So Not OK: MSNBC's Ed Schultz Calls Laura Ingraham a "Right-Wing Slut"

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UPDATE: MSNBC released a statement Wednesday afternoon reading in its entirety: "MSNBC management met with Ed Schultz this afternoon and accepted his offer to take one week of unpaid leave for the remarks he made yesterday on his radio program. Ed will address these remarks on his show tonight, and immediately following begin his leave. Remarks of this nature are unacceptable and will not be tolerated."

Left-wing pundit Ed Schultz, host of the MSNBC TV program The Ed Show, called right-wing talk show host Laura Ingraham a "slut" -- twice. Check out this audio from his (non-MSNBC-affiliated) radio program, The Ed Schulz Show:

The transcript:

Rain, thunderstorms, winds getting whipped into tornadoes of horrific proportions. Hot weather, all of this stuff. And what are the Republicans thinking about? 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.

Listen to me, Mr. Shultz: There's a very strong phrase that one can use to describe someone you think is wrong. "YOU ARE WRONG." Stick with that and maybe you won't get fired.

Ed Shultz
Photo by Earl Cryer/ZUMA Press

This isn't the first time Shultz has gone off the rails. BlogHer Tennessee Guerrilla Women has been tracking Schultz' woman-hatin' language over the years.

In 2010, Shultz used the phrase "Sissies in the White House."

And in 2009, Schultz called Sarah Palin a "bad mother." Lovely:

From Tennessee Guerrilla Women:

This is how the boys play politics. Why should they change the rules? They already had to cool it with the racist insults. Why should they have to clean up the sexist crap too?

The only way we are ever going to get anything approaching equal representation for women in this sick misogyny-infested boy-dominated cowboy country is by changing the wild west frat house rules so that finally politics is fit for women and children, and sane men.

I think both of Schultz' employers should fire him and send a message that this language is way across the line -- not acceptable. What do you think?

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