Don’t look for MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews to sing Ed Schultz’s praises if he’s asked to testify at his colleague’s upcoming trial.
When Schultz was a two bit radio host angling for a silver screen gig, he struck out with Fox News and badmouthed Matthews after his feelers to MSNBC initially fell flat. Schultz asked his then-business partner, Michael Queen, if he should literally be a foaming at the mouth liberal like Matthews to get an MSNBC show.
“Do you think it’s a good idea if I spit all over myself like Chris Mathews [sic] during the [taping of the] pilot ?” Schultz emailed Queen on May 24, 2008.
“What the fuck ? Every time he gives a commentary he’s foaming at the mouth ? Does the guy have some condition we don’t know about ?”
Does Schultz have some kind of rare double spacing disorder that we don’t know about?
Matthews, who lives in overwhelming white Chevy Chase, MD—hey, Chris are you sending out a dog whistle by residing where less than 1 percent of the population is black?—did not reply to a faxed request for comment.
Lawyers for Queen — whose breach of partnership lawsuit says Schultz should have paid him for eventually getting the behemoth broadcaster his MSNBC show — filed the email last Friday.
Already, things are not going well for Schultz.
Schultz’s lawyers, angling yet again for starring roles in Dumb and Dumber 3, apparently listed MSNBC analyst Jonathan Alter as a supporting witness without his permission.
Alter quickly gave Schultz the heave-ho when contacted by this reporter. Alter even claimed he knew nothing about the whole dispute, despite having previously exchanged emails with Queen and Schultz about the proposed show.
Queen’s case against Schultz goes to trial May 11 in Washington, D.C. federal court.
Read the emails: