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  • Sharpton Slams Cain For Calling 'Cuban' A Language—Ignores Obama Did Same With 'Austrian'

    11/16/2011 7:59:55 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Say, Al Sharpton: if Herman Cain lacks "intelligence" for colloquially referring to "Cuban" as a language, how about your guy Barack Obama . . . who did precisely the same thing when it came to "Austrian"? On his MSNBC show tonight, Sharpton mocked Cain, alleging he lacked "intelligence," for asking in an aside while munching on a Cuban delicacy, "how do you say 'delicious' in Cuban?" Does Sharpton not know that Barack Obama, in a much more formal setting, addressing a NATO audience, said something virtually identical, wondering how a certain phrase was said "in Austrian"? View the video here.
  • Sharpton On Penn State: 'Muckary' We Much

    11/11/2011 7:13:39 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The Penn State scandal couldn't be more serious. Can't MSNBC find someone more serious than Al Sharpton to comment on it? On his show this evening, Sharpton had another stumble reminiscent of his "resist we much" moment. This time, Sharpton mangled the name of Mike McQueary, the suspended Penn State assistant coach, pronouncing it "Muckary." View the video here.
  • Did Reverend Al Not Realize Bachmann Was Quoting Scripture?

    11/08/2011 7:44:02 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's one thing for your average, secular liberal not to know the New Testament. But for the Reverend Al Sharpton not to know better? On his MSNBC show this evening, Sharpton showed Michelle Bachmann, after making the case for self-reliance, saying "if anyone will not work, neither shall they eat." Even this NewsBuster, who is anything but expert in the area, realized that Bachman was quoting Scripture to the effect that people who are unwilling--not unable--to work don't deserve support. But Sharpton incredibly claimed Bachmann meant that "if you don't have work, you should starve." View the video here.
  • Al Sharpton slams Herman Cain for ‘hypocrisy’ for double standard on racism claims

    11/08/2011 12:22:12 PM PST · by Driftwood1 · 29 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11-8-11 | Jonathan Lemire
    The Rev. Al Sharpton Tuesday accused presidential hopeful Herman Cain of hypocrisy for downplaying racism in America - while blaming race for his growing sexual harassment scandal. “I think it’s the height of hypocrisy for Herman Cain to say three weeks ago that race was no longer a major factor in this country,” Sharpton told the Daily News. “Now that he's a target, he gets on Fox and says ‘Yes, race has something to do with it.’” Sharpton ripped Cain a day after a fourth woman came forward and said the former pizza CEO had made inappropriate sexual advances. Sharon...
  • Sharpton: Republicans Can't 'Use Christianity' Then Vote Against Welfare

    11/01/2011 7:06:13 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 73 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Call yourself a Christian? Then you can't oppose whatever welfare programs the Democrats come up with. So in effect argued Al Sharpton on his MSNBC show this evening. In the course of criticizing House Republicans for having passed a bill reaffirming "In God We Trust" as the national motto, Sharpton somehow equated Christianity with support for the liberal agenda. And although I'm the opposite of an expert on Christian theology, he also came up with a formulation on faith and works that might be surprising to some Protestants. View the video here.
  • Shrum's Paula Jones Memory Loss: If Cain Didn't Do Anything, 'Why In The World Did They Pay?'

    10/31/2011 5:53:47 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Be kind to Bob Shrum. Perhaps the 68-year old is suffering from the not-so-early-onset of some dread memory-loss syndrome. How else to explain his suggestion on Al Sharpton's MSNBC show this evening that the National Restaurant Association's settlement for a relatively modest sum, in today's litigious world, proves that Herman Cain must have done something wrong? Does the failed presidential campaign consultant's support of Bill Clinton, despite his much larger, $850,000 settlement with Paula Jones while "adamantly denying" her claims, fire any synapses in Shrum's cerebrum? View the video here.
  • Bill Press On Iraq: 'Republicans Refuse To Give A Black Man Credit'

    10/24/2011 7:05:42 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure way to stay schnockered between now and presidential Election Day: sling a shot every time a liberal plays the race card. Latest example: on Al Sharpton's MSNBC show this evening, Bill Press ascribed Republican reluctance to give President Obama credit on Iraq to the fact that "the Republican party is like some of the banks down South. They refuse to give a black man credit." View the video here.
  • Morning Joe's All-Liberal Lineup

    10/21/2011 7:00:48 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sometimes, a show's guest list is enough to illuminate its liberal bias. Take today's Morning Joe. Joe Scarborough has previously spoken of the show's prevailing 10:1 ratio of liberal to conservative guests. But the show took matters that silly millimeter longer today, with a lineup utterly devoid of any Republican or conservative guests, to wit: Katty Kay--BBC John Heilemann--New York magazine Mike Barnicle--former Kennedy-clan aide Carl Bernstein --Vanity Fair, formerly of Washington Post Eugene Robinson--Washington Post David Gregory--NBC host, Meet the Press Al Sharpton--MSNBC host, activist Touré --MSNBC contributor, truther Video and more here.
  • Vote For Obama Because He's Black

    10/20/2011 5:15:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2011 | Cal Thomas
    At the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Sen. Barack Obama said, "...There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America -- there is the United States of America." Those were welcome and commendable words. Unfortunately, they appear to be only words. Since then, Obama has divided us along race and class lines more than any modern president. Some of his strongest, high-profile supporters in the black community are now saying that Obama's race, alone, should be enough for black voters to vote for his re-election. Krissah Thompson of The Washington Post reports...
  • D.C. marchers rally for jobs and justice (Rev. Al and the usual suspects)

    10/16/2011 8:03:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 16, 2011 | Susan Svrluga and Bill Turque
    Valerie Green-Thomas sees them every day in her classes at the Bronx middle school where she is a special education teacher. Kids hungry, anxious, living in the dark because the electricity in their homes has been turned off. “I really wanted to come to this country, but I am so disappointed,” she said in her Jamaican accent. “To realize that the dream is not the dream.” Green-Thomas was one of several thousand who rallied and marched Saturday as a prelude to Sunday’s belated dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. The message of the “Jobs and Justice” event,...
  • It’s getting a little scary out there.

    10/16/2011 1:54:32 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 54 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 10/16/2011 | Moneyrunner
    For most of the Obama administration, we only had to worry about the economic destruction he was fomenting. Now the threats and actions are becoming physically violent. It’s getting scary out there. Forget about running guns to Mexican drug cartels via “Fast and Furious.” Most of the people killed with those guns were Mexican, and they were doing a lot of that even before the Obama administration got into the business of adding to their arsenals. But now we have Democrats, like North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue telling us that maybe we should forgo elections for a few years. Others,...
  • Al Shaprton & Unions' Rally For Obama's "Jobs" Bill Masquerades As MLK Memorial (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

    10/15/2011 3:04:24 PM PDT · by stratman1969 · 8 replies
    Marooned in Marin Webblog ^ | October 15, 2011 | Marooned in Marin
    I went down to the Washington Monument this morning to check out the big Al Sharpton / big labor unions "Resist We Much" rally, which was essentially a Support Obama's Jobs Tax Increases Bill masquerading as a march and rally in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial being dedicated on the Washington Mall tomorrow. Seriously, did you think this rally was about jobs? There's nothing like being a labor union employee and being bussed to Washington DC... Getting shepherded off the bus toward the rally.... Given a union-made sign..... Your free t-shirt..... A boxed lunch...... You even got...
  • Kanye West Crashes Occupy Wall Street With Russell Simmons (Millionaire Rappers to smelly hippies)

