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MSNBC's as yet unrealized problem: They will be unable to fire Al Sharpton.
one man's opinion...

Posted on 04/01/2012 6:55:33 PM PDT by ken5050

As baseball hall-of-fame member Satchel Paige once famously noted, "...the light at the end of the tunnel may be a train coming straight at you in the opposite direction..."

The suits running MSNBC, and the bigger suits they report to at NBC and Comcast, have absolutely no idea how the insipid decision to hire Al Sharpton, and give him his own platform nightly at 6PM, will soon come back to bite them all on their collective asses, big time.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: sharpton; trayvonmartin
MSNBC's editorial policy is now devoted 24/7 to seeing that George Zimmerman is arrested, tried, convicted, sentenced, tarred and feathered, and then drawn and quartered, all in prime time. They have gone "all-in" on the side of Trayvon Martin, including featuring pictures of him as an angelic 14 year old. According to MSNBC, Martin did nothing wrong, and Zimmerman is a racist, white, right-wing thug...and America is still evil at heart.

The person leading this parade on MSNBC is good old Rev. Al. When asked early on if Sharpton's overt advocacy, if not his fostering a lynch mob mentality every night on his show, is OK by the MSNBC suits, they replied stuporifically that "they knew of his passionate advocacy when he was hired, and expected that he would continue in that manner on air.."

As the Martin/Zimmerman saga continues to unfold, holes are starting to appear in the version of events being pushed by MSNBC. And as others take note, comparisons are being made to the Duke lacrosse scandal.

There is considerable validity in that analogy, but given Rev Al's immersion into this case, a more apt example might be the Tawana Bradley scandal. Sharpton appears to be reprising his role in that sorry episode.

Everything that Tawana claimed happened, and that Sharpton maintained was the gospel truth, turned out to be a lie. The entire event was fabricated by a scared girl, who was basically afraid to admit that she'd broken curfew.

But instead of finally consigning Sharpton to the dust bin of racial hatemongers, he was allowed to escape, get away without any consequences, and indeed reinvent himself and his career. And managing to rack up millions in unpaid income taxes along the way, yet is still allowed to spew venom nightly on MSNBC.

Back then, Sharpton was a fat loudmouth, sporting a velour tracksuit, and a ridiculous medallion around his neck, about the size of a turkey platter.

Sharpton appears to have invented "bling", before "bling" became cool among certain social classes.

But it's obvious what is about to happen. The imminent train wreck that is Rev Al will soon derail. As sure as day follows night, it's inevitable. Sharpton will cross way over the line, and something, bad, and most likely sad as well, is about to happen, instigated by Sharpton.

And that's when MSNBC's and the upstairs suits' problems will really begin. Because Sharpton's bulletproof. They can't fire him, but soon they will need to do just that.

1 posted on 04/01/2012 6:55:39 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: Reaganite Republican

FYI...


2 posted on 04/01/2012 6:59:09 PM PDT by ken5050
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To: ken5050

If they are going to fire the greasy liar they will do it after the elections. They can’t afford the backlash before then.

They are getting what they paid for. He has always been a grifter of the first order so they can’t be too surprised. I hope they enjoy his company.


3 posted on 04/01/2012 7:02:59 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: ken5050

Just remember that this is you NBC station and not just MSNBC. They are one and the same! Give them the same break that they give us.


4 posted on 04/01/2012 7:03:50 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT)
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To: ken5050

They will be unable to fire Al Sharpton.
>>>>>>>>>>>>

That Ho turn on ‘em beeg time! Buahahaha~ !


5 posted on 04/01/2012 7:07:46 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: ken5050

Name names.

The reason the degenerates at MSNBC are able to do things like hiring the charlatan with blood of innocents on his hands Sharpton is because they hide behind a cloak of anonymity.

Who signed his contract?


6 posted on 04/01/2012 7:08:01 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: ken5050

Isn’t Al a white black?


7 posted on 04/01/2012 7:08:20 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between lose and loose.)
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To: ken5050

MSNBC just openned the first salvo. Against Shapton. How? They just “conceded” that the police video of Zimmerman shows a head injury.

Expect Sharpton to deflect to “systemic racism” to try to squirm his way out of this. But he’s all in, so that won’t work.

Can I get a popcorn animation?


8 posted on 04/01/2012 7:09:18 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Deagle

I wonder if anyone has a list of their sponsors? Turnabout is fair play.


9 posted on 04/01/2012 7:11:37 PM PDT by Ms Mable
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To: piytar
Photobucket Uh oh...She`s white..sorry
10 posted on 04/01/2012 7:23:37 PM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: Ms Mable

Well, we are not liberals! No sense in penalizing their sponsors for the actions of the network. I’s just let them know that you do not like their actions. It should be enough if folks let them know. If not, the drop if viewership should give them a clue...heh.


