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Ed Schultz on 'Today': Obama Thrown Off by 'So Many Lies' From 'Corporate Shark' Romney
NewsBusters.org ^ | October 5, 2012 | Kyle Drennen

Posted on 10/05/2012 10:11:00 AM PDT by Kaslin

Appearing on Friday's NBC Today, left-wing MSNBC host Ed Schultz desperately tried to explain away President Obama's bad debate performance: "I think that there were so many lies coming across that stage, and so many inaccuracies, it was hard for the President to comprehend it and decide which one he wanted to attack first." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

Co-host Savannah Guthrie called him out on the liberal talking point: "That sounds a little bit like you're making excuses for the President." Schultz doubled down on his lame attempt to defend the President: "[Romney] was the guy in the board room, he was the corporate shark, he knew how to get this audience done and he was going to run over everybody. And I think that might play to his disadvantage in the long run."

Ed Schulz on 'Today': Obama Thrown Off by 'So Many Lies' From 'Corporate Shark' Romney

Guthrie began the segment by wondering if Romney's debate win could "fundamentally alter the race." Schultz acknowledged that it was "a wake-up call for the President and his campaign," but then ranted: "...there's been such an effort to suppress the vote. Those people are now energized after what they saw the other night."

At the end of the interview, Guthrie asked if the President would be more aggressive in the next debate. Schultz replied that Obama "has to be aggressive" and declared: "The thing that's so frustrating, I think, for liberals is that they know that the President has accomplished a lot without any help from the Republicans. That's a fact. That's not attacking your opponent."

Here is a full transcript of the October 5 exchange:

7:05AM ET

SAVANNAH GUTHRIE: Ed Schultz is the host of The Ed Show on MSNBC. Good morning to you.

ED SCHULTZ: Good morning, Savannah.

GUTHRIE: You are a supporter of the President, your viewers are supporters of the President. I think people from every side of the political spectrum recognize he missed a big opportunity the other night. Do you think this will fundamentally alter the race?

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Decision 2012; How Has Debate Changed Race for the White House?]



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; democrats; dncmedia; edschultz; enemedia; liberalfascism; liberalliar; liberalmedia; mediabias; msm; obama; obamedia; pmsnbc; procectionism
SCHULTZ: It will be a wake-up call for the President and his campaign. They can't miss the mark again. The margin of error, winning or losing in this campaign, in this election, is so tight right now, he just can't do it. I mean, there's been such an effort to suppress the vote. Those people are now energized after what they saw the other night. The President's team has to bounce back, get on message, be aggressive.

You know, on liberal talk radio across America people were disappointed. They were frustrated, they saw the perfect opening. I got a phone call from a lady yesterday in Pennsylvania who said that, "You know, when I'm sitting at home and I know the material better than the President, something's wrong."

GUTHRIE: Well there's a question of whether he fought back on substance. There's also the issue of style. People said he seemed checked-out, not really present, not engaging. What do you think was going on?

SCHULTZ: I think that there were so many lies coming across that stage, and so many inaccuracies, it was hard for the President to comprehend it and decide which one he wanted to attack first. I really believe that. Because the President's personality is that he's bookish, he likes to explain things. He's not a guy that's going to put something in a two or three or four-line thing and say, "Well I'm done with that subject."

GUTHRIE: That sounds a little bit like you're making excuses for the President.

SCHULTZ: Well, but if you look back at President Obama, the interviews that he does, he likes to get detailed. He has not had as many debates as Mitt Romney. Romney knows where President Obama is weak. Romney went in there from the opening answer the other night, he was aggressive. He was the guy in the board room, he was the corporate shark, he knew how to get this audience done and he was going to run over everybody. And I think that might play to his disadvantage in the long run.

GUTHRIE: Let me ask you about the 47% remarks. Mitt Romney said on Fox the other night now he thinks they were "completely wrong," those remarks. Initially he stood by them. Do you see a larger change in strategy in the Romney campaign?

SCHULTZ: It is mandatory. He can't go to Ohio and explain the 47% without correcting that. This is definitely a redirect on the part of the campaign, and they're doing it at the right time. They're doing it when – this is actually the most momentum that Mitt Romney has had throughout this whole campaign. This is the perfect time to make that correction, but are people going to believe it? That's the question.

GUTHRIE: Very quickly, what do you think President Obama does for the next debate? Do you think he'll be more aggressive? Is there a danger of overcompensating now?

SCHULTZ: He has to forget that. He has to go right at it. He has to be detailed, he has to be aggressive. The thing that's so frustrating, I think, for liberals is that they know that the President has accomplished a lot without any help from the Republicans. That's a fact. That's not attacking your opponent.

GUTHRIE: Well, Ed Schultz, it's good to get your perspective this morning. Thank you.

SCHULTZ: Thank you, Savannah.

GUTHRIE: And a reminder, you can see The Ed Show weeknights, 8:00 p.m. Eastern on MSNBC.

1 posted on 10/05/2012 10:11:07 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
We probably need a shark on our side when dealing with China.

I'll call "corporate shark" a plus!

2 posted on 10/05/2012 10:17:47 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: Kaslin

NBC has been in full-blown “SAVE THE MESSIAH’S ASS!” mode for 36 hours now.

“NBC” should be replaced with “MINISTRY OF TRUTH BROADCASTING”....