    10/11/2011 3:53:18 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    reuters ^ | 10/10/2011 | By Lucas Shaw
    Ladies and gentleman, Kanye West is in the building. Or in this case, outside of it. The outspoken rapper paid a visit to the Occupy Wall Street protests Monday afternoon, led by rap mogul Russell Simmons. Simmons was there to appear on Reverend Al Sharpton’s radio show, which the MSNBC primetime host was broadcasting live from the park. The media spotlight on the movement has not faded and celebrity interest hasn't abated. Organization, however, is still lacking and political goals still need unpacking. As the protests enter their fourth week, and copycat demonstrations proliferate as far as Fort Myers, Fla....
  • Sharpton: 'Occupy' Movement Ideally About 'How We Distribute The Wealth In This Country'

    10/10/2011 6:05:19 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Thanks, Reverend Al. Really. Sure, we know that the left is all about the redistribution of wealth rather than its generation. Still, it's instructive to hear a leading lefty say it in such stark terms. As clear a statement of the manifesto since candidate Obama told Joe The Plumber that "spread the wealth around" is the way to go. On his MSNBC show this evening, Sharpton declared that his view of the Occupy Wall Street movement is that it should be about "really, how we distribute the wealth in this country." View the video here.
  • Rev. Al Sharpton and a professor question Herman Cain's 'Black Authenticity' (VIDEO)

    10/10/2011 6:54:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | 10/10/2011 | Janet Shan
    Rev. Al Sharpton and a professor recently debated the “blackness” of GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cainz. Sharpton tore into Cain, saying “how could anyone in their right mind that grew up in the South and saw what they saw, sat up there and act like everybody that is unemployed and not rich did it to themselves.” “Start with your Mama,” Sharpton said. Tough words coming from an ultra-liberal, but he is absolutely right. You see, Herman Cain, grew up in the South at the height of the civil rights movement, so it’s quite obvious he knew exactly how blacks were...
  • Conservative Home USA Afternoon news watch for Saturday, October 8, 2011

    10/08/2011 12:59:39 PM PDT · by rzman21
    Conservative Home USA ^ | 10/8/2011 | Conservative Home USA
    Afternoon headlines for Saturday, October 8, 2011 LATEST NEWS Videos: Politico editor warns "Occupy Wall Street" heralds new 1960s Al Sharpton slanders Herman Cain, calling him a "birther" AFL-CIO plots strategy for "Occupy Wall Street" "Occupy Wall Street" update: Defecating protester becomes symbol of the movement - Hot Air Liberals see echoes of the tea party in the Occupy Wall Street movement. - The Washington Post Occupy Wall Street expands to DC - Fox News Pelosi praises Occupy Wall Street anarchists despite prior comments about the Tea Party - Politico 2012 update: Romney denounces pro-Perry pastor's attack against his Mormon...
  • Sharpton Falsely Labels Herman Cain A Birther

    10/08/2011 9:27:09 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 32 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | October 7, 2011 | Breitbart staff
    On Friday's "Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" NBC News's Al Sharpton charged that Herman Cain "questioned the president's birth certificate" and "questioned the man's birth." Watch what Herman Cain really said.
  • Al Sharpton Begins One Third of His MSNBC Programs Saying 'Hey, Republicans'

    10/05/2011 8:13:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/5/11 | Noel Sheppard
    Six weeks into his new job as an MSNBC host, Al Sharpton has made it crystal clear he despises members of the GOP. So far he has begun one third of his shows hatefully saying, "Hey, Republicans" (video follows with transcript and commentary): October 5: "Hey, Republicans, the people want fairness. Can't you hear them?" October 3: "Hey, Republicans, looks like you've been stood up." September 30: "Hey, Republicans, you sure you want to go after this president's leadership?" September 29: "Hey, Republicans, the people are speaking. Isn't it about time you started
  • Occupy Wall Street' Organizer: Marketing Analyst Whose LinkedIn Lists Work For Investment Bankers

    10/03/2011 7:52:41 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Trust him--he might be young, but he's a "professional sociologist." So did Harrison Schultz, an organizer of the "Occupy Wall Street" protests, describe himself to Al Sharpton on MSNBC this evening. And he wants Al and us to know that "a lot of the people that are here are in fact anarchists, are in fact revolutionaires. . . . We don't really want to fix [the problems]. It's revolution, not reform." There are also some amusing factoids about Harrison. When he's not out fomenting revolution, Schultz is an . . . analyst for a marketing firm. Oh yeah, and in...
  • Sharpton Attacks Maxine Waters For Criticizing Obama: 'Hypocrite!'

