The Ed Show http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20092/all en Ed Schultz: ‘People Are Better off Today Than They Were Four Years Ago.’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ed-schultz-people-are-better-today-they-were-four-years-ago <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ed Schultz used his opening monologue during his MSNBC show on Tuesday to paint Republicans as the&nbsp;<strong>“desperate”</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>“delusional”</strong>&nbsp;party in trouble ahead of the midterm elections and informed his audience that&nbsp;<strong>“people are better off today than they were four years ago”</strong>&nbsp;(before dismissing the struggling wages in the country as&nbsp;<strong>“a different thing”</strong>).</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ed-schultz-people-are-better-today-they-were-four-years-ago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division 2014 Congressional economy Ed Schultz Ed Show MSNBC New York Times Reince Priebus The Ed Show Wages & Prices Washington Post Wed, 08 Oct 2014 01:24:20 +0000 curtis.houck 47333 at http://www.mrc.org Ed Show Guest: Former NFL Coach Mike Ditka Was a 'Segregation-Era' Player Who Dictated 'His Will' to 'Black Players' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ed-show-guest-former-nfl-coach-mike-ditka-was-segregation-era-player-who-dictated-his-wil <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>To close out his MSNBC show on Thursday, Ed Schultz invited on a Native American social activist to discuss the push by liberals and sympathetic members of the sports media to force the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change their name.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ed-show-guest-former-nfl-coach-mike-ditka-was-segregation-era-player-who-dictated-his-wil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ed Schultz football MSNBC Redskins Sarah Palin The Ed Show Washington Redskins Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:47:11 +0000 curtis.houck 47029 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC’s Schultz Slams Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Plan; ‘Out There Selling the Turd in the Punch Bowl’ http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-schultz-slams-ryans-anti-poverty-plan-out-there-selling-turd-punch-bowl <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ed Schultz spent a portion of his opening monologue on his MSNBC show Thursday attacking Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and his latest policy&nbsp;<a href="http://budget.house.gov/uploadedfiles/expanding_opportunity_in_america.pdf" _cke_saved_href="http://budget.house.gov/uploadedfiles/expanding_opportunity_in_america.pdf">proposal</a>&nbsp;to reform government welfare programs, declaring that Ryan is&nbsp;<strong>“more radical than ever”</strong>&nbsp;and he’s&nbsp;<strong>“out there selling the turd in the punch bowl.”</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-schultz-slams-ryans-anti-poverty-plan-out-there-selling-turd-punch-bowl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ed Schultz Government Welfare MSNBC Paul Ryan Poverty The Ed Show Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:25:17 +0000 curtis.houck 46777 at http://www.mrc.org Ed Schultz Claims the 'Mainstream Media' Isn't Being 'Fair' to ObamaCare http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ed-schultz-claims-mainstream-media-isnt-being-fair-obamacare <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-04-07-MSNBC-EdShow-ObamaCare.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />On his Monday show, MSNBC's Ed Schultz ripped the "mainstream media" for – wait for it – not being fair enough to ObamaCare. Of course, the only examples of "media bias" that Schultz displayed were from conservative guests and pundits.<br /></p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ed-schultz-claims-mainstream-media-isnt-being-fair-obamacare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ed Schultz Health Care Media Bias Debate MSNBC obamacare The Ed Show Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:34:17 +0000 matt.hadro 45947 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC Lionizes 'Action Hero' Obama as Superman, Washington Crossing the Delaware, and Uncle Sam http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-lionizes-action-hero-obama-superman-washington-crossing-delaware-and-uncle-sam <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-01-27-MSNBC-EdShow-Schultz_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" width="240" height="134" />MSNBC airs a bizarre video montage at the beginning of every episode of <em>The Ed Show</em>, but the program was especially outlandish on Monday and Wednesday, depicting President Obama as a series of larger-than-life figures.