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  • After Zimmerman Arrest, Activists Look To Gun Laws

    04/13/2012 1:40:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The civil rights groups that turned outrage over Trayvon Martin's death into action say their work is far from over now that his killer has been charged with second-degree murder. Next, they hope to harness the activism to challenge Florida's "stand your ground" law and similar statutes in 24 other states. But they also worry about maintaining their momentum during what could be a long judicial process and translating it into political action that could help sway lawmakers. The leaders plan to use churches, social media and other means to rally the movement that has already prompted protesters to take...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the National Action Network 14th Annual Convention

    04/11/2012 11:55:43 AM PDT · by kristinn · 9 replies
    U.S. Department of Justice ^ | Wednesday, April 11 2012 | O.G. Eric Holder
    Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the National Action Network 14th Annual Convention Washington, D.C. ~ Wednesday, April 11, 2012 As prepared for delivery Thank you, Reverend [Al] Sharpton. I appreciate your kind words, but I am especially grateful for your prayers – and for your partnership, your friendship, and your tireless efforts to speak out for the voiceless, to stand up for the powerless, and to shine a light on the problems we must solve, and the promises we must fulfill. It is a privilege to join with you and Reverend [Franklyn] Richardson – and with Executive Director Tamika...
  • Allen West on Trayvon Martin case: No One Should Use This to ‘Push An Ideological Agenda’ [VIDEO]

    04/09/2012 1:16:47 PM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 28, 2012 | Nicholas Ballasay
    The Daily Caller asked Florida Republican Rep. Allen West on Capitol Hill if it’s appropriate for Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rep. Al Sharpton to publicly protest the Trayvon Martin case. “I don’t think anyone should be using this tragedy to push an ideological agenda, to include the anti-gun lobby,” West told TheDC. Some civil rights leaders, such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, have been criticized by conservatives for politicizing the case. “His family should be outraged at the fact that they’re using this child as the bait to inflame racial passions,” Rev. C.L. Bryant, a former NAACP leader told...
  • Sharpton breaks promise to Trayvon supporters, fails to show up in Sanford for Easter ‘Occupation’

    04/08/2012 4:07:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 70 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/08/12 | Matthew Boyle
    Sharpton breaks promise to Trayvon supporters, fails to show up in Sanford for Easter ‘Occupation’By Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller – 4 hrs ago MSNBC host and the Rev. Al Sharpton has broken a major promise he made to those supporting him and Trayvon Martin’s family: he didn’t show up in Sanford, Fla., to “occupy” the town over Easter weekend. On March 26, Sharpton had vowed to “occupy” Sanford over Easter weekend to show support for Trayvon, the 17-year-old black teen who was shot by Hispanic man George Zimmerman on Feb. 26. “We’re going to have a full blown...
  • Trayvon Martin call was "mistake, not deliberate": NBC (Refuses to name supposedly "fired producer")

    04/08/2012 5:25:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/8/12 | Chris Francescani
    NBC News' decision to air an edited call from George Zimmerman to police in the moments before he shot Trayvon Martin was "a mistake and not a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call," according the president of network's news division. The edit in question, which aired on the network's flagship "Today" morning show last week, made it appear that Zimmerman told police that Martin was black without being prompted, when, in fact, the full tape reveals that the neighborhood watch captain only did so when responding to a question posed by a dispatcher. Under growing public pressure to explain...
  • Walking Back the Trayvon Martin Hysteria

    04/05/2012 7:42:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 5, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    1) If one suggests that there may not be, at least as yet, enough evidence to overturn the initial police decision of not charging Mr. Zimmerman with a crime, then one is a de facto racist. In other words, the liberal position of letting all the evidence be reexamined in a dispassionate fashion is now illiberal. And the illiberal one of charging someone with a felony without established probable cause is liberal. But just arresting and charging a suspect to let a judge or jury post facto decide whether there was ever probable cause for such an arrest is neither...
  • Sharpton: “It’s Time We Take Our Country Back”

