Another Progressive Voice on MSNBC?
by Jonathan Singer, Fri Mar 20, 2009 at 06:17:59 PM EDT
The Observer has learned that MSNBC president Phil Griffin is in discussions with syndicated talk radio host Ed Schultz about possibly joining the network on a full-time basis. It is unclear what exactly the job would entail should Mr. Schultz and MSNBC come to an agreement.
While I would like to see an MSNBC gig to go to someone more closely affiliated with the netroots like Sam Seder, it would nevertheless be a positive development for the network to add another progressive voice like that of Ed Schultz to its roster. Conservatives will carp, as they are wont to, but as Atrios and others have mentioned, this would only bring MSNBC to parity in live programming, with the troika of Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz having the same amount of live airtime as former conservative Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough. So to Phil Griffin I say, bring on Ed.