Ed Schultz: Why is the mainstream media rooting so hard for ObamaCare to fail?

posted at 7:41 pm on November 13, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

I’m not sure I understand the intended metaphor here — check out the weirdness starting at around the 2:00 mark — but I gather that he wishes the mainstream media would behave a lot more like his hunting lab when somebody tries to take something away from him. “He just will not let it go. That’s how we have to be. We have to be loyal to the cause. We have to hunt the same way every day, no matter how many birds or how much negativity is out there. We go after it the same way every time. That’s how you win!” So… I suppose, according to Schultz, the right thing for the mainstream media to do would be to deliberately not cover the millions of Americans losing their insurance plans, unable to access the website, and watching their new premiums skyrocket? To ignore, gloss over, or relentlessly spin away all of ObamaCare’s prohibitive problems, eschewing accuracy and any sort of journalistic integrity, in order to circle the wagons around ObamaCare? Am I getting that right?

But I’ll tell you what, there has been an onslaught of negativity on health care in this country which just baffles my mind. Why is it that people in the media have a fascination with failure? They will take a number and they will make a negative story out of it. Well, sometimes there’s only one bird in the field. But if you harvest in it, you’re going to eat good tonight. Why is it that we have people in the media in this country that, as I said, are fixed on failure, or fixated with something negative that they just want to drive it home. … Why is it that all of a sudden, we have this huge conflict in this pitbull mentality that we just won’t give up? The mainstream media, I believe, wants ObamaCare to fail. They look for every negative number they can find. They’re afraid to do a positive story, because they’re afraid that somebody might not watch. The media is just cherry picking the bad facts that are out there, repeating them over and over again, and in many cases, they’re making stuff up.


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Does Ed read the NYT?

Schadenfreude on November 13, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Too bad Ann didn’t say “Kenyan prince” :)

Schadenfreude on November 13, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Ed, understand this. Simple as it gets there son.

Bmore on November 13, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Go see Drudge. That picture with the “Puny”, perfect.

Schadenfreude on November 13, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Schadenfreude on November 13, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Lolz! ; )

Bmore on November 13, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Bmore, RWM wanted you to take this big ship, she supplied a link, and photoshop something about obama’care’ on it…in the open thread, I think.

Schadenfreude on November 13, 2013 at 7:46 PM

We have to be loyal to the cause.

wbcoleman on November 13, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Schadenfreude on November 13, 2013 at 7:46 PM

She did? Well when you see her have her email me. ; )

Bmore on November 13, 2013 at 7:47 PM

MSNBC viewers can’t handle the truth!

myiq2xu on November 13, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Special Ed is mentally ill.

Resist We Much on November 13, 2013 at 7:46 PM

The reason the Fraud is Chief…Ed represents all the crazies in the land.

The NYT is also mentally ill. Not once before, since the 70s, did they use such deceiving language than they did today about obama’s lies.

Schadenfreude on November 13, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Special Ed is mentally ill.

Resist We Much on November 13, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Bmore is only half paying attention of late. Schadenfreude said you might have work. Send me what you’d like . ; )

Bmore on November 13, 2013 at 7:48 PM

But I’ll tell you what, there has been an onslaught of negativity on health care in this country which just baffles my mind.

Noted: Baffle Meter peg barely moved.

hillsoftx on November 13, 2013 at 7:48 PM

She did? Well when you see her have her email me. ; )

Bmore on November 13, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Hah, she just commented here. Let’s hope she’ll link for you.

Schadenfreude on November 13, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Ed, understand this. Simple as it gets there son.

Bmore on November 13, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Mr. B, is it really that difficult to put a pit of fire underneath? :)

arnold ziffel on November 13, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Bmore, RWM wanted you to take this big ship, she supplied a link, and photoshop something about obama’care’ on it…in the open thread, I think.

