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Al Sharpton Thanks Limbaugh For Playing Teleprompter Gaffe: ‘Keep Taking The Bait!’
Mediaite ^ | 8/10/11 | Frances Martel

Posted on 08/10/2011 6:19:25 PM PDT by Nachum

Al Sharpton isn’t one to keep quiet when under attack, and tonight he responded in kind to the near-universal conservative guffaw his “resist we much” teleprompter gaffe received last night. Specifically, he responded to Rush Limbaugh, who suggested jokingly that the teleprompter was “racist.” Taking full responsibility for garbling the words, he thanked Limbaugh for bringing him viewers, telling him, “I want to preach to your choir!”

Sharpton seemed in good spirits about the gaffe, clarifying that, unlike Limbaugh’s conspiracies, “there’s no racist teleprompter” and “there’s no black journalist trying to sabotage me– I messed up a line!” He took so much responsibility, noting that it happens to anyone who has ever hosted a show, “including you,” that he even gave away another gaffe he made tonight. “There is no ‘Environmental Projection Agency,’” he noted, requesting Limbaugh play that mistake, too. “Play that tomorrow, because I want all of your listeners to start watching me,” he argued. “I don’t want to preach to the choir– I want to preach to your choir, Rush!” He also addressed the “conspiracies” surrounding his hire: “I don’t deal with them because they make people watch.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: al; limbaugh; sharpton; thanks

1 posted on 08/10/2011 6:19:36 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Oh Al, I have been waiting all day to watch you. Lol.


2 posted on 08/10/2011 6:23:54 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Nachum

Rush had me laughing today over this........can’t wait for the parody.


3 posted on 08/10/2011 6:23:54 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Nachum

MSNBC deserves to have that RACIST Al Sharpton.....plus he’s as dumb and cagey as the ghetto provides.


4 posted on 08/10/2011 6:24:55 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Nachum

Al, we need to clue you in... when Conservatives while watching you, we`re laughing AT you, not WITH you.


5 posted on 08/10/2011 6:26:21 PM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: Nachum

Al honestly thinks Rush’s audience is going to hurry over to watch his show? Really?

LOL, what a character. This guy passed buffoon status decades ago.

I don’t think I could sit and watch more than two minutes of his show. It tells you something about folks who can.


6 posted on 08/10/2011 6:26:34 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (The Destroyer is anti-US, the West, Christian, Israel, banks, W.S., Corps, & the free enterpr systm.)
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To: ScottinVA

when Conservatives while watching you = when Conservatives watch you


7 posted on 08/10/2011 6:29:39 PM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: Nachum

Isn’t it amazing how far MSNBC will go over the line toward mental illness, pseudo treason, rather than provide a level headed news service to gain more market share.

And these folks think McCarthy had it all wrong.

Marxists are nowhere to be found in our MSM.

Well, I guess ripping the nation apart is worth it if you can get a 0.1% bump in market share. Look how it has paid off.


8 posted on 08/10/2011 6:31:30 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (The Destroyer is anti-US, the West, Christian, Israel, banks, W.S., Corps, & the free enterpr systm.)
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To: Nachum
Keep Taking The Bait

Would that be..."race bait"?

9 posted on 08/10/2011 6:31:51 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: DoughtyOne
> This guy passed buffoon status decades ago

He is a Buffoon Emeritus.

10 posted on 08/10/2011 6:33:19 PM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: Nachum
So he thanked Rush very must?
11 posted on 08/10/2011 6:33:52 PM PDT by Shqipo (I am the unofficial originator of the Mega-Bump! Only use judiciously.)
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To: NewJerseyJoe

Ah, the good ole days... ;^)


12 posted on 08/10/2011 6:36:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (The Destroyer is anti-US, the West, Christian, Israel, banks, W.S., Corps, & the free enterpr systm.)
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To: Nachum

Uh, yeah, Al. That was “bait.”

I listened at work and laughed and laughed.

Hmmm, Al Gore, Al Franken, and Al Sharpton.

Note to expectant parents....


13 posted on 08/10/2011 6:38:30 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Nachum

“Rev” Al...talk or read must?


14 posted on 08/10/2011 6:39:49 PM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: Nachum

Love my new tag line.....Thanks Al...


