MSNBC's Schultz: 'I Want To Lift My Leg' On Fox
Big Eddie Derailed Long Ago, Now Desperate To Hang On
With libtalker Ed Schultz now facing the very real possibility of being fired by the far-left MSNBC network, we have one quick question: what took so long?
A recent threat to burn down the cable talk channel's studios has him hanging by a thread and the subject of in-house mockery, but what about his notorious past?
Didn't NBC suits notice his call for ballot-stuffing in Massachusetts? Or the unhinged rant against Dick Cheney that included a desire to "rip out his heart"? I suppose advocacy for widespread government censorship of radio broadcasting didn't matter, either. Badly mistreating those who dare to phone his show? Irrelevant.
And that's barely scratching the surface: this guy has more baggage than the overhead bins on your favorite airline. So why now?
Clearly recognizing his days on MSNBC are probably numbered, Schultz has taken to the airwaves in a last-ditch effort to recruit additional television viewers:
ED SCHULTZ (17:10): Now, Beck has big ratings at 5 o'clock. But at 6 o'clock against me, they drop damn near through the floor. They lose half their audience. In the meantime, The Ed Show, right now, this month of August, we are beating CNN in the demographic 25-54 by 1.2 million people. In total viewers for the month of August, we are beating CNN by 3.77 million.
We're starting to play in the arena of the big boys now. ... Now, the other night we got as close as we've ever gotten to beating Fox. Bret Baier beat me by 103 points in the demo, 103. Now you see, you have to understand that, they have a big audience but, hell, they're all old! In 25-54, we're getting in the neighborhood.
SCHULTZ (22:57): And you have no idea, in my bones, in my very soul! In my heart! I want to kick Fox's ass! I want to drive them into the ground! I want to spike the ball! I want to kick 'em in the teeth on the way back to the huddle! And then I want to turn around and lift my leg on 'em! Because that's all they're worth!
Are there examples of similar leg-lifting rhetoric used by Fox hosts against their MSNBC counterparts? Anyone there threatening to burn the place down? We didn't think so.