    09/27/2011 4:26:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Are we witnessing a crack-up within the key demographic President Obama must count on to have any hope of re-election? Al Sharpton has come out firing at Maxine Waters and other black Dems for their criticism of President Obama's perceived indifference to black unemployment. Last month, long-time congresswoman Waters told the audience at a Congressional Black Caucus event that she and other black leaders were ready to attack President Obama as soon as African-Americans "tell us it's all right and you unleash us." On his MSNBC show last night, Sharpton accused those who spoke of "unleash us" of being "hypocrites."...
  • Sharpton Becomes Full-Time MSNBC Anchorman

    09/01/2011 10:05:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | August 31, 2011 | Carl Horowitz
    Al Sharpton's newest role - full-time anchorman - is now a reality. The New York City-based black activist, preacher and former presidential candidate launched his MSNBC-TV talk show, "PoliticsNation," on Monday, August 29, six days after the network tapped him for the 6-7 P.M. (EST) weeknight slot vacated in July by Cenk Uygur. The announcement wasn't unexpected. Sharpton frequently had substituted for Uygur. And MSNBC's parent company, Comcast Corp., for years has been a generous donor to Sharpton's nonprofit group, National Action Network (NAN). The elevation of Sharpton, with a long history of demagoguery and financial chicanery, to top-tier...
  • NY Times Asks: Gee, Why Is 'Civil Rights Activist' Al Sharpton So Quiet These Days?

    The New York Times, once again, feigned ignorance regarding “civil rights activist” Al Sharpton’s racially incendiary past. The front of the New York section on Saturday, N.R. Kleinfield questioned why “the provocative civil rights activist” has been silent on the case of International Monetary Fund bigwig Dominique Strauss-Kahn, accused of raping a hotel maid in Manhattan. (The charges were dropped after questions were raised about the credibility of his accuser.) But an obvious answer – Sharpton’s involvement in the Tawana Brawley case – wasn’t hinted at until the last two paragraphs of the seventeen paragraphs of “Assault Case Spurs Debate,...
  • MSNBC banks on Al Sharpton (Obama toady Al is in)

    08/24/2011 5:28:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 24, 2011 | Editorial
    Cable network gives Obama ally his own show for election yearMSNBC is looking to please its friends at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The No. 3 cable-news network announced Tuesday that it would give rabble-rouser Al Sharpton the 6 p.m. show, “PoliticsNation.” That time slot opened in July when former host Cenk Uygur stormed out over being told by MSNBC President Phil Griffin that “people in Washington” were concerned with his tone. As Mr. Uygur told CNN’s Howard Kurtz, “They’re concerned that we’re too aggressive against Democrats.” Mr. Griffin doesn’t have to worry about receiving complaints regarding a known Obama administration ally....
  • It’s Official: Sharpton Lands Prime Time Show

    08/23/2011 5:51:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies · 1+ views
    bigjournalism.com ^ | Aug. 23, 2011 | Larry O'Connor
    “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house” – NBC News’ Al Sharpton After weeks of speculation, Al Sharpton has been named the official host of the 6:00 PM ET slot on NBC News’ cable outlet MSNBC. The show, titled Politics Nation, will officially debut on August 29th. From Reuters: “I am very happy and honored to join the MSNBC team as we collectively try to get America to ’Lean Forward,’” Sharpton said in a statement. “It is a natural extension of my life work and growth....
  • Sharpton Seems To Suggest An 'Ambitious' VP Giuliani Might Bump Off Prez

    08/22/2011 7:32:00 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did Al Sharpton just suggest that if Rudy Giuliani were ever to become Vice-President, the "ambitious" former Mayor of New York might try to bump off the president? It sure sounded like it. On his MSNBC show this evening, Sharpton asked Bob Shrum: "would you ever want to be president with Rudy Giuliani as the Vice-President, given his ambition?" View the video here.
  • Video: Sharpton’s TelePrompter Challenge Continues (The Statement Department, ha ha ha ha..)

