MSNBC Suspends Ed Schultz for 'Right-Wing Slut' Comment
Liberal host went after Laura Ingraham on his radio program
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2011 6:34 PM CDT
Wendy Schultz and Ed Schultz attend the People/TIME White House Correspondents' dinner in April.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – MSNBC will suspend liberal radio and TV host Ed Schultz for a week without pay for calling Laura Ingraham a "right-wing slut" on his radio show, reports Talking Points Memo. As noted by the Daily Caller, Schultz rolled out the epithet yesterday to lash out at Ingraham, who had criticized President Obama for tipping a pint in Ireland. Said Schultz: "President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Mo., on Sunday but you know what they’re talking about, like this right-wing slut, what’s her name? Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she’s a talk slut. You see, she was, back in the day, praising President Reagan when he was drinking a beer overseas. But now that Obama’s doing it, they’re working him over.”

Schultz is expected to address the issue on his MSNBC show tonight before beginning his suspension. Women's groups rallied to Ingraham's defense today and demanded that MSNBC take action. Ingraham herself responded to the "crude comments" on Facebook: "First, I was surprised to learn that Ed Schultz actually hosted a radio show. Is it only available online? ... Now I'm tempted to insert one additional zing—about men who preach civility but practice misogyny.”
 

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