Schadenfreude on November 13, 2013 at 7:46 PM

I am now calling it CostaConcordiaCare

…and, Bmore – the luv – is going to put the Obamacare logo on this baby and have a tonne of blue rats jumping off…

http://cryptome.org/2012-info/costa-concordia/pict35.jpg

Aren’t you, Bmore? (please)

Resist We Much on November 13, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Darn, Ed has Ohio in the Moving Forward group.

Can we do something to trigger a reassignment? Apply to the Ministry of Truth?

BuckeyeSam on November 13, 2013 at 7:49 PM

‘If you misrepresent what’s in this plan, we will call you out.’

— Barack Obama, 9 September 2009 in speech on Obamacare before joint session of Congress

Yeppers, Dear Liar really said that.

Resist We Much on November 13, 2013 at 7:50 PM

For Ed Schultz and obama, and the scumhag who MUST be retired.

Play this until Nov. 2014.

Schadenfreude on November 13, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Because BIG INSURANCE has owns that advertising money the networks need. Duh.

(No, really, I saw that on some Lefty site).

SouthernGent on November 13, 2013 at 7:51 PM

and if there were oars on the Titanic, Ed would be busy paddling until his last dying breath.

hillsoftx on November 13, 2013 at 7:52 PM

For the annals of the USA

Schadenfreude on November 13, 2013 at 7:52 PM

Remember this bit of NAZI tactics used by the Obama campaign in 2008?

Truth Squad tell law enforcement to silence anti-Obama information.

Murphy9 on November 13, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Ramirez’ “The Lying King” is simply the best.

Schadenfreude on November 13, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Here’s the link

Schadenfreude on November 13, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Video won’t load. Guess I should be happy about that.

KCB on November 13, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Pig Eyes doesn’t hunt, no way, especially not birds, and there isn’t a dog in the world who would stay near him willingly.

Bishop on November 13, 2013 at 7:55 PM

For Ed and his minions

Schadenfreude on November 13, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Resist We Much on November 13, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Lots of blue rats? Obama logo any place in particular? Big?

Bmore on November 13, 2013 at 7:58 PM

i remember when ed used this logic during the iraq war.

t8stlikchkn on November 13, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Lots of blue rats? Obama logo any place in particular? Big?

Bmore on November 13, 2013 at 7:58 PM

Play around with it. :-)

Resist We Much on November 13, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Dude is one deeply disturbed mofo.

bazil9 on November 13, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Oh, good Lord, Ed…the MSM has carried barky’s water for over 5 years, they can’t any longer…you’re quite the dumb ass, aren’t you?

ladyingray on November 13, 2013 at 8:02 PM

I cannot wait to GIF-loop Ed’s on-camera aneurysm. I will play it every holiday season -to the tune of Rudolf-the Red-Faced-Dumbass- ’til I go tits-up.

M240H on November 13, 2013 at 8:03 PM

How can anyone belong to a political party that counts him among its leading voices? Really. How?

Rational Thought on November 13, 2013 at 8:04 PM

So, let me get this straight, Ed. The media is racist, because they call a spade a spade. Is that right?

HiJack on November 13, 2013 at 8:04 PM

The media is just cherry picking the bad facts that are out there, repeating them over and over again, and in many cases, they’re making stuff up.

Project much?

Johnnyreb on November 13, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Dude, what is up with the bobblehead Romney? Is this show produced for retards?

Murphy9 on November 13, 2013 at 8:08 PM

They look for every negative number they can find. They’re afraid to do a positive story, because they’re afraid that somebody might not watch. The media is just cherry picking the bad facts that are out there, repeating them over and over again, and in many cases, they’re making stuff up.

Okay Special Ed,

Tell us a positive story about the fact that only 106K people signed up or abandoned their shopping carts in the 43 days since Obamacare went live. Tell us the positive story of several states without a single enrollment and twenty more with single digit enrollment. Tell us the positive of young people being forced to pay thousands for health insurance they don’t need.

In short you pompous windbag, you claim to be a journalist why don’t you do the positive reporting? To think you actually marketed yourself as the liberal Rush Limbaugh!

