Sunday, April 15, 2018

What the hell happened to Ed Schultz?

Courtesy of the Daily Beast:  

Speaking this week in a National Review podcast, hosted by Jamie Weinstein and published Friday, the TV host refused to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin for his troubling human-rights record, instead declaring that Putin is “viewed as a progressive Democrat” by the Russian people. 

When confronted with his own past comments acknowledging Putin had a “nasty human rights record,” Schultz focused on the “tremendous friction” between the U.S. and Russia, and claimed that his previous remarks about Putin “might have been overboard.” 

“Does he have a nasty human rights record?” Weinstein pressed further. “I think the United States has a nasty human-rights record,” Schultz replied. 

“I do think that every super power on the globe has a very poor record on human rights.” 

While his former home MSNBC has hit ratings gold—due, in part, to its extensive coverage of the ongoing probe into Russian ties to the Trump campaign—the famously bombastic progressive Schultz has gone in the opposite direction since departing the network in 2015. 

As The New Republic noted in 2017, since joining Russia’s state-owned television network, Schultz has repeatedly praised Trump’s political acumen while downplaying accusations of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Schultz also brushed off Russia's annexation of Crimea, and defended Vladimir Putin as working to improve Russia.

Yeah, apparently by robbing the country blind, and subjugating it's people.

True confession time, Ed Schultz was NEVER among my favorite MSNBC hosts.

In fact I typically skipped his show, and when I was invited to meet him when he came up here I said I couldn't cause I was washing my hair.

But still I thought that he had some integrity, with his whole defend the middle class shtick.

But now that looks like it was all bullshit.

Hey I understand having to make a living (I've done some shit to make money that we are not going to discuss here.), but to completely sell out like this is pathetic.

At least when Keith Olbermann left MSNBC he managed to maintain his ideological credibility. 


  1. Anonymous6:19 AM

    Oh, c'mon! Gives us just one hint about some of your dirty jobs. We've all been in similar situations at some point.

  2. Anonymous6:22 AM

    {RT} Ed Nazi $chults BERNed USa!

    1. Anonymous6:47 AM

      "A suicide note near the lawyer's remains said he had immolated himself using fossil fuel to symbolize the damage humans are doing to the Earth.

      Buckel had also reportedly sent the note to multiple news outlets, including The New York Times, warning that people were dying early deaths as a result of breathing in bad air.

      “Pollution ravages our planet, oozing inhabitability via air, soil, water and weather,” Buckel wrote in his email to the Times.

      “Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result—my early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves.”

      “A life of privilege requires actions to balance the harm caused, and the greater the privilege, the greater the responsibility,"
      "Buckel had been the lead lawyer in the case of Brandon Teena, a transgender teen who police were found to have failed to protect after he was brutally raped and later, murdered in Nebraska.

      The 1999 film Boys Don't Cry, starring Hilary Swank, who won an Oscar for the role, was based on Teena's story."
      "Lambda Legal calling his death a loss for the "entire movement for social justice." "We will honor his life by continuing his fight for a better world."

    2. Anonymous7:41 AM

      ED, steven segal, ed snowden, and others are scum of the trump swamp.

  3. Anonymous6:30 AM

    Schultz has become a Gelding.

  4. Anonymous6:30 AM

    Schultz is a perfect example of what happened to the Republican Party since Trump was elected - these old, white guys are all walking around without their balls.

  5. Anonymous6:42 AM

    I never could stand him, like I can't Hannity, Morning Joe, Chuck Todd. Something in their demeanor, "oh just shut UP already."

  6. Anonymous6:50 AM

    "WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is again calling former FBI Director James Comey a "slimeball" ahead of the publication of his new book.

    Trump's morning tweet comes ahead of Comey's interview with ABC to be broadcast in full on Sunday evening.

    In an excerpt shown Saturday, Comey says his belief that Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 presidential election was a factor in his decision to disclose the investigation into her emails.