    04/04/2012 10:58:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    News One for Black America ^ | November 4, 2011 | Rev. Al Sharpton
    It’s high time we, the majority, take our country back: When certain individuals began chanting their mantra of ‘take our country back’, the rest of us hoped that it wasn’t a subliminal message to strip away this nation’s advancements and take us back to some sort of Jim Crow era. But in such a short span of time in office, many conservative elected officials have proved that their goal is precisely to implement regressive measures that begin to chip away at the core of the fundamental constructs of the civil rights movement. The latest enactment of voter ID laws across...
  • Department of Propaganda (DOL puts up Al Sharpton-leftist motivational posters at taxpayer expense)

    04/04/2012 7:48:16 AM PDT · by Qbert · 7 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | April 4, 2012 | Adam Kredo
    Government-financed political propaganda at the Department of Labor is causing discomfort for some employees. Signs posted in at least 20 DOL elevators depict Secretary Hilda Solis carrying a bullhorn and rallying alongside the Rev. Al Sharpton, the Free Beacon has learned. Next to the pictures is a quote from Solis that reads in part: “We all march in our own way.” “Whether we take to the streets or simply do our work with integrity and commitment here at the U.S. Department of Labor… we are all marching toward the same goals: safe workplaces, fair pay, dignity of the job, secure...
  • Richard Land says activists using Trayvon Martin to get out the vote [Duh! Alert]

    04/03/2012 5:40:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    abpnews.com ^ | 4/2/12 | Bob Allen
    Southern Baptists top public-policy spokesman said on his radio program March 31 that black leaders are exploiting outrage over the shooting death of a Florida teenager to help President Obama get re-elected. Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, described activists Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton as “racial ambulance chasers” who are fomenting a “mob mentality” over the recent shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Fla. Land said President Obama turned it into a national issue when he said if he had a son, he would...
  • Trayvon Martin Rally in Miami Draws Thousands (Trayvon killed because he was suspended from school)

    04/02/2012 1:44:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 2, 2012
    Political leaders, sport stars and entertainers joined several thousand protesters on Sunday at a Miami rally calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of an unarmed Florida teenager. [Snip] Speaking at the rally Sunday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said the case was about ending all types of racial profiling — not just in criminal cases, but by banks, insurance companies and in the job market. "End profiling now," the civil rights activist said to applause. Jackson also said Martin's case illustrated the high number of black students who are suspended from school. A report issued by...
  • Civil rights leaders condemn Sharpton's call for escalated civil disobedience

    03/30/2012 5:32:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    clickorlando.com ^ | March 30, 2012 | Erik von Ancken
    SANFORD, Fla. - The Rev. Al Sharpton said Friday his National Action Network will "move to the next level" if George Zimmerman is not arrested in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Sharpton called for an escalation in peaceful civil disobedience and economic sanctions, although he did not say what those sanctions might be. Turner Clayton, the Seminole County chapter president of the NAACP, reacted immediately to Sharpton's warning, saying, "We hope that the citizens of Sanford will govern themselves accordingly. We are not calling for any sanctions, against any business or anyone else. And, of course, what Rev. Sharpton...
  • Al Sharpton: Civil disobedience will escalate if Zimmerman remains free

    03/30/2012 9:10:27 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 146 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 3/30/12 | Arelis R. Hernández,
    If George Zimmerman is not arrested in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin soon, the Rev. Al Sharpton will call for an escalation in peaceful civil disobedience and economic sanctions. Sharpton would not say the efforts would be taken against the city of Sanford specifically, but he has been critical of the police department's handling of the case. (SNIP) "I will speak about how the National Action Network will move to the next level if Zimmerman isn't arrested," Sharpton said, who founded the organization. He added that it was the Martin family and lawyers who first asked him to get...
  • Sharpton: Zimmerman "not under life extenuating circumstances from IT and Skillets"

    03/29/2012 6:55:00 PM PDT · by dead · 73 replies
    YouTube ^ | Al Sharpton
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  • Vultures - new conservative cartoon from Safe Environment

    03/26/2012 8:06:20 PM PDT · by agee · 3 replies · 26+ views
    Founding Ideals ^ | 3/26/2012
  • Geraldo's Point (Thomas Sowell)

