Monday night MSNBC accelerating its downward spiral by debuting Al Sharpton as host for the “Politics Nation”. Now New Yorkers know how Italians feel whenever the Jersey Shore starts a new season. Italians have the stereotype of well groomed, toned bodies and vivacious partying. Will Al promote the stereotype of a race hustling, tax avoiding one man criminal enterprise as an average New Yorker? We New Yorkers have an advantage over Italians; it’s that no one watches MSNBC.
Now Al must be given credit for no longer being the overweight, jewelry tree, wearing a felt sweat suit of Twana Brawley days. He has refined his methods and is making a good living off of others from his days working for Jesse Jackson. What type of host did the “lean forward” network pick to be the only black host on MSNBC. Below is his resume
Alfred Charles Sharpton
Born Oct 3 1954
1969: Appointed by Jesse Jackson to run Operation Breadbasket
1971: Featured speaker for Communist Party USA on Angela Davis, Formed National Youth Movement, became tour manager for James Brown.
1983: Caught on FBI tape promising Colombo crime family member access to Don King to launder money. No charges ever filed.
1984: Leads march against Bernie Getz
1986: Leads march against Howard Beach Queens
1987: Leads march for Twana Brawley and is later sued for slander which he refused to pay.
1989: Leads march against Bensonhurst Queens
1991: Leads march against Crown Heights that lead to riots and looting by locals. Also starts NAN (National Action Network)
1995: Leads march against black church who wanted a Jewish tenant to evict his black Sublette. Eight people die in ensuing violence Al accepts no blame
1998: Featured speaker at Socialist Scholars conference, Threatens boycott of Pepsi until hired as “advisor” until 2007
2003: Threatens boycott of both Chrysler and Honda until both agree to support NAN
2006: After asking GM for donations since 2000 threatens boycott and receives donations for 2006,2007 to NAN.
2008: Campaigns for Obama and claims to consult with him two to three times a week.
2009: NAN and Al fined $285,000 for violating election laws.
2010: IRS files tax lien against Al in the amount of $528,000. Hired by Comcast as advisor in purchase of NSMBC.
With a work history like that who wouldn’t want him on their team? What better poster boy for their newly minted Progressivism as announced in 2010. It seems MSNBC found the field too crowded with Fox News and decided to throw off all pretense of objective news and announced to no one’s surprise they would report with a liberal slant. (Lean Forward) They seemed to find the completion against CNN, CBS, PBS, ABC and even BBC more to their liking. Looking at their lineup every night one could say they took the New York Times mast head of “All the news that fits” and changed it to “All the news that fits our views”.