Ed Schultz to return to MSNBC’s weeknight lineup

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MSNBC’s Ed Schultz will return to weekdays later this month after a brief hiatus as weekend host, signalling a reversal of fortunes for the bombastic television personality who has become a champion to union workers and blue-collar liberals.

Starting Aug. 26, “The Ed Show” will air weeknights in the 5 p.m. slot currently held by “Hardball” with Chris Matthews. “Hardball,” which airs live at 5 p.m. and runs again at 7 p.m., will now air exclusively in the latter time slot.

“Chris Matthews and the ‘Hardball’ team have been pulling double duty for years. This move will concentrate the ‘Hardball’ audience to one key time period and enhance the flow of our evening programming,” Griffin said in a statement. “Ed Schultz is a force of nature and an important voice to the MSNBC audience. I can’t wait to have him back on weeknights.”

Though Ed Schultz’s bombastic style isn’t for everyone, I rather enjoyed the perspective he brought to the issues, and it’ll be nice to have him back on weeknights on MSNBC.

Paul Ryan’s friend, Rush Limbaugh is in trouble…

“I love the women’s movement — especially when walking behind it.” –Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limnbaugh is at it again…when he is not being a racist, a bigot, or downright ignorant, he is being a sexist. His latest you can file the latest disgusting remarks under sexism.

Rush Limbaugh’s trembling jowls think Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown grad student who was denied the right to testify at the House Oversight Committee’s hearing on contraceptives, is a big fat slut. A whore. A harlot. A big time prostitute.

Fluke argued that birth control should be covered by religious institutions, and that fellow students are paying far too much out of pocket for a prescription. In response to her suggestion that women are often prescribed birth control for medical reasons, Rush got all red in the face and took to his radio show, sputtering:

What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception.

Mercy me, what can be done about America’s loose ladies and their whorey uteral demands? Rush continued his nonsensical bushwhacking by insulting Fluke’s family and the values she was raised on:

Can you imagine if you’re her parents how proud of Sandra Fluke you would be? Your daughter goes up to a congressional hearing conducted by the Botox-filled Nancy Pelosi and testifies she’s having so much sex she can’t afford her own birth control pills and she agrees that Obama should provide them, or the Pop.

Tonight Ed Schultz allowed Sandra Fluke a forum to defend herself”

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“I guess my reaction is the reaction a lot of women have when they’ve been called these names,” Fluke said during an appearance on MSNBC. “Initially you’re stunned but then, very quickly, you’re outraged because this is historically the kind of language that is used to silence women, especially when women who stand up and say that these are their reproductive health care needs and this is what they need.”

“What’s been amazing to me today is the outpouring of support,” she continued. “Everyone from members of Congress to Georgetown faculty to so many women who’ve contacted me, and I think it’s clear from what they’ve said that they’re not going to be silenced by this.”

Rush Limbaugh is the face of the right and he is a vile human being. This sexist disgusting ignorant republican party spokesman is also a huge fan of Paul Ryan (R- Wall St.).

Rush fawns over Pink Slip Paulie Here and here.

Here Paul Ryan returns the favor.

So let’s recap Paul’s week.

First his good friend John Sullivan said the only way to advance Paul Ryan's career was to start shooting democrats. Then his buddy Rush comes out with this and doubles down on blatant ignorant sexism. I wonder if Paul Ryan will denounce either of these acts? (i am still waiting for a comment on the John Sullivan statement).

They say you can tell the character of a man by the company he keeps…..

UPDATE: H/T Left Leaning Liberal Lady for this list of sponsors.

Some local networks may have additional or differing advertisers. If you note an error in this listing, please post a comment and I will adjust the list accordingly. Contact information for advertisers are listed in case you are so moved to notify them concerning why you are boycotting their brand. Remember: Money talks…..and pulling money from sponsors speaking volumes! Also, if you want to make your voice heard you can try this as well — contact Michael Soifer Msoifer@premiereradio.com who handles advertising for the program. Let him know your thoughts!

Premiere Radio Networks owns The Rush Limbaugh show — contact their advertising department at http://premiereradio.com/pages/advertising.html.

Corporate offices are here: http://premiereradio.com/pages/corporate.html

And show them some love on Facebook!!

http://www.facebook.com/premiereradio

Contact information for Clear Channel Communications:

Address:

200 East Basse Road
San Antonio, TX 78209

Communications / Media Relations:

Public Relations
(210) 822-2828
publicrelations@clearchannel.com

Investor Relations:

(210) 822-2828

Website:

webmaster@clearchannel.com

LIST OF RUSH LIMBAUGH SHOW SPONSORS

Tax Resolution Services

Online Ad on Rush Site
1-866-IRSPROBLEMS

Heart & Body Extract

Online Ad on Rush Site
1-866-295-5305

ProFlowers

Sales or Service: 1-800-580-2913
Phone: 800.580.2913


Sleep Train (Mattress Center) NOTE: PULLED THEIR AD 3/2/12!!!! 4350 Warehouse Ct., Ste 100
North Highlands, CA 95660Phone: (800) 919-2337
Fax: (866) 293-5719

eharmony
300 N. Lake Ave., Suite 1111
Pasadena, CA 91101
media@eharmony.com 626.795.4814
FAX 626.585.4040

CARBONITE, Inc.
617-587-1100
177 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Direct Dial Office: 617-587-1100 EXT:1115

Sleep Number Bed
Select Comfort Corporation 6105 Trenton Lane N
Minneapolis, MN 55442
Phone: 763-551-7000
Fax: 763-551-7826
800-438-2233 Sleep Number has now pulled out – Its working!

