Anyone watching this guy now? I want to sew his mouth shut. God, the camera guy must have ear plugs in and and plastic covering his face from all the spit coming out of Sharpton's mouth. Learn English, fool!
I like him and he speaks the truth, so drop dead, racist pig.
Op are you one of those asshole freepers? You must be. I think the current repugs are nazis. Yes nazis. Only until we can find a better more horrible word for them. Op included.
Same here R1. I think he's great.
I had a teacher who used to spit when he talked. It was so fucking gross.
Let's see, we've had:
Anything else you'd like to add, freaks, who support this homophobic freak?
The television is on MUTE whenever he starts flapping his loud mouth. It has nothing to do with what he is saying, it's that awful screaming, crazy and poorly constructed phraseology.
Watch him on mute with closed caption. I have a lot more respect for him now that I can "listen" to what he says.
Don't start the race bait, it's nothing to do with that.
Sharpton isn't homophobic, R5. Where did you get that?
He's spoken up many times on behalf of gay rights.
So it's come to this, huh? OP makes a comment having nothing to do with race, and because his subject is black he's immediately branded a racist. Unbelievable.
R8, Welcome to the hijacked DL evening show!
I've grown to like him and he is only gettin gbetter. But he needs to stop shouting. His producer/ director needs to tell him to turn the volume down - he is mic'ed!! He needs to speak at the level of a phone conversation and not any louder. He's not at a rally! I hoep he does well...now the model/ news readers on during the day are another story. I also hope Chris Hayes gets some primetime spots.
[quote]He needs to speak at the level of a phone conversation and not any louder.
REVEREND Al Sharpton has not spoken in a quiet voice a day in his life. And we have James Brown to thank!
Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton = anti-gay bigots
So, drop the pro-gay meme!
I am a news/political junkie and there is very little real news in television today.
I agree that Rev. Sharpton needs to bone up on his diction sometimes, but I would rather have Sharpton on the air with a program than to have that damned Andrea Mitchell (Mrs. Alan Greenspan) on the air spewing DC conventional wisdom and corporatist garbage which is what she, Chuck Todd, Savannah Guthrie, David Gregory, and the majority of the others in the beltway media do all the time.
There are a million other people who should have gotten Sharpton's slot. He is a waste of space, and sounds like a babbling buffoon. How's his ratings?
He's a breath of fresh fucking air. I agree with R20 pick on some other trash puking propagandists.
R21, his ratings are good! He usually is ranked #2 behind Fox New's program in the same time slot.
Op you can simply change the channel.
And that hair, Al. It has *got* to go.
He's funny as a guest, and in that commercial where he talks about blueberry pie, but as a host, I can't fucking stand him.
That's weird r27.
I actually enjoy his show way more than I thought I would and my opinion of him has actually gone up since his show started, but I find that blueberry pie commercial annoying as fuck.
I like him, and I like his show. And he is a vocal supporter of gay people and marriage equality.
As for his speech: he speaks with a dialect. I don't care. I don't have trouble understanding him, as I did when MSNBC used to use Arianna Huffington as a contributor and let her host Rachel's show (or maybe it was Olbermann's; I'm not sure).
At any rate, people who don't appreciate his show shouldn't watch it.
And yes, I was in NY when the whole Tawana Brawley thing happened. That was almost 25 years ago. It's over.
[quote]And yes, I was in NY when the whole Tawana Brawley thing happened. That was almost 25 years ago. It's over.
Oh, so for you the passage of time wipes the slate clean? Are you SERIOUS? Once a pig, always a pig. He's just become much better at hiding what a conniving, deceitful, con artist pig he really is. He's smart enough to know his fortunes rely on keeping his real self hidden. Years ago he relied on the black community to run his scams on. Now he's figured out he can make much more money by "Toming" so the white boys will let him play with them.
Did any of you even listen to what he said tonight? Fucking grow a brain. He is calling out newt on his bullshit. Pay attention for a change
Op is so narrow he only thinks gay!gay!gay!
There are other things in this world that we need to consider. I hate racist. I hate homophobes but to be frank, I only have your word that he is a homophobe and in all honesty, I hate racist more that I hate homophobes.
[italic]Op is so narrow he only thinks gay!gay!gay![/italic]
Get going, freak!
[italic]Fucking grow a brain.[/italic]
Save that for your talk with Sharpton.
r30, you are so closed minded. I had the same feelings but he's one of the good guys now. Holding on to a mistake 25 years ago, shows how limited you are in your thinking. Sorry it does.
OP, lol, since I feel the same way.
And it's not because he's fat.
It's because his voice is NOT mean for tv or radio.
It sounds like he's been stuffed up for months, and that he only has half a tongue.
