Al Sharpton officially named host of ‘Politics Nation‘ on MSNBC. Congratulations to MSNBC….you are officially a joke. You’ve given a prominent slot on your network to one of the biggest race-baiting, tax-evading, anti-semitic, morally bankrupt hacks in our nation’s history. Let’s take a look at some of great things on Rev. Sharpton’s resume:
*Tawana Brawley – in 1987, Sharpton led the false rape charge made by Tawana Brawley, who claimed that she was assaulted and raped by six white men, including police officers. It was later determined that she lied about her story. Shapton even falsely named Steven Pagones, an Assistant District Attorney in Dutchess County, as one of the rapists, and a racist, among other accusations. Sharpton was successfully sued for slander, but refused to pay his fine.
*Crown Heights Riots – During the riot blacks looted stores, beat Jews in the street, and clashed with groups of Jews, hurling rocks and bottles at one another after Yankel Rosenbaum, a visiting student from Australia, was stabbed and killed by a member of a mob shouting “Kill the Jew.” Sharpton marched through Crown Heights, shortly after the riot, with about 400 protesters (who chanted “Whose streets? Our streets!” and “No justice, no peace!”). Sharpton went on to say “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house” and referred to Jews as “diamond merchants.”
*Freddy’s Fashion Mart murders – in addition to referring a Jewish store owner as a “white interloper,” Sharpton incited violence until one of his protesters stormed Freddy’s Fashion Mart with a pistol, burned the place down, killing 8 people.
*Kean College – in 1994, Sharpton stated to an audience “White folks was [sic] in caves while we was building empires…. We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.”
*Duke Lacrosse – Sharpton once again stood by a black female who falsely claimed that 3 white Duke Lacrosse players raped her (noticing a pattern yet?). This hoax led to the disbarment of the lead prosecutor, Mike Nifong. This also led to the firing of the Duke Lacrosse coach and the cancellation of the 2006 season. All three of the accused were cleared of all charges and filed lawsuits against Duke and the city of Durham.
So, great job, MSNBC! From a network filled with hosts who routinely rail against homophobia, anti-semitism, racism and tax-evading rich people, you’ve managed to hire a guy who’s guilty of all of them. Oh, and by the way, good luck getting rid of Sharpton when his ratings are terrible week after week, month after month. Does MSNBC honestly think he will go quietly? Or do you think MSNBC may get the patented “shake-down” he is so famous for? I can hear the bull horn and see the picket lines outside of MSNBC headquarters right now.