Ed Schultz Gets Busted Again…

TVNewser’s Chris Ariens writes that Ed Schultz got called on the carpet again by Phil Griffin, this time for his Chris Christie commentary…

On his show last Friday, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz went off on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and now TVNewser hears Schultz has been reprimanded by MSNBC president Phil Griffin.

Schultz’s position at MSNBC is tenuous at best. He’s a loose cannon and while this was obvious to some of us long ago it’s becoming readily apparent to MSNBC brass now. Between the “torch this place” incident and now this (not to mention the “Republicans want to see you dead” and myriad other quips he could have been called on the carpet for) Schultz is rapidly burning through his nine lives at the network. And with the much less volatile Cenk Uygur waiting in the wings for an MSNBC slot to open up, Schultz’s days may be numbered indeed.

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20 Responses to “Ed Schultz Gets Busted Again…”

  1. The brother. Has lost. His mind.

    Radio is supposed to be The Crazy Place for these guys, then tone it down for TV. But I listened to Ed for a couple years before he got his MSNBC gig, and he might’ve been a little close sometimes, but nothing like this.

  2. Liberals are held to a higher standard. They are the Kumbaya party. I think people appreciated Ed stirring it up a bit – but they recognize that if they wanted to listen or watch a-holes mocking people for their appearance they would watch Fox News.

  3. Any specific examples, Dan? Or, is that just the typical automated response?

  4. If liberals are held to a higher standard..I’m screwed. 😉

  5. Ed reminds me of ALAN GRAYSON… my goodness we have reached an all time low.. I do not care if its libs or the right.. we can do better than this..

    Maddow .. would never behave like this..

  6. Maddow .. would never behave like this..

    She most certainly would not. More Maddows, please.

  7. Caution. Too many Maddows, zero growth.

  8. Spud’s right… this looks to be nearing the last straw for Ed. I love the guy, but he really needs to tone it down. He pretends like he’s on radio sometimes. He can’t seem to find the middle ground between being on radio ranting and raving and being a little more politically correct on television.

    It’s also terrible timing for him with his ratings starting to rise. According to the latest numbers for September, he had his best quarter ever, since the show debuted. Maybe, just maybe, these crazy rants and getting angry is a ploy to fire up the Progressives (especially for the “One Nation” march on 10/2) and get ratings, but he should be able to find a moderate level of anger so that he doesn’t get in trouble.

    As for Cenk Uygur, I’m not too sure if he’s just about ready to have his own show, YET, but at this point, especially nearing November, what other top options would there be? And, if Ed was let go immediately, they’d have to bring in an emergency replacement, and I’m guessing that’s Cenk. I wish we could have both of them, but at the pace Ed’s going, I don’t see it happening.

  9. I’m not a big Ed fan but I don’t think he’ll be gone anytime soon unless he ‘blows up real good’ some day.

    MSNBC primetime has just started a new show, ‘The Last Word’ and they may want to wait until they see how it does before making more changes.

    And has ProgLib says his ratings have been pretty good, for that time slot at MSNBC, of late.

  10. bushleaguer Says:

    I’m surprised he’s as restrained as he is when he interviews Conservatives on his show – but then again that does show that he can keep his composure. If he is fired he can become Alan Grayson’s campaign manager.

    Ed’s heart is in the right place but far too often he makes Olbermann look like a moderate.

  11. I’m surprised he’s as restrained as he is when he interviews Conservatives on his show…

    That’s a real strength of his that doesn’t get enough attention. He’s one of those rare partisans that can be utterly incensed with a person’s politics, but completely separates it from that person’s humanity in conversation. It’s in the abstract that he loses the distinction.

  12. Ed’s heart is in the right place but far too often he makes Olbermann look like a moderate.

    Who would have thought that could ever be possible, huh?

  13. Conservative talkers have raised/lowered? the bar so much that a lot of their stuff doesn’t even break through the noise. Beck talks about socialism, death camps, armageddon; the goverment coming after you. It comes so fast and in such volume on Fox News, it is like trying to drink out of a fire hose. It isn’t even news anymore.
    A guy like Schultz makes a comment like this and it is unusual.

  14. ^ That’s a good point, Dan.

  15. Ed says “I’m not offended by any of you that think that I’m a fat slob.” Then he chuckled.

  16. People who live in expanda-waist pants shouldn’t throw stones.

  17. It isn’t even news anymore. A guy like Schultz makes a comment like this and it is unusual.

    That’s probably because liberals haven’t always been known as blowhards. Then, came along Ed Schultz, Keith Olbermann, etc., and whenever they dare to stand up to the opposition with loud rants, the conservatives can’t believe it, and have to retaliate somehow.

    The latest example of this is Alan Grayson. Republicans and conservatives loathe that guy because he calls the other side out for what they are, and they want to get rid of him now. I heard that his opponent has raised thousands of dollars to ALREADY try and unseat him… and this is his first term in Congress.

  18. I do not watch his show.. however… He really should look in the mirror..
    I WOULD NOT CALL HIS BODY “LEAN”…..

  19. Schultz never said he wasn’t fat. In fact, he’s proud of it.

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