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Robert Stacey Stacy McCain spotted the the hypocrisy:

Ed Schultz Goes Way Off-Message

Ed Schultz, The Angriest Man on Television™

Posted on | December 13, 2013

The Angriest Man on TV™ gets paid big bucks for his act as a left-wing populist who hates Republicans like God hates sin. Alas, when it comes to the lowly wage slaves who haul the freight at his network, Ed Schultz sounds like more like Ebenezer Scrooge:

Ed Schultz decided to take a break from his normal act of ranting against Republicans today by raging against some fellow liberals who had the temerity to criticize him and other MSNBC hosts for declining to publicly take the side of union members in a dispute they’re having with the cable channel’s parent company, NBC Universal.

Schultz . . . lashed out at a report from which mentioned him: “I become the target because I’m living good. I become the target because I have a platform. . . . They’re just out to take somebody down who’s got something they don’t have.” . . .

“I’m not going to lower myself to people who just have got employment envy, income envy, exposure envy, platform envy,” Schultz said, according to a Salon transcription of the show. . . .

Schultz also attacked an internet columnist named David Sirota in a way that could not be construed as anything but “punching down.”

“It’s interesting that you have had class envy on me for years, that you’re never going to be as big as I am. That’s what you’re all about, Sirota.” He reiterated his opinion moments later, calling Sirota a “loser.”

Wow, that’s weird. I actually agree with Ed Schultz: His critics are envious, and David Sirota is certainly a loser. But that message is not in sync with the egalitarian ethos of the Left, and Ed Schultz just exposed himself as a loud, phony, hypocritical plutocrat.

More at the link. We are, of course, not surprised in the slightest that the Heroes of the Working Man are strong union supporters, right up until the moment that the union has a dispute with their companies. From the Kennedy family’s opposition to the Cape Wind project because it could “be seen from Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Hundreds of flashing lights to warn airplanes away from the turbines will steal the stars and nighttime views,” meaning the views from the Kennedy estates, to Senatrix Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a strong advocate for higher taxes on wealthier people to pay for more social spending, who chose not to pay a voluntarily higher state income tax rate in Massachusetts on her own income of $716,000, to 2004 Democratic Vice Presidential nominee John Edwards’ use of a subchapter S Corporation to save himself $591,000 in federal taxes, to Nobel Peace Prize laureate and über-environmentalist Al Gore selling his failing Current TV network to Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, whose county earns its billions of dollars by producing and selling the very fossil fuels Mr Gore loudly complains are destroying our climate, our wealthier American liberals have managed to be quite conservative when it comes to their individual interests, when it comes to Their Money rather than Other People’s Money. At The First Street Journal, we call that Democrisy, and in the cases of the Kennedys and Mr Gore, we can add the Ecopocrisy label as well.

Karen, the Lonely Conservative, noted more Democrisy:

War On Women: Dems Attack And Belittle Female Physician For Testifying About Obamacare
by Lonely Conservative • December 14, 2013

Democrats would like us all to think that when it comes to women they’re our knights in shining armor, riding in to protect us from icky Republicans and conservatives. But if a woman dares to speak the truth about their dreadful policies they whip out their pitchforks faster than you can say “war on women.”

Dr Patricia McCaughlin, testifying before Congress

Dr. Patricia McLaughlin, whose ObamaCare woes were first highlighted in The Post, gave a House committee a simple prescription for the defective health care law: “Fix it!”But Democratic lawmakers pounced on her for relating how she got hit with an ObamaCare “double whammy.”

McLaughlin told the House Oversight Committee, which invited her to testify after reading The Post article, how she had lost the group health plan for her four-person office.

Then, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield dropped her from its provider network, forcing her patients using that insurance to go elsewhere or pay out of pocket, she said.

Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) questioned whether McLaughlin was dumped from the network because her “credentials” weren’t as good as other doctors’.

More at the link. Dr McLaughlin found out that our good Democratic friends, those oh-so-noble supporters of women’s rights who castigate any Republican proposal they possibly can as a #WarOnWomen, will turn tooth-and-nail on any woman who dares to deviate from the Democratic Party line: note Martin Bashir’s suggestion that someone should defecate in Sarah Palin’s mouth, for which he was subsequently resigned,1 or any mention at all of Christine O’Donnell on the Delaware Liberal.

Sister Toldjah noted that Mitt Romney turned out to have been right in what he said.

Hube pointed out the Denver Post’s selective editing out of a school shooter’s political views. Donald Douglas wrote about the same issue.

L D Jackson wrote that the President’s minions are denying that his immigration policy is actually his.

William Teach noted the impact of anthropogenic global warming on Santa Claus. So, if you can’t get your kids much for Christmas this year, you can blame global warming, and, of course, George Bush.

And finally, John Hitchcock takes a brief time out from his time on the road with an article on Truth Before Dishonor.

  1. That may look like a tortured grammatical construction, but it isn’t: “he was resigned” is The First Street Journal’s way of saying that he resigned his position, but that he had no choice in the matter. In the Army, the word is “voluntold.”

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