MSNBC's Ed Schultz Praises Germany: 'Here's Some Good Socialism!'

Liberal MSNBC anchor Ed Schultz could barely contain himself on Thursday as he gushed over Germany's "socialism." The country officially scrapped tuition fees and this sent Schultz into a fit of envy: "We need to take a page out of the country Germany. Here's some good socialism for you!" [MP3 audio here.]

After discussing bailouts of Wall Street, Schultz enthused, "This week, Germany abolished all tuition fees, not some. All! A college education is now free in this country. Free." (Because if a government deems something "free," that means nobody has to pay, right?) The host concluded, "In this country, Germany, education is a right. Not a privilege. So different here, isn't it?" 

Schultz then brought on socialist Senator Bernie Sanders. In 2011, the liberal journalist declared Sanders his "favorite."  

In 2010, while calling for a return of the Fairness Doctrine, Schultz lobbied for "socialism" on the airwaves. 

Schultz isn't shy about his affinity for "socialism." Considering his extremely low cable ratings, perhaps there's a reason he wants to spread the wealth around. 

A partial transcript of the October 2 segment is below: 

5:09

ED SCHULTZ: Here's an idea for you. How about a bailout for student loan debt across America? Now, in 2008, the government had no problem throwing over $700 billion of taxpayer money at Wall Street. How about the government throwing 700 billion dollars at the middle class in this country and let's start with the 20 and 30-somethings and the folks that have college loan debt out there? 
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5:11

SCHULTZ: We need to take a page out of the country Germany. Here's some good socialism for you! This week, Germany abolished all tuition fees, not some. All! A college education is now free in this country. Free. Education is not a right, is it? No, wait a minute. In this country, Germany, education is a right. Not a privilege. So different here, isn't it? 

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