    03/26/2012 11:32:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 104 replies · 62+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 27, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    It is not often that I agree with Geraldo Rivera, but recently he said something very practical and potentially life-saving, when he urged black and Hispanic parents not to let their children go around wearing hoodies. There is no point in dressing like a hoodlum when you are not a hoodlum, even though that has become a fashion for some minority youths, including the teenager who was shot and killed in a confrontation in Florida. I don't know the whole story of that tragedy, any more than those who are making loud noises in the media do, but that...
  • Former NAACP leader accuses Sharpton and Jackson of ‘exploiting’ Trayvon Martin

    03/26/2012 1:09:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies · 36+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/26/2012 | Alex Pappas
    Former NAACP leader C.L. Bryant is accusing Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton of “exploiting” the Trayvon Martin tragedy to “racially divide this country.” “His family should be outraged at the fact that they’re using this child as the bait to inflame racial passions,” Rev. C.L. Bryant said in a Monday interview with The Daily Caller. The conservative black pastor who was once the chapter president of the Garland, Texas NAACP called Jackson and Sharpton “race hustlers” and said they are “acting as though they are buzzards circling the carcass of this young boy.”
  • Rich Lowry: This time, Sharpton gets it right

    03/26/2012 9:16:12 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 53 replies · 7+ views
    Sun Journal ^ | Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 12:12 am | Rich Lowry
    What is true of the stopped clock is also true of the perpetually aggrieved, shamelessly exploitative publicity hound: Through sheer chance, he occasionally will be right. The Trayvon Martin case appears to be one of those instances for Al Sharpton. The longtime provocateur and MSNBC host has a leading role in the protests over the lethal shooting of the 17-year-old Martin at the hands of a zealous Neighborhood Watch volunteer in the Florida community of Sanford. During halftime of the NBA All-Star Game, Martin left the home of his father's girlfriend to walk to the local 7-Eleven for Skittles and...
  • Sharpton Vows to ‘Occupy’ Sanford, Fla., Over Easter

    03/26/2012 11:11:55 AM PDT · by kristinn · 43 replies · 48+ views
    ABC News ^ | Monday, March 26, 2012 | Chris Francescani
    The Rev. Al Sharpton will camp out with protesters in front of City Hall in Sanford, Fla., over Easter weekend as part of a nationwide call for the arrest of George Zimmerman, the volunteer neighborhood watch captain who shot 17-year old Trayvon Martin in February, he told ABC News. “We’re going to have a full blown occupation of Sanford with tents and everything over Easter weekend until [authorities] either arrest George Zimmerman, or arrest us for praying for his arrest,” Sharpton said. The civil rights leader and MSNBC talk show host said he’d be urging supporters of the cause across...
  • The Face of Obama's Son

    03/25/2012 6:23:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2012 | Kevin McCullough
    I was in the green room on the 12th floor of Fox News building in New York on Friday when I heard the soundbite the first time, "If I had a son he'd look like Trayvon..." That simple statement had been preceded by nearly two minutes of stating deep and profound "outrage" and "seriousness" in the need to "insure" that "this matter would be investigated to the fullest." I asked commentator Cal Thomas who was sitting on one of the sofas in the room, "How many child murders have taken place since he took office?" Calshrugged his shoulders as if...
  • NBC News 'Punk Faggot' Scandal Erupts ["N" Word; "Greek Homos," 'Chinamen" "Watermelons"]

    03/16/2012 4:02:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 16, 2012
    NBC News 'Punk Faggot' Scandal Erupts By JEFFREY LORD on 3.16.12 Phil Griffin, Brian Williams, Al Sharpton, and Comcast: Nightly News anchor and "Reverend Al." The cast. Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC, NBC's cable sibling. Brian Williams, anchor of The NBC Nightly News. Brian Roberts, the Chairman and CEO of Comcast, owners of NBC Universal. The Reverend Al Sharpton, host of MSNBC's Politics Nation. And Quicken Loans, one of the original seven national sponsors of The Rush Limbaugh Show that pretentiously dropped Rush's show. That would be the same MSNBC host Reverend Al Sharpton -- hired by MSNBC president...
  • Slut-Gate Hypocrisy: Explosive Audio of NBC's Sharpton Trashing 'Homos,' 'Chinamen,' and 'Crackers

