Big, red liberal Ed Schultz has officially joined the Russian government’s RT America network.
Starting on January 25, he will have a new show entitled, “News with Ed Schultz.”
Schultz’s “The Ed Show” was cut from MSNBC in the fall of 2015 as part of a network rebrand.
RT America is the Kremlin’s English-language “propaganda outlet” in America. (RELATED: Anchor on Russia’s English-language propaganda network quits on air over Ukraine [VIDEO])
In March of 2014, two RT America anchors quit on live television in protest over Russia’s invasion of Crimea.
According to the Columbia Journalism Review, the network originally known as “Russia Today” “was conceived as a soft-power tool to improve Russia’s image abroad, to counter the anti-Russian bias the Kremlin saw in the Western media.”
In an RT press release announcing Schultz’s hiring, Margarita Simonyan, RT’s editor-in-chief said, “With Ed helming a show, we are continuing the tradition of collaborating with top international journalistic talent that engages our audience by providing in-depth coverage, analysis and commentary on important but underreported issues to millions of US viewers.”
“I am very excited to be joining RT. The network is firmly established outside of US corporate media and is not afraid to give a platform to diverse voices, stories and perspectives to its viewers, even if it ruffles some mainstream feathers. I can’t think of a better fit than a news broadcaster that bullishly pursues issues that matter to hardworking Americans.”
“News with Ed Schultz” will air weeknights at 8 pm EST on RT America.