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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  • the Fighting Czech

    Who’s Ed Shultz?????

    • Onslaught1066

      Mike Quinn’s retarded inbred son?

    • Joel H.

      Sen Elect Hidey’s twin sister..

    • Gern Blanston

      A poor shot with a shotgun?

    • jl

      A waste of skin.

  • Roy_Bean

    Do you think Big Red (Dead in the Head) Ed will be back in North Dakota in time to go hunting with Joel and shoot some more dogs?

    • zipity

      I’m not sure, but I believe the North Dakota Canine Equality Group has a restraining order out on him yet…

  • Mike Quinn

    Ed Shultz does not dance around the issues. You cannot be cerebral with Hoopleheads. Hoopleheads have to be smacked up side the head to understand anything, and Ed plays that role. Playing nice with right wing dingers just does not work. Look at the crap you pulled Port with Heidi and Obama. You always amaze when you get indignant with the people who are just like you on the left. You lie and distort every day, and then when you get a dose of your own tactics thrown back you act so surprised. Your Hoopleheads love your bombastic lying, why should people on the left no be entitled to some outspoken people? Rush LImbaugh the drug crazied pig is your hero. Ed Shultz is tame compared with that flamer. Never have heard you criticize Saint Limbaugh. The Hypocrisy on this blog is beyond belief. It shows up every day here with the people who can throw it out but cannot take it.

    • zipity

      Aww…..the “Mighty” Quinn has his panties in a bunch this morning.

      Just get a crowbar and pry them out of your butt crack. Be careful you don’t cause any serious brain damage in the process.

      • Onslaught1066

        He doesn’t like it when you say bad things about his son.

      • two_amber_lamps

        No worries, it’ll wear off soon. Probably just a bad batch of the meds they use on him to keep the personalities to a useful number.

    • Gern Blanston

      “It shows up every day here with the people who can throw it out but cannot take it.”
      Like Mike Quinn, for instance.

  • dakotacyr

    wow, pot meet kettle.

    • Onslaught1066

      It would be better, in your case, for skillet to meet your head.

  • grammie

    I think that if anyone wants to see what a person who has sold their soul to the devil looks like all you have to do is watch Ed for 1 hour,(if one can) I remember years ago when he started bad mouthing Mark Armstrong and overtook the radio show. I also remember calling Ed and saying If you keep walking over people and climb to the top on the backs of good people some day you are going to fall and it will be a hard fall. I hope that this is his fall. I think that he will be the first in line for a government handout is he is let go.

  • Mike Peterson

    Ed Schultz and Bill O’Rielly both should get out. Piers Morgan, too – at least go back into tabloids.

    • Gern Blanston

      Comparing even tangently Ed to Bill O shows a sever lack of understanding of the two men’s mental capacities. Bill O is a far brighter man than Ed. Bill O is miles above Ed’s capacity for intelligent thought.

      • Mike Peterson

        Doesn’t make him any less of a jerk than Ed is. Neither of them have any respect at all for viewpoints other than their own.

  • Dakotacyr

    And he’s done 10 times better than you or your mentor, Hennen.

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      Better at what? Being a braying jack hole?

      Yes, he is a lot better than I am at that.

      • dakotacyr

        again, pot meet kettle.

  • VocalYokel

    Special Ed’s 15 minutes were up a long time ago.

  • lcl4

    Still looking for someone who has seen Ed and Debbie in the same room at the same time.

  • toppr8

    Ed Schultz is a Choad. He has no credibility and the sooner he is gone from the public eye the better!

  • fredlave

    He played football without a helmet too many times.

  • Harold

    Ed’s 6 viewers in prime time must not have been able to keep him in job.

    • Onslaught1066

      Well, it’s hard to watch with all that jizz all over their screens.

  • Rick Olson

    Ed Schultz left North Dakota and Fargo in the rear view mirror a long time ago. He’s burned way too many bridges around here to even start counting. He and Wendy maintained their lake home in Detroit Lakes, Minn. just for this sort of a contingency.

    It seems to me that Ed’s show on MSNBC’s been on thin ice for a long time; but for one reason or another, they kept him on the air at varying time slots instead of just dropping the axe on him and pulling the plug.

    He’s still got his national radio show to fall back on. It seems his MSNBC gig was more or less a sideline, anyway.

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