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MSNBC’s Conflict of Interest: Al Sharpton
Accuracy in Media, by Roger Aronoff

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Posted By:MissMolly, 8/28/2014 4:52:31 AM

The day before Al Sharpton’s particular brand of civil rights activism led him to speak at Michael Brown’s funeral, The New York Times was celebrating him with a softball piece that outlined Sharpton’s strong connections to the Obama administration, White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, and even New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. What do all these leaders have in common? They lean left—hard left. Or as the motto of MSNBC, where Sharpton has a weekday show, puts it, they “lean forward.” But Sharpton’s leftward leanings weren’t the subject of the feature by the Times. Instead, authors Nikita Stewart and Jason Horowitz

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 8/28/2014 5:27:27 AM     (No. 9984046)

The measure of Obama´s arrogance is his support for this race hustler as well as the other big race hustler, Eric Holder.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pineledger, 8/28/2014 5:59:25 AM     (No. 9984060)

What amazes me is the inability of people to see the similarity between the anti-cop race-baiting done in the Tawana Brawley case and what has just transpired in Ferguson, MO.

Sharpton is a one-trick pony.

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