Ed Schultz Questions Whether Anderson Cooper Behind GQ Putting Him on Least Influencial List
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Ed Schultz Questions Whether Anderson Cooper Behind GQ Putting Him on Least Influencial List

Milwaukee : WI : USA | Nov 30, 2011 at 2:46 PM PST
Source: Newsbusters
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Looks like GQ magazine and CNN's Anderson Cooper have gotten under Ed Schultz's skin...The magazine last week ranked Schultz in a satirical listing of "The 25 Least Influential People Alive," a tally that also included President Obama. (audio clip after page break) Schultz complained about this right out of the gate on his radio show Monday, questioning whether Cooper had persuaded GQ to include him on the list and boasting that his ratings are better than Cooper's and those of Nancy Grace on HLN (audio) -- Here's the big social media news surrounding your favorite fat talk show host Ed Schultz is this...Uhm, and apparently there's a list of 25 of the most least influential people alive. And you know, look, if you do a cable show, you have a radio show, whatever, if you're fat and you've got red hair, look, they're going to pick on you...And I'm OK with that, just spell the last name right, that would be S-C-H-, don't leave out the C, that really pisses me off when people just go S-H- ... Now, since, I know that Anderson Cooper floats around in that GQ crowd. I don't know if he's behind it or whether their publicist at CNN (is), but let me just say, I'm kicking his ass, OK, and here are the numbers. Let's go back to last Monday night, and I'm doing this because I think my team deserves this. When some snotty-ass Upper West Side writer throws in GQ magazine that nobody watches "The Ed Show," dammit, I'm going to respond to it...Last Monday night in the demo, 25-54, my number was 184 (thousand)...I guess Cooper's just a nice little guy. "A nice little guy" who "floats" with fashionistas...In case you're wondering, "The O'Reilly Factor" drew 654,000 viewers on Nov. 21, the evening cited by Schultz , and nearly 1.3 million viewers overall. Schultz's venting continued -- Nancy Grace got a 403. (Schultz mistaken here; actual figure was 412)...Look, I can't beat O'Reilly in 25 shows, OK? (since "The Ed Show" moved from 10 to 8 p.m.)...But if I'm not influential, which is fine, I can take the little cheap shot and everything else, but don't go around printing lies, OK?...Even though Cooper's show gained in the ratings Nov. 22, the night of the GOP debate on foreign policy, Schultz said "The Ed Show" had twice as many viewers as Cooper on Nov. 23...You can go ask the governor of Ohio and it won't be long before you can ask the governor of Wisconsin.

 
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