Ed Schultz Suspended from MSNBC for Calling Laura Ingraham a “Slut”

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz, the liberal’s Rush Limbaugh, was suspended “indefinitely” from his cable TV program for calling the arch conservative radio host, Laura Ingraham, a “right-wing slut” and a “talk slut.”

Schultz, one of the most reliable Obama apologists on cable, quickly issued a mea culpa and promised he’d be a good boy in the future and never use the world “slut” again.

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Maybe Schultz can join Keith Olbermann on Current TV, where on-air personalities aren’t forced to walk on eggshells for fear of engendering the wrath of their corporate master, Comcast?

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28 Responses to Ed Schultz Suspended from MSNBC for Calling Laura Ingraham a “Slut”

  1. Randy Arroyo says:

    Laura Ingraham is a rightwing slut. Ed Schultz talks tough but when push comes to fall, he’s afraid of losing his $4 million dollar a year contract at MSNBC. Now that Michael Steele is in negotiations with MSNBC for his own program, do I detect a trend? First Keith, now Ed Schultz. Who will get the ax next? Rachel Maddow?

  2. Mel J. Fleming II, PhD says:

    Ed Shultz should be able to call; them as he sees them. I can understand him feeling regretful but to leave the show/ No way. Ed is fiery and right bout the things he, and I oppose. We need Ed Shultz.

  3. Rusty Shackelford says:

    MSNBC also said they were taking the tire swing out of and the straw off the floor of Ed’s “office” but they will continue to put crushed valium in his food.

  4. Adirondacky says:

    David Shuster
    Keith Olbermann
    Ed Schultz

    Phil Griffin is engaged in a systematic purging of MSNBC talent and it starts when one of the anchors becomes too controversial in the view of the suits. No one will mistake Ed Schultz for an intellectual heavyweight but what exactly did he say that a third of the cable viewing audience hasn’t thought about Laura Ingraham? Rachel Maddow had better be afraid, very afraid of what is happening at MSNBC.

  5. Peace Nick says:

    I always suspected Laura Ingraham is the love child of Phyllis Schlafly and her gay son, John Schlafly.

  6. Tiny Dancer says:

    Schultz is a blowhard. If he was as tough as he pretends he would’ve told MSNBC to “fuck off,” but instead, he saw the lucrative contract he has with the network vanishing before his eyes so he turned to jello.

    I predict all of the worthwhile MSNBC talent will be on Current-TV within a year.

  7. Robyn says:

    Laura Ingraham isn’t a slut. She’s a c*nt.

  8. feminazi says:

    I have no idea who this woman is Ed Schultz laid into because I don’t watch MSNBC and haven’t since they let Keith Olbermann go. I find it interesting how people on the left are held to a higher standard than people on the right. I can think of offensive language used by Michael Savage and Rush Limbaugh and nothing happened to them. This smells like a double standard.

  9. Brigadoon says:

    MSNBC is doing to Schultz what they did to Keith Olbermann. I keep reading Michael Steele is nearing completion of talks to have his own MSNBC show, so I guess Phil Griffin is clearing a slot to place him. Now that Comcast is calling the shots, MSNBC is preparing to go head to head with FIXED News. That worked out well for CNN, right?

  10. Harry says:

    Isn’t Ed Schultz is a former right-winger himself?

  11. Abbey Peripatetic says:

    Ed Schultz has always had anger issues and sometimes, they resulted in violence.

    Resident of the Fargo-Moorhead area report seeing Ed beat his 1st wife. He shot and killed his hunting dog because the poor creature didn’t listen to him, and as a rightwing TV sports anchor there were rumors of drug abuse. He’s a dangerous man.