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbc-lionizes-action-hero-obama-superman-washington-crossing-delaware-and-uncle-sam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Barack Obama Ed Schultz MSNBC State of the Union superman The Ed Show Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:45:32 +0000 matthew.balan 45423 at http://www.mrc.org Self-Aggrandizing Ed Schultz Returns to 5PM Slot: 'Lying' Republicans Hate Saving Lives http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/self-aggrandizing-ed-schultz-returns-5pm-slot-lying-republicans-hate-saving-lives <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In his hilariously over-the-top, self-aggrandizing return to MSNBC's 5pm EDT hour, Ed Schultz slammed the Republicans for spending the summer "lying." As&nbsp;<em>I Want It All&nbsp;</em>by Queen blared, Schultz could be seen giving high fives to adoring crowds. In full promotion mode for the President, the liberal host declared of Obamacare: "<b>This is the most positive thing that this country has done since the civil rights legislation that was passed back in the '60s."&nbsp;</b>(Apparently winning the Cold War didn't make the cut.)</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/self-aggrandizing-ed-schultz-returns-5pm-slot-lying-republicans-hate-saving-lives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ed Schultz MSNBC obamacare The Ed Show Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:37:50 +0000 scott.whitlock 44354 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Schultz Slams George Will for 'Racist' Attack on Detroit, 'Blam[ing] Black People' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-schultz-slams-george-will-racist-attack-detroit-blaming-black-people <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-08-03-MSNBC-TES-Schultz.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Saturday's <em>The Ed Show</em> on MSNBC, host Ed Schultz went ballistic over conservative columnist and ABC commentator George Will blaming Detroit's bankruptcy on cultural problems, and charged that Will's comments were "about as insulting and as racist as it gets."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-schultz-slams-george-will-racist-attack-detroit-blaming-black-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Conservatives Detroit Ed Schultz George Will MSNBC Racism The Ed Show Tue, 06 Aug 2013 23:08:37 +0000 44216 at http://www.mrc.org George Takei Omits 'Under God' from Pledge, Slams Chris Christie on Gay Marriage http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/george-takei-omits-under-god-pledge-slams-chris-christie-gay-marriage <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-06-29-MSNBC-TES-Takei.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />Appearing as a guest on Saturday's <em>The Ed Show</em> on MSNBC, actor George Takei omitted "under God" as he started quoting from the Pledge of Allegiance during a segment in which the gay rights activist and former <em>Star Trek</em> cast member reacted to the Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/george-takei-omits-under-god-pledge-slams-chris-christie-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Chris Christie Ed Schultz George Takei Homosexuals MSNBC Same-Sex Marriage The Ed Show Mon, 01 Jul 2013 22:28:50 +0000 43948 at http://www.mrc.org Ex-Newsweek's Alter: Whole Foods CEO 'Throwing' Employees 'to the Wolves' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ex-newsweeks-alter-whole-foods-ceo-throwing-employees-wolves <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2012-05-01-MSNBC-BigAlter.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Thursday's <em>The Ed Show,</em> MSNBC analyst Jonathan Alter -- formerly of <em>Newsweek</em> -- chastised Whole Foods CEO John Mackey for using the word "fascism" while criticizing Obamacare, suggesting that he is less "enlightened" than liberal CEOs like Warren Buffett for not realizing that "The only reason that they have been able to be so suc</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ex-newsweeks-alter-whole-foods-ceo-throwing-employees-wolves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Ed Schultz Health Care John Mackey Jonathan Alter MSNBC The Ed Show Whole Foods Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:39:43 +0000 42288 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Alter: 'A Lot of People Will Die' If Romney Is Elected http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-alter-lot-people-will-die-if-romney-elected <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2012-08-09-MSNBC-TES-BigAlt.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />Appearing as a guest on Thursday's <em>The Ed Show</em>, MSNBC political analyst Jonathan Alter - formerly of <em>Newsweek</em> - advised the Obama campaign to argue that, if Mitt Romney is elected President, "a lot of people will die" when Obamacare is repealed.