11 posted on 04/01/2012 7:24:28 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT)
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To: NCDave
Photobucket Race neutral...lol
12 posted on 04/01/2012 7:25:35 PM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: ken5050

yeah, right. sharpton’s followers, if there are any, will flip on msnbc like they always do


13 posted on 04/01/2012 7:33:55 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: ken5050
Tawanna Martin...
14 posted on 04/01/2012 7:35:04 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ken5050
Sharpton is not just a notorious charlatan, thief, tax cheat, and swindler.

Sharpton has a long history of multiple murders and extreme violence, via the gangs of thugs he sends out.

NBC/MSNBC has this monster on their payroll. The media has been obviously ordered to stir up violence and discord before the election.

I suspect a lot more is in the Obama/Sharpton pipeline in the next 7 months.


15 posted on 04/01/2012 7:47:09 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: ken5050

You’re right-—they can’t fire Sharpton, because “resist we much.”

(and, it’s the Tawana Brawley scandal—let’s hope it follows him to the end of his days.)


16 posted on 04/01/2012 7:47:55 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Deagle
If not, the drop if viewership should give them a clue...heh.

Do they have any viewership TO drop?

17 posted on 04/01/2012 7:48:42 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: ken5050

MSNBC decided to ride the tiger. I will shed not a tear when the tiger turns to attack them.

It was obvious to all that this would have to end poorly for MSNBC. They richly deserve the suffering they are about to endure.


18 posted on 04/01/2012 7:53:28 PM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: ken5050

MSNBC seyes: Moral? We don’t need no steenkin’ morals! Hire the race baiter!

Their problem is he might get them sued by a victim of their Klan with a Tan incitment. The white klan was successfully sued in civil court when a racist they specifically incited in a hate session, ran out and murdered a black.

In addition, the irrevernt Al has a habit of falsely accusing white people of crimes they did not commit a bit too obviously. Al will ignore reported MSNBC news (showing MSNBC knew the truth) and report smears to get whitey when he’s in a race hate frenzy.

I look forward to MSNBC paying out the wahzoo for their libearl race hate problem.


19 posted on 04/01/2012 7:55:55 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Gabz

Heh, not much but they do seem do have a Liberal membership. Of course they are dropping by the month - maybe even the Liberals are tired of the patronizing...


20 posted on 04/01/2012 8:00:10 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT)
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To: Deagle

Remember too, MS is Microsoft. I smell a 50 billion dollar lawsuit coming up soon.


21 posted on 04/01/2012 8:00:16 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: Dogbert41

Yes, Never have understood that! How could Microsoft become involved in such a loser. I understand that they are a Liberal organization but really when you are providing software for the country, can’t they at least pretend to be middle of the ground on politics. Maybe it’s time to move to Linux...heh.


22 posted on 04/01/2012 8:03:20 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT)
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To: Deagle

This is one of the reasons I thought NBC gave Palin the show for the week. This way the race mangers will see Palin and somehow link her to all of this.

She better watch what she says this week.


23 posted on 04/01/2012 8:17:07 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: Gabz

Heh...okay major point.


24 posted on 04/01/2012 8:21:47 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT)
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To: ken5050

Screw NBC and everybody associated with it. Sharpton used and promoted and perpetuated the Tawana Brawley hoax to smear an innocent police officer and make himself, as Sharpton himself put it, “The biggest n***** in New York!”.

NBC hired this guy with their eyes wide open and now that scumbag Democrat network deserves to reap exactly what it sowed.


25 posted on 04/01/2012 8:22:34 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Ms Mable

I wonder if anyone has a list of their sponsors? Turnabout is fair play.
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26 posted on 04/01/2012 8:26:56 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: EQAndyBuzz
She better watch what she says this week.

She is a fool to take that gig. But since she apparently did, one thing is for sure - - she better steer way clear of Matt Lauer, because...

Matt Lauer is a lying scumbag (must-see video)

27 posted on 04/01/2012 8:27:41 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ken5050

“There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays.

Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.

~ Booker T. Washington (1856-1915.) ~
Educator, Author, Civil Rights Leader


28 posted on 04/01/2012 8:56:33 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We can't allow the horrible death of Trayvon Martin to be used as an excuse to disarm us.)
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To: Deagle

That’s what I was thinking!


29 posted on 04/01/2012 9:19:59 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: ken5050
ROFLMA0!!
This could well be the first recorded instance of an albatross (aka like Sharpton a gooney bird) coming home to roost.
The irony is simply overwhelming!
30 posted on 04/01/2012 10:20:10 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (I really want Obozo to have another term -- in Leavenworth! 25 to life sounds about right.)
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To: ken5050
The Lynch Mob Media bought him. Now they own him.
Throw another cracker on the barbie! LOL
31 posted on 04/01/2012 10:32:44 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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