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Thu Jan 14, 2016, 12:41 PM

 

Veteran journalist Ed Schultz returns to primetime on RT America

Source: RT America

Progressive political journalist Ed Schultz is joining RT America as the host of a primetime news show. “The News with Ed Schultz” will explore the issues that most affect working Americans, particularly within the context of the upcoming US presidential election.

The new journalistically based show, which will air at 8 pm ET on weeknights, will present the facts of the day, cutting through the issues the mainstream media seems to ignore.

“There is a fight for the heart and soul of our country right now. The effort to deliver healthcare to all Americans is a constant political fight I don’t believe the country can afford to lose,” Schultz said. “The corporate effort to ship jobs overseas threatens the middle class in America and every American should be concerned about that. My show will focus on these crucial issues.”

The show will contain more information and straight news in more depth than his previous work, he added.

Read more: https://www.rt.com/usa/328933-ed-schultz-news-show/

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Reply Veteran journalist Ed Schultz returns to primetime on RT America (Original post)
elmac Jan 2016 OP
elias49 Jan 2016 #1
elmac Jan 2016 #4
SCantiGOP Jan 2016 #29
floriduck Jan 2016 #41
randys1 Jan 2016 #76
floriduck Jan 2016 #77
SCantiGOP Jan 2016 #83
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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 12:46 PM

1. Oh dear...this will ruffle some feathers.

 

Come and get it!

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Response to elias49 (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 12:56 PM

4. Oh yes

 

I watch his youtube feed daily and very glad he has teamed up with a non Koch brothers network. There will be those who piss & moan about that damned commie run RT but the corporate run US networks will never give us a progressive voice, RT does.

Big Ed is going to stick it to the man!!!

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Response to elmac (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:35 PM

29. progressive voice??

I thought this was a joke. RT stands for Russia Today, not a good partner to hook up with when it comes to 'progressive' issues.
Jesse Ventura is one of their hosts.

I liked Ed's program too, but this is too much.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:12 PM

41. It beats any network American corps own.

 

Thom Hartmann has a show on it too called The Big Picture.

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Response to floriduck (Reply #41)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 07:08 PM

76. Dear god, I cant believe I just read this...wow

I wont respond to you, there is no point,

but

WOW

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Response to randys1 (Reply #76)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 07:27 PM

77. God is spelled with a capital D.

 

If that's the oddest thing you've read on DU, God help you! And please DON'T respond.

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Response to floriduck (Reply #77)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 08:37 PM

83. I'll respond

And I spell it god; I don't capitalize the word "superstition" either.
And this is one of the most unbelievable posts I've ever read on DU. Do people really want to compare NBC to the propaganda networks run by Putin? When is the last time Obama, or Bush for that matter, ordered a journalist murdered?

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #83)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 08:58 PM

86. You are letting your Putinphobia get the best is you.

 

If you would ever take the time to listen to Larry King or Thom Hartmann's shows on RT, you'd know there is zero influence from any Russian propagandist. You, sir, have a fear of opening your mind to letting facts dictate your mind. I can't help you with that but your closed mind is in a sad state.

If you're going to insert your opinion into a discussion, stop passing judgment until you have all the facts. Good day, sir. Now run off to some other skirmish.

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Response to floriduck (Reply #86)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 09:08 PM

87. If you show me

some proof that you own this site I will do as you say. Otherwise, just put me on Ignore and give your arrogant orders to others.
If I boycott WalMart because of their labor
practices I sure as hell won't patronize the Putin network, not when I can view the pundits in question on other outlets.

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Response to floriduck (Reply #86)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 09:31 PM

90. oh look, a new Putin supporter on DU. How charming...not

 

How insulting to people living under the fascist gov of Putin for you to use the term "Putinphobia." Do the families of murdered journalists and politicians in Russia just have a case of phobia? Was is phobia that put Pussy Riot and unknown numbers of other political prisoners in jail? Do gays who live in fear of the anti-gay laws just feel phobic? And the same for the victims of Kremlin-run neo-Nazi death squads?

Shame on you for using such a term.



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Response to floriduck (Reply #86)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 11:13 AM

110. god says putin is an asshole, you should listen to god

 

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:16 PM

45. He likely has a contract like Thom Hartmann. Really, Scantigop,

 

Thom Hartmann is as Progressive as you get!! Bernie was on his show for years! You'll be missing out on good progressive talking points and discussions.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 03:22 PM

66. I wish people would stop the fearmongering about Russia.

Just because the US "establishment" doesn't want you to watch it doesn't mean they are looking out for your best interests.

