MSNBC host's 'slut' comment doesn't go over well

Two days ago on his radio show, MSNBC host Ed Schultz made some truly disgusting comments about conservative personality and author Laura Ingraham. Schultz issued an apology in the opening of his TV show last night, before announcing he was going to take a one week suspension. But was his apology genuine, or did it come across as insincere drivel?

To recap, on radio, Schultz said:

“And what do the Republicans thinking about? They’re not thinking about their next-door neighbor. They’re just thinking about how much this is going to cost. President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Mo., on Sunday but you know what they’re talking about, like this right-wing slut, what’s her name?, Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she’s a talk slut. You see, she was, back in the day, praising President Reagan when he was drinking a beer overseas. But now that Obama’s doing it, they’re working him over.”

Ingraham’s response to Schultz via her Facebook page was quite funny:

“Re. the crude comments made about me by Ed Schultz on his radio program. First, I was surprised to learn that Ed Schultz actually hosted a radio show. Is it only available online? Second, I have to get back to recording the audio edition of my new book ‘Of Thee I Zing.‘ Now I’m tempted to insert one additional zing–about men who preach civility but practice misogyny.”

And finally, he apologized last night on his TV show, saying:

"On my radio show yesterday I used vile and inappropriate language when talking about host Laura Ingraham. I am deeply sorry, and I apologize. It was wrong, uncalled for, and I recognize the severity of what I said. I apologize to you, Laura, and ask for your forgiveness. It doesn't matter what the circumstances were. It doesn't matter what I was on radio and I was ad libbing. None of that matters. None of that matters. What matters is what I said was terribly vile and not of the standards that I or any other person should adhere to. I want all of you to know tonight that I did call Laura Ingraham today and did not make contact with her, and I will apologize to her as I did in the message that I left her today. I also met with management here at MSNBC and understanding the severity of the situation and what I said on the radio and how it reflected terribly on this company, I have offered to take myself off the air for an indefinite period of time with no pay."

What did Glenn think? Well, he was surprised that MSNBC would pull him off over this comment when Ed isn’t exactly known for his civility and virtue.

“First of all, what makes this really different than many of the other things that he has said? He has said really vile things before. He has called people all kinds of nasty names before. Why, why this particular word? Is it that this is just politically more sensitive than the other things that he has said?”

“This is not out of his pattern of behavior at any point,” Glenn added.

Also, Glenn did not feel that Laura Ingraham needed an apology from Schultz or MSNBC as she is a strong woman and likely was unaffected by the Ed’s vile remarks. “ Laura is a friend of mine. It's not like we're hanging out, but Laura is a friend of mine. She's always been very kind to me. I think she's wicked, wicked smart. She certainly does not need Ed Schultz to apologize or to stick up for her or MSNBC to stick up for her. She can handle herself. She is she was smart enough to get out of MSNBC. So she's pretty darn smart. So I don't think she needs anybody to defend her. She's a strong enough person and woman to do that herself,” he said.

“I would imagine that Laura Ingraham feels the same way as I do about Ed Schultz. I don't think of him.”

Glenn was also sad to see Schultz had been removed from the air as he does not believe in shutting down speech, no matter how bad it might be. He feels that by letting him stay on air, Schultz helps define the voice of the progressive party and the opposition to small government. After all, Ed has branded himself as an aggressive, pro-union progressive.

“Let Ed Schultz, let all of that anger and that rage and everything else just spill over all the time. Let the name‑calling and the union thuggery, let it just be out. Show it,” Glenn said. “Look at the ratings. Nobody wants to join that party. It doesn't sound like a fun party.”

“I don't have any intention of trying to shut them down. We can win the argument.”

Ultimately, however, Glenn felt that Ed was sincere in his apology.

“I have to tell you I believe that he is sincere,” Glenn said of Schultz’s remarks.

Glenn said that Ed must be with a good woman, someone who pointed out how stupid and awful his comments were. “I know with me that when I get home and I've said something stupid, my wife will say, what the hell were you thinking? What were you thinking? What is wrong with you? And I think every guy can relate to saying something and your wife giving you the lecture of your life when you get home. That's what a spouse is for in many ways, to keep you anchored and keep pulling you back. That's why I think he's sincere. I think he was in the firefight and just said something and his wife handed him his head when he got home and he realized that was really, really stupid of me. We all make mistakes,”

“Mrs. Ed Schultz, I think I like you. And I'm sorry if that offends you.”

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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