MSNBC's Brewer Annoyed at Barton's 'Shakedown' Reference, But Ed Schultz Uses It With Pride


Shortly before 1 p.m. EDT on June 17, MSNBC's Contessa Brewer played a clip of Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) denouncing the president's pushing BP to agree to a $20-billion escrow account as a "shakedown." Brewer was upset at Barton's statement, but her MSNBC colleague Ed Schultz gladly used similar language the day before to approve of President Obama's maneuvering.

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