Thursday, May 26, 2011

MSNBC Ed Schultz Suspended For Remarks

I'm glad. This guy since Keith Olbermann left, is who I consider the most dangerous man on t.v. When I flip around the channels at night and come across his program "The ED Show", his tone and comments are uncalled for ("right winged slut" as he called Ms. Ingraham), especially towards Republicans. He is a radical left winger in my opinion. I'm glad to see this guy get suspended, hopefully he'll get removed like Olbermann was. It'd make that network look a lot better.

Yahoo!/The Cutline: Ed Schultz has been suspended from MSNBC for calling conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham a "right wing slut" on his syndicated radio show.

Schultz opened his primetime MSNBC show on Wednesday apologizing to Ingraham, MSNBC, his family and viewers.

"It doesn't matter that I was on radio ad-libbing," Schultz said of his comments the day before. "What I said was terribly vile."

Schultz met with MSNBC management earlier in the day on Wednesday, and said he offered to take himself off the air indefinitely and without pay. The network said the suspension would be one week.

"I have embarrassed my family," he added, before turning the show over to substitute host Thomas Roberts. "I have embarrassed this company. The only way I can prove my sincerity in all of this is if I never use those words again. You have my word I won't."

Schultz said that he tried--unsuccessfully--to reach Ingraham to apologize

Network brass released this statement before Schultz went on the air: "MSNBC management met with Ed Schultz this afternoon and accepted his offer to take one week of unpaid leave for the remarks he made yesterday on his radio program. Ed will address these remarks on his show tonight, and immediately following begin his leave. Remarks of this nature are unacceptable and will not be tolerated."

The "Ed Show" host joined MSNBC in 2009, taking over Keith Olbermann's 10 p.m. slot after Olbermann--no stranger to network suspensions--left the cable channel earlier this year.

You can watch Schultz's full, on-air apology here:
Yahoo!/The Cutline

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