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106. He could do better if
Fri Jan 15, 2016, 08:21 AM
Jan 2016

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.

Oh dear...this will ruffle some feathers. elias49 Jan 2016 #1
Oh yes elmac Jan 2016 #4
progressive voice?? SCantiGOP Jan 2016 #29
It beats any network American corps own. floriduck Jan 2016 #41
Dear god, I cant believe I just read this...wow randys1 Jan 2016 #76
God is spelled with a capital D. floriduck Jan 2016 #77
I'll respond SCantiGOP Jan 2016 #83
You are letting your Putinphobia get the best is you. floriduck Jan 2016 #86
If you show me SCantiGOP Jan 2016 #87
oh look, a new Putin supporter on DU. How charming...not uhnope Jan 2016 #90
god says putin is an asshole, you should listen to god snooper2 Jan 2016 #110
He likely has a contract like Thom Hartmann. Really, Scantigop, Duval Jan 2016 #45
I wish people would stop the fearmongering about Russia. MattSh Jan 2016 #66
+1 n/t LittleGirl Jan 2016 #70
I have made up my own mind SCantiGOP Jan 2016 #75
I guess you can just go burn U of M Dem Jan 2016 #89
+1000 uhnope Jan 2016 #91
Jesse was also censored by MSNBC Mnpaul Jan 2016 #82
omg--please tell me yr post is a joke uhnope Jan 2016 #92
Do you have any proof otherwise? Mnpaul Jan 2016 #96
They know they need to get on the progressive wave bandwagon. They know what's going on litlbilly Jan 2016 #2
I love the RT lineup. Ed Suspicious Jan 2016 #3
Yes, so do I elmac Jan 2016 #7
big Ed is back! yuiyoshida Jan 2016 #5
And they fired this man because of what............................ turbinetree Jan 2016 #6
+1 elmac Jan 2016 #8
ratings. they dropped Ed because of ratings uhnope Jan 2016 #93
no it was for being against tpp. roguevalley Jan 2016 #108
Bad move Ed. iandhr Jan 2016 #9
I'm not a fan of Russia or Putin, but I am a fan of diversity in news and of Thom Hartmann and JDPriestly Jan 2016 #12
My point was that appearing on RT iandhr Jan 2016 #14
The mainstream media has just betrayed America. I can't stand to watch most of it. JDPriestly Jan 2016 #23
I think the media sucks for the most part as well. iandhr Jan 2016 #32
It sure hasn't been counter-productive to Thom Hartmann. Duval Jan 2016 #48
RT doesn't have to tell Hartmann what to say AT ALL on his show for their easy to accomplish purpose cascadiance Jan 2016 #72
Kremlin propaganda? elmac Jan 2016 #15
Spot on!! Duval Jan 2016 #49
( ._.) Marty McGraw Jan 2016 #60
I don't think Ed will be selling out to Russian propaganda. Elmer S. E. Dump Jan 2016 #37
I don't either. iandhr Jan 2016 #38
His message is his message - I know what is priorities are. Elmer S. E. Dump Jan 2016 #43
and Comcast is better exactly how? Kip Humphrey Jan 2016 #42
Comcast wants an additional $22 floriduck Jan 2016 #46
pootie has some jobs, things like posting on websites and stuff...shit, after 5-6K posts snooper2 Jan 2016 #111
The Putin News Network? dlwickham Jan 2016 #10
They have RT elmac Jan 2016 #18
VOA is "boring". Yeah that's a reason to be a cheerleader for a fascist's personal TV station uhnope Jan 2016 #95
HURRAH! JDPriestly Jan 2016 #11
RT.com? Pravada the Next Generation? Kelvin Mace Jan 2016 #13
I've never heard of RT Network lark Jan 2016 #16
Yes it is elmac Jan 2016 #20
I have COMCASTY 250+ level and I don't have it Ferd Berfel Jan 2016 #22
Thats strange, I have the very basic channel package elmac Jan 2016 #25
195 is MAX HD here - Ferd Berfel Jan 2016 #27
same her but we have it on demigoddess Jan 2016 #56
It's RT, as in Russia Today. MynameisBlarney Jan 2016 #31
Wow, I didn't know that and yes it is heartbreaking. lark Jan 2016 #33
I don't know what would happen to be honest. MynameisBlarney Jan 2016 #34
And America's actions in Syria are honorable? MattSh Jan 2016 #67
Probbly not, but Russia just adds to the chaos and destruction. lark Jan 2016 #113
