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Ed Schultz angrily responds to being named to GQ's 'Least Influential' list

Ed Schultz speaks during a news conference in May at WZFG AM 1100. Forum file photo

MSNBC political show host Ed Schultz, the former Fargo TV and radio broadcaster, blasted GQ after being named to the magazine's "The 25 Least Influential People Alive" list.

"You know, look, if you do a cable show, you have a radio show, whatever, if you're fat, you've got red hair, look, they're going to pick on you. That's the way it is. And I'm OK with that. Just spell the last name right," Schultz responded in an audio clip posted on YouTube.

"I know that Anderson Cooper floats around in that GQ crowd, I don't know if he's behind it or his publicist at CNN, but I'm kicking his ass," Schultz added.

"By the way, I'm very influential. You can go ask the governor of Ohio and it won't be long before you can ask the governor of Wisconsin. So kiss my ass GQ."

Drew Magary, who compiled the list, writes about the "The Ed Show" host: "Do you watch The Ed Show on MSNBC? Of course you don't. No one does. The only reason people watch The Ed Show is they're working out in a hotel gym and they can't find a staff member to change the channel to ESPN."

Talk show host Glenn Beck, who also made the list as part of the debt ceiling crew, played clips of Schultz's rant on his show.

The list also includes former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, singer Hank Williams Jr., Tiger Woods' former golf caddy Steve Williams, actress January Jones, Casey Anthony prosecutor Jeff Ashton, President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner, actor Harrison Ford and former Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others.