    08/18/2011 6:40:41 PM PDT · by Justaham · 16 replies
    NBC News' newest star, Al Sharpton, continues to have trouble with his TelePrompter.
  • Rev Al Rips Ryan $15 Fundraiser, Forgets Obama Raked In $38,500/Head

    08/18/2011 5:29:48 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yo, Rev Al: thanks to Al Gore, we've got the internets. We can look things up. So when, on your MSNBC show this evening, you ripped Republican Paul Ryan for holding a $15-a-head fundraiser, of course we're going to check out how much President Obama pulled in per head at a recent do. Turns out it was . . . $38,500! So what's your point? View video here.
  • Al Sharpton Close to Anchor Deal at MSNBC

    08/16/2011 4:19:00 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | August 16, 2011 | John Hudson
    Say hello to Al Sharpton and goodbye to Cenk Uygur for MSNBC's 6 p.m. time slot. According to The New York Times's Brian Stelter, a deal is "imminent" to have the civil rights firebrand anchor his own show, following Uygur's six-month tryout. Stelter says the deal comes as "MSNBC and other news channels have been criticized for a paucity of minority hosts in prominent time slots." Uygur was offered a contract to host his own weekend show but declined saying to viewers on his web show The Young Turks that MSNBC was too "establishment." He explained, “I didn’t want to...
  • Questions Arise Over Whether 'Flash Mob' Attacks in U.S. Cities Motivated by Race

    08/10/2011 3:44:31 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 197 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/10/2011 | fox news
    Police departments in several cities around the country are investigating what appear to be incidents of "flash mob"-generated violence, in which packs of dozens or even hundreds of youths appear seemingly out of nowhere to commit assaults, robberies and other crimes against innocent bystanders. The motive and circumstances surrounding the attacks that have resulted in numerous arrests around the country are being investigated -- and law enforcement officials in at least one city are looking into a possible racial component to the crimes. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, who recently imposed a stricter curfew in response to the city's latest attack,...
  • It Strikes Me As Odd

    08/06/2011 2:04:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 6, 2011 | Victor Volsky
    As a refugee immigrant to the United States I have expressed amazement at the design of the U.S. political system -- so awkward and unwieldy as to render it almost totally dysfunctional. What follows is a list of other riddles of American life that baffle an immigrant, even one of long standing such as me. Item: Why do Americans suffer gladly race-hustlers like Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton? I understand the overpowering yearning to expiate racial guilt tirelessly fanned by the MSM. But there should be a limit to even extreme masochism. Isn't it a little too much to claim...
  • Pat Buchanan: No Slur Was Intended Nor Made When Referring To ‘Your Boy’ Obama

    08/03/2011 7:45:56 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 50 replies
    MEDIAite ^ | August 3, 2011 | Matt Schneider
    Just as one fire involving a MSNBC contributor and their description of President Obama is finally put out, might a new one be starting? Today on Morning Joe, Mark Halperin returned to the show after his suspension for calling Obama a “dick.”Yet moments after Halperin completed his analysis of the debt deal, it was Pat Buchanan’s turn to address his fresh controversy. Last night we questioned the terminology used by Buchanan in a debate with Al Sharpton, and Buchanan didn’t waste any time attempting to set the record straight: “Let me clarify something that happened last night on the Al...
  • Sharpton Appears to Win Anchor Spot on MSNBC

