Video: Ed Schultz stomps off Fox & Friends

posted at 8:30 am on October 18, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

I thought only the hosts could do this! Ed Schultz took his ball and went home yesterday on Fox & Friends after getting challenged by a question from another guest on the show. Watch Schultz get so upset that he forgets to take off his mike and earpiece, leaving himself tethered to the show (via Johnny Dollar’s Place and the Headlines):

In broadcast media, one of the principles professionals know is never to leave dead air, especially not on purpose. Stomping off a show is usually considered terribly unprofessional, and especially in this particular circumstance. Steve Malzberg talked over him, yes, but to ask him a pertinent question before Schultz got wound up in his own personal anecdote. A real professional would have remained on the set and argued back.

What makes this so ridiculous is the almost-nonexistent pretense involved here. If Schultz wants to see how a real professional handles himself, he should look through the CNBC archives and find the ambush that Donny Deutsch sprang on Bernard Goldberg in July 2005.  Goldberg stuck it out even after Deutsch wheedled Goldberg into staying an extra segment and then had three guests yelling over Goldberg, attacking him the entire time.  That’s because Goldberg is a professional, and Schultz is a poseur.

The hosts of F&F have a pretty good time with this, but if I recall, they have little room to talk.  More than one of them have done the same thing as Schultz on occasion.

Update: Commenters say the “walking off” bit among F&F hosts is a running gag.  Well, now they have an even better joke.

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Steve was having a “Joe the plumber” moment and about to get a bit more revalation into who the great and powerful O is…Ed saw himself backed into a corner on it so had to take a powder

jed58 on October 18, 2008 at 8:36 AM

Wow, Schultz. You’re a real man. NOT!
Typical behavior of a three-year old and a liberal.

Josiah on October 18, 2008 at 8:41 AM

nice laugh at the first question.. standard practice..

ridicule any question from the right to try to moot the point.

DaveC on October 18, 2008 at 8:46 AM

The hosts of F&F have a pretty good time with this, but if I recall, they have little room to talk. More than one of them have done the same thing as Schultz on occasion.

You recall wrong because that was done as a JOKE.

SoulGlo on October 18, 2008 at 8:47 AM

Ed Schultz is Fred Flintstone with a nasty attitude.

horatio on October 18, 2008 at 8:47 AM

I think he did it because he suddenly realised after mentioning his sons construction business that he would be asked how much that business makes and didn’t want to have to admit that it might be over $250000.00 and therefore might be subject to Obama’s tax hike.

As the saying goes “It is better to keep your mouth shut and have people think your an idiot than to open it and remove all doubt”.

Dreadnought223 on October 18, 2008 at 8:48 AM

Schultz had to regret that. The arguing seem rather light and good-spirited. Socialists are so sensitive.

This “Joe” thing is really getting to them. They can’t stand that a regular guy exposed their socialist man-child to the world!

ReaganEvangelical on October 18, 2008 at 8:48 AM

Heh… If I might interject a little psycho-analysis…

Schultz thinks Obama is doing Joe wrong.

Skywise on October 18, 2008 at 8:48 AM

I’m outta here, but I’m taking the coffee with me.

whitetop on October 18, 2008 at 8:50 AM

Ed talks over people constantly on Larry King, cry about it bitch.

V15J on October 18, 2008 at 8:54 AM

I saw this happen. My opinion is that it was staged by Schultz for effect as in “how dare you”.

Onager on October 18, 2008 at 8:54 AM

I loved the part where they asked the other guy to storm off so they could be “fair and balanced”. Schultz really revealed himself as a true wanker.

flipflop on October 18, 2008 at 8:55 AM

The walking off thing with the hosts of F&F is a joke. Maybe it started with a real incident because I only watch the first hour but it seems to be an on-going gag. As for Mr. Schultz he was apparently feeling all Ms. Manners about interruptions. Which I agree are annoying but time is short. It was very cartoonish.

Cindy Munford on October 18, 2008 at 8:57 AM

Steve said the “M” word Marxism…next could have been the “C” word (and not the one on the t-shirt) Communism..it’s tough enough for the libs to tolerate the “S” word Socialism. Schultz was about to spill the beans on his own kind…hey, maybe Ed will vote for McCain, now!

gracie on October 18, 2008 at 8:58 AM

“I think he just wants to be on YouTube.”

