Liberal radio host Ed Schultz storms off Fox & Friends
Liberal talk radio host Ed Schultz voted with his feet on Friday morning and walked away in the middle of a broadcast of Fox and Friends rather than continue being interrupted and mocked by conservative Steve Malzberg.
The discussion was civil until a question was asked about "Joe the Plumber." Malzberg led off, insisting that even though the actual Joe Wurzelbacher would do far better under Obama's tax plans, the real point is that raising taxes on the wealthy to give relief to the middle class removes any incentive for people to get rich. "That's Marxism, my friend," he proclaimed.
Schultz began to reply that his own sons own a construction firm and that "we really like the Obama plan. We're going to get some tax credits that we wouldn't get under the McCain..."
At that point, Malzberg interrupted to ask, "Do you make more than 250 Ed? Does it make more than 250?"
"You know, Steve, I didn't interrupt you," Schultz replied. As Malzberg continued trying to talk over him, he objected, "This happens every time I go on the air with you. You always torpedo everybody."
"Oh, stop complaining," sneered Malzberg.
A few moments later, as host Brian Kilmeade tried to talk over both of them with another question, Schultz, who was on his own set and not in the Fox studio, got up and walked away from the camera.
The Fox hosts were stunned. "What, did he leave?" asked Kilmeade.
"Wow," added Gretchen Carlson.
"How sensitive do you have to be?" said Kilmeade. "One line and he storms out."
"It was a decent question because he says he's going to get tax credits," Malzberg insisted. He then sneered, "It must be a pretty rotten business."
"I think he just wants to be on YouTube," Carlson concluded.
This video is from Fox's Fox & Friends, broadcast October 17, 2008.
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