On his radio show Thursday, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz told listeners that–despite vows he woudn’t “tone it down”–the “Psycho Talk” segment of his nightly show would be ended. Schultz told listeners “I don’t call all the shots. But the decision has been made that “Psycho Talk” was better at six o’clock and not at 10 o’clock.”
Schultz, whose show has moved to the later hour in the aftermath of Keith Olbermann’s departure from the network, had previously insisted nobody at MSNBC was telling him to clean things up, be more civil, or end the “Psycho Talk” segment.
As Jack Coleman notes, on January 11, amid post-Tucson calls to dial down harsh rhetoric on cable news and elsewhere, Schultz said:
I’m making this announcement right away. We are not changing “The Ed Show” on MSNBC. As long as they open their mouths over there on the right, we will continue to have the segment called “Psycho Talk,”
Audio of his comments after the Tucson shootings below:
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