HA! ;)

lansing quaker on October 18, 2008 at 8:58 AM

Like fungus…they flee from bright lights.

Black Adam on October 18, 2008 at 8:59 AM

the weaselly Jeff Jarvis, an unlikable person, has scrubbed the comments on those two posts, or his commenting software is messed up.

SHOCKING!

benrand on October 18, 2008 at 9:00 AM

Schultz will be a martyr for the libtards now. Faux News wouldn’t let him speak! He was being oppressed by The Man! First Faux is hurting The One and now they are preventing Ed from speaking truth to power!

I wonder if KO will have a special comment on the disgusting treatment of Ed the Martyr.

Mallard T. Drake on October 18, 2008 at 9:00 AM

He was still attached to the cord!!!!!! LOL!!!!! I would have loved to see him trying to get the microphone cord off.

bloggless on October 18, 2008 at 9:00 AM

Schultz should be on YouTube as Ed the Construction guy, who wants to be the beneficiary of redistributed wealth.

horatio on October 18, 2008 at 9:00 AM

Dreadnought223 on October 18, 2008 at 8:48 AM

OOh! I had forgotten that. He really was giving out a lot of personal stuff. His own Obama moment. But instead of spreading the wealth actually acquiring some.

Cindy Munford on October 18, 2008 at 9:01 AM

Reminds me of his fellow liberal Dan Rather.

jgapinoy on October 18, 2008 at 9:01 AM

Hey, libs are wusses.

Benjamin9 on October 18, 2008 at 9:02 AM

Next time Ed can just announce “I’m rubber you’re glue anything you say bounces off me and sticks to you.”

Buttercup on October 18, 2008 at 9:03 AM

I know you are but what am I.

Buttercup on October 18, 2008 at 9:04 AM

what a dope, this was a great clip, enjoyed watching it.

custer on October 18, 2008 at 9:10 AM

What a pussy.

Metro on October 18, 2008 at 9:11 AM

Did anyone see the young gentleman from Hot Air this morning? Remain seated the entire time.

Cindy Munford on October 18, 2008 at 9:12 AM

Schultz will be a martyr for the libtards now. Faux News wouldn’t let him speak! He was being oppressed by The Man! First Faux is hurting The One and now they are preventing Ed from speaking truth to power!

I wonder if KO will have a special comment on the disgusting treatment of Ed the Martyr.

Mallard T. Drake on October 18, 2008 at 9:00 AM

Nah he probably surface sometime today and claim that he stormed off because he felt he was being racially abused by FNC and that to criticise him for doing so is in fact racist.

Dreadnought223 on October 18, 2008 at 9:14 AM

Schultz is bragging that HIS business will get specific breaks from Obama translates either into their banter that his construction business must be lousy and making less than $250K OR OBAMA’S SLIPPING HIM BRIBES TO MESSAGE FOR MARX.

What a bozo.

Joe the Plumber provides better arguments and articulate dialogue than this supposed professional radio host named Ed Schultz. Ed realized he was in over his head, having entered on condition that he get paid whether he stick around or not. Schultz’ loser efforts are exactly what Obama will reward while attacking the working efforts of America’s middle class.

maverick muse on October 18, 2008 at 9:14 AM

Like fungus…they flee from bright lights.
Black Adam

More like roaches…leave the light on in your kitchen and the bugs will scurry to your neighbor’s apartment.

gracie on October 18, 2008 at 9:16 AM

Dreadnought223 on October 18, 2008 at 8:48 AM

True that. Like many liberals, he premised his position on a lie and was called on it right away. Believe me, if his two sons are anywhere near competent in running a construction business it makes more than 250k.

muggedbyreality on October 18, 2008 at 9:20 AM

Goldberg stuck it out even after Deutsch wheedled Goldberg into staying an extra segment and then had three guests yelling over Goldberg, attacking him the entire time. That’s because Goldberg is a professional, and Schultz is a poseur.

This is why I love Coulter. When they ask her a question and prevent her from answering it by talking over her, she does the same thing to them. Luckily, she has a loud voice. Bob Beckel and Alan Colmes pulled this crap on her and when she did it back to them, of course, the hypocrites went ballistic. It was hilarious.

