Is Ezra Klein in Line to Replace Ed Schultz?

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 27: Ezra Klein, Amy Davidson and Guest attend The New Yorker's White House Correspondents' Dinner Party at the W Hotel on April 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for The New Yorker)
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The juicy rumor in Brian Stelter's lengthy New York Times profile of MSNBC comes near the end, so if you don't feel like reading the entire piece, it's basically that Ezra Klein might be joining the network permanently and even replacing Ed Schultz: "Several MSNBC employees, who spoke about programming plans on the condition of anonymity, said the most likely candidate for a new show was the Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein, a frequent substitute for Ms. Maddow. Mr. Klein may start with a weekend time slot, but these people said the 8 p.m. weekday time slot held by Mr. Schultz was also a possibility."