15 posted on 08/10/2011 6:41:45 PM PDT by BallparkBoys (RESIST WE MUCH! ....We must, and we will much, about that, be committed!)
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To: Nachum
p“I want to preach to your choir!”

Well, good, then! Because every so often, Rush will play that "Baraq the Magic..." song with the Sharpton bullhorn. Got you choir right here...

16 posted on 08/10/2011 6:43:13 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Nachum

Rearend Albert Sharpton, the only reason anyone of intelligence would watch you would either be to see an example of the depths to which the media has fallen or, as in this case, the sheer comedy value.


17 posted on 08/10/2011 6:44:28 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("But resist, we much! We must and we will much about that be committed!" - Al Sharpton)
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To: Migraine

Actually, Rush predicted today that ole Al would contact him, thanking him for sending him some viewers.......LOL!


18 posted on 08/10/2011 6:52:14 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Nachum

Ahhh... how sweet... Al finally got his 15 minutes of fame.


19 posted on 08/10/2011 6:56:49 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: Nachum
LOL, sorry Al,

I'd rather hear soundbites of your stupidity on Rush.... then waste(however long)listening to you polluting the already repugnant airwaves emanating from BSNBC.

20 posted on 08/10/2011 6:58:22 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: Nachum

I won’t tune in and watch the greasy bastard!


21 posted on 08/10/2011 6:59:24 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Nachum

Al probably wrote the lines in question.


22 posted on 08/10/2011 7:09:24 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Nachum

Sharpton is a whore. He will ally himself with anyone who advances his wealth, power & fame. Right wing. Left wing. Satan. He doesn’t care. He is for sale to the highest bidder. His bread is usually best buttered by race-baiting so that is how he usually goes, but he would be to the right of the Tea Party if there was enough money and power in it for him. He is unscrupulous.


23 posted on 08/10/2011 7:09:34 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (SP12: They called Reagan "unelectable", too.)
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To: Doogle

You have to check out the KFI.broadcast on iheartradio.com from 7-10 Pacific (640 AM) from LA. The Tim Conway Jr show. They have a regular segment called “What the HELL did Jesse Jackson say?” Great laughter therapy!


24 posted on 08/10/2011 7:14:12 PM PDT by Conservative Vet
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To: Nachum
Look, Sharpton has great potential to be one of the best ever. He'll kill the opposition. He'll.. wot? Freddy's Fashion Mart? What's that?... What?!

D'oh!

25 posted on 08/10/2011 7:15:52 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Shqipo

If I could, I’d like to ax Al Sharpton a question.


26 posted on 08/10/2011 7:23:29 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Nachum

In your dreams, Sharpton. I can’t imagine idiots watching you much less Rush listeners.


27 posted on 08/10/2011 7:25:36 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Conservative Vet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Voj-ZAjIraA&feature=related


28 posted on 08/10/2011 7:26:16 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Nachum

Muchmouth. Hey, Hey, Hey.


29 posted on 08/10/2011 7:28:14 PM PDT by TwoSwords (The Lord is a man of war, Exodus 15:3)
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To: Nachum

What’s an “MSNBC”?


30 posted on 08/10/2011 7:32:45 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: Nachum

Ol’ Al. Crazy like a...well...just crazy.


31 posted on 08/10/2011 7:33:02 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Doogle

Rush was saying today he’s doing Sharpton a big favor - he’ll bring up Sharpton’s ratings.

Sharpton obviously understands that’s a good thing.


32 posted on 08/10/2011 7:34:22 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Nachum

Newsweak and Al Sharpton are doing what they do: talking about REAL successful people in order to get their own numbers above the curb.

Problem is this: they become one trick ponies in that sense. After Newsweak and Al do their little protestations and/or cover stories on attractive people, they get their 10 minutes of attention...and then people turn away.

The reason Limbaugh has gone from success to success is because he OFFERS SOMETHING SUBSTANTIAL. Sure, he has his laughs and parodies, but he also discusses the real differences on the issues and philosophies that separate Constitutionalists from those who want to enslave us to the tyranny of big government.

