Ummm…What is Ed Schultz Doing at the Wisconsin Democrat Convention?

The AP writes that Ed Schultz will be at the Wisconsin Democrat Convention in June…

The head of the Democratic National Committee will be one of the guest speakers when the Wisconsin Democratic party holds its convention in Appleton next week.

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been confirmed as one of the speakers. The Florida congresswoman will be joined by Ed Schultz, a nationally syndicated radio and talk-show host.

The implication, though it’s rather vaguely worded here by the AP, is Schultz will be a speaker at an official Wisconsin Democrat party function. How on earth could MSNBC possibly have signed off on this? It’s a total conflict of interest for the network even though we’re talking about a POV pundit like Schultz.


31 Responses to “Ummm…What is Ed Schultz Doing at the Wisconsin Democrat Convention?”

  1. savefarris Says:

    So when Schultz was complaining about FOX’s video 2 days ago, he was REALLY just upset that he didn’t think of it first.

    Got it!!

    PS: Why are Wisconsin Democratics holding their convention a week after the recall vote? Shouldn’t it have been BEFORE?

    Then again, ‘strategic planning’ doesn’t exactly seem to be their strength nowadays…

  2. Schultz is an activist. “POV pundit” is a rather lame description.

  3. lonestar77 Says:

    It’s not activism when you’re speaking truth to power! Schultz ain’t gonna let the man keep him down. Nosireee.

  4. What the hell is a Democrat Convention? Are they really calling it that?

  5. lonestar77 Says:

    I don’t care about him speaking there; MSNBC is an activist tv station; it’s expected. The way the short AP story skipped over all that is what bothers me.

  6. Joe, is “Democrat” supposed to be some kind of slur? I kind of stumbled accross that when some people took great offense at my use of it.

  7. Yes. You’re a Democrat; you belong to the Democratic Party; you go to the Democratic Convention. “Democrat Party” is a well-worn weirdness that conservatives use to be insulting while discussing us. They know the proper usage, and bastardize it on purpose. Ya know, because we’re beneath contempt and all.

  8. Honestly, I never knew until recently. Never occurred to me.

  9. You know how sensitive they are.

  10. savefarris Says:

    Joe wants to be called a Democratic? Done!

  11. lonestar77 Says:

    To be honest, Joe, I’ve heard Democrat’s complain about what you’re referencing but never understood it nor really knew which term they were referring to, so….

    “Democrat party” is incorrect? Is this right? And, why is it a slur? Genuine questions.

  12. I often type Repub because it’s shorter. I do understand “Repug” is used as a slur… duh.

  13. Rush has been doing it for years, but the idea that many others do it as a purposeful insult is a bit much.

  14. lonestar77 Says:

    Well, could someone explain why it’s an insult? Menotsosmart.

  15. “Democrat” is one person. “Democratic” is more than one. If you have a convention, you have more than one “Democrat” attending.

    GOP partisans like me love to trot out the “Democrat” to describe the party. Shows my ignorance.

  16. Great way to shown the error of “insulting” the other party, eh? Where’s your other brother Daryl?

  17. Spelling, sweetheart. Spelling.

    My other brother died at childbirth. You have been successful at rehashing a painful memory.

    You will be receiving a subpoena shortly.

    God Bless America.

  18. Why isn’t the plural “Democrati”? And should herd of Moose be Mooses or Moosicratics.

  19. lonestar77 Says:

    Idiot. I’d like to see a few more liberals on here but sane ones are so hard to come by.

  20. Joe’s starting to look good, eh?

  21. Darryl , my brother died when he collapsed in the spelling bee, but you wouldn’t have any way of knowing that would you dip$shit? Send a supoena my way too please.

  22. lonestar77 Says:


  23. imnotblue Says:

    Remember folks… “Democrat” and not “Democratic” is very offensive.

    “Willard,” “Mittens,” and so on… are reasonable.

  24. If Hannity had been booked to speak at the WI GOP convention the outrage would have been HUGE and FNC would have yanked him. Just sayin’

  25. It’s a free country. Ed and Sean should both be allowed to do what they’re doing. I never could figure out MSNBC banning political contributions by their pundits. Seems archaic. Whether the networks allow their stars to promote the events on air, broadcast live, or show highlights is a different matter.

  26. lonestar77 Says:

    ^ I agree. At least as far as people like Hannity are concerned. Hannity doesn’t pretend to be a journalist. He doesn’t pretend to be anything other than a conservative. I don’t know what Ed pretends to be because I can’t stomach his show.

  27. libertyandjustice Says:

    I would think the Democrats would pay him to stay away. I say let him speak! There will be no shortage of available tickets.

  28. -Hannity doesn’t pretend to be a journalist-

    True. But to make that point crystal clear one of the football catchers should taser his butt next time the words “This is a Fox News Alert” escapes his mouth.

    -Democrat Party or Democratic Party-

    There’s plenty of offence in both ways nowadays.

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