March 27, 2009
|CONTACT: COLLEEN O’BOYLE or TIM SCHEIDERER
Bozell to NBC: "MSNBC Is Already An
Embarrassment to Your News Credibility - Do You Really Want to Add Ed
– Media Research Center President L. Brent Bozell, III today
responded incredulously to reports that NBC’s sister network MSNBC
is in negotiations with liberal talk radio host Ed Schultz to add
him as their newest host.
Schultz is not only hopelessly liberal, he has a long
history of obnoxious on-air comments and behavior. Just this past
Friday, Schultz called Republican Senator Jon Kyl a “spineless
scumbag” for daring to criticize President Obama’s joke about how
his bowling was so bad it was “like Special Olympics or something.”
On March 2nd he likened a speech given by talk radio host
Rush Limbaugh to conservatives at a political conference to Adolf
Hitler addressing a Nazi rally.
Last November, he called Sen. Richard Shelby of
Alabama “a terrorist
American worker. He is a terrorist on wage workers” and said "the
progressive talkers, you know, we lefties with microphones, we were
never invited to the White House. Never got a chance to even urinate
on the yard. You know? None of that."
“NBC appears to have found in Ed Schultz
another embarrassing Leftist to bring on board the network
crazy train that is MSNBC. This is like having your batty
family living in the attic, and the last lunatic uncle shows up
and you invite him in too."
“This is eerily reminiscent of MSNBC’s Michael
Savage experiment. Savage is crazy Right, and Schultz is crazy
Left; the only thing they have in common is that MSNBC hired
them both. Savage’s on-air flame-out caused MSNBC to fire him.
Do not be surprised to find MSNBC humiliated yet again.”
“Do you really want to add Ed Schultz, NBC? The
terrible and terribly liberal MSNBC line-up is already
incredibly damaging and a nightly embarrassment to your news
division. Yet you somehow look at it and say ‘What we need is
another angry Leftist to round out our evening programming.’”
“I will offer
NBC a bit of friendly advice: When you find yourself in an
embarrassment hole, stop digging.”
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