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article imageSchultz: GOP are 'bastards' that seek to 'control minorities'

By Michael Krebs     Jan 6, 2011 in Politics
In an emotional rant broadcast live on MSNBC, early fringe host Ed Schultz used his podium to accuse Republicans of being 'all about taking down President Obama.'
MSNBC's Ed Schultz used his early fringe daypart news program on Wednesday to attack Republican lawmakers in the newly installed 112th Congress. At issue, in what appeared to be an emotionally hysterical rant, is what Schultz sees as a Republican consortium of "bastards" who have no intention of helping the country - and the middle class in particular.
"It's all about taking down President Obama," Schultz angrily began. "They don't want to create jobs. They're not about that at all."
Schultz singled out Republican House Speaker John Boehner and other "righties" for being behind this intention to ignore any job-creating efforts in the bigger pursuit of undermining President Obama.
"This is an ideological war," Schultz said. "I say it on camera tonight here on MSNBC. I will fight these bastards every night at 6 o'clock because I know what they're up against. I know what they want to do. They want to take down American workers. They want to outsource jobs. They want to destroy the American Dream, concentrate the wealth to the top, and control minorities. That's what they're about."
MSNBC has been positioning itself quite clearly as a left-leaning news perspective - in answer to Fox News on the right. However, MSNBC's daytime news anchors have also begun to openly editorialize on the air - as was recently documented by the News Busters blog.
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, recently suspended for his contributions to Democratic candidates, has begun using Twitter to vent his disdain for Fox News and the Republican Party, according to a report by entertainment source TV Guide.
But Schultz appeared willing to tether his own personal brand to his comments.
"No, I haven't had anybody in my earpiece since I started tonight, and management's not saying I'm over the top - I just referred to the Republicans as a term I probably shouldn't have used, but they just infuriate me," Schultz concluded.
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