Thursday, December 01, 2011

Quote of the Day


"Now, and I know that Anderson Cooper floats around in that GQ crowd. I don't know if he's behind it or whether their publicist at CNN, but let me just say, I'm kicking his ass, OK? (GQ can) kiss my ass.

-- MSNBC's resident "angry neighbor" Ed Schultz, after being chosen by GQ magazine as one of the "25 Least Influential People Alive"

Here's the actual quote from the GQ segment, and it's a thing of beauty:

"There are so many repugnant political pundits on TV now, we tend to forget that the likes of Sean Hannity actually represent the best of the lot. Hannity is a piece of shit, but at least he can get your average 85-year-old, gay-hating, gold-hoarding grandma to tune in. Then there are pundits like Schultz. Do you watch The Ed Show on MSNBC? Of course you don't. No one does. The only reason people watch The Ed Show is they're working out in a hotel gym and they can't find a staff member to change the channel to ESPN. Did you know MSNBC suspended Schultz this year? It did! He called Laura Ingraham a "right-wing slut," and he still couldn't get noticed."

The whole list is damn entertaining and knowing that Schultz is basically going on a tear against Anderson Cooper just because Coop happens to be infinitely easier on the ears and eyes as a TV personality -- and a journalist for that matter -- is pure gold.

8 comments:

JohnF said...

Ha! I always love when fat, slow old white guys try to talk about whose ass they're going to kick. Ooooh, we're so scared.

pea said...

Oh, for crap's sake, why not just pull a rant on Sy Newhouse? It makes marginally more sense. What a dick.

Riles said...

Almost spit out my coffee when I got to the title of the GQ article. That's got to bruise the hell out of Ed's ego.

And the actual piece is just fucking hilarious.

ntx said...

I'm as lefty as they come, but 30 seconds of Ed Schultz is about all I can stand before I start thinking about annexing some small country and enslaving all its children.

Anonymous said...

Read the whole thing thinking it said most influential. Didn't make much sense til I saw it said least. Seeing least made me laugh out loud!

Ref said...

I'm hard left as well, but I can't stand him. Someone told me I should listen to him on Air America a few years ago when it was still happening. I listened to twenty solid minutes of him exchanging how-de-doos, weather reports, and fucking cookie recipes with callers before I gave up. No substance at all.

Eric said...

I have only the vaguest idea who this guy even is, not that that's really saying a whole lot.

Anonymous said...

Fat man reminds me of Barf from Spaceballs.