Think and make up your own mind.

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Response to MattSh (Reply #66)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 04:16 PM

70. +1 n/t

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Response to MattSh (Reply #66)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 07:06 PM

75. I have made up my own mind

And I think Russia is a horrible, corrupt dictatorship where government opponents and journalists are routinely murdered. Don't tell me the "establishment" doesn't want me to watch it; I choose not to support countries that have atrocious human rights records.
Concerning Thom Hartmann, I often watch him on computer clips but I won't watch Putin's propaganda.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #75)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 09:25 PM

89. I guess you can just go burn

All of those electronics and clothes made in China. Especially the 'save the whales' t-shirts.

This hard line "anti" attitude has its pragmatic limits ya know.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #75)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 09:32 PM

91. +1000

 

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 08:16 PM

82. Jesse was also censored by MSNBC

It's sad state of affairs when Democratic voices have to go on RT to avoid censorship by the American media.

You are right, this is too much. What happened to America?

Russian TV = no censorship here
American TV = widespread censorship here

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Response to Mnpaul (Reply #82)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 09:34 PM

92. omg--please tell me yr post is a joke

 

Russian TV = no censorship here

did u really write that?

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Response to uhnope (Reply #92)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 09:43 PM

96. Do you have any proof otherwise?

Do you have any proof RT is censoring anything here

by "here" I am refering to America

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 12:52 PM

2. They know they need to get on the progressive wave bandwagon. They know what's going on

 

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 12:52 PM

3. I love the RT lineup.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:00 PM

7. Yes, so do I

 

I enjoy DW news on RT also.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 12:56 PM

5. big Ed is back!

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 12:58 PM

6. And they fired this man because of what............................

his awards, his no nonsense approach to what corporate America and the corrupt Congress has done, and because he had Bernie Sanders on his show and he went after TPP, NAFTA, CAFTA, for starters and any other "trade deals".

Because Schultz and myself has seen first hand what the Minnesota Iron range is going through with these trade policies------------------------its right there folks, its starts in this section of the country when your steel is being outsourced to countries that just don't care and they dump there product right here--------------------------Good for him


Now I can really catch award winning journalistic information, without this man looking over his shoulder


Honk--------------------for a political revolution Bernie 2016

It6 is about getting a progressive U.S. Supreme Court, Congress, and State and Local Legislatures

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:04 PM

8. +1

 

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 09:36 PM

93. ratings. they dropped Ed because of ratings

 

he's a poor broadcaster. I agreed with his opinions generally and I still couldn't stand to watch him

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Response to uhnope (Reply #93)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 10:23 AM

108. no it was for being against tpp.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:06 PM

9. Bad move Ed.

Though I agree with you on most issues (especially the TPP) folks will discounted by many do to the fact you are appearing on a network financed by the Kremlin propaganda.

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Response to iandhr (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:11 PM

12. I'm not a fan of Russia or Putin, but I am a fan of diversity in news and of Thom Hartmann and

Ed Schultz. At least it isn't the usual tainted corporate story. One tune, that's all our American corporate media knows how to play.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:15 PM

14. My point was that appearing on RT

will be used to discreet his message and choosing RT as his new platform might be counter-productive to his interests.

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Response to iandhr (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:25 PM

23. The mainstream media has just betrayed America. I can't stand to watch most of it.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:43 PM

32. I think the media sucks for the most part as well.

My thought on RT and the rest of the media aren't contradictory.

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Response to iandhr (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:18 PM

48. It sure hasn't been counter-productive to Thom Hartmann.

 

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Response to Duval (Reply #48)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 04:41 PM

72. RT doesn't have to tell Hartmann what to say AT ALL on his show for their easy to accomplish purpose

 

... of making our CORPORATE CORRUPT FAKE news that comes out of our other American owned media. I worry FAR MORE about Americans being propagandized by just about ALL of our corporate owned media than I do about RT. Now perhaps some of the RT news shows that hire American reporters directly before they made a name outside of RT might be news we need to look at with a grain of salt, but I trust people like Thom Hartmann, Ed Schultz, and Larry King on that network, because RT would be STUPID to try and tell them what to say or do, when they are already accomplishing RT's goal of making our media look bad more visibly (WHICH SHOULD BE DONE, BUT IS HARD TO DO when just about the only other networks that are on our media systems that do so are on FSTV, LINK TV who aren't funded as much or some other foreign networks like Al Jazeera). If they were found to have been even trying to alter these hosts' messages, then they would destroy that objective and they know it.