Happy Nomad on November 13, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Ed Schultz: Why is the mainstream media rooting so hard for ObamaCare to fail?

Alternate headline:

Who the hell cares what Fat Eddie thinks?

GarandFan on November 13, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Liberalism is a mental disorder.

KMC1 on November 13, 2013 at 8:11 PM

More reports coming in fast and furious from people who have signed up for ObamaCare -

After signing up for ObamaCare, Bob Dole no longer needs to take that little blue pill when he wants to get friskie. Oprah has now slimmed down to 125 pounds. Ted Kennedy hasn’t had a single alcoholic drink since he was signed up for ObamaCare. Larry Flynt was able to throw away his wheelchair and will enter next year’s Boston Marathon. Rahm Emanuel has grown 12 inches in height and is now 6 feet 2.

VorDaj on November 13, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Ed Schultz on the Titanic:

It’s just a little icy patch, no need to wake the passengers.

JusDreamin on November 13, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Wrong, as per usual, Ed. It’s not that the media is rooting for Obamacare to fail, it’s that it’s too big a failure for them to even begin to cover up.

If Schultz is this ticked off now imagine what he would be like if the media was actually rooting against Obamacare the way they do against the GOP. If that happened Schultz would be so angry he might spontaneously combust on the air, which would be the first thing worth watching on MSNBC since the collective wrist slitting on Election Night 2010.

alchemist19 on November 13, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Harry Reid “Very Comfortable” With Obamacare…

You know, because he’s an idiot.

Via Politico:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said after speaking with President Barack Obama on Tuesday that he is “very comfortable” that the administration will solve Obamacare’s problems.

Reid wouldn’t say whether or not he will consider any legislation that alters Obamacare until top White House officials come to a Thursday Senate Democratic caucus lunch to explain progress on the law’s disastrous rollout and its troubled website.

Reid was repeatedly pressed by reporters at a media availability on whether he will permit votes allowing people to keep their otherwise cancelled health care plans or other changes to the law — but the leader demurred.

“I’ll have more information after we have the meeting. But today I am not going to talk anymore about health care,” Reid said.

Resist We Much on November 13, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Test

moderateguy on November 13, 2013 at 8:26 PM

He is completely unloosed from reality.

Alana on November 13, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Test

moderateguy on November 13, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Nothing came thru.

Murphy9 on November 13, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Ed, we’re not rooting for obamacare to fail…it is failing. We’re simply saying “Fools, we told you this would happen.”

There’s a difference.

a5minmajor on November 13, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Lie! Lie to everyone if you have to! It’s for “the cause.”

kbTexan on November 13, 2013 at 8:33 PM

A very diseased individual.

98ZJUSMC on November 13, 2013 at 8:39 PM

RWM, Gonna be some small ass rats. ; )

Bmore on November 13, 2013 at 8:47 PM

“I’ll have more information after we have the meeting. But today I am not going to talk anymore about health care,” Reid said.

IOW. Fiddle Dee Dee….I’ll think about that tomorrow.

The reality is that if Reid is very comfortable with the state of Obamacare then he joins Sebelius “the market is working” among the top tier of Obamacare liars.

Happy Nomad on November 13, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Why is it that people in the media have a fascination with failure?

Hey, that’s what I wondered throughout the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns.

Chuckles3 on November 13, 2013 at 8:51 PM

RWM, Gonna be some small ass rats. ; )

Bmore on November 13, 2013 at 8:47 PM

At least one needs to be a big assed rat to represent Killary and/or Mooch.

Happy Nomad on November 13, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Happy Nomad on November 13, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Good idea. Scale on these things is hard for folks to visualize sometimes. ; ) Better to just take liberties with it sometimes. In reality think how tiny they would be.

Bmore on November 13, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Might not need the rats at all?

Bmore on November 13, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Imagine a life without rats. Schweet!

