Ed Schultz On His Way Out At MSNBC?

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The New York Times is reporting that Ed Schultz may be replaced by Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein:

Several MSNBC employees, who spoke about programming plans on the condition of anonymity, said the most likely candidate for a new show was the Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein, a frequent substitute for Ms. Maddow. Mr. Klein may start with a weekend time slot, but these people said the 8 p.m. weekday time slot held by Mr. Schultz was also a possibility.

Setting ideology aside for a moment, this would certainly be a good move for MSNBC. As the article notes, Klein is a more cerebral commentator than Schultz, who (as I’m fond of noting) takes a professional wrestler’s approach to political commentary. Schultz let’s insults trump insight, and seems to think that shouting is a valid replacement for reason and logic.

The truth is that Ed Schultz really isn’t all that bright. And I don’t say that because he’s a liberal and I’m a conservative – I’ll gladly credit both Maddow and Ezra Klein for being very intelligent people – I say it because Schultz is a ninny who tries to cover up the fact that he’s a ninny with red-faced bluster and bombast.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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