    In his tweet, Trump says:
    "Unbelievably, James Comey states that Polls, where Crooked Hillary was leading, were a factor in the handling (stupidly) of the Clinton Email probe. In other words, he was making decisions based on the fact that he thought she was going to win, and he wanted a job.
    Slime ball!""MSN

    1. Anonymous7:53 AM

      'Comey throws AG Lynch “under the bus!” Why can’t we all find out what happened on the tarmac in the back of the plane with Wild Bill and Lynch? Was she promised a Supreme Court seat, or AG, in order to lay off Hillary. No golf and grandkids talk (give us all a break)!
      4:08 AM - Apr 15, 2018'

      'The big questions in Comey’s badly reviewed book aren’t answered like, how come he gave up Classified Information (jail), why did he lie to Congress (jail), why did the DNC refuse to give Server to the FBI (why didn’t they TAKE it), why the phony memos, McCabe’s $700,000 & more?
      4:57 AM - 15 Apr 2018'

      'Slippery James Comey, a man who always ends up badly and out of whack (he is not smart!), will go down as the WORST FBI Director in history, by far!
      5:07 AM - Apr 15, 2018'

      "He publicly wondered whether she had been promised a Supreme Court seat or to become attorney general to “lay off Hillary.”"

  7. OT: William Rivers Pitt's sublime goodbye to Paul Ryan:

    "... The GOP is Trump's party now. Mitch McConnell still rules the Senate, but with an ill electoral wind blowing even in that august chamber, he has little choice but to staple himself to a wildly oscillating wrecker who is so twisted that his own lawyer now exists only as a stack of captured boxes deep inside FBI headquarters. Every GOP election campaign is going to come down to a bunch of petrified Republicans trying to out-Trump each other with the base while hoping Fearless Leader isn't caught building a dacha on the Volga River.

    ... If you think I exaggerate the circumstances for congressional Republicans, consider this: The current GOP front-runner for Ryan's seat is an avowed white supremacist named Paul Nehlan. After a peaceful counter-demonstration in Charlottesville was attacked by fascists and Nazis, resulting in the murder of one protester, Nehlan tweeted, "Incredible moment for white people who've had it up to here & aren't going to take it anymore." This, along with a barrage of racist and anti-Semitic garbage, got Nehlan bounced from Twitter, but despite cries of outrage from the Wisconsin Republican Party, he's at the top of the list to replace Ryan. Also, Donald Trump likes him. In Republican-world these days, that's all that seems to count. ..."

  8. Anonymous7:34 AM

    Ed's wife fighting cancer. Ed joins the shitshow for trump and putin. Mr pillow sells toxic pillows. America awaits the arrest and conviction of LIARS, CROOKS and traitors. Trumps mob enterprise will be jailed. Republicans will be removed. And anybody and corporation that enabled this criminal shitshow will be shamed and convicted forever.

    1. Anonymous8:29 AM

      "It's that GUY! The pillow guy!"

    2. Anonymous10:38 AM

      The pillow guy likes the trump. Poor guy still has alittle meth/cocaine left in the brain. His pillows suck and are Toxic.

    3. Anonymous1:51 PM

      Mr. My Pillow has an F rating with his BBB:

      On of their worst failings is customer support after the sale of their misleadingly advertised pillows.

  9. Anonymous7:36 AM

    The swamp party is over.

  10. Anonymous7:39 AM

    Donald lying trump, THE FACE of the republican party of shame.

  11. Anonymous9:56 AM

    "asked him about the tax cuts and how they impact the deficit and then let Ryan slide away from it by pointing his finger at the Baby Boomer generation, which is retiring and which funded their benefits along with the benefits of their parents. Those same retirees are caregivers for their parents after raising their kids, too."
    "Ryan said. Let me translate that: "Health care entitlement reform" is a complete end to Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act. We can all die in the streets"
    "One person will not solve all of those things," he conceded. "But I feel like I've done a lot to advance that debate."

    Paul Ryan has done a lot to make everyone aware of why he should never, ever be in any position of power that would give him a way to rob people of the benefits they paid for"
    ""The boomer generation is retiring and we have not prepared these programs," Ryan claimed, referring to Social Security and Medicare. Of course, Ryan ignored the fact that Social Security has a surplus of $2.9 Trillion dollars, funded by the very same people who are now retiring and expecting the benefits they paid for.~IT~
    "to see this guy out of Congress and out as Speaker of the House, I am also convinced the Kochs will create a nice nonprofit for him with a fat salary where he can churn out nonsense like this and call it policy. Beware. Paul Ryan is not at all finished trying to destroy the social safety net. Not by a long shot."C&L


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