Skip to comments.Sharpton Gloats Over Limbaugh NFL Rejection: "A Moral Victory For All Americans"
Posted on 10/14/2009 6:22:38 PM PDT by kristinn
Al Sharpton issued a statement this evening claiming a "moral victory for all Americans" on the dropping of Rush Limbaugh as part of a group of investors seeking to buy the NFL St. Louis Rams franchise.
The AP reported Sharpton's statement and a follow up comment he made in an interview:
"It is a moral victory for all Americans especially the players that have been unfairly castigated by Rush Limbaugh," Sharpton said in a statement. "This decision will also uphold the unifying standards of major sports."
Sharpton added in a telephone interview that major sports leagues shouldn't welcome owners who are "divisive and incendiary."
Every major pro sports franchise has dealings with its community, he said. "It's unfair for taxpayers to be underwriting people who denigrate them," he said.
A few months ago, Sharpton was fined $285,000 by the FEC for gross violations of federal law during his failed 2004 presidential bid:
During his 2004 presidential campaign, Sharpton traveled extensively and routinely mixed travel for his campaign committee and National Action Network. An FEC audit and investigation revealed that National Action Network and other entities paid $387,192 in campaign expenses. The FEC determined that National Action Network made payments totaling $107,615 for committee expenses and $73,500 in payments to consultants and vendors for campaign-related work, violating the prohibition against corporate contributions. Sharptons sole proprietorships, Rev-Als Production and Sharpton Media LLC, also paid $214,577 in campaign travel expenses and an additional $65,000 came from unknown sources. None of these in-kind contributions were disclosed in the committees disclosure reports.
Sharpton, his presidential campaign committee, Sharpton 2004, and Andrew Rivera, in his official capacity as treasurer, agreed to pay a civil penalty of $208,000 for failing to report accurately all receipts and expenditures, receiving excessive and prohibited in-kind contributions and accepting impermissible corporate contributions. They also agreed to refund $10,500 in unresolved excessive contributions, disgorge $9,000 in excessive contributions and refund $181,115 to National Action Network or disgorge the funds to the U.S. Treasury. National Action Network, Inc. and Sharpton, as president, agreed to a civil penalty of $77,000 for making prohibited contributions to Sharpton 2004.
Respondents also agreed that they misstated receipts and disbursements and cash on hand, understated by $231,753; receipts of $15,000 in loans from unknown sources; and $10,500 in excessive contributions from individuals.
In 2004, U.S. taxpayers subsidized Sharpton's campaign with federal matching funds. Eventually he was ordered to repay $200,000 of those funds. The Village Voice examined Sharpton's scam.
Fred Siegel, writing in the Wall Street Journal in 2000, gave a refresher course on Sharpton and his racist hate-mongering:
Mr. Sharpton is best-known for the Tawana Brawley hoax, in which he insisted that a 15-year-old black girl had been abducted and raped by a band of white men practicing Irish Republican Army rituals. In fact she had made up the story to protect herself from her violent stepfather.
But at Freddy's, Mr. Sharpton was even more malevolent. He turned a landlord-tenant dispute between the Jewish owner of Freddy's and a black subtenant into a theater of hatred. Picketers from Mr. Sharpton's National Action Network, sometimes joined by "the Rev." himself, marched daily outside the store, screaming about "bloodsucking Jews" and "Jew bastards" and threatening to burn the building down.
After weeks of increasingly violent rhetoric, one of the protesters, Roland Smith, took Mr. Sharpton's words about ousting the "white interloper" to heart. He ran into the store shouting, "It's on!" He shot and wounded three whites and a Pakistani, whom he apparently mistook for a Jew. Then he set the fire, which killed five Hispanics, one Guyanese and one African-American--a security guard whom protesters had taunted as a "cracker lover." Smith then fatally shot himself.
Eight people died, and so evidently did the conscience of liberal Democrats. It was Al Sharpton who had the honor of asking the first question at last week's debate, held within hailing distance of the Freddy's massacre.
In his statements to the AP tonight, Sharpton describes himself, not Limbaugh. Yet Sharpton is treated as a paragon of virtue while Limbaugh is viciously lied about.
No justice, indeed.
where is Jesus to draw in the sand when we need Him? Guess the “Reverend” (cough, choke) has forgotten his scriptures...
Man this is unreal
I would sue him so fast his toupee would come off. Seriously, Im so freakin mad I can spit fire.
What world is this again? I forget.
Al “Tawana” Sharpton, mmm mmm mmm.
NFL sinks to new low on 10-14-09
I see a huge backlash coming. This is just unbelievable. Rush’s audience will be out of sight.
Leave Sharpton alone. He’s a good buddy of Hannity’s.
I’m an American and this race pimp does not speak for me.
Sharpton feels so invincible behind that race card shield he’ll never see the back lash coming... LOL.
A “moral victory for all Americans” would be for the press to ignore this lying, race-baiting, extorting, riot-inciter, and to hold him to account for the harm he’s caused.
Yup I will not be watching anymore which aint much but will be writing the MFFL with my thoughts
Then I want a true divisive owner out of the NBA, force partial birth abortion supporter Herb Kohl to sell the Bucks.
So is Juan McShame. When will Haniity and Fox get the message? We don’t give a rats azz what these two fools say.
“Leave Sharpton alone. Hes a good buddy of Hannitys.”
Ah, you saw that too:
“My very good friend Al Sharpton”
With “conservatives” like Hannity, who needs .......
I SINCERELY HOPE THIS LIMITS SEAN HANNITYS AFFINITY FOR HAVING THIS ARSECLOWN ON HIS PROGRAM!
Polical Correctness be damned...these idiots need to be called out publically and often!
Rush knew at the get-go that this wouldn’t fly....
A very intelligent man who will use this to his (and our) benefit.
Brilliant, as usual.