After recently employing his networks new "Lean Forward" slogan to campaign for Democrats on air, MSNBC is featuring Ed Schultz in a new ad promoting its marketing campaign.
In it, Schultz wonders aloud if "common sense" and "reason" are dead, and asks "Why are we letting the top 2% of the population win over the other 98?" He gives an answer while walking on to the set of his show, complete with dramatic music and slow motion:
The class warfare overtones of Schultz's ad are clear to NewsBusters:
In Schultz's mind, there is a war out there. The top 2% can only "win" by defeating the others. The pie is only so big. The fat cats can only get rich by impoverishing their fellow citizens.
In fairness, Ed might be on to something. During the promo, he also asks "why can't America find solutions to its problems?" And there's little doubt that if the redistributionist "solutions" Schultz has in mind were ever adopted, the pie would indeed shrink, and government would determine all winners and losers.