    Here’s the court information from the domestic violence incident with his 1st wife.

    http://publicsearch.ndcourts.gov/CaseDetail.aspx?CaseID=203281

    MAUREEN K ZIMMERMAN VS. EDWARD A SCHULTZ

    Case Type: Divorce Date Filed: 01/26/1999 Location: — Cass County Judicial Officer: Marquart, Steven L

    11/02/1995 Converted Event Codes Doc ID# 72 (EXP01 ) EX PARTE TEMPORARY PROTECTION ORDER (CC TO CC SHER. & FGO. PD) 11/02/1995 Application Doc ID# 71 APPLICATION FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTION ORDER

    11/16/1995 Hearing (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Backes, Norman J) UCIS Hrg Desc: PROTECTION ORDER Result: Hearing Ended

    11/30/1995 Motion/Hearing (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Backes, Norman J) UCIS Hrg Desc: CONTINUED CONTEMPT HEARING 09/11/1995 Continued to 11/30/1995 – Continuance – Schultz, Edward A Result: Hearing Ended

    02/18/2004 Motion Doc ID# 105 MOTION TO SEAL FILES AND RECORDS

    02/18/2004 Affidavit Doc ID# 102 CONSENT AND ADMISSION FO SERVICE OF DEFENDANT TO SEAL FILES AND RECORDS AND WAIVER OF RIGHT TO FURTHER NOTICE

  12. Estacada says:

    Abbey Peripatetic – I don’t know where or how you unearthed this court filing but I want to thank you for posting it.

    I’ve never liked Ed Schultz and I always detected a simmering rage in him. Maybe it’s the beady-eyes but since he directed his anger at conservatives, his rants were sort of amusing. Now I know his issue with anger goes much deeper.

  13. Mets Fan says:

    Wow! Domestic violence?

    And I thought Big Ed was angry at Repugs? I guess his anger goes much deeper.

  14. Bill Hussein O'Reilly says:

    The late George Carlin said seven words were off-limits. They are: Shit, Piss, Fuck, Cunt, Cocksucker, Motherfucker, and Tits.

    “Slut” isn’t one of them. So what’s the big fucking deal?

  15. Jolly Roger says:

    Eddie’s had his past problems. So have I. I don’t automatically judge someone for being young and stupid; I’ve been both, and experience has tempered me a lot. I’ve spent a lot of Saturday nights in holding tanks. ‘Nuff said.

    However, I am disturbed by MSNBC’s treatment of Ed. For whatever it is worth, I was equally disturbed by their treatment of Imus. We might find what they have to say offensive, but does this mean that we must shut people up?

    Honestly… Norm Goldman is a better source, AFIAC. And Thom Hartmann is absolutely wonderful. But Thom’s approach isn’t going to generate huge ratings, because he explains things so calmly and thoroughly, something our sound-bite populace doesn’t have the patience for.

  16. Rachel says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. After Keith Olbermann departed from MSNBC, I stopped watching the cable network. As for the comment from Jolly Roger who writes “Eddie’s had his past problems” and excuses violence against women to being “young and stupid,” this is one of the most alarming comments I’ve read on this, or any other blog, in recent memory. There is no excuse for violence against women — period. Men who engage in such cultural excuses to justify violence against women need immediate psychiatric help. We see this sort of thinking in Islamic cultures who engage and even encourage honor killings of wives and girlfriends. It’s right up there with “she disrespected me and had it coming.” I certainly hope Jolly Roger doesn’t have sons and is passing this sort of cultural thinking along to another generation.

  17. Debbie Banuelos says:

    Where are the women’s groups? Crickets — not a peep from them today.

    I didn’t know Ed Schultz had a history of violence against his first wife and I didn’t know he shot and killed his dog. The passion his viewers say he has for issues is really nothing more than uncontrolled anger. He’s a menace and like Rachel said, there is never a reason for a man to commit violence against a woman. I don’t care if he’s young, under stress or high on meth.

  18. Big Hank says:

    I’m no fan of Laura Ingraham but Ed Schultz called Randi Rhodes a slut a few years ago. He seems to have a lot of anger toward women.

    Add to this the documented evidence of violence to his first wife, Maureen Zimmerman and you’re looking at a guy who can’t control his temper. OJ Simpson had anger issues too and we know what wound up happening. Someone needs to put Schultz on a short leash before he harms his current wife or another dog. In my view, MSNBC should fire him. In fact, I’m writing to MSNBC to demand they release him permanently.

