Pop Minute

Home    Photos    Videos    What's on TV Tonight

MSNBC Suspends Ed Schultz For Calling Laura Ingraham A 'Slut'

MSNBC has suspended Ed Schultz for referring to radio talk show host Laura Ingraham as a "right-wing slut" on his syndicated radio show Tuesday.

The remark came as Schultz spoke about Ingraham's criticism of President Obama's trip to Ireland, where he enjoyed a beer while the Midwest was experiencing devastating tornadoes.

"And what are the Republicans thinking about?," Schultz said. "They're not thinking about their next-door neighbor. They're just thinking about how much this is going to cost. President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Missouri, on Sunday."

"But you know what they're talking about, like this right-wing slut, what's her name? Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she's a talk slut. You see, she was, back in the day, praising President Reagan when he was drinking a beer overseas. But now that Obama's doing it, they're working him over."

Ed Schultz did not host MSNBC's 'The Ed Show' tonight, but he did open it with an emotional address to his viewers as he apologized for his remarks.

"On my radio show yesterday, I used vile and inappropriate language with talking about talk show host Laura Ingraham. I am deeply sorry, and I apologize," he said. "It was wrong, uncalled-for and I apologize for the severity of what I've said."

"It doesn't matter what the circumstances are, what matters is, what I said was terribly vile."

He said he tried to call Ingraham directly to apologize and left a message with his apology. He also met with MSNBC management and offered to take himself off the air "for an indefinite period of time" with a unpaid leave.

I have embarrassed my family. I have embarrassed this company, he said, as he called the moment "the lowest of the low for me."

You can see the apology in its entirety below:

May 26, 2011 |

Related Posts
  Chris Hayes Explains Why Republican 'Tax Cut' Doesn't Add Up
  Stephen Colbert Mocks Lawrence O'Donnell's On-Set Meltdown
  Mika Brzezinski Says President Trump Wanted Name Of Her Doctor
  'Morning Joe' Hosts Reveal Blackmail by Donald Trump and National Enquirer
  Mika Brzezinski & Joe Scarborough Respond, Say Mar-a-Lago Invite Came From Trump
  MSNBC 'Morning Joe' Hosts Joe Scarborough and Mike Brzezinski Engaged
  'Morning Joe' Co-Hosts Explain What Prompted Trump To Finally Unfollow Them
  Greta Van Susteren Lands At MSNBC After Fox News, Carlson Gets Kelly's Slot
  Joe Scarborough Cuts To Commercial After Trump 'Keeps Talking'

© Copyright & Privacy Policy Pop Minute. All rights reserved. | Feedback

Dr. Phil Explains Why He Would Support Oprah For President
Katie Couric Reveals What Amy Schumer Left Out of Her Anal Prank Text Story
Jimmy Kimmel Gets NFL Players To Read 'Mean Tweets'
Pete Holmes Says Marriage Brings Dilemma: Sex or Sleep
Steve Irwin's Widow Hasn't Been On A Date Since His Death
Michael Strahan: It Should Be Downright Illegal To Be Tom Brady
Comedian Tom Papa Jokes About People's Fake Social Media Lives
Jamie Dornan on His Wee-Bag & Shooting 'Fifty Shades' with Dakota Johnson
New York Times' Maggie Haberman On What Really Scares Trump

Latest Photos (bikini babes)


Bella Thorne | Ximena Cordoba | Kristina Peric | Melissa Satta