Ed Schultz Responds to NBC Worker Controversy ‘I Support Workers Everywhere’

By: Thursday December 19, 2013 12:19 pm

So why is Ed Schultz telling viewers to look him in the eye as he pledges fealty to workers rights? The answer is due to a little known labor dispute going on within the NBCUniversal/Comcast media empire that has some on the left questioning Schultz’s commitment to workers.

Not In Front of the Servants

By: Thursday March 14, 2013 8:00 pm

Many years ago, my friend Marcus delightedly brought over his latest purchase, along with the usual two six-packs: an early twentieth century etiquette book.  As we got drunker, he kept finding ever more hilarious admonitions in its yellowed pages, reading them out loud in his thick German accent.  “Don’t ever discuss personal topics in front of children or servants,” he recited, giggling and gesturing with his finger on his lips toward my friend Judy’s boyfriend, who was going through a rough spot in his career and was then cleaning Marcus’ and my apartments each week.

Poor Mitt Romney evidently spent too much time with the Book of Mormon and not enough with Amy Vanderbilt, and somehow missed this important lesson.

Late Night: The Dogs That Didn’t Bark

By: Thursday February 7, 2013 8:00 pm

Watching MSNBC last night, I was as surprised as I was delighted to see that in the wake of NBC News’ revelations about Obama’s drone-killing program, the indefensible policy was being directly confronted, and harshly, even by those often afflicted with the Obamabot disease. 

Abby the Hasbara Slayer

By: Sunday November 25, 2012 7:30 am

I’ve caught a few YouTube clips from her show, Breaking the Set, and from her short feature, Brainwash Update. She’s sort of like Alyona Minkovsky on steroids.

Liberal Talk Radio: Would You Miss It?

By: Tuesday June 12, 2012 6:01 pm

Is going after Limbaugh’s advertisers cutting off our nose to spite our face, or more like plucking our eyebrows?

Late Night FDL: Penis Envy

By: Thursday May 10, 2012 8:00 pm

Having read and heard a great deal about Romney’s Cranbrook hazing story today, at first I sort of agreed with Greg Sargent that it was an insignificant incident, happened when he was a teenager, etc. But I’d then have to ask Sargent and others: Did you really ever do anything like that?

Why I Went on Fox and Friends

By: Tuesday December 22, 2009 11:45 am

This is what I said:

In 2000, the Republicans passed Medicare Part D, and it had no negotiation for prescription drug prices. And then in 2006, when the Democrats took over Congress, the first thing they did was say “hey, we’re going to roll that back, we’re going to allow for [negotiation of] prescription drug prices to be passed. But now that they actually have the chance, they’re not doing it. And you’ve got people like Jeff Sessions on the floor of the Senate saying this is criminal, this deal is criminal, but he didn’t vote for it in 2000 or 2006 when he had the chance. So we’re sort of looking at a situation where people on the right, people on the left, are looking at the Senate, and they’re saying “nobody’s there representing us. Nobody’s representing the people.” It’s just a matter of who’s in power and who’s taking PhRMA’s money.

Talking Single Payer Candidates with Ed Schultz

By: Thursday December 10, 2009 7:15 pm

If your progressive Democratic member of Congress decides to support the corporatist agenda and vote for a health care bill that makes the insurance companies say “we won,” they probably need to be challenged.

If you’d like to volunteer to be a part the effort to recruit a “Medicare for All” candidate in your district, sign up here.

Never Mind the Detainees, Get Dick Cheney out of my Backyard!

By: Saturday May 23, 2009 7:51 am

On MSNBC Laura Flanders calls for the media to get off Cheney’s talking points and get to the problems with Obama’s security plan.

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