Ed Schultz Responds To Eric Bolling And Fox News' "The Five" Criticism

12/22/2011 09:05 am ET

Ed Schultz responded to comments made by the hosts of Fox News' "The Five" on his MSNBC show Wednesday night. Schultz was referring to "The Five's" discussion of his visit to the White House on Monday.

"The Five's" Greg Gutfeld called the group that visited the White House, which included fellow MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, a "lump of lefties," and compared Schultz's hair to the BP oil spill.

"Cheap shots all around!" Schultz said after he replayed clips of "The Five's" segment. "Nevertheless, host Eric Bolling, well he had to get something off his chest totally unrelated to the topic at hand," Schultz said. He replayed a clip of Bolling telling his co-hosts that he once met Schultz unexpectedly at a nearby steakhouse and bought him a drink. Bolling seemed surprised that Schultz did not reciprocate by buying him a drink.

Schultz laughed and said, "Sorry dude, I didn't realize you were looking for a handout. For the record, first of all, I don't drink with Republicans and I don't remember meeting Eric Bolling ever!" Schultz encouraged Bolling to "identify [himself] if he sees Schultz out again. "If it really bothers you, I'll give you a hand out and buy you a cool one," Schultz said.