Is Ezra Klein in Line to Replace Ed Schultz?

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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."