3 posted on 10/05/2012 10:19:18 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Kaslin
Each time a thread is posted accusing Romney of doing what BO is doing, the quote from Marx/Lenin “Accuse others of what you are doing yourself!” should be mandatory.
4 posted on 10/05/2012 10:19:44 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Kaslin
The smartest man in the room couldn't comprehend, huh Ed?
5 posted on 10/05/2012 10:19:59 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Kaslin
I don't know how I would keep from laughing in this idiot's face for making such a stupid ass statement. All the 'lying' being thrown at the President? Is he kidding?

I guess I have no future in being a pundit. I would have laughed in his face.

It just blows me away with the rhetoric that the Obambi campaign is trying to get away with..

6 posted on 10/05/2012 10:20:29 AM PDT by Fedupwithit ("Live Free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
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To: Kaslin

If the Kenyan can’t handle Romney, where can I get a bet down on his meeting with Putin?


7 posted on 10/05/2012 10:25:39 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: Kaslin
and so many inaccuracies, it was hard for the President to comprehend it and decide which one he wanted to attack first. /Then why didn't he take each one on at the time Romney said supposed lies? Because none were lies.
8 posted on 10/05/2012 10:26:54 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Kaslin

Shot any dogs recently, Ed?

Does your ex-wife Maureen still have that restraining order against you?


9 posted on 10/05/2012 10:27:00 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Kaslin
A perusing of the internets today shows that this is the chosen attack. Everything I've seen goes on and on about how everything Romney said was a huge lie. Or that he cheated.
10 posted on 10/05/2012 10:27:25 AM PDT by PCBMan
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To: Kaslin
an obama supporting liberal accusing Romney of lying = a nazi accusing others of antisemitism...
11 posted on 10/05/2012 10:27:45 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: hoosiermama

Bumping to agree


12 posted on 10/05/2012 10:28:46 AM PDT by Tomato lover ( 'My soul, wait thou only upon God!')
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To: Kaslin

Ed, you got a little Obama on your chin.


13 posted on 10/05/2012 10:30:50 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Kaslin
"I think that there were so many lies coming across that stage, and so many inaccuracies, it was hard for the President to comprehend it and decide which one he wanted to attack first."

These guys keep messing up their own meme - what happened to him being the smartest man in the room?

14 posted on 10/05/2012 10:33:54 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Kaslin
Ed Schultz is a charter member of the MSM Panty Brigade just covering Obama's butt.

I used to think excuses were like a$$holes as everybody has one and they all stink.

Have to rethink MSM anatomy as multiple a$$holes are showing up every day.

15 posted on 10/05/2012 10:36:32 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Kaslin

Good to see Ed back on his game. He looked like someone told him his wife was having an affair after the debate — shocked, stammering, fumbling around for something to say. But after a day or two he got back on that horse and started ranting about Romney’s “lies again.”

I suspect Chris is still boozing it up in his living room with the lights off, crying and screaming at the poster of Obama that he has on the wall.


16 posted on 10/05/2012 10:46:12 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: tcrlaf

HAHAHAHA. Ain’t that the truth, but the real truth is that it’s been years of this.


17 posted on 10/05/2012 10:47:20 AM PDT by commonguymd (The enemy within is our MSM. War starts there imo. twitter @commonguymd)
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To: muir_redwoods

I believe that Obama’s approach to Putin would be the same or very much like as his approach to the King of Saudi Arabia.


18 posted on 10/05/2012 11:03:39 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: TexasCajun

19 posted on 10/05/2012 11:07:38 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Kaslin

Projection.


20 posted on 10/05/2012 11:09:41 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: mikey_hates_everything

anger, Denial, Excuses, barganing, acceptance.

Next the MSM will want a “new deal”.


21 posted on 10/05/2012 11:12:45 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Kaslin

Romney = Coporate Shark
Øbama = Hood Rat


22 posted on 10/05/2012 11:23:49 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: All

notice the propaganda tool. The ONLY talk about Obama. Obama this or that.

As if the opponent does not really exist.


23 posted on 10/05/2012 11:25:57 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: The Duke

Romney was a shark in the boardroom? Tell us, Ed. How many board meetings of corporations has Obama participated in?
How much business experience—other than ordering paper clips and toilet paper for a community organization office—does Obama have?


24 posted on 10/05/2012 11:34:56 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Kaslin

Ed Schultz is a wife-beating dog-shooting drunk.


25 posted on 10/05/2012 11:49:52 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: righttackle44

REMEMBER. The TRUTH from normal people are LIES to the LUNATICS ON THE LEFT. These frauds can’t even except THE REAL ROMNEY kicked THE FOREIGNERS rear end in the debate. They have to fantasize that wasn’t really Romney at the debate because it didn’t fit into their NARATIVE OF LIES they want to believe about him. TRUELY SICK PEOPLE.


26 posted on 10/05/2012 11:50:36 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Kaslin

Did Mr. Ed actually CITE a “lie” that Romney used in the debate?


27 posted on 10/05/2012 11:56:18 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Kaslin

If Eddie is correct, how can Obama concentrate enough to be trusted when dealing with Putin, a trained KGB agent?

The MSNBC maroon is saying Obama is unable to properly focus when confronted with conflicting or confusing data. Perhaps the result of too much choom.


28 posted on 10/05/2012 12:15:17 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: The Duke

Yeah. Putin’s a pushover, but that Romney...he’s got that paternalistic Ward Cleaver whammy on The One.


29 posted on 10/05/2012 1:32:29 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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sfl


30 posted on 10/05/2012 2:00:22 PM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: ColdOne
Guess that killed the "most brilliant president ever" lie.

The Kenyan must go.

31 posted on 10/05/2012 3:35:10 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Kaslin


32 posted on 10/07/2012 8:53:39 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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