Skip to comments.ABC Gives Sharpton Platform to Opine on Imus; No Mention of Rev's Racial Controversies
Posted on 04/09/2007 10:39:10 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
If George Allen turned up on Good Morning America to protest an incident of alleged anti-white bigotry, what are the odds the GMA host wouldn't mention Allen's macaca moment? I'd say they'd be a Dylanesqe "Love Minus Zero."
But when GMA aired a clip this morning of Al Sharpton expressing his outrage over Don Imus' recent comments about the Rutgers women basketball players, not a discouraging word was heard about Sharpton's history of racially-charged statements and actions that go far beyond the former senator's gaffe.
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GMA CO-HOST CHRIS CUOMO: Now leaders in the African-American community are targeting Imus as a racist.
SHARPTON: I am not one that feels this can just go away, without establishing a serious precedent that enough is enough.
If Sharpton feels Imus should be fired, as his words and the GMA graphic seemed to imply, that is certainly his right. But how could ABC have given Sharpton such a platform without mentioning the Rev's own run-ins on matters racial? This is, after all, the man who burst onto the national scene as propagator-in-chief of the Tawana Brawley hoax, perpetuating the worst kinds of stereotypes. The man whose "white interloper" remark in the infamous Freddy's affair ended with a mass shooting and store-burning in which seven people died. The man who in the midst of a racially-charged atmosphere in Brooklyn leading to riots in which a Chassidic Jew was stabbed to death, referred to Jews as "diamond merchants." Jeff Jacoby, columnist at the Boston Globe, details the Rev's controversial past here.
But again, ABC referred to Sharpton only as an African-American community "leader," with nary a word suggesting that the man casting stones at Imus is hardly without sin when it comes to slinging racial epithets and stereotypes.
The MSM's double-standard strikes again.
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Imus-Sharpton MSM-double-standard ping to Today show list.
I enjoy their side’s infighting.
Like Steven Pagonis?
Actually...I think more Freepers would vote for Al Sharpton today that George Bush..
I am not even in the mood to worry about the trivialities of people like Imus, Sharpton, Jesse Jackson or anyone else that aren’t serious people.
Yes, but you see, that’s different, because, uh, because . . .
I’d agree, but when ABC gives Sharpton a platform from which to address millions of people, it begins to matter.
I think you’re wrong. We’re angry, but we’re not stupid.
Why don’t they both just go on to the View and have Rosie mediate?
Can you remind us what that was again? I recall a slander suit....
Hmmm .. so basically if you give enough money .. you get a pass and can say anything you want and get away with it?
How long until Imus enters rehab and come out curred?
Have you read that thread??? LOL
Marvin Kalb was just on Fox News and said that Imus needs to make a “statement”...but, the statement that Kalb was talking about was for Imus to RESIGN.
It was just announced: he’ll be sharing a room at the rehab center with Isiah Washington ;-)
these inbreeds.........if Imus was to leave pMSNBC and went to ABC,the promos would be endless.
WOW...now that is an idea.
Imus leaves where he is now...and goes to Rosieland at ABC!!
Sure! It’s just like buying carbon offsets!
just for the record, I have more respect for the brown stuff on toilet paper than anything Marvin Kalb says or does..........a true socialist/marxist is he
Yes, but you see, thats different, because, uh, because . . .
Selective forgetting. Anyone remember TAWANA BRAWLEY??
but the point is ,besides ABC throwin’ Imus under the bus,they would hire him in a NY second
This little media circus resulting from the Imus-Sharpton affair is exactly what both Imus and Sharpton want. To them, any publicity, no matter how inane, is good for business.
yep....this has been the Fox talking point all day....can’t judge a person by just one, eensy, weensy, tiny, itty-bitty “mistake”....oh! And it has been deemed by Fox that Imus’ apology was “sincere”....how nice.
America get a life and quit acting so insulted when these rearends rear up and let their filth flow freely into your "sanctimoniousness"!
Get over it!
Barak Hussein Obama wouldn't play ball with him....he's gotta get some attention right now and he has found his new "cause".
He will find a way of lining his pockets from this. If not, the publicity value is still an asset.
Well, not THIS Freeper.
LOL..I knew there were some sane Freepers left.
Absolutely, Mo, unless you're a Republican.
just imagine a world in which al “not so” sharpton would have to have an actual skill and make himself employable.
Imus should have been fired by MSNBC long ago. He is neither smart nor funny and it galls me to no end that he name-calls the way he does seeing as he’s a recovering drug addict. Really-what credentials does this guy have to be on radio?
A pompous drunken old bum grovelling to a pompous riot-inciting criminal, and both of them getting paid for it. Good ol’ USA!
“have to have an actual skill and make himself employable.”
I’ve said that of Imus for years. I see no skill at all.
OK. I need y’all to explain this one for me. I’m not getting the humor here. And why is NASA spelled with 2 S’s. Unless I’m missing something, this is not funny.
Many are both.
does this mean abc will allow civil engineers and demolition experts have their say about Rosie?
Go to www.negrospace program.com, if it’s still up.
In all of this there is one thing that should not be forgotten. Exactly, who is IMUS that he should insult those Rutgers college girls playing basketball for their school? They are not public figures who go before the cameras and microphones every day. They played basketball and they tried to win a national championship. Again, who is IMUS to insult them? And to insult them on national radio/television?
Research NASSA on the WWW. You will find that there is a humorous, sort of anti establishment, video produced, written and acted by American Negroes. You’ll have to ask them why they spelled it with two “Ss” I don’t know.
“SHARPTON: I am not one that feels this can just go away, without establishing a serious precedent so I can enhance my power and income bigger than Jesse Jackson...and make me tall and muscular instead of a fat greasy troll.”
Thanks for the answers. You all have a good evening. God bless, Kate.
BLACK GROUP CRITICAL OF SHARPTON’S CIVIL RIGHTS FLIP-FLOP
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Posted on 11/07/2003 11:27:13 AM PST by NativeNewYorker
Imus has made a career of the insult. Nobody on the left complains when Imus calls the President stupid or when he refers to the Vice-President as “pork chop boy” or as a lying weasel.
The double standard is alive and well in the drive-bys. Verbally assault religion and conservatives and you get praised; make an offensive comment about women or any minority and there will be hell to pay!
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