I wonder if RT would put the Young Turks on too, so that they can rejoin Ed Schultz as former MSNBC hosts.

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Response to iandhr (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:15 PM

15. Kremlin propaganda?

 

or Koch brothers, Monsanto, United Health, Morgan Chase ect... propaganda? I will stick with RT

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Response to elmac (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:19 PM

49. Spot on!!

 

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Response to Duval (Reply #49)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:58 PM

60. ( ._.)

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Response to iandhr (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:00 PM

37. I don't think Ed will be selling out to Russian propaganda.

 

Sheesh!

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Reply #37)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:04 PM

38. I don't either.

I said the fact he is appearing on RT will be used to discredit his message.

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Response to iandhr (Reply #38)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:13 PM

43. His message is his message - I know what is priorities are.

 

Who are you afraid is going to be discrediting his message?

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Response to iandhr (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:12 PM

42. and Comcast is better exactly how?

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Response to Kip Humphrey (Reply #42)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:16 PM

46. Comcast wants an additional $22

 

per month to show RT here. But they provide it free in some other locations in the state. Slime bags.

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Response to floriduck (Reply #46)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 11:15 AM

111. pootie has some jobs, things like posting on websites and stuff...shit, after 5-6K posts

 

you'll have that $22 covered no problem!

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:07 PM

10. The Putin News Network?

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Response to dlwickham (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:21 PM

18. They have RT

 

we have Voice Of America.

RT is cool, the VOA is boring:

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Response to elmac (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 09:41 PM

95. VOA is "boring". Yeah that's a reason to be a cheerleader for a fascist's personal TV station

 

VOA doesn't make up BS lies and hire neo-Nazis as "experts".

So Elmac, what's your view of that fascist asshole Putin?

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:09 PM

11. HURRAH!

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:14 PM

13. RT.com? Pravada the Next Generation?

 

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:18 PM

16. I've never heard of RT Network

Is this carried by Comcast? Love Ed and definitely want to watch his new show if it's available on Comcast.

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Response to lark (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:22 PM

20. Yes it is

 

Channel 195 here.

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Response to lark (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:23 PM

22. I have COMCASTY 250+ level and I don't have it

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:31 PM

25. Thats strange, I have the very basic channel package

 

only because I get a better WIFI package with it and its on chan 195. May have to search for it or your area doesn't have it.

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Response to elmac (Reply #25)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:34 PM

27. 195 is MAX HD here -

N. IL

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Response to elmac (Reply #25)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:39 PM

56. same her but we have it on

channel 81, basic cable, comcast. I like to listen to Thom Hartmann. RT's connection to russia also put me off but MSNBC has gone to the dark side since comcast bought NBC.

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Response to lark (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:41 PM

31. It's RT, as in Russia Today.

It's the Kremlin news network.

I'm sorry, but I can't trust anything that has anything to do with Putin.

It breaks my heart that people like Ed Schulz and Thom Hartmann have no outlet other than RT.

It shows just how piss-poor our own media is.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #31)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:45 PM

33. Wow, I didn't know that and yes it is heartbreaking.

Putin is definitely despicable and really don't trust his actions in Syria. Wonder what will happen if Ed comes out against what they are doing, will he be allowed to stay on-air?

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Response to lark (Reply #33)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:52 PM

34. I don't know what would happen to be honest.

Hopefully he won't have to agree to anything that he might regret later.

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Response to lark (Reply #33)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 03:24 PM

67. And America's actions in Syria are honorable?

???

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Response to MattSh (Reply #67)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 12:37 PM

113. Probbly not, but Russia just adds to the chaos and destruction.

We actually helped ISIS by giving them $$ and weapons when they were under the guise of insurgents against Assad, so no I don't think us being there is productive at all. It's the whole treating the middle east as our fiefdom that's so wrong and makes them hate us so much. Well, OK, more the destruction that we cause is making them hate us and with reason.

