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MSNBC’s Schultz off air because of remark

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    FILE - In a Jan. 1 2005 file photo provided by Democracy Radio, Ed Schultz laughs at a caller's joke during his nationally-syndicated progressive program. MSNBC's Schultz is off the air for more than a week after calling a fellow talk-show host a vulgar term. MSNBC said the network and Schultz mutually agreed on a suspension that will take him off the air until June 6. On his radio show, the liberal commentator referred to conservative host Laura Ingraham as a "right-wing slut." Schultz apologized on MSNBC on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 to Ingraham, his family, MSNBC and viewers for the remark. (AP Photo/Democracy Radio via PR NEWSWIRE)
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NEW YORK >> MSNBC’s Ed Schultz is off the air for more than a week after calling a fellow talk-show host a vulgar term.

On his radio show, the liberal commentator referred to conservative host Laura Ingraham as a "right-wing slut." He was apparently upset over her criticism of President Barack Obama’s overseas trip.

Schultz apologized on MSNBC on Wednesday to Ingraham, his family, MSNBC and viewers for the remark. He said it was wrong and uncalled for, and he recognized the severity of what he said.

MSNBC said the network and Schultz mutually agreed on a suspension that will take him off the air until June 6.

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