Sadly, Ed will sell out like Hartmann did uhnope Jan 2016 #97
RT America is carried by Dish and Direct TV, I don't know about Comcast. Their shows appalachiablue Jan 2016 #35
Where is RT on DirecTv? Ilsa Jan 2016 #51
I watch RT USA on Dish and thought Direct TV carried it like they do FSTV, Free Speech TV appalachiablue Jan 2016 #59
I listen to Thom on Sirius, and Ilsa Jan 2016 #85
Great! This will be a forum in which Ed can let loose! Ferd Berfel Jan 2016 #17
It will be nice to see him again., betterdemsonly Jan 2016 #19
Terrific! nt valerief Jan 2016 #21
RT News is very much like Fox News, only with less conflict over their objectives. cheapdate Jan 2016 #24
Yeah & marginal liberals who fail go to RT the way loser GOP politicians go to RW talk radio uhnope Jan 2016 #98
RT? MynameisBlarney Jan 2016 #26
Thanks! Can't keep a good man down, Go Big Ed! Great Bio/Background & Video in the RT article. appalachiablue Jan 2016 #28
Ed Under The Bus In 5 4 3 2 1 ... cantbeserious Jan 2016 #30
Uh...someone's missing! nt elias49 Jan 2016 #36
I noticed that too newthinking Jan 2016 #79
Could he not have gone to Democracy Now? Or TYT? MynameisBlarney Jan 2016 #39
Paycheck over principles. tabasco Jan 2016 #63
I have missed Ed Schultz!! His coming at primetime is a boost. Duval Jan 2016 #40
Too bad elfin Jan 2016 #44
Welcome back, Big Ed Jack Rabbit Jan 2016 #47
Good for Ed. RT is great. PoliticalPothead Jan 2016 #50
Exactly LiberalLovinLug Jan 2016 #58
This message was self-deleted by its author Maedhros Jan 2016 #52
Just added RT to my ROKU Stainless Jan 2016 #53
Amen! elmac Jan 2016 #55
Given how many of them have revealed as defenders of Ted Cruze's honor I doubt they betterdemsonly Jan 2016 #62
lol -- the xenophobe card comes out! yes! uhnope Jan 2016 #100
Ed was wrong on keystone for quite a while. gvstn Jan 2016 #54
Lovin' this development! Plucketeer Jan 2016 #57
He's going to be a Russian propagandist now? Renew Deal Jan 2016 #61
And what's she up to now? MattSh Jan 2016 #68
LOL, your posts crack me up, she is doing just fine, oh, and tweeted about this OP! snooper2 Jan 2016 #112
Truthdig: How Cold War-Hungry Neocons Stage Managed RT Anchor Liz Wahl’s Resignation newthinking Jan 2016 #115
Jesus...Fucking....Christ Blue_Tires Jan 2016 #64
It's other worldly seeing Marty McGraw Jan 2016 #65
i would watch Ed on ANY channel he appears on including that bonniebgood Jan 2016 #69
Love Ed. He was reamed by the new owners of MSNBC. Dirtbags. Thank you for this good news. n/t Judi Lynn Jan 2016 #71
Welp, no more Ed for me. Sad that he decided to become a paid Putin shill. Odin2005 Jan 2016 #73
Yep elmac Jan 2016 #74
Another voice of liberals on Russian TV, I suppose he will doc03 Jan 2016 #78
I take it you have never watched RT elmac Jan 2016 #80
I have seen enough of Hartmann on Putin TV talking like a Democrat. Then he writes books doc03 Jan 2016 #103
He did that before he was on TV. newthinking Jan 2016 #81
Ah, Commies! colsohlibgal Jan 2016 #84
Ed was dumped because of bad ratings. & if you aren't a fan of Putin you don't watch his network uhnope Jan 2016 #99
tpp. Google it roguevalley Jan 2016 #109
Interesting move HeiressofBickworth Jan 2016 #88
“There is a fight for the heart and soul of our country right now." TipTok Jan 2016 #94
As a child of the cold war and no fan of Putin, SusanCalvin Jan 2016 #101
Not a big fan of Putin, too right wing, a bald GW elmac Jan 2016 #102
Interesting information, thanks. nt SusanCalvin Jan 2016 #105
It's a long way down redstateblues Jan 2016 #104
He could do better if dreamnightwind Jan 2016 #106
Excellent post elmac Jan 2016 #114
Thanks, sadly not the case dreamnightwind Jan 2016 #116
Awesome, cant wait! dreamnightwind Jan 2016 #107
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