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MSNBC's Ed Schultz is suspended one week over comment about Laura Ingraham

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MSNBC night-time show host, Ed Schultz
is suspended for one week, after a remark made
about Laura Ingraham, on his radio progam.

MSNBC host Ed Schultz will take one week of unpaid leave after making disparaging remarks about commentator Laura Ingraham on his radio show. 

Schultz originally suggested, then confirmed by the network, to take the unpaid leave for his statement. MSNBC's afternoon programming anchor Thomas Roberts filled in for Schultz on "The Ed Show" on Wednesday, May 25th.

Launching into an attack on President Obama's conservative critics during his radio show on Tuesday, May 24th, Schultz thundered:
"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 herself told the Caller in an email on Wednesday, May 24th:
“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.”
MSNBC, who terminated their contract with another progressive host of the network, Keith Olbermann in January 2011, stated that the statement by Schultz on his separate radio show was not “unacceptable”.
 “Remarks of this nature are unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” MSNBC said.
The cable-news network is part of NBC Universal Inc., controlled by Comcast 

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