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Response to lark (Reply #33)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 10:03 PM

97. Sadly, Ed will sell out like Hartmann did

 

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Response to lark (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:55 PM

35. RT America is carried by Dish and Direct TV, I don't know about Comcast. Their shows

include Thom Hartmann's The Big Picture on weeknights, Larry King's Show, Max Keiser, US finance host in London, and other news programs and documentaries. Ed's show may be streamed online, seen via clips posted on RT's website, on YouTube or here. Lotsa options, the more the better.

>RT USA website:
https://www.rt.com/usa/

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #35)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:22 PM

51. Where is RT on DirecTv?

I can't find the channel. Thank you.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #51)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:51 PM

59. I watch RT USA on Dish and thought Direct TV carried it like they do FSTV, Free Speech TV

but Direct said no when I just called. Sorry for the error, confusion. Ed's show might be aired *online at the RT USA website below, or later on YouTube as said. Asking Direct to add RT USA is a possibility too. All the best.

RT on air:
https://www.rt.com/on-air/

Do you watch FSTV (Free Speech TV) on Direct Channel 348, with the daily Thom Hartmann and Democracy Now! shows, Ring of Fire w/ Mike Papantonio and many other progressive 24 hr. programs and films. Also watch Online Live.
https://www.freespeech.org/

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #59)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 08:50 PM

85. I listen to Thom on Sirius, and

Sometimes watch him and others on FSTV, inclyuding Pap and Bill Press. Thanks for looking. I couldn't find it on DirecTv, which is why I asked.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:20 PM

17. Great! This will be a forum in which Ed can let loose!

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:21 PM

19. It will be nice to see him again.,

 

I hope other liberals discover how fun it is to watch RT and listen to sputnik, precisely because they allow us liberals to actually have a seat at the discussion table.

They also have Thom Hartmann and Larry King.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:22 PM

21. Terrific! nt

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:30 PM

24. RT News is very much like Fox News, only with less conflict over their objectives.

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Response to cheapdate (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 10:06 PM

98. Yeah & marginal liberals who fail go to RT the way loser GOP politicians go to RW talk radio

 

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:33 PM

26. RT?

Oh for fucks sake.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:35 PM

28. Thanks! Can't keep a good man down, Go Big Ed! Great Bio/Background & Video in the RT article.

Another Video for Ed's New Show, (ugh robot voice?), Show Carried on Dish, Direct TV; maybe online stream



Full Article, 'Veteran Journalist Ed Schultz Returns to Primetime on RT America', Jan. 14, 2016.

Progressive political journalist Ed Schultz is joining RT America as the host of a primetime news show. “The News with Ed Schultz” will explore the issues that most affect working Americans, particularly within the context of the upcoming US presidential election. The new journalistically based show, which will air at 8 pm ET on weeknights, will present the facts of the day, cutting through the issues the mainstream media seems to ignore. “There is a fight for the heart and soul of our country right now. The effort to deliver healthcare to all Americans is a constant political fight I don’t believe the country can afford to lose,” Schultz said. “The corporate effort to ship jobs overseas threatens the middle class in America and every American should be concerned about that. My show will focus on these crucial issues.” The show will contain more information and straight news in more depth than his previous work, he added.

The veteran broadcaster, who was described by Politicususa’s Jason Easley as “a much needed liberal voice in a sea of cable news conservatives,” thinks RT America is the perfect spot for his new show.
“Ed Schultz is one of the best-known and well-respected progressive commentators in America,” Margarita Simonyan, RT’s editor in chief, said in a statement. “With Ed helming a show, we are continuing the tradition of collaborating with top international journalistic talent that engages our audience by providing in-depth coverage, analysis and commentary on important but underreported issues to millions of US viewers.”

Schultz is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, where as a football player he led the nation in passing and achieved All-American status as a quarterback. He began his broadcasting career more than two decades ago as a sportscaster in Fargo, North Dakota. In the 1990s, he expanded the focus of his radio show to include politics. “The Ed Schultz Show” became syndicated nationwide. As a broadcaster, Schultz has covered some of the biggest events in American history. He reported on the September 11, 2001 terror attacks from Capitol Hill, providing a unique perspective as the day unfolded by speaking with some of the biggest political names of the day on the spot and in the moment. He was on the ground in Gulfport, Mississippi in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and is one of the few broadcasters in the country ever to do a show from Cuba.

