When MSNBC gave Ed Schultz a nightly segment entitled “Psycho Talk,” it was apparently in obedience to the truth in advertising laws. On Thursday night, the low-rated host of “The Ed Show” used that segment — which is supposed to highlight over-the-top rhetoric from conservatives — to call Rush Limbaugh “a racist, pill-poppin’ radio guy.”
Schultz was outraged that Rep. Steve King, R-IA, had asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to apologize to Rush Limbaugh for denying Rush partial ownership of the St. Louis Rams while allowing Jennifer Lopez and Fergie to become co-owners of the Miami Dolphins after worse (read: actual) offenses. Schultz assaulted King and the talk show titan:
Once again, we have the Righties playing the fringe in jumping to the Drugster’s defense, straying from a very serious topic in a serious hearing to defend a racist, pill-poppin’ radio guy. That’s Psycho Talk.
[F]ellow Psycho Talker “Bozo” Brent Bozell issued a statement today saying that the demand for an apology was quite “exactly what we have been calling on the media to do.” For what?
Schultz’s denial of reality and endless demonization of Bozell and Rush Limbaugh prove the depths of little Ed’s Genius Envy. Let’s examine….
Bozell’s statement, which Ed quoted in part, states the apology “is exactly what we have been calling on the media to do since they first misrepresented the fictitious, racist quotes attributed to Rush Limbaugh.” It then links to MRC’s “Tell the Truth” page where Ed, and Goodell, could educate themselves about the media’s lies against Limbaugh. (Goodell responded to King by saying, “I’m not an expert on his, on all of his quotes.” To say the least.) Although the quotations that the “mainstream” media reported and that sank Rush’s NFL bid turned out to be phony, Ed had no problem repeating the charge they contained.
Ed and MSNBC do not bristle at phony reporting; they excel at it. MSNBC smeared Sarah Palin with the erroneous story that she did not know Africa was a continent. Schultz lied that 9/12 protesters carried signs calling for Obama’s death, and falsely accused the Physicians Council for Responsible Reform of shady behavior in its campaign against socialized medicine. MSNBC’s has produced erroneous transcripts of “The Ed Show,” as well.
Ed’s hatred of Rush Limbaugh knows no limits. Schultz has called Rush “an ally of bin Laden.” He has said, “Rush Limbaugh wants a race war.” In a two-minute rant alone, Schultz called the most successful man in Ed’s chosen profession a “drug-ridden loser,” a “fat pig,” a “scumbag,” and a “complete coward,” who should “[g]o see the doctor and get some hearing.” (He then called Brent Bozell a “nerd.”) Character assassination and lies are typically directed by inferior talent against those whose abilities they envy.
I’ve detailed some of Ed’s other insanity here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. As I noted, Schultz began his career with at least $800,000 from Senate Democrats, so evidently the filth that comes from Ed’s mouth suits them just fine. Ed is their idea of mainstream America.
Incidentally, Ed Schultz’s idea of a great Congressman is Alan Grayson, of “K Street Whore” fame, of whom Schultz said: “He’s a great presenter. We need more of that guy on the floor.”
Ultimately, both reflect the unyielding hatred, personal spite, and — yes — envy of the Left.