Former MSNBC host Ed Schultz, who was fired last year after posting consistently low ratings, is returning to cable television with a new show, “The News with Ed Schultz,” on Russian propaganda network RT America.
Schultz’s show will “focus on exploring issues that most affect working Americans, particularly within the context of the upcoming U.S. presidential election,” and “present the facts of the day, cutting through the issues the mainstream media seems to ignore,” according to the RT website.
Those issues include pushing for organized labor, universal health care and outsourcing, which he believes threatens the middle class in America. Schultz thinks that he will be a perfect fit at RT America.
“RT is the go-to channel for an alternative perspective on current events. It brings the other side of the story and stories ignored or underreported by the mainstream media. It’s dedicated to U.S. stories and how international events affect Americans,” Schultz said. “This is the right platform for me to give straight talk and straight news to the American middle class.”
Straight news? As my colleague Cliff Kincaid has pointed out on more than one occasion, RT is nothing more than a Kremlin-funded propaganda network that consistently whitewashes the actions of Putin.
I’m sure Schultz and RT America will be very happy together. After all, how hard can it be to become a Russian apologist after spending all those years being a liberal apologist?