Until recently he hosted “The Ed Show” on MSNBC. The long-running program was “a precious show that... meant a tremendous amount to an awful lot of working people and just an awful lot of Americans for whom there aren’t a lot of voices, there aren’t a lot of vehicles by which their concerns, their fears and their growth as human beings can be reflected in a show,” journalist John Nichols said on the final episode. Schultz has won three Eric Sevareid Awards, managed a broadcast team that won two Marconi Radio Awards and a Peabody Award, and has been named one of the top 10 radio hosts in the country by Talkers Magazine for several years. He will work out of the RT America’s studios in Washington, DC starting January 25.

"A few days ago in a DC convenient store the clerk said “Ed! Where’ve you been? We need you back giving us the real news.” That’s the best welcome one can ask for in Washington. I’m thrilled to get started,” Schultz said.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:37 PM

30. Ed Under The Bus In 5 4 3 2 1 ...

eom

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:00 PM

36. Uh...someone's missing! nt

 

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Response to elias49 (Reply #36)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 08:02 PM

79. I noticed that too

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:09 PM

39. Could he not have gone to Democracy Now? Or TYT?

Why RT?

They already think liberals and progressives are commies as it is.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #39)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 03:02 PM

63. Paycheck over principles.

 

Happens all the time.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:09 PM

40. I have missed Ed Schultz!! His coming at primetime is a boost.

 

Allll riiight!! Thanks elmac. Good news for Progressives.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:14 PM

44. Too bad

Guess he didn't make enough money from all his property in North Dakota with oil that he used to rave about on Air America not that long ago. I liked his union views, but never trusted his sincerity to truly liberal causes as I do Rachel.

Hope his wife is s doing well

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:18 PM

47. Welcome back, Big Ed

!!

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:19 PM

50. Good for Ed. RT is great.

Anyone who calls it "Putin propaganda" has obviously never seen RT. All their hosts have full editorial control over their broadcasts and none of their guests are told what they can or cannot say, which is more than can be said for US corporate news outlets.

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Response to PoliticalPothead (Reply #50)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:51 PM

58. Exactly

The knee JERK reaction in DU has been abominable in some.
It still smarts how Abby Martin was dismissed by many when she had her own show on there. One of the most passionate pioneers of anti-corporate push back who was not afraid to take on the big interests. But but but but ....she was on RT, so that meant everything she said was directly from Putin's mouth!

I hope now with Thom and Ed on, people will start to understand the arms length approach they have. Who cares if there are not stories slamming Putin on RT? I can go anywhere else for that. How much of our own network news were slamming Bush on his call to invade Iraq?

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:34 PM

53. Just added RT to my ROKU

MSM news organizations are virtually all lying and distorting facts for their corporate owners and for Republican political interests. Free Speech TV, Al Jazeera America and RT America have a much more truthful Progressive
Democrat message.

Many of the people who are posting xenophobic comments on this thread are DNC/Corporatist DINO's who don't understand or care about the concerns of poor and middle class working people. Ed Shultz is a breath of fresh air and will be an asset to RT America.

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Response to Stainless (Reply #53)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:37 PM

55. Amen!

 

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Response to Stainless (Reply #53)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:59 PM

62. Given how many of them have revealed as defenders of Ted Cruze's honor I doubt they

 

are even Dinos. Republicans in drag would be more likely, though they may well finance Dinos.

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Response to Stainless (Reply #53)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 10:15 PM

100. lol -- the xenophobe card comes out! yes!

 

If we're against a fascist leader and his personal TV channel pushing Kremlin BS -- we're xenophobes!




shame on you

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:35 PM

54. Ed was wrong on keystone for quite a while.

But when he heard the voices and looked at the facts, he went full throttle against it in the face of much corporate opposition.

I welcome him back, RT or not. Whatever his opinion, he voices it strong and unwavering.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:44 PM

57. Lovin' this development!

 

Ed lives and breathes what Dems and Progressives are all about. His podcasts are THE first thing I listen to each weekday morning.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 02:59 PM

61. He's going to be a Russian propagandist now?

Bad move

Amongst others:

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #61)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 03:26 PM

68. And what's she up to now?

Probably hoped to get a gig at Fox, but Fox already had a quitter.

