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Ed Schultz Attacks GQ, Anderson Cooper: 'I'm Kicking His Ass' (AUDIO)

First Posted: 12/01/11 08:46 AM ET Updated: 12/01/11 08:47 AM ET

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Ed Schultz had some rather harsh words for GQ magazine and Anderson Cooper on his Wednesday radio show.

Schultz was discussing how the magazine placed him in the number three spot on its "25 Least Influential People Alive" list. The December 2011 list has created some buzz since its release for the wide range of public figures who made the list.

"If you do a cable show, you have a radio show, whatever, if you're fat and you've got red hair, look, they're going to pick on you," Schultz began. He then turned on a dime and lit into Cooper, who he now competes with in the 8 PM time slot.

"Now, and I know that Anderson Cooper floats around in that GQ crowd. I don't know if he's behind it or whether their publicist at CNN, but let me just say, I'm kicking his ass, OK?" Schultz said.

Schultz added that he was, in fact, very influential and told GQ to go ask the governors of Ohio and Wisconsin. Schultz, a staunch supporter of union rights, has been a harsh critic of both governors for attempting to pass anti-collective bargaining legislation.

Schultz had just one more thing to say to GQ: "kiss my ass."

Listen (via Radio Equalizer):

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