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Howard Kurtz Wonders 'How on Earth' MSNBC Lets Al Sharpton Be Both Activist and Anchor...
NewsBusters ^ | March 26, 2012 | Matt Hadro

Posted on 03/26/2012 9:35:03 AM PDT by maggief

CNN's Howard Kurtz was astonished that MSNBC has allowed Al Sharpton to be both an activist and a news anchor in covering the Trayvon Martin shooting. Near the beginning of his 11 a.m. Sunday show Reliable Sources, Kurtz maintained that Sharpton should have had to choose between activism and journalism in that case.

Kurtz asked "how on earth can Al Sharpton go there, and be an activist and stand with the parents and he asked people to contribute money and he went to the Justice Department with the parents of Trayvon Martin....And then he does his show and then he speaks at the rally again?" [Video below the break. Audio here.]

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democratmedia; democrats; mediabias; msnbc; sharpton; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 03/26/2012 9:35:10 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704588404575123404191464126.html

March 17, 2010

Obama’s New Partner: Al Sharpton

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2011-04-06/news/29404853_1_national-action-network-obama-and-sharpton-african-american

President Obama looks to Rev. Al Sharpton for help in 2012 reelection bid
BY JONATHAN LEMIRE
DAILY NEWS CITY HALL BUREAU
Wednesday, April 06, 2011


2 posted on 03/26/2012 9:38:02 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

C’mon Howie. Don’t act so startled! This is MSDNC we’re talking about....


3 posted on 03/26/2012 9:39:01 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: maggief

You had to figure that our “elite” would get worried that their brand is being reduced, maybe now the conservative step and fetchits like Hannity will stop sounding like a pale imitation of Sharpton.


4 posted on 03/26/2012 9:45:17 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: maggief
MSNBC is a communists news organization. Al Sharpton is more communists like and fits right in with this corrupt organization. Nothing much new here. I hope that more Americans realize that the communists hold on our Country is damn near complete. Look up the definition of communism.
5 posted on 03/26/2012 9:45:23 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: maggief

Whores of a feather


6 posted on 03/26/2012 9:46:14 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: maggief

Howie, you are not that stupid. How about calling them out as who they are. Of course you couldn’t say such because it’s just not politically correct & possible job loss. Your question should be, “Why anyone watches them or me”.


7 posted on 03/26/2012 9:46:20 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: maggief
And the marble-mouthed Al Sharpton continues to skewer standard American English. His latest deviation from normal is to consistently refer to Trayvon Martin's Skittles as skillets.

Resist we much, indeed.

8 posted on 03/26/2012 9:46:48 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: maggief

He is the token and they are afraid of him the criminal in charge.


9 posted on 03/26/2012 9:47:43 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: maggief

Al Sharpton has no connection to “journalism” or “news reporting.”


10 posted on 03/26/2012 9:50:57 AM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: varina davis

-— and neither does MSNBC


11 posted on 03/26/2012 9:51:51 AM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: re_nortex

Maybe that evil moron thought he was actually carrying a skillet! Gosh, I’d hate to get hit in the nose with a cast iron skillet!


12 posted on 03/26/2012 10:00:27 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: maggief

There are no journalists at CNN - it’s all democrat activists pretending to be journalists. Same with ABC and NBC. Total sell outs.


13 posted on 03/26/2012 10:03:59 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: boomop1

Yep, they are saddled with him now, aren’t they??

That reminds me, how is Chelsea Clintons tv career going? I haven’t heard a peep in a long time.


14 posted on 03/26/2012 10:04:54 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: maggief

The only difference between Sharpton and the rest of the MSM is that he stepped outside his office to do his advocating. The rest continue to do it at their keyboard or in the TV studio.


15 posted on 03/26/2012 10:05:24 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Romney's judicial appointments were more radical than Obama's)
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To: maggief

Poor Howard Kurtz, he actually thinks MSNBC is a news agency.


16 posted on 03/26/2012 10:05:33 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1161 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Easy answer: The same way CBS allowed Dan Rather to be news anchor and DNC activist for decades. MSNBC is just trying to plumb a little lower.
17 posted on 03/26/2012 10:06:23 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: maggief

It turns out working class hero, “Pro-union” Special Ed has been on their payroll for years now...sooooo...wutzubigdeal?


18 posted on 03/26/2012 10:11:51 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: maggief
A liberal activist as a journalist?!? No way!


19 posted on 03/26/2012 10:11:51 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: maggief

Why is Al Sharpton even in the media, he has no credibility as observed, he will lie;

Mar 29, 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lNWY6zgxho
Al Sharpton told Bill O’Reilly tonight that he’s seen the non-existent tape that purportedly shows Tea Party Protesters calling Black Caucus Members the n-word. Of course there is no tape. Sharpton is lying.


20 posted on 03/26/2012 10:20:31 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: maggief

Because without him the MSNBC host line-up would be whiter than a Klan meeting.


21 posted on 03/26/2012 10:26:05 AM PDT by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: maggief
I seem to remember Rev. Al Sharpton was a major player in the Tawana Brawley hoax.

One would think Rev. Al would have had to choose between being a reverend and a race huckster, too.

22 posted on 03/26/2012 10:28:59 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (A free country and a lying media are incompatible.)
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To: Logical me; All

Per a story on FR in 2008-ish, 58% of NBC NEw York Staffers are GLBTQ.

Given that, why does this surprise you?


23 posted on 03/26/2012 10:38:02 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: maggief
>"Howard Kurtz Wonders 'How on Earth' MSNBC Lets Al Sharpton Be Both Activist and Anchor... "

They have a coupon for Clorox to clean the fecal residue.

24 posted on 03/26/2012 10:46:11 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (3 little girls murdered by islam, Toulouse March 2012 . Time for the Final Crusade!!!!!)
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To: varina davis

Thank you, saved me the trouble of writing the same thing...


25 posted on 03/26/2012 11:01:57 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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