Ed Schultz Tangles With a Guest More Liberal Than Him, Spins Obama as 'on the Footsteps of Greatness'
Published: 5/10/2011 11:26 AM ET
MSNBC's Ed Schultz is so pro-Barack Obama that he wasn't the most liberal person on his Monday program. The Ed Show host hyperbolically praised the President as "on the footsteps of greatness" and tangled with a guest who refused to agree that Osama bin Laden was guilty.
Grit TV anchor Laura Flanders appeared on the program to out-liberal Shultz, arguing, "...You can say a lot of things about what happened Sunday night [with the killing of bin Laden]. You can say it was justified. But justice is not the word. It wasn't what we stand up for around the world and call justice."
An incredulous Schultz could only sputter, "Osama bin Laden wasn't guilty?...He wasn't guilty?" Flanders would simply emphasize, "As I said, you can call it justified."
Speaking of Obama's campaign pledge to get bin Laden, Schultz fawned, "There hasn't been a more accurate campaign promise to the American people in the history of the country."
Earlier, the anchor complained to Flanders: "...I think [Obama] is on the footstep of greatness."
Schultz, who on May 07 won the Media Research Center's 2011 DisHonors Quote of the Year award, opted for Democratic talking points over pure liberalism. He snapped at Flanders, "But on this operation, where are the mistakes? There aren't any. There has not been one mistake by this President on this operation."
At one point, Flanders bizarrely complained, "Let's talk about the threats to our bridges and our roads and our trains, of infrastructure, failure to invest...We can't just send SEALS in to bust up the, the, uh, budget fight." These are the people MSNBC brings on as serious guests?
A transcript of the May 09 segment follows: