Ed Schultz Sees Weinergate Only As It Relates To His 'Slut' Suspension
Hey Weiner, I'm Out Thousands, How About You?
Has Ed Schultz learned anything from his now-infamous "slut" suspension? Especially after offering a strange on-air take on the Weiner photo flap, that's difficult to say.
During Tuesday's syndicated radio program, Schultz delivered a schoolyard-worthy rant along the lines of "Johnny's also being naughty, how come I got in trouble and he didn't?"
Providing revealing insight into the MSNBC talker's psyche, Schultz focused on how his week-long detention courtesy of NBC-Comcast brass cost him "thousands of dollars" (will he send your Radio Equalizer a bill for damages?)
Sounding quite angry, Schultz lambasted Weiner for believing he could return to Congress unscathed just after Ed himself faced actual punishment for insulting Laura Ingraham:
ED SCHULTZ (03:06): Where’s the restitution? If it’ll make you feel better out there, with my suspension it cost me thousands of dollars. And it cost me a lot of good will with people that I’ve got to earn back. So I can’t use the crude terms any more, I’ve got to change.
The funny thing here is that a Schultz-Weiner parallel didn't occur to us until Ed mentioned it. While the former called Ingraham a "slut" on the air, Weiner may be guilty of a great deal more once the entire story is revealed.
So why did Big Eddie make the connection? Blame narcissism: to Schultz, it's all about how he's treated as opposed to ruling-class peers. Any damage to their victims via on-air slander or obscene photos is irrelevant, it's all about ME.
Does this sound like a guy who's learned anything after a week stuck on the bench?