Ed Schultz recently entered his fourth year as an anchor for MSNBC. He talked to TPM’s David Taintor about why he loves to fish, how he takes his coffee and why he loves being a broadcaster. Read the full interview here.
What’s the most under-covered story right now?
That the wealthy doesn’t pay their fair share. I used to be in the middle class, now I’m in the 1 percent. I can’t believe the tax cuts that are available. I’m living it. I can tell you that it wouldn’t affect me a bit if the rates went to 39 percent. Most of the people in the major media are in the 1 percent. There aren’t any poor cable hosts.
What are your thoughts on the upcoming recall election in Wisconsin?
Pivotal. This is a template to fight back against Citizens United. It’s going to affect the entire country. It’s going to give a lot of Americans confidence that money can’t buy your vote. If people are informed, and people vote their best interest, they could beat Citizens United. This is the perfect template, it just happens to be Wisconsin. A victory for the people is crucial here.
Who’s your favorite Fox News host?
None of them. I don’t find what they say entertaining.