Accuracy in Media

Is Ed Schultz’s tenure at MSNBC coming to an end?

According to The New York Times, MSNBC management is looking at adding more political programming on the weekends, but also may be open to dropping Schultz’s show if they find the right host.

Several MSNBC employees, who spoke about programming plans on the condition of anonymity, said the most likely candidate for a new show was the Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein, a frequent substitute for Ms. Maddow. Mr. Klein may start with a weekend time slot, but these people said the 8 p.m. weekday time slot held by Mr. Schultz was also a possibility.

Schultz, who has had a few battles with management in the past, probably didn’t endear himself to them anymore last week when he seemingly took credit for the network’s success, despite the fact that he doesn’t even have the highest rated program on MSNBC.

MSNBC has denied that they are looking to making any programming changes. But considering that they replaced Keith Olbermann despite his ratings success, Ed Schultz’s job may not be as secure as he thinks it is.

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