MSNBC host Ed Schultz received nearly $200,000 in union money in 2011, NewsBusters reports.
Schultz received $190,000 from the Communications Workers of America for "representational activities," according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
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Last year, Schutz blasted Fox News for going easy on Gov. Scott Walker about unions—because, Schultz said, News Corp. had given money to the Republican Governors Association.
SCHULTZ: Now we have been on this story for the last three days. Tomorrow, I will be covering it from Wisconsin. Something tells me that MSNBC will be the only national media platform there, telling the story of the workers, and I am so proud of that. Until today, the networks and cable news channels have largely ignored the thousands of protesters in Madison. CNN finally put a camera on the protesters today. Fox ignored the story, until last night, when they gave the governor of Wisconsin a five-minute infomercial.
WALKER: Well, the bottom-line is that the state’s broke. Just like about every other state in the country, other than a handful, Wisconsin and nearly every other state out there, doesn’t have money. So, what we’re going to do is balance the budget. We’re telling the truth.
SCHULTZ: The truth? [laughs] Well, you invented this crisis so you could bust unions. There was no pushback on Walker from Fox News’ hosts, of course. And for good reason: You see, last year News Corp., the parent company of Fox News, donated $1.25 million to the Republican Governors Association to help elect union-busters like Scott Walker in Wisconsin and former Fox News host Jon Kasich in Ohio. Kind of a coincidence, isn’t it?
Update: A spokesperson for MSNBC tells Politico's Dylan Byers that Schultz gave the $190,000 received to charity. The spokesperson did not comment on Schultz's attacks on Mitt Romney who was likewise compensated for speeches.