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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.

Big Republicans goosing the party to get on Health Care wagon?

This was in HuffPo (where there is a video) and was on The Ed Show last night:
clipped from
HuffPost Editor Roy Sekoff On Health Care Reform Gaining Momentum
HuffPost’s Editor, Roy Sekoff, appeared on the Ed Show along with Sens. Kent Conrad and Sherrod Brown to discuss the latest developments in the health care battle. “A funny thing happened on the way to the health care reform funeral,” he said. “The momentum has definitely shifted.” Sekoff pointed to the recent slew of Republicans speaking out about the need to pass health care reform, including Bill Frist, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and former Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole, who not only told Republicans they need to get on board with health care, but also said that those in his party opposing reform were doing so out of knee-jerk partisanship. “And he named names,” said Sekoff, “he specifically called out Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his obstructionism.”
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