Thursday, August 26, 2010

Deranged MSNBC Host: 'I'm Going to Torch This F--king Place'

Yeah, I know what you're thinking. What did Bathtub Boy do now? No, it wasn't him. Actually Olbermann almost seems sane next to Ed Schultz, who's good for at least one on-air meltdown a week. Now he's going crazy in the newsroom.

Must be wonderful working in such a hostile environment.
MSNBC talk show screamer Ed Schultz had a meltdown in the network's 30 Rock newsroom, shouting at staff, "I'm going to torch this [bleep]ing place."

The hot-tempered anchor of "The Ed Show" lost it during a phone call in the packed studio and slammed down the phone before exploding.

As astonished MSNBC staff members fell silent, Schultz glared around the room and yelled, "[Bleep]ers!"

A witness told us, "Ed was furious the network was running election-night promos and he wasn't in them. He'd been arguing on the phone with marketing, then he slammed down the phone and exploded. It was like Mel Gibson had entered the newsroom."

Fuming Schultz was immediately dragged in for a meeting with NBC News President Steve Capus and MSNBC President Phil Griffin following his Aug. 12 meltdown.

Our source added, "Schultz was told: 'If you do that again, you are fired.' He broke down crying."

Sources say the hothead was pushed over the edge by MSNBC's catering to bullying fellow anchor Keith Olbermann and its focus on golden girl Rachel Maddow.

A second MSNBC source said, "Ed never gets any attention and love, and he finally snapped."
Remarkably, despite Schultz's test-pattern ratings, some flunky tried to put a positive spin on things.
A spokeswoman for Schultz and the network declined to comment on the incident but said, "The only thing that's on fire are Ed's ratings, and the only people crying are at CNN."

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