Bmore on November 13, 2013 at 8:56 PM

In short you pompous windbag, you claim to be a journalist why don’t you do the positive reporting? To think you actually marketed yourself as the liberal Rush Limbaugh.
Happy Nomad on November 13, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Speaking of Rush, he did a devilishly clever tongue-in-cheek riff on Sandra Fluck (did I spell that right?) and that millenial Obiecare ad with the birth control pills today. Chuckled all the way to the grocery store.

Ed’s not nearly bright enough to be anything near even associated with RL.

marybel on November 13, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Can someone set up Ed Shultz with a Symphonic Violin group?

The negative numbers I see besides Obamacare enrollments are MSNBC’s ratings.

Varchild on November 13, 2013 at 9:08 PM

I’m not sure I understand the intended metaphor here — check out the weirdness starting at around the 2:00 mark — but I gather that he wishes the mainstream media would behave a lot more like his hunting lab when somebody tries to take something away from him.

He wants the media to grab Republicans’ sneakers and chew them up off in a corner?

jon1979 on November 13, 2013 at 9:17 PM

They will take a number and they will make a negative story out of it. Well, sometimes there’s only one bird in the field. But if you harvest in it, you’re going to eat good tonight.

What?

ddrintn on November 13, 2013 at 9:20 PM

They’re afraid to do a positive story, because they’re afraid that somebody might not watch.

And Ed’s an expert at getting people not to watch.

ddrintn on November 13, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Dr. Death Emmanuel is on The Kelly File. He gives me shivers (in a bad way.)

Fallon on November 13, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Dear Mr Schults,

If you are the only clown in the parade, there is a good chance you are in the wrong parade.

WestTexasBirdDog on November 13, 2013 at 9:50 PM

I thought Special Ed shot his hunting dog. Does anyone know why? Was the dog barking smack about Obamacare?

Maddie on November 13, 2013 at 10:33 PM

O.k… I lasted halfway through it, but that was all. He is insufferable.

Theophile on November 14, 2013 at 1:55 AM

o ignore, gloss over, or relentlessly spin away all of ObamaCare’s Obama’s prohibitive problems, eschewing accuracy and any sort of journalistic integrity, in order to circle the wagons around ObamaCare Obama? Am I getting that right?

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

they have been protecting the smelly turd for 6+ years now…. the question is…… why the MSM now can smell the stink

roflmmfao

donabernathy on November 14, 2013 at 1:57 AM

Why even provide a link to this bozo?

Sherman1864 on November 14, 2013 at 2:57 AM

I think Ed wants the MSN to make a few more incorrect promises.

ArthurMachado on November 14, 2013 at 4:39 AM

Sorry msm

ArthurMachado on November 14, 2013 at 4:39 AM

gee, and here I was, thinking they were just reporting the facts

Keith_Indy on November 14, 2013 at 8:53 AM

msnbc going down with obamacare

yo crazy guy, denial is not a river in egypt

or in other words

Ed Schultz lead fiddle player on the Titanic band, no matter how loud you are ED the ship is still going down.

And the best part

A lot of dems will get voted out in nov 2014

sniffles1999 on November 14, 2013 at 8:59 AM

So according to msnbc, THEY ARE THE ONLY ONE’S WITH THE TRUTH, and everyone else is biased.

sniffles1999 on November 14, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Remember this bit of NAZI tactics used by the Obama campaign in 2008?
Truth Squad tell law enforcement to silence anti-Obama information.
Murphy9 on November 13, 2013 at 7:53 PM

My favorite was always Ataaaaack Waaaaatch!

The Schaef on November 14, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Does Ed read the NYT?

Schadenfreude on November 13, 2013 at 7:43 PM

The Ed does not read. Reading is for conservatives and Tea Party cretins. The Ed does not read.

DrDeano on November 14, 2013 at 5:13 PM

“Just a man and his dog.”

And his bottle. And his drugs. And his bong. He should run for mayor of Toronto.

NoPain on November 15, 2013 at 9:28 AM