  19. mdmbl says:

    Sorry Jolly Roger, but youth and stupidity are not acceptable reasons for battering.

    Dr. Edward W. Gondolf suggests men become violent in order to live up to a distorted ideal of manhood. Gondolf says most batterers are unhappy with who they are as men and they see themselves falling short of their image of “manhood.”

    Most abusive men either had an abusive or neglectful father, or they had a father whom they could never please. Without a strong, positive father figure as a role model, they turn to the images of manhood they saw on TV or in films, and the message is, “men have to be tough”; “men must always be in charge”; and “real men must never show their feelings, or admit they don’t know what to do.”

    This distorted “Rambo-like” image of manhood is unrealistic and impossible to fulfill and leaves such men frustrated and struggling to be something they’re not. They take out their frustration on their partners.

    Violence against women or men becomes an outlet to take out their frustrations and self-doubt. The abuse also serves to put the man “on top” where he feels he belongs. In short, hitting or putting down a woman or a man is an easy way for an insecure man to feel like a “man.” This leads to violated trust, damages the relationship, and lowers the man’s self-esteem even further.

    Gondolf calls this the “failed macho complex.”

  20. DMason says:

    The decline of MSNBC started the day Keith Olbermann left. It’s amazing how one person can have such an effect on a network but they replaced him with Lawrence O’Donnell? I don’t think so. Tweety is still on twice a day which I find odd. He must have a great agent or he’s blowing Phil Griffin. Rachel Maddow is good but her college freshman perkiness is wearing thin for me. She plays it to careful to ever be great.

  21. Idaho Librul says:

    “Youth” is no excuse for spousal abuse.

  22. fran says:

    Seems pretty immature to resort to that level of name calling. As a feminist, I do find it offensive. Call her a Right wing jerk. A GOP mouthpiece. Out of touch with reality.
    A crummy journalist… but “slut” name calling goes too far.
    It seems more sand box bully, lowest level, at least Olbermann had fun coming up with a flourish of creative words expanding his vocabulary & ours with some high level name calling.

  23. Randy Arroyo says:

    MSNBC doesn’t even have news on the weekend. They have an endless loop of crime programs and programs about prisons. I can’t for the life of me understand why they’re even on the air? I would prefer a good movie channel in their place.

  24. Don says:

    What I can’t believe is anybody would care what this oversized jackass man-whore for the left would have to say. Not wanting to lower myself to his level …just stating fact. “The Left Mantra” If you can’t win by intelligently debating an issue just call them names. I do remember that happing from time to time in elementary school. Gotta love it. ☺

  25. Jolly Roger says:

    The simple fact of the matter is, I don’t really know the circumstances of Schultz’s past. If he really is guilty of such horrendous behavior, one would hope that he’s been able to get a handle on such horrid tendencies. Since I don’t know exactly what he might have done as a youth, I can’t cast judgment. I wasn’t a woman beater, but I was a hell raiser, and I wronged a lot of people as a younger man-and I am truly sorry for that now. But I know exactly what I did, and I can honestly say I’m not who I used to be.

    More to my point, though, was that I am seriously concerned about how intrusive the restrictions on speech are getting. I didn’t like what was done to Imus, even if I didn’t like what Imus said. The same goes for Schultz; that was a boorish statement to make, in my opinion. But how much weight should my opinion carry. Or yours?

  26. joost says:

    The good news is, Keith Olbermann will start his Current TV show in about 25 days from now. As for MSNBC, who cares? Check out your local PBS station. In many US markets, you can watch Al Jazeera English and they’re excellent. As good as the BBC.

  27. Great comments as usual! Please keep them coming.

    I was as surprised as anyone to read Abbey Peripatetic’s post. Before Ed Schultz appeared on MSNBC, I had never heard of the guy. His history of spousal abuse toward his first wife took me by surprise.

    My guess is, when Comcast and Phil Griffin get done retooling MSNBC, “Big Ed” will be long gone.

  28. ewe says:

    There is no false allegation here. she is a talk slut. She is also right wing.

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