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MSNBC's Ed Schultz Suspended; Called Laura Ingraham "Slut"

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

MSNBC has suspended host Ed Schultz after calling conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham a "right wing slut" on his syndicated radio show.

Here is the audio:

show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YriSB0nwzgw

Schultz met with MSNBC management on Wednesday, and said he offered to take himself off the air indefinitely and without pay. The network took him up on the offer, saying the suspension would last a week.

Before turning his show over to an interim host, Schultz apologized to Ingraham on the show Wednesday night: 

"It doesn't matter that I was on radio ad-libbing. What I said was terribly vile," he said. "I have embarrassed my family. I have embarrassed this company. The only way I can prove my sincerity in all of this is if I never use those words again. You have my word I won't."

On her radio show Thursday, Ingraham accepted the apology: