Ed Schultz's Reign of Error Shows No Sign of Ending

If there's one thing liberal radio host and MCNBC action hero Ed Schultz really hates, it's "stupidity." Especially among conservatives and Republicans -- egad, don't get him started on that.

Back on July 24, for example, Schultz said on his radio show that "what we're finding out is that a lot of elected officials are stupid."

Schultz courageously told listeners Aug. 8 that "I don't mind telling people that they're stupid." (The examples cited here all come from Schultz's radio show, with links to audio embedded in the quotes).

As for Fox News, Schultz opined Oct. 21, "if you think they're legitimate, you're stupid."

Such observations come naturally to Schultz -- "I know I'm a professional talker," he told listeners July 10.

Odd indeed that such a learn'd man and beacon of oratory would confuse "simulate" with "stimulate," as he did July 9 --  "The CIA had acknowledged that it had used interrogation technique on three detainees suspected of being al Qaeda operatives to st- (pause) stimulate the sensation of drowning."

When in doubt, Schultz doesn't shy from inventing words for his colorful lexicon, as he did Aug. 19 -- "The Republicans have made it very clear that they do not want the kind of reform that the progressive movement is provocating, advocating, fighting for, and now demanding."

When the so-called Baucus health bill was released two weeks later, Schultz urged listeners to "get excerts of the bill or read the whole damn thing yourself." (Sept. 16)

After Obama suggested in late September that it may be necessary to lengthen the school year, Schultz weighed in that students in American schools aren't getting enough, uh, "teachering."

Here's Schultz on Sept. 29 making a plug for one of his advertisers, Constant Contact email marketing -- "It's going to open up a whole new Pandora's box of communication with the people that have solicited your businesses for years ..." 

The word "mayoral" proved a tough climb for Schultz when talking about Roger Ailes on Oct. 26.

After demonstrators massed on Capitol Hill to protest a looming vote on the House health bill, Schultz wondered Nov. 5 if they would start "bandishing" signs as weapons.

Then on Nov. 20, Schultz said that according to a Research 2000 poll, "the public option is favored by a slim majority, 46-44."

After all, as Schultz reminded listeners on Sept. 3, "I'm very secure in my knowledge base, I'll have all of you know."

Jack Coleman
Jack Coleman
Ex-liberal from People's Republic of Massachusetts