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.