Ed Schultz was a conservative political talk show host in North Dakota. People like Schultz go where the money is and that was New York and MSNBC as a hard-core liberal talk show host where he seems to be collecting cash from unions whose activities he reports on.
Does MSNBC know that Schultz is receiving large amounts of money form an interest group - labor unions - whose political activities he covers?
Does ethical journalism even exist at MSNBC?
The answers to the questions above: yes and no.
Schultz received at least $177,000 from labor unions in 2012; the average median income for an American family is around $44,000 a year.
This year alone the Department of Labor shows Schultz has been paid $75,000 by the AFL-CIO; just last week AFL-CIO Richard Trumka appeared on The Ed Show.