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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 Salon.com 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.
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  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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  2. 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. … 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.

    Unfortunately, this falls into the “Dog bites Mailman” category of story. IOW, so typical of them that it’s barely worth noting any more.

    Or, as Art downs used to say – It’s like thinking you can pick up a turd from the clean end.

  3. I’ll take sides in a Union Dispute, they have shoes and can walk the line forever. My father was paid moderately well for being in a union. But those unpaid 3 month vacations he got via strikes every few years ate up any gains made by the strike. The BEST Union story I have is the Caterpillar Strike in York, PA. Caterpillar wanted to restructure the wage scales with skilled at the top, and unskilled at the bottom. The union said no way and were on strike for months and months. Cat told them if they settled based on the union demands, they’re moving that operation SOUTH. The union got their way, and Cat moved the plant to the Carolinas. Now it’s just a big warehouse. The other Union to the west of Cat and across US 30 at Harley-Davidson said to management, let’s work together and make this plant better. They did and Harley expanded.

  4. Unions in the private sector have to be partners with their companies. Yeah, unions are going to try to get as much as they can for the workers, but they cannot demand so much that they put the company out of business; is it somehow better to lose a higher wage job than it is to keep it at a slightly lower wage?

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