MSNBC has taken one gigantic leap towards becoming a legitiate news channel.
I can't believe I wrote that headline with a straight face. Here's something to ponder. If Fox News hired lets say David Duke and gave him a show, how would his hiring be received by the public? Clearly, it wouldn't go over well at all to say the least. Would the hiring of David Duke give more credibility to Fox News or drastically take away from it? I think everybody reading this obviously knows the answer to that question. It would destroy Fox's credibility overnight. With that said, I have to ask this question. How in the world can the hiring of the most famous race baiting agitator "Al Sharpton" be considered a plus for MSNBC, if it's looking to actually attract viewers? Al Sharpton doesn't have a journalistic resume, but his resume does indeed run deep and it isn't filled with him championing for racial haromony. Sharpton is know for the famous Tawana Brawley case, in which a black teenage girl made up a story that she was rapped by six white men. He blamed the media for blowing up the story, he defended her to the end. He never did apologize to the people he accused of rape once Twana's story fell apart.
I still can't get over it that one of the greatest racial dividers known next to Jesse Jackson is actually now a political news commentator? We can't forget that Al Sharpton has blood on his hands either. In 1995, Sharpton led a racially charged boycott against Freddy’s Fashion Mart, a Jewish-owned business in Harlem. The boycott started when Freddy’s owners announced that because they wanted to expand their own business, they would no longer sublet part of their store to a black-owned record shop. The street leader of the boycott, Morris Powell, was also the head of Sharpton’s “Buy Black” Committee. Powell and his fellow protesters repeatedly and menacingly told passersby not to patronize the “crackers” and "the greedy Jew bastards [who are] killing our [black] people." Some boycotters openly threatened violence against whites and Jews––all under the watchful, approving eye of Sharpton, who referred to the proprietors of Freddy's as "white interlopers." The subsequent picketing became ever-more menacing in its tone until one of the participants eventually shot (non-fatally) four whites inside the store and then set the building on fire––killing seven employees, most of whom were Hispanics. Here's MSNBC latest addition in action talking about the debt ceiling vote.
MSNBC got rid of Keith "Olby" Olberman and picked up Al Sharpton?! Oh yeah, I can see MSNBC gaining credibility and viewers with this guy, NOT! Here's a little food for thought. If advertisers don't buy commercial time on Shaprton's show, will Sharpton lead boycotts against them in an attempt to try and label them as being "racists"? Something to think about.