If you ever wondered why MSNBC is not called out as biased as we hear about FOX News - look no further than the silence that has been exhibited in the general press over Ed Schultz's rant.
I have been monitoring 3 of the 4 night time shows at MSNBC over the past few years. (I have not gotten to "Hardball Yet"). Whereas I can't take Keith Olbermann's constant sarcasm I have respect for Rachael Maddow's intelligence despite my disagreements with her. When it comes to Ed Schultz's show it is best described as an anti-Republican/anti-Fox News show from start to finish.
Now I realize for people who are themselves "Anti" both of these targets - Ed Schultz is a godsend.
Unfortunately Ed Schultz is a "Mall Cop" in that his bigoted focus on one target allows theft to occur by those he is not focused upon. Again - since Al Sharpton and other purported Black community leaders connect with Schutlz's message per his open invitations and their lack of attacks as compared to Fox News - we have to conclude that his message is their message.
When Ed Schultz recently went off with a hate-filled rant against what he wanted to do with Fox News in the context of his show being left off of the prime-time advertising of MSNBC - (his show starts at 6pm) Schultz said the following:
MSNBC talk show screamer Ed Schultz had a meltdown in the network's 30 Rock newsroom, shouting at staff, "I'm going to torch this [bleep]ing place."
The hot-tempered anchor of "The Ed Show" lost it during a phone call in the packed studio and slammed down the phone before exploding.
As astonished MSNBC staff members fell silent, Schultz glared around the room and yelled, "[Bleep]ers!"
A witness told us, "Ed was furious the network was running election-night promos and he wasn't in them. He'd been arguing on the phone with marketing, then he slammed down the phone and exploded. It was like Mel Gibson had entered the newsroom."
Fuming Schultz was immediately dragged in for a meeting with NBC News President Steve Capus and MSNBC President Phil Griffin following his Aug. 12 meltdown.
Our source added, "Schultz was told: 'If you do that again, you are fired.' He broke down crying."
Sources say the hothead was pushed over the edge by MSNBC's catering to bullying fellow anchor Keith Olbermann and its focus on golden girl Rachel Maddow.
A second MSNBC source said, "Ed never gets any attention and love, and he finally snapped."
Schultz, who's fronted his 6 p.m. show on MSNBC for 16 months, also doesn't hold back on his radio show. He once told White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, "You're full of [bleep]." And after Fox News Channel's Glenn Beck revealed a condition that may make him go blind, Schultz said, "It's a travesty he's not going to see the country he's trying to destroy."
A spokeswoman for Schultz and the network declined to comment on the incident but said, "The only thing that's on fire are Ed's ratings, and the only people crying are at CNN.
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He talked about his sentiments about Fox News:
Ed Schultz on FOX News: And you have no idea, in my bones, in my very soul! In my heart! I want to kick Fox’s ass! I want to drive them into the ground! I want to spike the ball! I want to kick ‘em in the teeth on the way back to the huddle! And then I want to turn around and lift my leg on ‘em! Because that’s all they’re worth! They lie. They cheat. They steal.