    03/13/2012 7:53:43 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Breibart ^ | March 13, 2012 | John Nolte
    If offensive slurs are a problem for the left, why does Al Sharpton have a primetime slot on MSNBC? The left has started a war against Rush Limbaugh -- a war it cannot win. Limbaugh said something for which he later apologized, and rather than accept that apology, the left and its media allies decided to exploit the situation, turning it into a crusade to take an opposing voice off the air. Even the White House has jumped on this neo-fascist bandwagon. Not the Obama campaign. The White House. The People's House. This is, pure and simple, a crusade to...
  • Sharpton: 'It's Against The Law To Organize Unions' In Alabama

    03/09/2012 9:04:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did MSNBC ever vet Al Sharpton? Seriously, with so much of the talk about HBO's Game Change docu-drama focusing on the vetting of Sarah Palin or lack thereof by the McCain campaign, is there any minimum standard of knowledge required to have one's own show on the Lean Forward network? Take Sharpton's mind-boggling misstatement on Morning Joe today. The Reverend Al asserted that in Alabama, "it's against the law to organize unions." Did any of the MJ crew, including Joe Scarborough, Gene Robinson and Steve Rattner, call Al out on his misrepresentation? Of course not. View the video here. k
  • Al Sharpton’s SUV impounded at La Guardia Airport

    02/17/2012 3:03:48 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    Al Sharpton’s SUV impounded at La Guardia Airport By JOSH MARGOLIN and DAN MANGAN Last Updated: 4:51 AM, February 17, 2012 Posted: 3:07 AM, February 17, 2012 Can I get a witness? The Rev. Al Sharpton tried to move heaven and earth yesterday to keep his SUV from being towed at La Guardia Airport — but no amount of preaching could stop Port Authority cops from impounding the vehicle. An officer rolled up on the 2008 Lincoln Navigator at around 2 p.m. outside the Delta and US Airways terminal as the MSNBC host’s driver waited to pick him up in...
  • It's Called 'Abortion', Professor Harris-Perry

    02/03/2012 6:27:32 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Melissa Harris-Perry might have set a new world record in the use of euphemism to avoid calling abortion by its name. The Tulane professor, soon to be a host of her own MSNBC show, used a string of politically-correct evasions to say anything but the a-word during her appearance on Al Sharpton's show this evening. It came in the context of discussing the Komen Foundation's cave on funding Planned Parenthood. View the video here.
  • Democrats Love Taxes -- They Just Don't Want to Pay Them (That's Not News)

    02/02/2012 4:49:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | Larry Elder
    Forgive Republican candidate Mitt Romney for his alleged failure to adequately explain why he paid "only" 14 percent of his income in taxes. The honest answer -- "Well, because my accountants couldn't figure out how to get them any lower" -- does not work in this or very many other election years. Romney seemed flat-footed because, like most business people, he seeks to minimize costs and expenses. This includes taxes. A normal wealthy-and-proud-of-it guy would have said: "Let me get this straight, pal. I'm not supposed to take every legal advantage provided me by the tax laws to reduce my...
  • In Sharpton Promo, MSNBC Lumps Republican Tax Policy With 'Back-of-the-Bus' Racism

    01/25/2012 7:35:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's one thing for Al Sharpton to spout racialized politics on his MSNBC show every evening. It's even another when one of his guests attacks Mitt Romney with the lamest of Rosa Parks/racism analogies. But when MSNBC itself produces a promo featuring Sharpton lumping Republican tax policy with the racism that kept blacks in the back of the bus and denied women the vote, the network has taken a very ugly turn. Yet that's just what the latest "Lean Forward" Sharpton promo does. View the video here.
  • New Phrase Courtesy of Al Sharpton: White Wing Extremism

    01/05/2012 7:20:16 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 5th | Katie Pavlich
    We all know Al Sharpton has a history of not reading the teleprompter correctly on his MSNBC tv show. The latest flub? Saying the Republican party has rushed to "white" wing extremism. (VIDEO) Can you imagine what would happen if Sean Hannity "accidentally" said black wing extremism?
  • Sharpton: GOP In Mad Rush To Its Extreme 'White' Wing

