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Genius Envy: Ed Schultz Gets Tweaked by Rush

November 17, 2009

Well, someone is certainly "obsessed."

Last night, Ed Schultz on MSNBC’s The Ed Show, fell into a trap set by the object of his Genius Envy, Rush Limbaugh. In his Psycho Talk segment, Ed mocked Rush for saying on his radio program last Friday:

The media tweak of the day: Hitler put people in jail to lower the unemployment numbers. Another media tweak: that’s how Dachau started.

Ed either missed the words “media tweak,” or was too busy cribbing from the George Soros-funded Media Matters‘ earlier hit piece on the show. Everyone else took his words as a tip-off that Limbaugh made his statement in anticipation that it would lead the next round of infuriated media coverage. Rush even spent the next segment of his show joking with Snerdley about whether he should bleep his statement.

According to a Google search, most leftists resisted covering the statement, except Sgt. Schultz and Soros’s dumpster-divers. Each has its own reason. Soros pays well for a daily hit on Rush. Schultz is perpetually jealous of Rush’s position in Schultz’s chosen profession.

There is also the third factor in the Left’s coverage of Rush: the Left has no sense of humor. Paul Cooper here at NewsRealblog commented on the last time Rush pulled one over on the Left….

Just over two weeks ago, Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews reported an outrage: Rush had knowingly quoted a bogus thesis supposedly written by Barack Obama. While in a fit of pique about Rush’s vicious intellectual dishonesty, NewsRealblog pointed out the obvious: it was a joke.

This is one of the reasons Schultz, Olbermann, and Matthews’ combined TV audiences barely equals that of Sean Hannity. And Ed Schultz, the Left’s (most recent) “answer to Rush Limbaugh,” is exposed by the man he so desperately wishes to emulate.

  1. November 17, 2009 8:24 pm

    Stupid is as stupid does. Don’t underestimate the power of low-grade intelligence to produce the nonsense that is the liberal media. Schultz lacks an important faculty that really smart people have: The ability to recognize those who are smarter.

  2. Tip Top permalink
    November 17, 2009 8:45 pm

    Trouble is most of Rush’s listeners take his word as gospel. An example of this is Limbaugh’s most recent trouble with the NFL.

    • donnamarie permalink
      November 18, 2009 4:56 am

      Absolutely no comparison. That is wrong-when you listen to Rush you know when he was joking and when he says that it is a “media tweak” there is no nuance. He is putting it out there for the dimwits to go with and make a big deal out of.

      Once again Rush beat them with half his brain “tied behind his back”.

    • Jonathan permalink
      November 18, 2009 5:54 am

      Tip Top,

      One Rush Limbaugh is worth more than any million leftist “thinkers.” The left owns and operates all the major institutions of this country, but Rush Limbaugh has more impact and more authority than ALL of them put together.

      The sad part is that Rush ought to be nothing more than an average pundit. In a perfect world, everyone in the media would talk just like he does.

  3. John Davidson permalink
    November 18, 2009 7:21 am

    Confused postulating is synonymous with Ed Shultz and his fellow cronies.

  4. politicalmoxie permalink
    November 18, 2009 7:52 am

    @ Tar and Feathers

    AMEN! I became an adult when I acknowledged there are people in this world who know more about some things than I do. The problem…culling through “the noise” and mentally acknowledging them. Self education is a lot of work.

  5. politicalmoxie permalink
    November 18, 2009 7:54 am

    THANK YOU Mr. Swindle…you know why!

  6. peachey permalink
    November 18, 2009 5:45 pm

    And they grabbed the ball with both hands and ran full speed to the opponents goal post. Touch down. I think that it is time to bombard these looney tunes at MSNBC with a boat load of media tweaks and misinformation. The end result is funny and amusing to say the least.

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