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World’s Angriest White Man Dies

Posted on | July 5, 2018 | Comments Off on World’s Angriest White Man Dies


Ed Schultz was everything liberals typically claim Republicans are — a fat, angry, middle-aged white loudmouth seething with resentment. He was hired as an MSNBC host in 2009, but his show was never popular, because nobody liked Ed, the most obnoxious personality on cable news, a guy who made Bill O’Reilly seem charming and humble by comparison. How he remained on the air as long as he did is a mystery, as I commented in 2013:

He was a sportscaster until he was 38 and began his talk-radio career attempting to be a conservative Rush Limbaugh imitator, failed at that and then re-invented himself as a “progressive” host, which provided the platform by which Ed got an MSNBC show in 2009. . . .
Anyone who has ever watched or listened to Ed Schultz understands that he is a very angry man — he reminds you of every angry drunk you ever knew — and this is basically the selling point of the shtick. If you are the type of person who hates Republicans and rich people and “Corporate America,” then Ed Schultz will give voice to your anger.
Did I mention that Ed Schultz failed at MSNBC, too? Yeah, he started out in the 6 p.m. time slot, then moved to 10 p.m. after Keith Olberman quit in 2011, before moving to the 8 p.m. slot, where he accomplished the remarkable feat of actually placing fourth — behind Bill O’Reilly on Fox, behind Anderson Cooper CNN and even behind Nancy Grace on HLN — and was eventually bumped to the weekend shift.


Ed’s long list of resentments — it seemed he had some reason to hate everybody — included his bosses at MSNBC. After he finally got the ax from the network, he claimed they were biased:

Ex-MSNBC host Ed Schultz in [an April 2018] interview ripped his former network as “in the tank for Hillary Clinton” and suggested he was fired in 2015 because of his support for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.).
Schultz, who now anchors a show on RT, told National Review‘s Jamie Weinstein . . . that MSNBC chief Phil Griffin was a “watchdog,” and he said he was often given direction on what stories to cover.
Sanders gave his official campaign launch speech in Burlington, Vermont on May 26, 2015, and Schultz said he was the only cable news host planning to air it live. He had also taped an interview with Sanders at the lawmaker’s home ahead of the speech.
However, he said Griffin called him five minutes before air time at 5 p.m. EST, and he said, “You’re not covering this.”
“It got rather contentious,” Schultz said. . . .
Schultz opined he was forced out at MSNBC because of his support for Sanders and MSNBC’s water-carrying for Clinton. His final day on the air was July 29, 2015. . . .
“I think the Clintons were connected to [NBC News chief] Andy Lack, connected at the hip,” Schultz said. “I think that they didn’t want anybody in their primetime or anywhere in their lineup supporting Bernie Sanders. I think that they were in the tank for Hillary Clinton, and I think that it was managed, and 45 days later I was out at MSNBC.”

The first rule of being in the tank for Hillary is, nobody talks about being in the tank for Hillary. If you sign up to work for a network that is basically 24/7 Democrat Party propaganda, you more or less forfeit any claim to journalistic integrity from the outset. After he got the boot from MSNBC, Ed signed up with a Russian propaganda outfit, which is deeply ironic, all things considered, but I don’t suppose a Kremlin-funded network is less trustworthy than MSNBC, really.

Anyway, Ed died today and his obituary is full of people saying what a wonderful sweetheart of a guy he was. That’s the thing about being a liberal — no matter how much of a selfish, obnoxious jerk you are, everybody’s required to pretend otherwise after you die. At least Ed never left a girl to die in the back of a submerged Oldsmobile.



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