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Ernest Istook Runs Circles Around Exasperated Ed Schultz ^

Posted on 03/30/2010 6:21:54 AM PDT by HD1200

Poor Ed (shot my dog, beat my wife) Schultz. See below for transcript of this hilarious exchange when Ed is talked right into circles on his "massive" MSNBC audience...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: istook
SCHULTZ: Ernie, what's happening with the right wing in this country, the conservatives in this country, the over-the-top rhetoric, the acts of vandalism. How do you address that?

ISTOOK: Well, first of all, I condemn any sort of vandalism or violent rhetoric. But let's remember that it happens on both sides. Wasn't it just last month, Ed, that you said that they ought to rip out the heart of Dick Cheney? You know, did you want people to condemn you for that?

SCHULTZ: And get him the best health care in the country. He should become the poster child (... before dying a richly deserved premature death) ...

ISTOOK: Yeah, yeah ...

SCHULTZ: Now wait a minute now, now don't ...

ISTOOK: But it's that kind of rhetoric, Ed. It comes from both sides is my point.

SCHULTZ: No, no, no. No, that's not rhetoric (... nor did I use words when I said it) and the fact is, is that that was said on a radio talk show and that not, doesn't excuse it (In other words, beyond the pale), but the fact is I said we want a successful conclusion for the vice president because we want him to become the poster child, everybody in the country should have the same health care as Dick Cheney, because most people ...

ISTOOK: But rip his heart out, Ed?

SCHULTZ: Wait a minute, and stuff it back in him and make sure that he survives and has the best health care. And, you know, this is what happens in America, making a joke and ...

ISTOOK: My point is just that it happens on both sides, Ed.

SCHULTZ: No, it doesn't happen on both sides because I haven't cut anybody's fuel lines, Ernest. You know that, OK ...

ISTOOK: Well, Ted Kaczynski, the Unambomber, murdered people. He was an environmental extremist. That came from the left. It does happen on both sides.

SCHULTZ: You know, it's not happening on both sides at this level and you know it's not. You know that there are ...

ISTOOK: I've received death threats. I had a man go to prison for threatening to kill me and dismember me.

SCHULTZ: OK, all right (Realizing he's overmatched, flop sweat setting in). So the tea partiers are just, it's normal operation procedure, correct, Ernie? I mean, is that what your answer is?

ISTOOK: No, I said ...

SCHULTZ (fingers pointing): You see, you're the problem, Ernest! Ernest, you are the problem! (It was you who cut that man's fuel lines!) You can't, Ernest, you can't point the finger at the culprit in any of this (Neither can anyone else, but who cares?). That's the problem, right there.

ISTOOK: Those were the first words out of my mouth to condemn that.

SCHULTZ: Oh yeah, and then of course attack, saying it happens on both sides when it doesn't. It's not happening on both sides ...

ISTOOK: Ed, I just gave you examples where it does.

SCHULTZ: Democrats are not, Ernest, tell me, tell me a Democrat ...

ISTOOK: I did not get my threats from the right, I got them from the left. They threatened to kill me.

SCHULTZ: Tell me a Democrat who's thrown a brick through a window, who has also recently threatened families and also left messages about how you're gonna die. Tell me who those people are on the left right now? (... and I'll keep searching for conservatives guilty of these things).

ISTOOK: Like I said, Ed, a man went to prison for threatening to kill me because I would not vote to legalize marijuana. That wasn't coming from the right.


ISTOOK: That was coming from the left.

SCHULTZ: All right, so I guess you're condemning, you're condoning it then (Condemn, condon, whatever). Laura Flanders (Schultz's other guest), your thoughts on what should ...

ISTOOK: I just said I condemn it on both sides.

SCHULTZ: It doesn't mean anything, Ernest! You lose your credibility when you say it's both sides ...

ISTOOK: For being even-handed? (Istook right hook connects with Schultz glass chin)

SCHULTZ: ... for not condemning it the way it is right now (... the way everyone does at MSNBC staff meetings). I mean, you will not tell Boehner to come out and absolutely condemn this, call on the leadership ...

ISTOOK: Read Politico, Boehner already condemning that.

SCHULTZ: I don't have to read anything, I've got my own show, Ernest (What's the point of reading when you're a cable legend?). I'm sorry, I have to apologize to my audience tonight. This was not the way this interview was supposed to go (Why can't conservatives ever say what you want them to say?!). But you know, this is how the righties operate (With logic and specific examples these people are ruthless). You know, they can't even give good commentary without attacking (Using my own words against me -- the scoundrels!).

Still rattled from the exchange more than a day later, Schultz said this on his radio show Friday "I'm really getting to the point where I don't want any conservatives on 'The Ed Show' on MSNBC because they all lie."

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1 posted on 03/30/2010 6:21:54 AM PDT by HD1200
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To: HD1200

Ed Schultz is either perpetually drunk on strong whiskey or he is on drugs. From what clips I have seen of him on the internet so far, I have never seen him talk or behave like a normal human being..ever. Perfect anchor for the UNthinking man’s news channel, MSNBC.

2 posted on 03/30/2010 6:25:56 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: HD1200; All
Unfortunately, Ed's brain only works in the neutral position.

3 posted on 03/30/2010 6:30:21 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: HD1200
Geez. What an effing moron. I love the revealing bits about how leftists/liberals think "news reporting" and "interviewing" should go, however. Seems Idiot-boy Schulz has forgotten the one basic rule every good trial attorney learns - never ask a question you don't already know the answer to.

DNC Viagras Pedophiles, small version Servitude with a Sneer III, small I will Not, I
4 posted on 03/30/2010 6:30:53 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: HD1200

LOL! It’s hate speech if you quote their own words back at them.

5 posted on 03/30/2010 6:32:06 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: SmokingJoe

First word that comes to mind? SCHMUCK!

6 posted on 03/30/2010 6:32:32 AM PDT by JimVT (Oh, the days of the Kerry dancing, Oh, the ring of the piper's tune)
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To: HD1200

people listen to this Harpy?

Hurt my ears

7 posted on 03/30/2010 6:41:43 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: HD1200
"I'm really getting to the point where I don't want any conservatives on 'The Ed Show' on MSNBC because they all lie."

Translation: when they start throwing facts at me, I fold like a cheap suit.

You are an overstuffed, unimportant coward, Ed.

8 posted on 03/30/2010 6:49:13 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Entitlements will do to America what drugs eventually do to addicts)
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To: HD1200

This is not real, is it? Lol!

9 posted on 03/30/2010 7:02:30 AM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Tennessean4Bush

It’s newsbusters - I think it must be real. LOL

10 posted on 03/30/2010 7:10:55 AM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch ( T.G., global warming denier.)
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To: HD1200

That’s pretty funny in a truly sad sort of way, but who the heck is Ed Schultz?

11 posted on 03/30/2010 7:11:57 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: HD1200

Bump for later reading.

12 posted on 03/30/2010 7:19:06 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: HD1200

Just goes to show you what a big mistake it is for Ed to engage with anyone smarter than himself. Of course, that does severely limit who he can have on his show. Guess he should stick with folks like Danny Glover.

13 posted on 03/30/2010 7:32:40 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff)
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To: HD1200

I watch his show waiting for the horse to appear, but it never does...very disappointing.

14 posted on 03/30/2010 11:05:56 AM PDT by tweakDU
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To: HD1200

Bump for later reading.

15 posted on 04/06/2010 9:10:02 PM PDT by SuziQ
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