MSNBC Host Demoted to Weekends


Ed Schultz, host of The Ed Show on MSNBC (It's OK...we never heard of it either), had a "Big" Exclusive  this week.

Schultz sat down with Scott Prouty, the filmmaker behind the infamous 47 percent video of Mitt Romney. Not sure how this was really any big news? But Schultz and about 4 blogs on the entire Internet thought it was a huge "get".

What did the MSNBC suits think?

Well, they went ahead and demoted Ed and his Ed Show to Weekends.

But of course that's not the way they or Ed are spinning it.

“I raised my hand for this assignment for a number of personal and professional reasons," he said. "My fight on 'The Ed Show' has been for the workers and the middle class. This new time slot will give me the opportunity to produce and focus on stories that I care about and are important to American families and American workers." He added that he did not want to spend all of his time "sitting behind this desk five nights a week."

MSNBC president Phil Griffin said he was "thrilled" for the host. "It’s an exciting time for MSNBC, and I’m looking forward to having Ed’s powerful voice on our network for a long time," he said.

"Or until we kick him out the door completely," Griffin did not say, but was likely thinking.

H/T HuffPo