I’m explaining this because there’s no reason to expect you to remember either fact. Here is a picture of Ed Schultz to jog your memory:
Well, maybe he’s got a great personality.
What’s that you say, Page Six? He really really doesn’t?
MSNBC talk show screamer Ed Schultz had a meltdown in the network’s 30 Rock newsroom, shouting at staff, “I’m going to torch this [bleep]ing place.”
The hot-tempered anchor of “The Ed Show” lost it during a phone call in the packed studio and slammed down the phone before exploding.
As astonished MSNBC staff members fell silent, Schultz glared around the room and yelled, “[Bleep]ers!”
A witness told us, “Ed was furious the network was running election-night promos and he wasn’t in them. He’d been arguing on the phone with marketing, then he slammed down the phone and exploded. It was like Mel Gibson had entered the newsroom.”
Except people actually used to like Mel Gibson.
Fuming Schultz was immediately dragged in for a meeting with NBC News President Steve Capus and MSNBC President Phil Griffin following his Aug. 12 meltdown.
Our source added, “Schultz was told: ‘If you do that again, you are fired.’ He broke down crying.”
Now see, Schultz needs to start saving this stuff for when he’s on the air. Maybe then people would actually start watching him. It’s done wonders for Glenn Beck!
P.S. If you’re skeptical that somebody as calm and collected as Ed Schultz is capable of such an outburst, Inside Cable News offers a piece of corroborating evidence from Morning Joe on Aug. 13, the day after the alleged incident: