Ed Schultz Apologizes to Laura Ingraham… who apologizes to no one…

As I started watching the Ed Show tonight on MSNBC, Ed came out and did a long apology to Laura Ingraham, to MSNBC, to his wife and family and to his audience for making a low and insulting statement, apparently as an improvisation, on his radio show.

This was the statement:

President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Missouri, on Sunday, but you know, like this right-wing slut — What’s her name, Laura Ingraham — Yeah, she’s a talk slut.

“You see, she was back in the days, praising President Reagan when he was drinking a beer overseas.  But now that Obama’s doing it, they’re working him over.”

In his statement, Ed said he had been trying to get Ingraham on the phone to apologize in person, has left a message stating his apology and will continue trying to reach her.

Ingraham responded with cool understatement and claws extended.

“I was surprised to learn that Ed Schultz actually hosted a radio show,” she said.  “Is it available only on line.”

Ingraham added a remark about “men who preach civility but practice misogyny.”

Of course, Ingraham is famous for insulting Obama and his family… like this graphic on her web site:

Separated at Birth

Irish pop group Jedward

Then there was her statement on Nancy Pelosi in November of 2009:

“Nancy Pelosi basically did everything except sell her own body” (to pass health care reform bill).

There was her comment about how “black people” love ribs, followed by another statement on Michelle Obama back in November of 2010:

“Michelle’s lunch was baby back ribs. Afternoon snack, more ribs. Bedtime snack, the last three ribs!”

To date, I’ve never heard Laura Ingraham apologize to anyone… and, you know, she IS a talk slut.

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Posted on May 25, 2011, in Legal, Lies, News, Opinion, Politics, quote, radio, Television, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. True, Laura Ingram is a reprehensible woman, and I have no doubt that what Ed said was true. But he still shouldn’t have said it. He was man enough to apologize, though. No one on the right would have that much class.

  2. “I was surprised to learn that Ed Schultz actually hosted a radio show,” she said. “Is it available only on line.”

    I watch MSNBC online. The rural area I live in, here in rural Minnesota, is controlled by cable tv. I’d have to run an antenna 30 feet above my roof to get reception for the networks that are managed by the FCC. If I weren’t on a fixed income, I could pay cable close to $100 a month, to provide them, but, hey, this is America. We have choices, right?

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