Blake on October 18, 2008 at 9:22 AM

Conservatives are a lot tougher than they realize. For most conservatives, we are used to being on shows where it is 4 to one against us. Yet, conservatives hang in there putting out there principles while getting punched and kicked in front of a laughing liberal audience. If the mainstream media were to actually treat libs like they treat conservatives,, there would be no libs. This is just another example,, yes, they are ruthless,, they can be shrewed,, they are only at their best when they can control the mob and the message,, or when they sneak up on you in the middle of the night and steal your McCain sign,,, yep,,, but turn on the light and show up with a friend or two and they run and cower.

JellyToast on October 18, 2008 at 9:24 AM

and the liberal blogs and MSM start digging into the personal information about his sons and their construction business in 5,4,3,2….

BuckNutty on October 18, 2008 at 9:24 AM

Ed Schultz reminds me of Bob Beckel’s younger brother.

Hilts on October 18, 2008 at 9:25 AM

BuckNutty on October 18, 2008 at 9:24 AM

No, he’s a lefty, they don’t care about his sons or their business unless they are building something for a Republican for free or discount.

Cindy Munford on October 18, 2008 at 9:30 AM

muggedbyreality on October 18, 2008 at 9:20 AM

Damn straight. Besides, what the hell does Joe Biden know about the plumbing business? He probably hasn’t even opened his own car door in years.

I’ve been talking to people in construction, and it is definitely possible for a good plumber to make money hand over fist, even to the tune of $250K/year. Of course, you’ve probably got two or three guys working for you, more than one van, your wife doing the books back home, and a good year in the market. Right now, in DC, even with things the way they are, there are still new construction projects going under way.

What will happen to them when income starts getting “redistributed”?

manwithblackhat on October 18, 2008 at 9:33 AM

Ed you are such a wuss!

Mr. Joe on October 18, 2008 at 9:34 AM

This is why I love Coulter. When they ask her a question and prevent her from answering it by talking over her, she does the same thing to them. Luckily, she has a loud voice. Bob Beckel and Alan Colmes pulled this crap on her and when she did it back to them, of course, the hypocrites went ballistic. It was hilarious.

Did you ever see her take on Jeremy Paxman? Now that was hilarious.

lodge on October 18, 2008 at 9:36 AM

Ed do your sons run their construction business like that? If they did I would be pretty sure they don’t make $250K+. Ed when you get mocked by Fox & Friends you really are a…well a Democrat!

Mr. Joe on October 18, 2008 at 9:37 AM

Like my Dad used to tell me, “Be a man and stand your ground; or be a child and get knocked to the ground.”

Schultz is another liberal hack who has no defensible arguments, only rhetoric and slander.

Richard Romano on October 18, 2008 at 9:38 AM

Don’t worry Ed, you puss. When The One True Cream Cheese is president, you’ll just be able to denounce your opponents and Fauxbama’s praetorian civilian guard will snap them up for reeducation and lifetime disappearance.

Western_Civ on October 18, 2008 at 9:39 AM

Hilarious!

becki51758 on October 18, 2008 at 9:42 AM

It was great to hear the word Marxist said aloud. Let’s hope that this remark signals that the gloves are off and that a genuine discussion of what Marxism entails is on the table for some adult discussion. Contrasting Marxism with conservative capitalist theory is long overdue.

onlineanalyst on October 18, 2008 at 9:45 AM

Aww come on guys, be fair. That lardo just saw some doughnuts in the back being eaten by the skinny Republican cameraman.

Anywho, WAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

leetpriest on October 18, 2008 at 9:57 AM

and the liberal blogs and MSM start digging into the personal information about his sons and their construction business in 5,4,3,2….

BuckNutty on October 18, 2008 at 9:24 AM

Why would they do that? Shultz is a liberal, hence his son’s business probably has cooked books. If anything they’re probably crafting fables about how the mythical one-horned Bushcheneyrove beast is using the CIA to spy on this two-bit construction joint.

leetpriest on October 18, 2008 at 10:02 AM

I think Ed Shultz Did not want to see his kids become the next, ‘Joe the Plumber’.

c3ichief on October 18, 2008 at 10:04 AM

Maybe he just realied he didnt have tags on his cement trucks…. gawd sakes…. stay and fight dude or don’t come one to begin with.

johnnyU on October 18, 2008 at 10:15 AM

None of these shows has any useful information any more.

