The photo shows Ed Schultz literally pointing the finger at Fox News. On his MSNBC show this evening, Schultz suggested that Fox incites political violence and justified his own heated rhetoric as necessary to combat Fox's supposed dishonesty.
Schultz levelled his accusation in the course of rambling, show-opening, remarks on the Arizona shootings. Schultz also denied that there has been anything violent about his remarks.
After the jump, view the video--and review Schultz's record of violent rhetoric .
ED SCHULTZ: But in the wake of all of this, what are we teaching the next generation? Hell, we can't even communicate without yelling at one another. And you know what? I'm at fault. I admit it. I get passionate: but not in a violent way! And I believe that we have to say things on this show and we have to be honest. Because there's a lot of stuff, especially across the street [FNC is located on Sixth Ave., across the street from MSNBC at Rockefeller Center] that is not the truth, that is embellished to the point where it might make somebody think that doing something radical is the right thing to do.
So Fox foments violence, but Schultz claims that he gets passionate, "but not in a violent way."
“He is an enemy of the country, in my opinion, Dick Cheney is, he is an enemy of the country. He’s making it harder for those who are in power right now to protect the country. He’s about the political divide. It just, I just think the guy’s such a freakin’ loser. You know, Lord, take him to the Promised Land, will you? See, I don’t even wish the guy goes to Hell, I just want to get him the hell out of here.”— Ed Schultz, The Ed Schultz Show, May 11, 2009.
“You’re damn right, Dick Cheney’s heart’s a political football. We ought to rip it out and kick it around and stuff it back in him. I’m glad he didn’t tip over....How come Dick Cheney’s health care isn’t being dropped? Do you realize that if you had five heart attacks — hell, you wouldn’t get past two heart attacks and they’d dump you. But, because you’re a war criminal, and because you are on the take from Haliburton and you had these executive meetings in 2001 back in the, you know, the days of the rolling blackouts and executive privilege on how we’re going to develop energy policy in this country, you do stuff like that — hell, you can get the best health care on the face of the earth.” — Ed Schultz on The Ed Schultz Show, February 24, 2010.
“To hell with the Republicans! They’re anti-American! They’re psycho talkers! They don’t care!...Harry [Reid], you are ball-less! You won’t do the nuke option for the American people and shove the Republicans into the ditch! Shove those bastards right into the dirthole! This is about power! It’s about winning!”
— Ed Schultz on The Ed Schultz Show, July 14, 2010.