Union money, liberal big donor start-up spiced by a bad case of Hannity-envy.
…Then there are pundits like Ed Schultz. Do you watch “The Ed Show” on MSNBC? Of course you don’t. No one does. The only reason people watch “The Ed Show” is they’re working out in a hotel gym and they can’t find a staff member to change the channel to ESPN. — GQ on MSNBC’s Ed Schultz
There have probably been more inconsequential personalities in American life than Ed Schultz.
Paris Hilton comes to mind.
But late last year Gentlemen’s Quarterly decided to actually compile a list of “The Least Influential People Alive” — and Paris Hilton didn’t even make the list.
MSNBC’s Schultz came in at Number Three.
Beating out by an impressive eight slots Harold Camping, the guy who has three times predicted the specific date the world would end and, um, was proved wrong. Not to mention such other un-notables as Tila Tequila and Tiger Woods’ caddy. On the other hand, Schultz did manage to squeeze by Number Two – Britain’s Princess Beatrice. The latter, the daughter of Prince Andrew and Fergie, was ahead of Schultz only because of her attire at the Prince William-Kate Middleton wedding, which apparently was taken as an indicator of her seriousness. Which, of course, makes Schultz the only TV commentator in America to be known as less influential than the British Princess described as — forgive me, but this is GQ – “the raccoon with the vagina hat.”
This, mind you, from a magazine that is the very essence of the left-wing secular culture in magazine form. To add insult to injury, the magazine was forced to admit in its own backhanded compliment from left to right that “There are so many repugnant political pundits on TV now, we tend to forget that the likes of Sean Hannity actually represent the best of the lot.”
Inevitable far-left gratuitous insult to Hannity aside, the point is taken. Even GQ is forced to admit Americans watch our friend Mr. Hannity, not Ed Schultz.
Understanding this as a given, a rare agreement in the world of left and right, perhaps the better question is: why?
MSNBC’s Ed Schultz has his radio show because he was funded by big donor leftists.
MSNBC’s Ed Schultz has been on the union payroll since 2005.
MSNBC’s Ed Schultz is getting shellacked in the cable TV ratings.
MSNBC’s Ed Schultz, says the Daily Caller, has his scripts written by Media Matters.
What to make of this? And why care?
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Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
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