**UPDATED**

“And what do the Republicans thinking about?” Schultz said. “They’re not thinking about their next-door neighbor. They’re just thinking about how much this is going to cost. 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.” – Daily Caller

Appalling.

Ed Schultz gives blue collar and union a bad name. My husband had two words for Schultz: “low class.”

It didn’t happen on MSNBC, but Schultz should not only apologize on his radio show, but on his TV show as well.

I have no idea what it is about MSNBC that pushes it toward hiring misogynistic cretins or at the very least, disrespectful Neanderthals, see David Shuster, even Chris Matthews (Keith Olbermann too). What makes MSNBC believe that demeaning women in politics isn’t an ethics issue?

It’s the 21st century, so this type of crap shouldn’t be condoned anywhere, no matter the party. It no longer passes as boys will be boys, not even on a radio show that tilts to truckers or low info listeners.

Rush Limbaugh has been getting away with his misogyny for years because Republicans don’t care what their people call women or how they treat them verbally. The low class mini me versions of Rush, people like Sean Hannity and Mark Levin, are even worse. I’ve been writing about Limbaugh for years, whether it’s “feminizas, “nags” or “reporterettes,” all the GOP does is shrug and turn the other way.

Political talk radio like what Limbaugh and Shultz, even Ms. Ingraham, do is on the decline. This is just part of the reason why.

UPDATE: MSNBC has suspended Schultz without pay.

STATEMENT FROM MSNBC REGARDING ED SCHULTZ:

MSNBC management met with Ed Schultz this afternoon and accepted his offer to take one week of unpaid leave for the remarks he made yesterday on his radio program. Ed will address these remarks on his show tonight, and immediately following begin his leave. Remarks of this nature are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.