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-alter-lot-people-will-die-if-romney-elected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Jonathan Alter Mitt Romney MSNBC obamacare The Ed Show Fri, 10 Aug 2012 12:51:35 +0000 40852 at http://www.mrc.org Schultz Tries to Make Sikh Temple Shootings an Embarrassment for Malkin http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/schultz-tries-make-sikh-temple-shootings-embarrassment-malkin <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2012-08-06-MSNBC-TES-BigSch.jpg" style="float: right;" />On Monday's <em>The Ed Show</em>, host Ed Schultz suggested that the weekend attack on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin proves conservative commentator Michelle Malkin was wrong in 2009 when she criticized a Homeland Security report in 2009 which suggested an increase in domestic terrorism from right-wing groups in response to the election of the first African-Ameri</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/schultz-tries-make-sikh-temple-shootings-embarrassment-malkin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Ed Schultz Michelle Malkin MSNBC murder Racism Shootings Sikhs The Ed Show Tue, 07 Aug 2012 05:20:59 +0000 40818 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Schultz Lectures Union Members Who Voted for Walker http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-schultz-lectures-union-members-who-voted-walker <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2012-06-06-MSNBC-TES-BigSch.jpg" style="float: right;" />On Wednesday's <em>The Ed Show</em>, MSNBC host Ed Schultz took a condescending tone toward labor union members who voted for Governor Scott Walker in Tuesday's recall election in Wisconsin as he recounted NBC News exit poll numbers showing that a significant chunk of union voters supported the Wisconsin Republican.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-schultz-lectures-union-members-who-voted-walker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Labor Politics Ed Schultz Labor unions MSNBC Polls recall Scott Walker The Ed Show Wisconsin Thu, 07 Jun 2012 12:47:52 +0000 40326 at http://www.mrc.org Schultz Frets 'Damn Scary Stuff' from GOP, 'Hurting Minority Communities' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/schultz-frets-damn-scary-stuff-gop-hurting-minority-communities <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2012-06-05-MSNBC-2BigSchult.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />During the special 11:00 pm EDT edition of <em>The Ed Show</em> on Tuesday, MSNBC host Ed Schultz fretted about what he viewed as "pretty damn scary stuff" that he believed Republicans would do in following Governor Scott Walker's example in pushing a conservative agenda in Wisconsin.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/schultz-frets-damn-scary-stuff-gop-hurting-minority-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Ed Schultz education MSNBC recall Scott Walker The Ed Show Wisconsin Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:28:32 +0000 40312 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Schultz and Wolffe Fret Over Romney 'Cheap Shot' at Jimmy Carter http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-schultz-and-wolffe-fret-over-romney-cheap-shot-jimmy-carter <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Monday's <img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2012-04-30-MSNBC-TES-BigWol.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" /><em>The Ed Show</em> on MSNBC, as host Ed Schultz and MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe - formerly of <em>Newsweek</em> - discussed Mitt Romney's crack on President Obama that even President Carter would have had the sense to order the killing of Osama bin Laden once the 9/11 mastermind had been found, the two MSNBC personalities fretted that </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-schultz-and-wolffe-fret-over-romney-cheap-shot-jimmy-carter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Barack Obama economy Ed Schultz George W. Bush Jimmy Carter Mitt Romney MSNBC Osama bin Laden Richard Wolffe The Ed Show War on terrorism Tue, 01 May 2012 11:53:59 +0000 39949 at http://www.mrc.org Ex-Newsweek's Wolffe Warns of 'Ugliness' Toward Obama from GOP Crowds, 'Same Thing' as '08 Campaign http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ex-newsweeks-wolffe-warns-ugliness-toward-obama-gop-crowds-same-thing-08-campaign <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2012-03-23-MSNBC-TES-BigWol_0.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On Friday's <em>The Ed Show</em> on MSNBC, host Ed Schultz and MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe - formerly of <em>Newsweek</em> - drew attention to a woman at a shooting range who recently encouraged Rick Santorum to "pretend it's Obama" while the GOP presidential candidate was firing at a target.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/ex-newsweeks-wolffe-warns-ugliness-toward-obama-gop-crowds-same-thing-08-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Campaign 2012 Ed Schultz Guns MSNBC Republicans Richard Wolffe Rick Santorum The Ed Show Sat, 24 Mar 2012 14:04:54 +0000 39576 at http://www.mrc.org