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MSNBC moves Ed Schultz to weekends

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In related news, Ed Schultz had a weekday show on MSNBC.

Brian Stelter:

One of MSNBC’s most important and lucrative time slots, 8 p.m., is about to get a new host. But MSNBC won’t name the person quite yet.

The existing 8 p.m. host, Ed Schultz, surprised his viewers on Wednesday night by saying that Thursday night’s edition of “The Ed Show” would be his last. In April he will take a new weekend shift from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

You know what’s even funnier? Most nights, Ed had better ratings than Anderson Cooper.

And you know what’s even funnier than that? Last night, Ed’s big get was Scott Prouty, the guy who “bravely” released that video of Romney saying stuff about poor people.* I was skeptical about how “brave” Prouty was, but just look at the results. He came out of the closet and instantly got Ed Schultz demoted. That’s because MSNBC is run by corporations, maaaaaaaaan. Etc., etc.

(Hat tip: JWF)


P.P.S. Taking over for Schultz: ratings juggernaut Chris Hayes.

*Obama cares about the poor. That’s why he keeps making more of them, so they won’t be lonely.

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Jim Treacher