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Dec 29 2014

How Al Sharpton Got His Own TV Show

Al Sharpton is generally regarded as a piece of scum — a tax-dodging socialist and professional race baiter who has gotten numerous people killed in pogroms. (For those not familiar with his worst outrages against decency, Ben Shapiro provides a quick rundown.) Sharpton is not regarded by anyone as a gifted television anchor. Yet he has his own prime time show on MSNBC. The reason could have something to do with Comcast wanting to merge with NBC, which in the USSA requires the approval of bureaucrats. Fortunately for crony capitalists, these bureaucrats can be bribed. Via Washingtonian:

To rally political support for the merger, Comcast’s political-action committee handed out campaign cash, and [well-connected political fixer David] Cohen worked to head off the concerns over diversity [i.e., complaints that people were being promoted based on merit rather than for not being white]. Between 2008 and 2010, Comcast’s corporate foundation donated more than $3 million to 39 minority groups that wrote letters to federal regulators in support of the NBC deal. Comcast and NBC Universal also worked out an agreement with advocacy groups guaranteeing increased “minority participation in news and public affairs programming”—so long as the deal went through. And in 2009 and 2010, Comcast gave $155,000 to an organization founded by the Reverend Al Sharpton, who ended up endorsing the merger.

Like Jesse Jackson, Sharpton has made a fortune by putting himself it a position to determine what is and is not “racist.” Sharpton’s position in this regard is particularly lucrative due to his exceedingly close relationship with Obama.

Western Journalism elaborates on the merger deal:

In January, 2011, Washington approved the deal. And lo and behold, Al Sharpton — who had virtually no professional broadcast experience but did have a long history of legal entanglements and ethical quandaries — landed a prime-time show on MSNBC.

Not only would Reverend Al have the kind of “legitimate” pulpit from which he could pontificate with an assumed air of “credibility,” he could also enjoy a reboot of sorts — a network-sanctioned passage out of the shadow of his past troubles.

And Obama’s White House could have its loyal advocate and ally in place to carry forward the narrative five nights a week.

Now, no matter how deeply Sharpton inserts himself into and tries to influence raging racial controversies…no matter how much criticism is directed his way…no matter how many goofs and gaffes he racks up on his show, Sharpton seems to be a protected entity.

He can even help get police officers assassinated without damaging his career. On the contrary, his presence probably lends credibility to MSNBC in the addled minds of the moonbats who are now its exclusive audience. Everyone else has been driven away not only by the channel’s demented hard left politics, but by the ever-deteriorating level of broadcast professionalism.

Behold the ruinous effects of Affirmative Action combined with cronyism:

On tips from Varla, Sean C, Rob E, and R F.




37 Responses to “How Al Sharpton Got His Own TV Show”

  1. Softly Bob says:

    Al ‘Blunt’ton reminds me of the time I saw Kirk Douglas trying to speak after he had his stroke.

  2. Saxon Warrior says:

    Al ‘Blunt’ton reminds me of the time I saw Kirk Douglas trying to speak after he had his stroke.

  3. Mr. Mentalo says:

    Theoretically, he has but one job he’s paid to do: read aloud. The evidence speaks for itself.

    It is amazing that a talentless, inarticulate guy can maintain that gig. Then again, it’s amazing that a race-baiting hustler could get into the White House eighty-something times, be an adviser to the President, have every politician seek his approval and still owe almost five mil to the IRS without so much as an audit or wage garnishment.

    Now how could all that be? Must be white racism…yeah, that’s it…white racism.

  4. Mr. Mentalo says:

    Theoretically, he has but one job he’s paid to do: read aloud. The evidence speaks for itself.

    It is amazing that a talentless, inarticulate guy can maintain that gig. Then again, it’s amazing that a race-baiting hustler could get into the White House eighty-something times, be an adviser to the President, have every politician seek his approval and still owe almost five mil to the IRS without so much as an audit or wage garnishment.

    Now how could all that be? Must be white racism…yeah, that’s it…white racism.

  5. Mr. Mentalo says:

    Only if you mean like 15 seconds after he had his stroke. Later on he was much more articulate than the Rev.

  6. Mr. Mentalo says:

    Only if you mean like 15 seconds after he had his stroke. Later on he was much more articulate than the Rev.

  7. Softly Bob says:

    I meant about 10 seconds after his stroke. But then again Kirk was never down on the same low level as a 1-year-old Chimpanzee, so I always expected him to be more articulate than Al.

