Ed Schultz: 'Gingrich Wants to Cut Food Stamps to Give Tax Breaks to Old White Millionaires'

Ed Schultz re-introduced his "Psycho Talk" segment on Monday after deciding in January to shelve the feature following the tragic shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in Tucson.

This ended up being quite fitting, for earlier in the program, Schultz engaged in some psycho talk of his own accusing Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich of wanting to end the food stamp program "to give tax breaks to old white millionaires" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

ED SCHULTZ: Now as far as food stamps go, President Obama inherited, may we point out, an economic mess from President Bush that has led to a record number of Americans needing help just to put food on the table. Gingrich of course is hell-bent on election. He just wants to cut these 42, 44.2 million Americans who currently use food stamps to give tax breaks to old white millionaires. That’s his priority. If Gingrich has his way on food stamps, you know who it’s going to hurt? African-Americans, women and children, and millions of low-income families. The Republican Party still can’t win on issues so their only chance is to play the race card again.

Honestly, why are liberal media members so racist and so ignorant? As NewsBusters reported Sunday, there are more white people in America receiving food stamps than blacks.

As such, how can food stamps be some kind of racist code? As this is preposterous, isn't it Schultz and his ilk that are playing the race card again?

And is it really too difficult for folks like NBC's David Gregory, Salon's Joan Walsh, and Schultz to do some research to better understand the demographic breakdown of food stamp usage?

It took me just seconds on Google to uncover a 2005 study by the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire which found that in rural areas, 53 percent of food stamp recipients were white as compared to 27 percent black. In urban areas, this breakdown was 34 percent white to 35 percent black.

Is it asking too much for major news organizations to do a little fact-checking before they make totally unqualified statements that falsely impugn the character of our nation's political leaders?

Yeah, I know - these aren't news organizations. They're left-wing advocates posing as news organizations.

And they should all be ashamed of themselves.

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