Four days ago we posted "Former Clear Channel CEO buys Schultz show", and the news is finally filtering down to other sites, including DUmmieville. In fact, they've really gone off the deep end with their latest anti-Schultz screed "Is Ed Shultz a plant/spy/sabateur?" That thread appears to have been initiated by the Raw Story article "Radio vets purchase Ed Schultz; Liberal talk gains business cred", which includes the following from Ed:
"I understand this is going to raise red flags for progressives, especially those out there on the blogosphere that have been comfortable taking shots at me from the very beginning... First they said I was owned and paid for by the Democratic Party, now they're going to say I'm owned and paid for by people who are obviously Republicans... The conspiracy nuts can have their way with this, but what they really need to know is this is still going to be just me, my two Fargo-based producers, my wife and I developing the content for the show every day... Hell, I don't use talking points. You just get my take on what’s happening in the news..."
Sounds reasonable to me, but not so to those on the DU thread. While some of the DUmmies are reasonable, Comrade Zinfandel (1000+ posts) chimes in with: "Schultz is the perfect moderate pig for what the republicans want to accomplish...crippling and getting rid of liberal, progressive radio!" And, Festivito (1000+ posts) even thinks he might be a Project Mockingbird operative!
For the last time, Big Ed might not be as far left as Chairman Mao, but he's definitely on the left side of things and he is not a plant or a member of the VRWC.
Posted in Ed Schultz at June 13, 2005 03:11 PM
Having grown up in ND and witnessed Ed's rise from the obscurity of tiny town sports announcer to his current position as an obscure liberal mouthpiece. I think he's legit as he never made much sense as a conservative either.
There is local lore back in North Dakota concerning Ed gutting his hunting dog with a shotgun on camera while taping his local 'Hunting with the Coaches' or somesuch show.
Posted by: Todd Michael Hoelmer at September 22, 2005 05:01 PM
Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.