Stunner: Ed Schultz receiving big bucks from unions
Does MSNBC know that one of its hosts is receiving large amounts of money form an interest group whose political activities he covers? Does the network have any journalistic ethics guidelines at all?
Elisha Krauss of truthrevolt.org presents the results of a search of Department of Labor archives showing the amounts of money Schultz has received from politically active organizations he covers:
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 DOL shows Schultz has been paid $75,000 by the AFL-CIO; just yesterday AFL-CIO Richard Trumka appeared on The Ed Show. As we ring in the new year in just a couple of weeks we will keep track of how much union pay for play Schultz gets in 2014.
Here is the chart provided by Truth Revolt:
Note that Schultz is not a lawyer, so it is hard to understand what "representational activities" might mean, other than serving as a paid propagandist. It is also hard to understand what "union administration" activities he might be undertaking. Collecting dues?
And what about Detroit Lakes, Minnesota? Is that Schultz's summer home on a lake? I know the town, because my mother spent part of her childhood there. It is a tiny place.
Hat tip: Mark Levin