    01/04/2012 6:55:32 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Was it another slip of the tongue from the man who made "resist we much" famous, or an ugly playing of the race card? You be the judge. On his MSNBC show this evening, Al Sharpton claimed "the Republican party has been in a mad rush to its extreme white wing." View the video here.
  • MSNBC's Klan Smear Of Romney So Slimy, Even Sharpton Shuns It

    12/14/2011 6:35:35 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Q. How do you know when MSNBC has sunk to unimaginable depths of Dem-partisan hackery? A. When even Al Sharpton renounces it. On his MSNBC show this evening, Sharpton said the network was right to apologize for the smear MSNBC host Thomas Roberts perpetrated againt Mitt Romney earlier in the day, when Roberts claimed Romney had borrowed a campaign slogan from the Ku Klux Klan. View the video here.
  • Rev. Al deep in the red

    The Rev. Al Sharpton’s nonprofit paid him nearly $242,000 — even as it carried $1.6 million in debt, according to documents obtained by The Post. In all, the controversial activist and his empire, including the National Action Network and two for-profit companies, were $5.3 million in the red, public records show. Most of NAN’s money woes stemmed from more than $880,000 in unpaid federal payroll taxes, interest and penalties. It also paid more than $100,000 to settle two lawsuits, byproducts of the unpaid bills. And it still owed $206,252 in loans to Sharpton’s for-profit Bo-Spanky Consulting Inc. and Sharpton Media...
  • (Vanity)Sunday Morning Humor...Al Sharpton skit on SNL

    I don't watch SNL much anymore but saw this skit and laughed pretty hard. SNL taking on Al Sharpton and making fun of his talk show. RESIST WE MUCH!
  • Sharpton and Gingrich Team Up To Improve Minority Education (video)

    Rev. Al Sharpton Looks to Help the WWE Universe Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in conjunction with Newt Gingrich and Education Secretary Arne Duncan look to improve the education of minorities.
  • REV. AL SHARPTON: Black Wealth Is Disappearing Along With Jobs

    12/02/2011 6:48:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/02/2011 | Mandi Woodruff
    Rev. Al Sharpton certainly isn't one of the more demure civil rights activists in the country, but the man does know how to prove a point. In an uncharacteristically low-key editorial for The Huffington Post, the one-time Presidential nominee blasts through news reports of rising levels of consumer optimism, calling attention to sectors of the middle class that continue to struggle – namely, African Americans working government-funded industries. "From losing their bargaining rights to bearing the brunt of city and state budget cuts, public service employees are watching their entire life savings disappear," Sharpton writes. "And because about 1 in...
  • Manufactured Racism Hurts Blacks More Than Real Racism

    11/29/2011 3:44:08 PM PST · by billflax · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/29/2011 | Bill Flax
    Race indelibly colors America’s tapestry. Caring citizens of every hue are heartbroken by persistent problems plaguing many black communities. Like every demographic, American blacks fare much better than relations still residing in Africa, but they languish in several aspects including income. While numerous obstacles hamper more widespread black affluence, one pernicious undercurrent appears particularly destructive: manufactured racism. A lucrative racial extortion racket longs to expose lingering prejudice behind every errant look or parsed word. “Leaders” like Jeremiah Wright, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton exaggerate racism en route to amassing fortunes. But peddling ideas that America is grossly bigoted or that...
  • Obama To Sharpton: 'My Religious Faith' Makes Me Believe Republicans Will Agree To Raise Taxes

    11/21/2011 6:34:19 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On his MSNBC show this evening, Al Sharpton played the audio of his radio-show interview of President Obama in which the president, commenting on the failure of the Super Committee, said "my religious faith" makes him believe at some point Republicans will agree to raise taxes. Even the Reverend Al couldn't take PBO's reference to his religious faith seriously, as he can be heard chuckling in the background. View the video here.
  • Multi-Millionaire Alan Grayson Twice Calls The 99% 'Sheep'

    11/17/2011 6:08:15 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For a guy Al Sharpton introduced as a "warrior for the 99%," Alan Grayson's got a weird way of showing it. One of the richest members of Congress--till his constituents showed him the door in 2010--on Sharpton's MSNBC show this evening Grayson twice described the 99% as "sheep." View the video here.
  • 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.