Ed Show

The infamous mouthpiece of MSNBC has taken his roadshow to the courtroom. I don’t know all the details, but this article explains some of them.

Ed Schultz does courtroom drama about as well as he does his TV show. (Daily Caller)

A strange thing came out, the big mouth apparently wanted (or was ready for) to get a show on Fox. This gave me a vision of him sitting in a room making a deal with Roger Ailes That gave me my laugh for the day. See article for his run around on his partnership.

I’d love to know what that dialogue would have been. A little satire:

Roger: So Mr. Schultz, can you give me at least 3 format options for a show?
Ed: ah, humma, humma, will you settle for one?
Roger: well, that was not my question. Can you?
Ed: I got peeps for that. Well, I had peeps… before I said I didn’t. They will provide that….but I’ll deny they did of course… yea, we will have at least 3. I mean I will. Sure.
Roger: Give me a name for this show you’re hawking.
Ed: Ed’s Talking-heads show…
Roger: Are you committed to that name?
Ed: Sort of
Roger: So on a slow news day, Ed, what would you do for filler.
Ed: oh, that’s easy, I pick on and attack Republicans… you know, lots of material. It’s kind of my specialty.
Roger: And you have lots of experience at that?
Ed: you bet, haven’t you heard of me on Air America or somewhere,  before I called them “rotten business people”? I was up for the syndicated personality of the year…
Roger: Can’t say I have. Now what kind of contract were you looking for?
Ed: a big one that can cover my partners and me, the one’s I won’t have once we start. You know, seven figures and up ought to work.
Roger: But we have no idea if your show would even work in any of our slots.
Ed: Well, I’m flexible on anything except politics. So whatever fits.
Roger: I have to give it some thought. Who should I contact, you or your partners?
Ed: What partners?
Roger: hey, is this some kind of joke? I know, it’s like who’s on first, right?
Ed: yea the first slot works for us….I mean me… us is my wife and I.
Roger: Okay, Ed, you’ll be the first guy I ever fired before I hired.
Ed: I’m not sure when I … I mean we start?  It wasn’t my red hair, was it?
Roger: I don’t usually do this but here’s the number and address for MSNBC, I think you are going places.

After reading the article, it seems his courtroom cabal is not a settled science, and debate is not over. And all his schmoozing with unions doesn’t seem to help when he’s trying to cut an associate out of his picture.

The Ed Schultz redefinition camp

Here’s Ed Schultz doing his level best trying to describe Obamacare as the bomb wonderful.

“You aren’t denied, you just have to pay a little bit more.”

“The fact is we have federal standards just like we have federal standards on many things in the country.” That’s Ed’s answer to all the problems. Lies…who cares?

Classic hypocrisy and flip-flopping

Anyone who can see knows Ed stood with big unions supporting the pipeline, then he bailed and now is its biggest critic. In fact, he turns it into a litmus test for the left. Hypo-101.

Ed Schultz, Who Flipped on Keystone, Slams Dems for Being ‘Bought’

By Scott Whitlock | January 29, 2015 | News Busters

A furious Ed Schultz on Thursday raged over the fact that only 36 Senate Democrats opposed the Keystone pipeline in a vote. Nine defections contributed to the bill passing the Senate. Schultz sneered, “But what a sad moment for Democrats if they’re concerned about climate change…The Democrats can be bought.”

Senators Bob Casey (Pennsylvania), Thomas Carper (Delaware) and Michael Bennet (Colorado) reversed themselves on past opposition and voted yes. The cable host isn’t really in a position to judge Democrats for changing their position on Keystone due to pressure, considering he did exactly the same thing.

On February 5, 2014, Schultz stood up for Keystone, lecturing viewers, “…The hard cold truth is the United States is an oil and gas dependent country and we’re going to be for the foreseeable future.”

On his February 7, 2014 radio show, Schultz was the receiving end of liberal “shouting”:

SCHULTZ: There’s one thing I’ve learned this week is that liberals can be just as mean as conservatives. I hate to say that, I hate to report that, but it is just I find it absolutely amazing, the all-or-nothing crowd is out and about for my head because of the pipeline story.

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This is almost too funny, a year and a complete 180. So someone convinced him of the proper side he must be on. But he’s now the attack dog against any defectors. See how supporting a thing like a pipeline can make you a Democrat defector?

Being “bought” is such an absurd charge. Actually it is Democrats/liberals (progressives) like Schultz that are bought lock, stock and barrel. He just illustrated it. Evidently,  he learned the full lesson about mean liberals. So much for “hard cold truth”.

Related: The Hill — 4/11/14:
Union threatens retribution for House Dems opposing Keystone

Ed Schultz praising socialism

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Praises Germany: ‘Here’s Some Good Socialism!’

By Scott Whitlock | October 2, 2014 |

Liberal MSNBC anchor Ed Schultz could barely contain himself on Thursday as he gushed over Germany’s “socialism.” The country officially scrapped tuition fees and this sent Schultz into a fit of envy: “We need to take a page out of the country Germany. Here’s some good socialism for you!” [MP3 audio here.]

After discussing bailouts of Wall Street, Schultz enthused, “This week, Germany abolished all tuition fees, not some. All! A college education is now free in this country. Free.” (Because if a government deems something “free,” that means nobody has to pay, right?) The host concluded, “In this country, Germany, education is a right. Not a privilege. So different here, isn’t it?”

Schultz then brought on socialist Senator Bernie Sanders. In 2011, the liberal journalist declared Sanders his “favorite.”

In 2010, while calling for a return of the Fairness Doctrine, Schultz lobbied for “socialism” on the airwaves.

Schultz isn’t shy about his affinity for “socialism.” Considering his extremely low cable ratings, perhaps there’s a reason he wants to spread the wealth around.

A partial transcript of the October 2 segment is below:

ED SCHULTZ: Here’s an idea for you. How about a bailout for student loan debt across America? Now, in 2008, the government had no problem throwing over $700 billion of taxpayer money at Wall Street. How about the government throwing 700 billion dollars at the middle class in this country and let’s start with the 20 and 30-somethings and the folks that have college loan debt out there?

SCHULTZ: We need to take a page out of the country Germany. Here’s some good socialism for you! This week, Germany abolished all tuition fees, not some. All! A college education is now free in this country. Free. Education is not a right, is it? No, wait a minute. In this country, Germany, education is a right. Not a privilege. So different here, isn’t it?

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Maybe Schultz and Bernie Sanders could form a nice socialist government themselves somewhere. Right, that would require a whole lot of help.