Who would ever listen to lard a$$ on purpose anyway?

tarpon on October 18, 2008 at 10:17 AM

Go Malzberg! (a buddy of mine from college radio days!) Glad to see him take on these creeps. He is one of the good guys.

J.J. Sefton on October 18, 2008 at 10:27 AM

Well folks better get used to this kind of ‘its my ball and I am going home’ kind of behavior. With both houses and the WH under their control the liberals will think they don’t even have to talk to the other side or the unwashed.

THAT is why BHO needs to be defeated.

Dr. Dog on October 18, 2008 at 10:36 AM

I like the point above about investigating Ed-tard’s sons’ construction business.

Prolly just realized they don’t have contractor licenses….ROFL!

This is where the fruition of Ace’s thread here will pay off:

http://minx.cc/?post=275889

Let’s roll.

ex-Democrat on October 18, 2008 at 10:40 AM

“Liberal Talk-Show Host”? No wonder I’ve never heard of him.

cpr on October 18, 2008 at 10:52 AM

I posted this yesterday on malkin.com under Michelle’s post about appearing on F&F; I theorized that at least she didn’t walk off the set:

Ed Schultz is a joke. He pillories Sarah Palin but in reality he’s just a man jealous that she’s a much better marksman than he is. Eddie’s a big hunter but, Sarah Palin never accidentally shot her own hunting dog. Yes, back in that late ’80’s Ed shot his own hunting dog.

I’m from Fargo (where Ed is based) Ed was the “Voice of the Bison” on a local radio station in the late ’80s; he did the play-by-play for the NDSU Bison football team. I was in the student section at each home game where one of our favorite chants was “Ed shot his dog. Ed shot his dog……etc.” The announcers booth was right behind the student section and he had no problem hearing us and it used to send him into a rage. He’s not very respected in his home market, if he didn’t have his national show, he’d be out of a job.

mngirl on October 18, 2008 at 11:00 AM

The Video that could cost Obama the election:

http://www.nextgenerationcorp.com/NextGenBlog/?p=68

AdrianS on October 18, 2008 at 11:23 AM

Schultz had to regret that. The arguing seem rather light and good-spirited. Socialists are so sensitive.
ReaganEvangelical on October 18, 2008 at 8:48 AM

No, they aren’t. They are the most insensitive people around.
I’ve watched Ed Schultz not just talk-over people, but do a verbal hit and run. He became the equivalent of a lingusitic MG 42 with a cyclic rate of 1200 words a minute.

Amendment X on October 18, 2008 at 11:29 AM

Actualy kinda funny…

I think I can tell you what happened. He suddenly realized that by HIM mentioning his sons business, and then the 250 question, he had put a big bullseye on HIS SONS privacy and business.

Face it, the Left has made this whole thing ugly, and personal, and in your face, and the Right is responding and starting to get ugly as well.

Romeo13 on October 18, 2008 at 11:32 AM

This is the inevitable response of socialists to any challenge. You’re not allowed to ask any questions they didn’t write for you in advance. I can think of a few trenchant conservatives, including a few of our Hot Air posters, who could have made Obama leave the stage during the debates.

However, if Obama gets into power, the people asking the questions will be the ones leaving.

Doctor Zero on October 18, 2008 at 11:37 AM

Shot his dog? The doofus shot himself in his foot….. what a moron…. when I would drive on business to Fargo, that idiot always made me laugh….. North Dakota knows better……. I hope!

MNDavenotPC on October 18, 2008 at 11:41 AM

Is Ed Schultz the guy in the german army on Hogans Hero’s?

kanda on October 18, 2008 at 11:54 AM

Like my Dad used to tell me, “Be a man and stand your ground; or be a child and get knocked to the ground.”

Schultz is another liberal hack who has no defensible arguments, only rhetoric and slander and hissy fits.

Richard Romano on October 18, 2008 at 9:38 AM

Fixed.

Disturb the Universe on October 18, 2008 at 11:57 AM

Gretchen is so yummy.

fossten on October 18, 2008 at 12:02 PM

I’ll say it again – Liberalism is perpetual childhood.

