Ed Schultz Finds 'Hate Mongering' Intolerable - Except His Own

June 15th, 2009 9:09 PM

Leave it to a liberal with a microphone to condemn a practice he relishes when not pontificating.

A recent example -- Ed Schultz from one day to the next on his radio show last week.

On Wednesday, Schultz had this to say about conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt urging Americans not to buy GM or Chrysler vehicles since they are now manufactured by largely government-owned "socialist" companies (click here for audio)--

So I guess Hugh Hewitt has never taken out a loan in his life. He's never had to depend on anybody else. He's probably the worst neighbor in the neighborhood. That's just a guess, I don't know that. But I'd bring him over for a cocktail party. Sure, then I'd urinate on him 'cause that's all he's worth. Anybody who talks like that about the American worker is not American, is anti-American and wants to see this country fail.

All of 24 hours later, after the fatal shooting at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Schultz condemned "hate mongering," oblivious to his penchant for it (click here for audio) --

Now if I were to say the kind of things that this guy wrote, on this radio show, I'd be dumped by a bunch of stations. I wouldn't have any chance to be on MSNBC because I would be labeled, you know, the most scurrilous thing on the face of the earth. I really believe that if you have a prior, the way this guy did, if you have a history of hate mongering, if you openly espouse the views of hatred, I think that you should have to relinquish -- relinquish -- your freedom to own a firearm in this country. No one in the media has shot more pheasants than me or ducks or geese or deer. I know all about that good-ol' boy stuff. I been doing it all my life.

Schultz's revulsion toward hate speech apparently extends only to those possessing a different opinion, and doesn't include himself -- as when Schultz expresses a desire to invite a conservative to a seemingly gracious gathering at his home, merely as a ploy to urinate on the man. You stay classy, Ed.

If this were an isolated example, I'd give Schultz the benefit of a doubt. Instead, it's the latest vituperation in a "history of hate mongering" -- as when Schultz invoked the Almighty in wishing Dick Cheney dead, or when he described Sen. Jon Kyl as a "spineless scumbag" for criticizing Obama's appearance on "The Tonight Show," or the most recent volcanic overreaction to mild criticism from a caller.

To paraphrase Santayana, he who cannot remember his history of hate mongering is condemned to repeat it.