Limbaugh has a “there” there. Sharpton doesn’t; he has nothing but his same tired schtick that he has to share with Jesse and the NAALCP...and Newsweak is a dying element of a dying medium.


33 posted on 08/10/2011 7:38:21 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Nachum

Hmmm... be interesting to see how Rush handles this.

Sharptoon is despicable and sleazy, but he has more than his share of low cunning.

This was well played.


34 posted on 08/10/2011 7:41:32 PM PDT by Ronin (Obamanation has replaced Bizarroworld as the most twisted place in the universe.)
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To: Ronin

Sharpton is smart. Any publicity ifs good publicity. Rush’s coattails are a good tug for Sharpton.


35 posted on 08/10/2011 7:44:46 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Nachum
Sharpton does make a point that has puzzled me for quite some time now. Why our guys give free advertising to losers like Sharpton, Maher, Stewart, et al is beyond me.

Other advertisers spend mucho dinero (a little Spanish lingo there) to get Rush to talk about them but he does it for free for rectums like Sharpton.

36 posted on 08/10/2011 7:46:09 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Nachum

You guys. You just don’t get it. The right reverend was just channeling that other sage battler for truth. Yoda. Resist we much. Yes. And we will much. About that be committed. Hmm yes. No?

One day in galaxy far far away you conservatives will understand.


37 posted on 08/10/2011 7:46:23 PM PDT by barstoolblues (Notes from the Hobbitt Hole. From Hezbollah Hobbitt)
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To: Nachum
The Rev. actually thinks we are laughing with him.
38 posted on 08/10/2011 7:47:24 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Nachum

Al Sharpton is one of those rare, utterly ludicrous characters who doesn’t have to say ANYTHING to draw a laugh.


39 posted on 08/10/2011 7:51:15 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Nachum

I’ll bet MSNBC is real happy that they gave Al Sharpton a show to quell the criticism about how “White” their on-air staff is/was.


40 posted on 08/10/2011 8:06:02 PM PDT by Clink (Conservatives believe it when they see it. Liberals see it when they believe it.)
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41 posted on 08/10/2011 8:33:29 PM PDT by RedMDer (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: Nachum
Sharpton had a more memorable line back when he was running for president and someone in the press asked him why he wasn't getting the respect from Democrats that Jesse Jackson received in previous White House runs.

Sharpton said, "Sometimes you have to nudge the donkey and sometimes you have to push the donkey and then sometimes you have to slap the donkey!

It's one of my all-time favorite political quotes. I loved it so much, I toyed with the idea of starting a SlapDaDonkey.com website.

42 posted on 08/10/2011 8:38:09 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Hmmm, Al Gore, Al Franken, and Al Sharpton.

You forgot Al (c)Hunt and Al Qaeda.

43 posted on 08/10/2011 8:41:29 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I’ve listened to Al Sharpton’s radio show when I was working in Atlanta.

100% of his callers were blaming whitey for keeping them down and, although he wasn’t actively encouraging them to do so, he did nothing to slow them or challenge them.

It is sad that there are so many self described victims out there who descended from slaves who were treated a thousand times worse, but didn’t complain even a fraction of what their descendents do.


44 posted on 08/10/2011 8:51:10 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (I am Joe the Hobbit.)
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To: DoughtyOne

What? You don’t like Hannity’s “good friend” and favorite guest? Well, I don’t know if he’s Hannity’s favorite but he sure has him on there a lot.

One of the reasons I don’t watch very much.


45 posted on 08/10/2011 9:34:23 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Eagle Eye

Yes, I agree that those slaves would be shocked to see what their ancestors have done with their freedom.


46 posted on 08/11/2011 12:16:41 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (The Destroyer is anti-US, the West, Christian, Israel, banks, W.S., Corps, & the free enterpr systm.)
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To: Terry Mross

I don’t like to dwell on it, but I’ve never thought Hannity was the sharpest pencil in the box. He means well. I don’t think he’s a bad guy, but quite often he really doesn’t get it.


47 posted on 08/11/2011 12:19:28 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (The Destroyer is anti-US, the West, Christian, Israel, banks, W.S., Corps, & the free enterpr systm.)
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To: Jack Hammer

48 posted on 08/11/2011 2:34:37 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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