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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

MSNBC Issues Statement About Ed Schultz Calling Laura Ingraham A 'Right-Wing Slut'

Ed Schultz, MSNBC host, on his radio show called conservative personality Laura Ingraham a "right-wing slut", which had even liberals calling him out about it as well as media and bloggers from the right wondering what MSNBC was going to do.

Rain, thunderstorms, winds getting whipped into tornadoes of horrific proportions. Hot weather, all of this stuff. And what are the Republicans thinking about? They're not thinking about their next-door neighbor. They're just thinking about how much this is going to cost. President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Missouri, on Sunday. But you know what they're talking about? Like this right-wing slut, what's her name, Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she's a talk slut. You see, she was, back in the day, praising President Reagan when he was drinking a beer overseas. But now that Obama's doing it, they're working him over.

MSNBC just issued a statement:

25 May 2011 5:51 PM


MSNBC management met with Ed Schultz this afternoon and accepted his offer to take one week of unpaid leave for the remarks he made yesterday on his radio program. Ed will address these remarks on his show tonight, and immediately following begin his leave. Remarks of this nature are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

For more information contact:

Lauren Skowronski

Ingraham also responded , via Facebook:

Re. the crude comments made about me by Ed Schultz on his radio program: First, I was surprised to learn that Ed Schultz actually hosted a radio show. Is it only available online? Second, I have to get back to recording the audio edition of my new book "Of Thee I Zing." Now I'm tempted to insert one additional zing--about men who preach civility but practice misogyny.

The Daily Caller reports that Women’s Media Center has requested MSNBC suspend Schultz:

Ms. Ingraham is no friend to the Women’s Media Center, but a sexist and misogynist attack based on her gender and not her political views or comments is harmful to women in media, politics, and beyond.”

A big to-do for some but I figure, just consider the source.. does anyone even listen to Schultz? What does he have, like 2 whole listeners?