definitely not available, but Ayla is. I can see I'm going to get in trouble when I get home.
SCHULTZ: Uh, yeah, Scott Brown might have gotten into a lot more trouble with his latest comment. The National Organization of Women and Emily's List have condemned his remarks about Warren and suggested that he drop out of the 2012 race. I don't think that's going to happen. For the guy who stripped for a magazine to take such a low blow at a female opponent is desperate psycho talk.