Howard Kurtz's Media Notes column profiles Ed Schultz, a "prairie-dwelling, red-meat-eating, gun-toting former conservative" liberal radio talk show host.
The show was developed with $1.8 million from Democracy Radio, a New York nonprofit run by Tom Athans, the husband of Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), with a board composed of three Clinton administration veterans.
And people were mad about Armstrong Williams being paid $241,000 by Bush. I guess liberal radio doesn't stand up by itself without massive funding from party insiders. How can anyone respect the guy's opinion after receiving such huge backing from partisan sources?
He also opposes abortion but doesn't talk about it on the air, calling it "a lousy talk radio topic."
Or maybe he doesn't want to offend his backers? It's a shame he's anti-abortion, that's one of the few issues where I agree with liberals.
Why do we need another liberal radio show anyway? Liberals already have NPR, all liberal all the time, and conveniently funded by the taxpayer.