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Sharpton: I Can Be an Activist and a TV Host at the Same Time, No Problem

Why is everyone so up-in-arms about the Reverend Al Sharpton’s activism? After all, he’s just responding to the requests of families in pain…at least according to Al and his close buddy/apologist, Joe Scarborough.

Sharpie took to his MSNBC show to explain that it’s perfectly reasonable for him to host a program on a so-called “news” network while still engaging in the race-baiting activist tactics that he thrives upon. He may not have worded it exactly that way.

I’m a minister, but I don’t stay inside the pulpit. I’m a TV host. I don’t stay in the studio,” insisted the Politics Nation host. “I go out there and talk to the people. It’s easy for people to sit up in comfortable studios or in big cathedrals and lecture people. It’s different when you’re on the ground. I’m on the ground. And that’s why I can tell people, “Let’s do this the right way.”

But the defense of all things Al didn’t end there.

This morning, Joe Scarborough took it upon himself to lavish praise upon the Reverend for responding to crises like the Michael Brown/Eric Garner killings. “Al Sharpton does not go out looking for these people,” Scarborough proclaimed. “The families call him and ask him to come.”

The Morning Bro also whined that conservatives always give him “crap” for being the Rev’s friend, but honestly, he need not be concerned about that. There are plenty of other things we’re happy to give Scarby “crap” about that have nothing to do with Sharpton.


Matt Fox

Senior Editor

Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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