MSNBC "pushed out" Ed Schultz in order to "make way for new talent," according to Politico on Thursday. This would contradict Schultz, who insisted the decision was voluntary and a great step forward for his "brand." What is that brand, exactly? Sneering at "bastard," "slut," "dirthole" conservatives who want to see Barack Obama murdered. [See below for a video montage. Audio here.]
Schultz's show is being moved to weekends, home of MSNBC's prison specials and To Catch a Predator marathons. Schultz insisted this change will allow him to "produce and focus stories I care about and I know are terribly important to American families." Presumably, examples of this include when he asked his radio audience about Hadassah Lieberman: "Does the word 'whore' apply?" On May 24, 2011, he sneered at Laura Ingraham: "Like this right-wing slut, what’s her name, Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she’s a talk slut."
On February 24, 2010, the man who is only concerned about "American families and American workers," exploded, "You're damn right, Dick Cheney's heart's a political football. We ought to rip it out and kick it around and stuff it back in him."
Some of Schultz's more famous outbursts can be found below:
MSNBC (September 23, 2009): The Republicans lie! They want to see you dead
MSNBC (April 26, 2011): This is what the Republican Party stands for, though: racism.
RADIO (August 11, 2009): Sometimes I think they want Obama to get shot. I do. I really think that there are conservative broadcasters in this country who would love to see Obama taken out.
MSNBC (August 25, 2010): We are going down a very dangerous road right now when a political organization like the Tea Party has members trying to intimidate elected public officials....Folks, this is what the Brown Shirts did in the 1930s in Germany.
RADIO (October 28, 2009, talking about Hadassah Lieberman): Does the word 'whore' apply?
RADIO (July 14, 2010): Shove those bastards right into the dirthole! This is about power! It's about winning!
RADIO (February 24, 2010): You're damn right, Dick Cheney's heart's a political football. We ought to rip it out and kick it around and stuff it back in him.
RADIO (May 24, 2011): Like this right-wing slut, what’s her name, Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she’s a talk slut.