    07/21/2011 1:59:56 PM PDT · by lbryce · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 21, 2011 | Brian Seltzer
    After giving a nearly six-month tryout for the Internet talk show host Cenk Uygur, the cable news channel MSNBC is preparing to instead hand its 6 p.m. time slot to the Rev. Al Sharpton. Mr. Sharpton’s imminent hiring, which was acknowledged by three people at the channel on condition of anonymity because the contract had not been signed, is significant in part because MSNBC and other news channels have been criticized for a paucity of minority hosts in prominent time slots. Mr. Sharpton, who is black and is a well-known civil rights activist and radio host, has been guest hosting...
  • Sharpton: Obama Sounds More Like Reagan Than Tea Partiers

    07/19/2011 5:53:37 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If MSNBC's goal is to give air time to the least-attached to reality of the left, then perhaps the network's doing the right thing by reportedly dallying with replacing Cenk Uygur with Al Sharpton. For in the 6 o'clock time slot this evening the Reverend Al actually asserted that Barack Obama sounds more like Ronald Reagan than Tea Party freshmen members of Congress. I kid you not. View video here.
  • Is Al Sharpton Replacing Cenk Uygur on MSNBC?

    07/18/2011 12:32:56 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies
    http://newsbusters.org ^ | 07/18/2011 | Noel Sheppard
    People unfortunate enough to be watching MSNBC since Keith Olbermann was forced out in January have noticed a tremendously unqualified "Young Turk" in the 6PM slot that used to be occupied by Ed Schultz. For the past two weeks, Al Sharpton has filled in for the supposedly vacationing Cenk Uygur, and according to TVNewser, this might be permanent:
  • MSNBC Looking to Make a Change at 6pm

    07/17/2011 1:58:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    TVNewser ^ | July 15, 2011 | Chris Ariens
    Cenk Uygur was thrust onto the MSNBC schedule in January, when Keith Olbermann‘s departure set in motion several host changes on the progressive channel’s lineup. Now TVNewser hears Uygur may be moved out of the 6pm hour, possibly to be replaced by Al Sharpton. When the host changes happened earlier this year, the 6pm hour was simply known as “MSNBC Live,” a telling sign that MSNBC was trying out Uygur. Sharpton has hosted the 6pm show for the last two weeks. This past week, the hour was second, to Fox News, in A25-54 viewers Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.Insiders tell us...
  • Beyond Bejing : WILD becomes CRI's window on the world (Boston black-talk station goes Chinese)

    06/01/2011 8:56:37 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Radio Watch ^ | 6/1/11 | Mark Schnyder
    Starting today, WILD 1090 is taking world news from a Chinese perspective, more specifically China Radio International (CRI), featuring news, music, language lessons and human interest stories from China live from Beijing. CRI which is leasing airtime on WILD's daytime only-signal will be heard every day from sunup to sunset. WILD is owned by Maryland-based Radio One and has been featuring syndicated news/talk programing geared toward African-American audience since January 2006. WILD is the second US station to turn its entire broadcast day schedule over to China's state-owned radio network. Last winter, KGBC 1540 in Houston/Galveston began airing CRI's 24/7...
  • In hot water again, Dove? Soap giant accused of racism over body wash advert (THAT'S RACIST! alert)

    05/25/2011 4:24:05 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 5/25/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Soap giant Dove has landed itself in hot water after an advert for one of its products appeared to suggest it can change a user's skin colour. The promotion, for Dove VisibleCare Creme Body Wash - a £2.69 product that is available in Boots - features a 'before' and 'after' skin chart behind a black woman, possibly a Latina and a blonde - all wrapped in towels - standing beside each other. The caption reads: 'Visibly more beautiful skin from the most unexpected of places - your shower.' But critics are in a lather over the ad, accusing Dove of...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton: I won't apologize for handling of Tawana Brawley case

    05/19/2011 6:50:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | May 19, 2011 | Helen Kennedy
    Al Sharpton may have mellowed - but he still won't apologize for the Tawana Brawley debacle. A quarter-century later after he whipped up racial tensions over the incendiary case, Sharpton still stands by a story that the courts of law and public opinion long ago ruled a hoax. Pressed on CBS' "60 Minutes" to explain why he never apologized for accusations that proved false, Sharpton said, "I don't know that." "I have thought about that a million times," Sharpton said. "I just don't believe they treated that case fair." Back in 1987, 15-year-old Brawley claimed she had been abducted and...
  • Obama pays tribute to Rev. Al at NYC gala

