Ed Schultz Berates and Hangs Up on Veteran: ‘Get Your Freakin’ Facts Straight!’
I’ve never been a fan of Ed Schultz and this is a perfect reason why. A caller makes a valid disagreement and Schultz never addresses it. All he does is shout at and insult the caller. It’s like listening to Michael Savage.
On his syndicated radio show Thursday afternoon, MSNBC host Ed Schultz shouted down and eventually hung up on a man who called in to dispute the host’s claims that the Republican Party is the enemy of veterans.
“I just called to disagree with you about Democrats caring about veterans,” the called named “Russell” said. “I’m a retired veteran with 23 years of service and I don’t know if you know it, but 1 October, 171,000 of us were kicked off our health care. And those ‘evil Republicans,’ as you like to call them, passed a bill in June and it’s been sitting in the Senate and Reid won’t bring it up.”
“First of all, you have, uh, your facts wrong,” Schultz replied. When Russell tried to get another word in, Schultz immediately began shouting: “I’m not going to freaking argue with you, Russell. You’re full of crap, okay? You’re full of it. The government shutdown hurt the veterans. Is that wrong or right?”
“It hasn’t hurt us yet,” Russell shot back.
“I am going to break your idiot argument down piece by piece,” Schultz said.
Only he doesn’t break down the caller’s argument. He changes the subject, probably because he doesn’t know what the caller was talking about, and just rants and raves, and then hangs up on him. Kudos to the caller “Russell” who was able to stay calm through all that.