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16 Facts About Al Sharpton the Media Won't Tell You
newsmax ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Jim Meyers

Posted on 12/10/2014 2:52:11 PM PST by PROCON

The Rev. Al Sharpton has been praised as a civil rights icon by prominent figures in politics, and "60 Minutes" reported that he has become President Barack Obama's "go-to black leader."

Sharpton has been frequently in the media for leading protests against grand jury decisions exonerating white policemen in the deaths of unarmed African-Americans in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York.

But many in the mainstream media have sought to downplay the negatives surrounding the firebrand minister, who has been accused of being a rabble-rouser out for personal gain, including:

1. When Sharpton sought involvement in the funeral of Akai Gurley, an African-American shot dead in November by a rookie police officer in the darkened stairwell of a housing project in Brooklyn, New York, Gurley's family told him to stay away.

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KEYWORDS: alsharton; racehustler; racism
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I can't think of a more dishonest, repugnant, self-serving man than the "Rev".

BTW, where did he get his reverend title from?

1 posted on 12/10/2014 2:52:12 PM PST by PROCON
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To: PROCON

Fact # 1

Al Stands by Rand

2 posted on 12/10/2014 2:54:36 PM PST by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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Is it me or does Al always look 2D in photos?


3 posted on 12/10/2014 2:55:58 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To me, his head looks way out of proportion from the rest of his dwindling body. Too much meth and cocaine.


4 posted on 12/10/2014 2:57:30 PM PST by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: PROCON

Just 16?


5 posted on 12/10/2014 2:57:35 PM PST by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: PROCON
BTW, where did he get his reverend title from?


6 posted on 12/10/2014 2:57:43 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: PROCON

Religion
Sharpton was licensed and ordained a Pentecostal minister by Bishop F. D. Washington at the age of nine or ten. After Bishop Washington’s death in the late 1980s, Sharpton became a Baptist. He was re-baptized as a member of the Bethany Baptist Church in 1994 by the Reverend William Jones and became a Baptist minister.

Source: Wikipedia


7 posted on 12/10/2014 2:58:13 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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 photo AlCharlatan.jpg
8 posted on 12/10/2014 3:01:45 PM PST by HotHunt
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A white counterpart to “rev” (cough, spit) Al Sharpton does not exist because he would be a social outcast and pariah.


9 posted on 12/10/2014 3:10:58 PM PST by windsorknot
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'Al Sharpton was in Sears. He was there to protest the fact that most all of the washing machines were white.

So the clerk called the store manager, who asked, "What's the problem here, Reverend?"

Sharpton pointed at the machines and loudly bemoaned the fact that most of them were white.

The manager replied, "Well, Reverend, it's true most of the washing machines are white, but if you'll open the lids, you'll see that all of the agitators are black."

10 posted on 12/10/2014 3:15:01 PM PST by akalinin
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8. Speaking at a college in 1994, Sharpton referred to gay men as "homos."

Well I for one have never spoken at a college, but if I had a dollar for every time I...

11 posted on 12/10/2014 3:15:44 PM PST by Michael.SF. (It takes a gun to feed a village.)
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Good one :-)


12 posted on 12/10/2014 3:16:49 PM PST by PROCON (Always give 100%...unless you're donating blood.)
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To: lormand

That picture of Pigpen Paul disqualifies him from seeking higher office.


13 posted on 12/10/2014 3:18:55 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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To: PROCON

His title of Revrun was bestowed upon him by his childhood preacher at his Church growing up. I am almost positive Revrun Al has no theological degree that he has actually earned.


14 posted on 12/10/2014 3:23:03 PM PST by vpintheak (Keep calm and Rain Steel!)
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15 posted on 12/10/2014 3:25:20 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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Works for me!

I stand with Cruz!

16 posted on 12/10/2014 3:28:24 PM PST by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: mountn man

It’s Pumpkinhead Sharpton.


17 posted on 12/10/2014 3:28:28 PM PST by windsorknot
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In the 80s he was known in the music industry as a hustler who would shake down labels for payoffs to not protest their companies (because of poor representation/employment of black staff). They’d pay and he’d just go away. So much for principle.


18 posted on 12/10/2014 3:29:01 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Shickl-Gruber's Big Lie gave us Hussein's Un-Affordable Care act (HUAC).)
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To: mountn man
Where's the other half of him?


19 posted on 12/10/2014 3:33:19 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Shickl-Gruber's Big Lie gave us Hussein's Un-Affordable Care act (HUAC).)
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To: PROCON

I can’t believe the ‘ol racist is only 60 years old...looks 70, but that could be the STD’s...


20 posted on 12/10/2014 3:34:01 PM PST by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescInfowars has more credibilty)
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