    04/07/2011 9:32:25 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/8/2011 | LEONARD GREENE and TODD VENEZIA
    Looks like Rev. Al has friends in high places. President Obama, embroiled in a furious battle over the federal budget, swept into New York last night for a star-studded celebration of the Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network and gave the beaming civil-rights leader a rousing slap on the back. "Some things have changed a lot since 1991. I told Rev. Al backstage he's getting skinnier than me," the president joked about his formerly portly pal during a keynote address celebrating the 20th anniversary of Sharpton's organization. "But he hasn't lost his style," Obama said.
  • Sorry, Christina : Guess who Barack Obama is palling around with now?.

    04/06/2011 3:10:11 PM PDT · by cutty · 5 replies
    wsj ^ | APRIL 6, 2011. | JAMES TARANTO
    "I want our democracy to be as good as Christina imagined it," President Obama declared in Tucson, Ariz., in January. He was referring to Christina Green, the 9-year-old girl whom Jared Loughner allegedly murdered five days earlier, and making a plea for civility and decency in politics. "Obama will be speaking Wednesday for the first time as commander in chief at the annual convention of the National Action Network and standing with its founder, the Rev. Al Sharpton--whom the President largely ignored before his 2008 election," reports New York's Daily News. In The Wall Street Journal a decade ago, Fred...
  • Obama events today focus on energy, education (Windmills and Al Sharpton)

    04/06/2011 7:31:53 AM PDT · by Qbert · 10 replies
    AP via Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | April 06, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is focusing on two parts of his plan to make America more competitive: energy and education. [Snip] The president is meeting with workers at a branch of the Spanish company Gamesa Technology Corp. to talk over those ideas. Gamesa makes giant turbines that use wind to generate electricity and, according to the White House, is the first overseas company of its kind to set up shop in the U.S. [Snip] Education is another item on Obama's competitiveness agenda. That issue was to be the focus of a speech he was giving later Wednesday to the Rev....
  • Al Sharpton Suggests GOP Has 'Lost Control' Over Sarah Palin

    03/15/2011 5:25:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | March 14, 2011 | Dan Amira
    'She's becoming Al Sharpton, Alaska edition' read the headline for today's Politico story on some leading conservatives' growing disillusionment with Sarah Palin. The line was courtesy of Weekly Standard writer Matt Labash, who noted with apparent dismay Palin's "frequent appeals to victimhood and group grievance." Clearly conservatives consider the comparison an insult. But Reverend Al, for his part, says he refuses to be baited into getting offended. Instead, he tells us, "I would look at it with some curiosity, but it’s a funny circumstance to see them in. A lot of the establishment in the civil rights community didn’t know...
  • 'She's becoming Al Sharpton, Alaska edition' (Latest Politico Hit Piece on Palin)

    03/14/2011 3:32:45 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 03/14/11 | JON FB, MARTIN & F. JOHN HARRIS
    Sarah Palin has played the sexism card, accusing critics of chauvinism against a strong woman. She has played the class card, dismissing the Bush family as “blue bloods,” and complaining that she is the target of snobbery by people who dislike her simply because she is “not so hoity-toity.” Most famously, she has played the victim card—never more vividly than when she invoked the loaded phrase “blood libel” against liberals and media commentators in the wake of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting.
  • Obama's extremist pal declares 'socialism has a future'

    03/25/2010 8:46:09 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 24 replies · 716+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 25, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    Cornel West, an extremist race-relations instructor at Princeton, addressed the 10th annual Young Democratic Socialists conference earlier this month. The three-day event took place at Norman Thomas High School in Manhattan, named after an American socialist activist. The meeting, entitled "Real change for a change," described itself as a "snap shot of the current socialist movement in the United States."
  • New tax tab for Rev. Al ( Sharpton )