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Response to MattSh (Reply #68)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 11:25 AM

112. LOL, your posts crack me up, she is doing just fine, oh, and tweeted about this OP!

 

Liz Wahl ‏@lizwahl 19h19 hours ago
Did Ed Schultz do research? Has he seen RT's coverage of Syria and Ukraine? Or has Russia's media budget grown so much that he doesn’t care?

https://twitter.com/lizwahl?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #112)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 10:45 PM

115. Truthdig: How Cold War-Hungry Neocons Stage Managed RT Anchor Liz Wahl’s Resignation

How Cold War-Hungry Neocons Stage Managed RT Anchor Liz Wahl’s Resignation
Posted on Mar 19, 2014


The “Freedom selfie” from James Kirchick’s Twitter feed.

By Max Blumenthal and Rania Khalek

"Behind the coverage of Wahl’s dramatic protest, a cadre of neoconservatives was celebrating a public relations coup. Desperate to revive the Cold War, head off further cuts to the defense budget and restore the legitimacy they lost in the ruins of Iraq, the tightknit group of neoconservative writers and stewards had opened up a new PR front through Wahl’s resignation. And they succeeded with no shortage of help from an ossified media establishment struggling to maintain credibility in an increasingly anarchic online news environment. With isolated skeptics branded as useful idiots for Putin, the scene has been kept clean of neoconservative fingerprints, obscuring their interest in Wahl’s resignation and the broader push to deepen tensions with Russia.

Through interviews with six current RT employees—all Americans with no particular affection for Russian President Vladimir Putin or his policies—and an investigation into the political forces managing the spectacle, a story has emerged that stands in stark contrast to the one advanced by Wahl, her supporters and the mainstream American press.

It is the story, according to former colleagues, of an apolitical, deeply disgruntled employee seeking an exit strategy from a job where, sources say, she was disciplined for unprofessional behavior and had been demoted. Wahl did not return several voice and text messages sent to her cellphone.

At the center of the intrigue is a young neoconservative writer and activist who helped craft Wahl’s strategy and exploit her resignation to propel the agenda of a powerful pro-war lobby in Washington.

The story began at 5:07 p.m. Eastern time on March 5.

PR From PNAC 2.0

It was a full 19 minutes before Wahl resigned. Inside the offices of the Foreign Policy Initiative, a neoconservative think tank in Washington D.C., a staffer logged on to the group’s Twitter account to announce the following:"

Full read here:
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/how_cold_war-hungry_neocons_stage_managed_liz_wahls_resignation_20140319

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 03:06 PM

64. Jesus...Fucking....Christ

RT is probably the worst thing he could have done...

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 03:07 PM

65. It's other worldly seeing


all the aged scary Ivan remarks on this this thread. Like the world is always stuck in 1 gear at all times. Granted it's cyclic for everybody but foolish to believe it's always seized stuck.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 03:47 PM

69. i would watch Ed on ANY channel he appears on including that

Aussie and Saudi fox noise channel. so glad i choose dish.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 04:23 PM

71. Love Ed. He was reamed by the new owners of MSNBC. Dirtbags. Thank you for this good news. n/t

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 05:37 PM

73. Welp, no more Ed for me. Sad that he decided to become a paid Putin shill.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #73)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 05:45 PM

74. Yep

 

Them corporate paid shills are much better then them damned commies, where's my T-bagger hat so I can go demonstrate!

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 07:37 PM

78. Another voice of liberals on Russian TV, I suppose he will

be talking what a great job Obama has done on the economy. Then on his gold sellers commercial tell us how the total world economy is going to collapse tomorrow "Buy Gold".

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Response to doc03 (Reply #78)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 08:05 PM

80. I take it you have never watched RT

 

or know anything about Big Ed.

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Response to elmac (Reply #80)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 11:44 PM

103. I have seen enough of Hartmann on Putin TV talking like a Democrat. Then he writes books

on how the economic world is going to collapse in 2016 blaming this administration. Meanwhile he tries to sucker us into
investing in gold. Looks real great having our Democratic spokesmen on Putin TV. Meanwhile we
laugh about the bromance between Trump and Putin.

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Response to doc03 (Reply #78)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 08:06 PM

81. He did that before he was on TV.

like most radio hosts have had to do at one time or another.

