Sunday, May 22, 2022


May 26, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

MSNBC has suspended another one of its hosts. The Comcast-controlled cable news channel on Tuesday put Ed Schultz on a one-week hiatus without pay for calling conservative commentator Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut” on his syndicated radio program. MSNBC has a history of suspending its talent for remarks or activities that often aren’t related to their function on the channel. Among the penalized: Don Imus, Joe Scarborough, David Shuster, and Keith Olbermann. Before Schultz’s suspension took effect, he went on the air Wednesday night to deliver a 554-word apology, saying in part that he had “used vile and inappropriate language when talking about talk show host Laura Ingraham. I am deeply sorry, and I apologize. It was wrong, uncalled for and I recognize the severity of what I said. I apologize to you, Laura, and ask for your forgiveness.” Appearing to acknowledge that his words were misogynistic, Schultz also apologized to his wife and family. “My wife is a wonderful woman. We have a wonderful family. And with six kids and eight grandkids, I try to set an example. In this moment, I have failed.” He concluded: “The only way that I can prove my sincerity in all of this is if I never use those words again. Tonight, you have my word that I won’t.” For her part, Ingraham tweeted: “Ed Schultz: Apology accepted.”