    02/07/2011 5:16:30 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    ny post ^ | February 06, 2011 | Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    The Rev. Al Sharpton, who has vowed to clean up his fiscal house, has a new tax lien to pay. Sharpton owes $359,973 to the IRS for 2009 personal income tax... Public records show he owes a total of $3.7 million in city, state and federal taxes, including penalties, dating to 2002
  • Al Sharpton continues political war on free speech

    02/03/2011 6:22:17 AM PST · by FredJake · 13 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 2/3/2011 | Joe Newby
    Reverend Al Sharpton returned to MSNBC's The Ed Show to continue his jihad against conservative free speech on Monday. Although the primary target of Sharpton's attack was Rush Limbaugh, the real target is anyone he disagrees with, which usually means conservatives. According to Lachlan Markay of Newsbusters, the reason (this time) was Rush Limbaugh's satirical piece mocking Chinese president Hu Jintao. Schultz asked Sharpton how the FCC could govern what talk show hosts might say in those situations. “Would there be a review board? Would it go — because obviously once the license is given out, they still put talkers...
  • Al Sharpton accuses Limbaugh of anti-Chinese racism; wants FCC to crack down

    01/21/2011 4:09:32 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 40 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 21, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    Al Sharpton accuses Limbaugh of anti-Chinese racism; wants FCC to crack down. Al Sharpton is exploiting another non-story by jumping all over Rush Limbaugh’s imitation of Chinese (communist) President Hu Jintao. On a portion of yesterday’s Rush Limbaugh program, the radio host made the point that he was watching the speech that Jintao made at the White House during his recent visit, yet no one had the courtesy to translate on the channel he was watching. Limbaugh added that this was unusual because a translator normally speaks at the same time a foreign leader is giving a speech. So, to...
  • MSNBC Host Suggests Arizona Secede

    01/17/2011 4:11:16 PM PST · by mainstreetradical.com · 28 replies
    Main Street Radical ^ | 1/17/2011 | James Devere
    In an interview with Al Sharpton on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, host Donny Deutsch used Martin Luther King, Jr. day to interject an opinion that Arizona no longer belongs in America. The assertion is that Arizona does not recognize MLK day and therefore should leave the Union. Sharpton, for his part and as a leader, should know that Arizona has recognized MLK day since 1992 and is the only state to pass the holiday by public vote. Aside from misrepresenting Arizona’s racial history, MSNBC and Rev. Sharpton are misrepresenting Dr. King’s dream. Arizona is a state that believes in the individual,...
  • Al Sharpton: Arrogant to let people say what they want

    12/24/2010 7:35:01 AM PST · by FredJake · 44 replies · 1+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 12/23/2010 | Joe Newby
    In what is becoming a weekly series on MSNBC's The Ed Show, Reverend Al Sharpton upped the ante yet again regarding his crusade against conservative speech. Not content with going after people he thinks are racists, Sharpton is now targeting anyone he believes to be sexist or "homophobic". This Wednesday, Sharpton told Shultz: Well, first of all, we're not talking about censorship. We're talking about standards. And there are already standards in place. We're saying those standards ought to include those that in an explicit or even an implicit way practice racism or sexism or homophobia on the airwaves. And...
  • SHOCK: Sharpton On Limbaugh: Arrogant To Let "People Say What They Want" (video)

    12/23/2010 4:33:50 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 37 replies · 2+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 23 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "We're saying, those standards ought to include those that -- in an explicit r even implicit way practice racism or sexism or homophobia on the airwaves. Can you image the arrogance of saying 'federally regulating airwaves should not be subjected to federal public hearings?," Al Sharpton told MSNBC. Sharpton said Limbaugh's free speech on the "federally regulated" airwaves is not a "right" or "an entitlement." "You are a real fighter for the American people for what is socially correct," MSNBC host Ed Schultz said in praise of Al Sharpton. Last week, it was revealed that Al Sharpton once said "punk...