Should have listened to him then. Gold was selling for half of what it is now

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 08:47 PM

84. Ah, Commies!

If the Kremlin is about forcing Thom Hartmann to do their bidding they are doing a horrible job of it. Such silly fear mongering. The truth is that corporate news will dump you or not hire you if you veer too populist....as in Cenk, Ed, and Keith Olbermann.

If Russia will foot the bill so be it.....and I am no fan of Putin's Russia.

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Response to colsohlibgal (Reply #84)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 10:08 PM

99. Ed was dumped because of bad ratings. & if you aren't a fan of Putin you don't watch his network

 

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Response to uhnope (Reply #99)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 10:29 AM

109. tpp. Google it

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 09:17 PM

88. Interesting move

And at a time when Al Jazeera is shutting down its US operations. I think it will take watching Ed's new show to see if he is influenced by the ownership of RT.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 09:38 PM

94. “There is a fight for the heart and soul of our country right now."

 

.... Let's look to other world leaders to find positive examples. Let's just find a great magnificent human being at random.

Ahh.. Mr. Putin... What a great choice... Who would have guessed...

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 10:39 PM

101. As a child of the cold war and no fan of Putin,

I'm not crazy about this. But you've got to consider the source and sponsor in any case, and the M$M still sucks.

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Response to SusanCalvin (Reply #101)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 11:19 PM

102. Not a big fan of Putin, too right wing, a bald GW

 

but RT seems to let hosts do their thing without any interference or suggestion, unlike corporate networks. During the cold war I was a ham radio operator, talked to many Soviet hams. The FCC called it promoting international goodwill during a time when governments were threatening each other with nukes. I knew then that most Soviets liked everything about the US from our music to our clothing. Since the Unions collapse and later economic collapse attitudes changed to more nationalist views. That is why Putin still holds power, he uses right wing scare tactics, much like the GOP and blue dog dems.

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Response to elmac (Reply #102)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 06:52 AM

105. Interesting information, thanks. nt

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2016, 11:55 PM

104. It's a long way down

Would've thought Ed could do better than Putin TV

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Response to redstateblues (Reply #104)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 08:21 AM

106. He could do better if

he was willing to tailor his message to be safe for the interests of the corporate media ownership he would be working for.

The left is given no platform by the MSM, just the corporate wing of our party and all manner of RW crazies, 'cause those two groups pose no threat to corporate profits on issues such as trade, resource extraction, foreign wars, military and paramilitary activites, police state, surveillance, incarceration, personal freedoms (business freedoms are all the rage though), and the intersection of climate change to energy policy and externalized (not financially accounted for) environmental damage caused by all of the above.

Stay on the right side of those issues, go to the gym regularly to look sharp, smile just right, read the prompter, and you'll go far in the MSM.

I welcome people like Ed getting their message out on any platform whatsoever, any crack in the corporate firewall is an opportunity to voice opposition positions.

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Response to dreamnightwind (Reply #106)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 05:24 PM

114. Excellent post

 

really shouldn't need to explain this on a progressive site like DU but most of the dissers are probably repug trolls.

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Response to elmac (Reply #114)

Sat Jan 16, 2016, 08:12 PM

116. Thanks, sadly not the case

A few might be RW trolls, but the corporatist wing of our own party and of DU makes it their mission in life to disparage anyone apppearing on RT as being allies, enablers, or propagandists for Putin.

The truth is, they may not like Putin, but what they really don't like is the non-corporate left. They'd rather people like Hartmann and Ed Schultz be silenced, don't want anyone stirring up the people with ideas of single payer or oppoosition to the TPP, etc. It took me a long time to be that cynical about the DLC wing of our party, but in many cases that's exactly where they're coming from.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Fri Jan 15, 2016, 08:28 AM

107. Awesome, cant wait!

Most people here have probably seen this very recent Ed rant on TYT, anyone that hasn't might want to check it out:



I can imagine RT allowing rants like that. MSNBC, CNN, FIX, ABC, CBS, NBC, no chance. PBS, only in very narrowly carved out niche shows that have long prior institutional history, such as Democracy Now (if Ed was oon that show it would just be as a guest). Otherwise, forget about it, no room for left news and opinion.

So I welcome his new show on RT. Hartmann's show there is worth watching, though the RW'ers they have on that show are too painful so I can't always watch it.

Funny, Ed always looked Russian to me, widow's peak and all.

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