Oreck Upright Vacuum CleanersOreck Corporation
100 Plantation Road
New Orleans, Louisiana 70123
800-289-5888

Mid-West Life Insurance Company of Tennessee
9151 Grapevine Hwy.North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Phone (800) 733-1110
(ads on rushlimbaugh.com)

AutoZone Inc.
901-495-7185; Fax: 901-495-8374
P.O. Box 2198, Memphis, TN 38101
LegalZoom

800-773-0888; Fax: 323-962-8300

Citrix Online (GoToMyPC)
6500 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
Phone: 805-690-6400; Fax: 805-690-6471
ALSO KNOWN AS GOTOMEETING.COM
American Forces Network
Contact Us: @MyAFN.net

Mission Pharmacal Company
10999 IH-10 West Suite 1000
P.O. Box 786099
San Antonio, TX 78278-6099
Telephone: (800) 531-3333

Life Quotes, Inc.

32045 Castle Court Evergreen, CO 80439
1-800-670-5433
Contact:
Michelle Matlock, Senior Managing Editor
(800)556-9393, x.335

Lending Tree
(704) 541-5351

Also lets fill up their twitter feeds:

@rushlimbaugh

@proflowers

@eharmony

@oreck

@autozone

@LendingTree

@Carbonite

@SleepNumberSara pulled ads /say thank you!

@taxresolution

@thesleeptrain – pulled ads/ say thank you!

@reppaulryan

@paulryanpress

Mitt Romney can Kiss Michigan Goodbye

It nearly slipped by, but Mitt Romney bashed the Obama administration for the wildly successful bailout of the auto industry.  As Jonathan Alter points out, if he’s the nominee, he can kiss Michigan goodbye.  The Dems will use that clip over and over and over to hammer him.

Schools are the Same or Better???

MSNBC had an Education Nation Summit and inexplicably invited Scott Walker. Wisconsin’s own Heather Dubos Bourenane from Monologues of Dissent, wrote a brilliant open letter to moderator Brian Williams.

…Scott Kevin Walker cut 1.6 BILLION dollars from the public education budget over the next two years, even as he passes out tax breaks like candy and increases public funding to private and charter schools. Most districts in the state were forced to deal with these cuts this year by forcing our top commodity, experienced teachers, into early retirement to get some short-term balance in hiring new, “less expensive” teachers. Programming cuts are rampant all over the state…

The cream rises and Heather’s letter went viral. It not only prompted appearances on the the Ed Schultz radio and television shows, but also Brian Williams turned her letter into his first question.(I wonder Chris Chocola and Jim Demint read our open letter?)

The pull quote here from Gov. Scott “tooljob” Walker is ” The key date is September 1st, when school started and people realized that it was the same or better as before.”

Scott Walker and the Republican legislature cuts $1.6 billion dollars from education and it is the “same or better”? How many schools has Governo Walker been inside to know that they are the same or better?

As Professor Thomas J Mertz says

“What the net is or will be is impossible to say, but “better” isn’t likely. I’d add that in education it is best to take the longer view, and next year looks bad and the following years look worse. Program and service cuts will increase, teaching will be less attractive, the “new improved” test-based accountability program is more of the same failed approach, the Reading initiative will likely be modeled on the corrupt and failed Reading First program. the long view is not good

.”

Yes, Our children will still go to school, they will still get a public education but things are NOT “the same or better”. Class sizes have increased, electives are dwindling, fees are constantly increasing, staff reductions,fundraising is prevalent, schools are crumbling, teachers are demoralized and demonized, many excellent teachers have retired, college students are being chased from the profession, supplies are short, valuable services that help the neediest of families are being slashed, poverty is exploding, and this extensive list goes on.

I call that a very expensive Net loss that we can not afford as a nation!

Ed Schultz suspended by MSNBC following vile comments towards Laura Ingraham

MSNBC announced Ed Schultz, host of the Ed Schultz Show, has been suspended without pay for one week after Schultz called conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham a “right wing slut” on his syndicated radio show.

After making his vile comments, Schultz met with MSNBC executives, acknowledged his inappropriate and vile comments and offered to take a one week unpaid leave from his show, an offer executives accepted. Here’s Schultz’s full on-air apology:

I’m glad Ed Schultz did the right thing in issuing an apology for his vile and insensitive comments, and what’s more, for recognizing how inappropriate his comments were and offering to take unpaid leave from his TV show. However, Schultz’s apology – and the punishment he received for his comments – don’t negate the fact that he shouldn’t have said what he said in the first place.

Just a thought on MSNBC’s new nightly lineup

Last week Proud Progressive noted the departure of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC, with Olbermann’s last show airing last week Friday.

Last night marked the first night of MSNBC’s new nightly lineup, with “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell replacing Olbermann at 7 p.m. CST, “The Ed Show” with Ed Schultz moving to 9 p.m., and Cenk Uygur replacing Schultz at 5 p.m., and I have to say that I’m far from impressed with Uygur’s show. Whether you agreed with Keith Olbermann’s ideology or not, his show was well-produced, and while there’s still time for Cenk Uygur to turn things around, his first night on the job seemed pretty shaky.