MSNBC has shelved Ed Schultz’ “Psycho Talk” segment, Schultz announced on his radio show Thursday.
The segment, a sort of cousin to Keith Olbermann’s “Worst Persons In The World,” features Schultz highlighting a statement or action he dubs “psycho talk” every night on his show. But a listener emailed in to Schult’z show and said that the segment seemed to have disappeared since Schultz’ switch to 10 P.M. from his previous 6 P.M. slot. (Schultz’ move was part of MSNBC’s reshuffle in the wake of Olbermann’s departure from the network.)
Schultz said that he missed the segment, but that “I work for somebody. I don’t call all the shots.”
He said that “the decision has been made that Psycho Talk’ was better at six o’clock and not at 10 o’clock. Now look, there’s probably people in positions that are a helluva lot smarter than I am and have decided that that’s what the way it’s going to be. So, that’s what’s happening.”
Schultz has had a rocky relationship with his MSNBC bosses; last year, he infamously threatened to “torch this f–ing place” if he was not featured in the channel’s promos, and in December, MSNBC president Phil Griffin said that Schultz had “crossed the line” at times.