Candy Slice on October 18, 2008 at 12:26 PM

Good grief! That wasn’t even a tough question!

heh. Wanker.

Jewels on October 18, 2008 at 12:38 PM

Another thin skinned Lib. Screw him. Big baby.

mindhacker on October 18, 2008 at 12:52 PM

Andrew Sullivan explains why Barack Obama is so conservative:

“Obama’s skin color has obscured a pretty basic fact about him: he seems to have had a very conservative private life as a public figure. His marriage and family life have been much more traditional than John McCain’s – someone who admits to promiscuity and adultery and divorce. Unlike McCain he’s a long-time regular church-goer.
Sullivan twists himself in knots

And what church would that be Andrew? Obama’s Church for Twenty Years

But if you raise issues about Obama’s church, you are racist.

You cannot make this stuff up.

Mr. Joe on October 18, 2008 at 1:12 PM

I don’t understand libs. They are such wusses. Gutless turds.

foxforce91 on October 18, 2008 at 1:36 PM

Liberals are adolescent children. I attended a debate where Michael Medved dismantled this tool Schultz and he was shouting and swearing every time he was disproven or out-reasoned.

Grafted on October 18, 2008 at 1:57 PM

Well given Obama’s remarks about Fox news lately I can pretty much guarantee under an Obama administration FNC wouldn’t even be let onto the grounds of the White House let alone the press room.

Dreadnought223 on October 18, 2008 at 2:19 PM

Ask a legitimate question about obama and his “plan” for America and this is what we always get..empty words, in this case,..ti’s just an empty seat.

christene on October 18, 2008 at 2:47 PM

Ah,Ed,umm,this is Houston,ummm,before re-entry,umm,
do you know your still tethered,umm,this could turn
out messy,ah Ed,Ed you there,Ed this is Houston,Ed,
Ed you there………………….(Snark).Haha

canopfor on October 18, 2008 at 2:59 PM

Is it because the polls are now so close!

Or,be very careful how you speak of Hopey!!

canopfor on October 18, 2008 at 3:04 PM

This is why I love Coulter. When they ask her a question and prevent her from answering it by talking over her, she does the same thing to them.

Just to be fair, I saw Ann Coulter leave Hanity and Colmes once when KP was guesting for Colmes. It was over a year ago at least.

Having said that, I LOVE F&F and the way they handled this. Hilarious!

Ordinary1 on October 18, 2008 at 4:05 PM

Don’t get me wrong. I’m a BIG fan of Ann Coulter! Just sayin’.

Ordinary1 on October 18, 2008 at 4:06 PM

The hosts of F&F have a pretty good time with this, but if I recall, they have little room to talk. More than one of them have done the same thing as Schultz on occasion.

Update: Commenters say the “walking off” bit among F&F hosts is a running gag. Well, now they have an even better joke.

I was going to say… Unless you’ve seen something I haven’t, Ed, I don’t know them to “walk off”, outside of joking. Brian in particular likes to do it, forcing his coanchors to read a tease when caught off guard.

RightWinged on October 18, 2008 at 4:09 PM

That was hilarious! You have got to be kidding. That big guy is that thin skinned to walk off the set because he got interrupted?

This way outbeats the over-rated Tina Fey anyday of the week. The woman is so not funny, but ok, that’s a different story. This was real funny.

Conservatives R Us on October 18, 2008 at 8:08 PM

What. A. Homo.

LimeyGeek on October 18, 2008 at 9:04 PM

I saw this happen. The situation wasn’t enough to walk off…. this is staged by the left to make sure Fox stays semi-in-the-tank for Obama… sort of a warning shot. Like Obama’s comment about his leading being much bigger if it wasn’t for Fox. The risk to Fox in their fairly recent changes are that those of us that consider ourselves true conservatives will resort more and more to the Internet and less and less to Fox. If someone came along with a TRUE conservative channel (sort of the mirror of MSNBC), Fox would lose half to two-thirds of their audience and become a CNN wanna-be.

CC – BHO: “my Muslim faith”

CapedConservative on October 18, 2008 at 9:27 PM

Schultz looks like Al Gore, but without the passion or backbone.

ynot4tony2 on October 19, 2008 at 3:03 PM