Ed Schultz was suspended by MSNBC for calling Laura Ingraham “a right wing slut” and a “talk slut,” Mediaite reported.
Schultz’s comments were on his “syndicated radio show” and not his MSNBC show, according to Mediaite. Ingraham is a Fox News analyst.
Mediaite reported that Schultz’s suspension will last one week without pay. However, when Schultz apologized on-air, he said his unpaid suspension is indefinite, according to Fox News.
He apologized on his May 25 show, according to Fox News. Schultz stated: “I am deeply sorry and I apologize. It was wrong, uncalled for and I recognize the severity of what I said. I apologize to you, Laura, and ask for your forgiveness.”
He went on, calling the moment “the lowest of low for me.”
“It doesn’t matter that I was on radio and I was adlibbing. None of that matters. What matters is what I said was terribly vile and not of the standards that I or any other person should adhere to. I want all of you to know tonight that I did call Laura Ingraham today and did not make contact with her and I will apologize to her as I did in the message that I left for her today.
“I also met with management here at MSNBC and, understanding the severity of the situation and what I said on the radio and how it reflected terribly on this company, I have offered to take myself off the air for an indefinite period of time with no pay.