  8. Saxon Warrior says:

    I meant about 10 seconds after his stroke. But then again Kirk was never down on the same low level as a 1-year-old Chimpanzee, so I always expected him to be more articulate than Al.

  9. Tchhht!!! says:

    This fool tells you all you need to know about the caliber of intellect that watches MSNBC.

  10. Tchhht!!! says:

    This fool tells you all you need to know about the caliber of intellect that watches MSNBC.

  11. al says:

    sharpton represents black america fox news toms don’t!

  12. al says:

    sharpton represents black america fox news toms don’t!

  13. Softly Bob says:

    Yes, and that’s why Black America is seriously fucked in both holes!

  14. Saxon Warrior says:

    Yes, and that’s why Black America is seriously fucked in both holes!

  15. JoeK says:

    Wow!! If al “Notso-Sharp” ton represents all “dumb-ass” black ppl, I’m sure as hell glad I’m not black!! That’s a shame that so many black pple wake up everyday to the 1. realization that they are black and 2. that al “The Bobblehead Blackie” Sharpton is their salvation!!

  16. JoeK says:

    Wow!! If al “Notso-Sharp” ton represents all “dumb-ass” black ppl, I’m sure as hell glad I’m not black!! That’s a shame that so many black pple wake up everyday to the 1. realization that they are black and 2. that al “The Bobblehead Blackie” Sharpton is their salvation!!

  17. Jodie says:

    Thanks for proving our point about the fans of your dummy dumb idol Sharpton. There’s about six words in your post that you should have capitalized.

  18. Jodie says:

    Thanks for proving our point about the fans of your dummy dumb idol Sharpton. There’s about six words in your post that you should have been capitalized.

  19. SolToast says:

    “sharpton represents black america”.

    If that were true BET would have hired him years ago. More like he represents white liberals pretending to care about the plight of the black community.

  20. SolToast says:

    “sharpton represents black america”.

    If that were true BET would have hired him years ago. More like he represents white liberals pretending to care about the plight of the black community.

  21. SineWaveII says:

    Take a look at MSNBC’s latest ratings. He’s damaging himself and the network. The reality just hasn’t hit home yet. He’ll be gone before the end of 2015.

  22. SineWaveII says:

    Take a look at MSNBC’s latest ratings. He’s damaging himself and the network. The reality just hasn’t hit home yet. He’ll be gone before the end of 2015.

  23. Nope nope nope nope says:

    President Sharpton?

  24. Nope nope nope nope says:

    President Sharpton?

  25. Just a thought says:

    It would be nice if he would take MSNBC with him when he leaves.

  26. Just a thought says:

    It would be nice if he would take MSNBC with him when he leaves.

  27. Callawyn says:

    Al Sharpton is as much a Reverend as Obama is a Pope. Stop calling him Reverend Al. Its an insult to actual clerics everywhere.

  28. Callawyn says:

    Al Sharpton is as much a Reverend as Obama is a Pope. Stop calling him Reverend Al. Its an insult to actual clerics everywhere.

  29. bobdog19006 says:

    If Sharpton is a “reverend”, Jeffrey Dahmer was a “chef”.

    What a waste of a perfectly good 80 IQ.

  30. bobdog19006 says:

    If Sharpton is a “reverend”, Jeffrey Dahmer was a “chef”.

    What a waste of a perfectly good 80 IQ.

  31. WMD says:

    sharpton only represents himself. You think he gives a flying rat shit about you? Only if there is a buck to be extorted.

  32. WMD says:

    sharpton only represents himself. You think he gives a flying rat shit about you? Only if there is a buck to be extorted.

  33. grayjohn says:

    Sharpton has a tv show? Wow, who knew?

  34. grayjohn says:

    Sharpton has a tv show? Wow, who knew?

  35. Jester says:

    Al Sharpton: The Proud Voice of Today’s Left Wing.

  36. Jester says:

    Al Sharpton: The Proud Voice of Today’s Left Wing.

  37. […] But he quickly recovered and started denouncing the police for trying to embarrass him, with the implication that it could be racist retaliation for the assassinations of NYPD officers his rhetoric helped inspire. Sharpton proclaimed that he would demand an investigation, and that he is “unembarrassable” — which he would almost have to be, to keep plodding forward with his farcical MSNBC program. […]

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