And the hair....
I'm with you, OP. Sharpton is the fucking WORST.
Sharpton is great, a real leader.
[quote] Sharpton is great, a real leader.
Puhleeeeeze, R38, get a grip.
I gave R38, w&w!
Al Sharpton is a hot daddy!
Bore Sharpton goes get that racist-socialist naxi Chris Mathews first then take out the other American hating scums!!!!
Al Sharpton would have been a much more effective president than the one we've got.
Their hatred for him proves it.
OP is a salope
MSNBC fan as well as a Liberal here, and I agree - get Sharpton OFF MSNBC!!! Replace him with Chris Hayes (smart AND hot!).
[quote]He's smart enough to know his fortunes rely on keeping his real self hidden.
You do know you're on an anonymous message board, right?
I love Al Sharpton.
Sometimes, Sharpton is spot on and other times I feel like OP feels.
Sharpton is horrible. Get a real liberal on that network that can speak English.
I'll never forget when called a guy a 'faggot' on television.
He's definitely improved with age!
Al calls out the right wingers and doesn't let them get away with their bullshit. I like his show for that.
AL SHARPTON SUPPORTS GAY RIGHTS.
HE WAS THE FIRST BLACK POLITICIAN TO PUBLICLY COME OUT IN SUPPORT OF GAY MARRIAGE. AND THE FIRST PROMINENT DEMOCRAT TO SUPPORT IT.
Gay whites can't stand the fact that two black men (Sharpton and Obama) have done more for gay marriage than any white politican. It goes against their racist "All blacks are homophobic and evil" meme they've so desperately wanted to push.
Sharpton is a supporter of equal rights for gays and lesbians, including same-sex marriage.
During his presidential campaign in 2003, Sharpton said he thought it was insulting to be asked to discuss the issue of gay marriage.
"It's like asking do I support black marriage or white marriage.... The inference of the question is that gays are not like other human beings."
Rev Al looks fucking terrible! He now has a lollipop head.
Is he really sick, or did he get stomach surgery?
[quote]Gay whites can't stand the fact that two black men (Sharpton and Obama) have done more for gay marriage than any white politican.
Al supported gay marriage before supporting gay marriage was cool.
OP, your complaint is that he talks too loud. I can live with that. Ever heard Chris Matthews? And no, he is not grammatically pristine, but if I listen to someone long enough I can hear mistakes- it's inevitable. English is easy to speak but difficult to speak well. Sorry, I can't help you with the spitting.
Sharpton is no fool and many times I have heard him catch someone trying to slip off the hook but he is relentless. He's quite clever and I appreciate watching his footwork. Moreover, he has been a vocal supporter of gay rights and anyone mentioning Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton with regard to that in the same breath is mistaken. I appreciate having him on our side.
Now compare Sharpton to someone like George Stephanopoulos, who is well spoken, doesn't yell and probably doesn't spit, but is a bit of an empty suit, and is getting paid millions of dollars. I have watched him make mistakes as an interviewer that Sharpton wouldn't.
[quote]Sharpton is no fool and many times I have heard him catch someone trying to slip off the hook but he is relentless.
Remembering Jesse Jackson, a black guy who understood what whites were really like:
What made the 1988 Jackson candidacy a bomb that had to be defused, then, was not that blacks were supporting a black candidate, but that significant numbers of whites were supporting—not only supporting but in many cases overcoming deep emotional and economic conflicts of their own in order to support—a candidate who was attractive to them not because but in spite of the fact that he was black, a candidate whose most potent attraction was that he “didn’t sound like a politician.” “Character” seemed not to be, among these voters, the point-of-sale issue the narrative made it out to be: a number of white Jackson supporters to whom I talked would quite serenely describe their candidate as a “con man,” or even as, in George Bush’s word, a “hustler.”
“And yet…” they would say. What “and yet” turned out to mean, almost without variation, was that they were willing to walk off the edge of the known political map for a candidate who was running against, as he repeatedly said, “politics as usual,” against what he called “consensualist centrist politics”; against what had come to be the very premise of the process, the notion that the winning and the maintaining of public office warranted the invention of a public narrative based only tangentially on observable reality.
In other words they were not idealists, these white Jackson voters, but empiricists. By the time Jesse Jackson got to California, where he would eventually get 25 percent of the entire white vote and 49 percent of the total vote from voters between the demographically key ages of thirty to forty-four, the idealists had rallied behind the sole surviving alternative, who was, accordingly, just then being declared “presidential.” In Los Angeles, during May and early June, those Democrats who had not fallen in line behind Dukakis were described as “self-indulgent,” or as “immature”; they were even described, in a dispiriting phrase that prefigured the tenor of the campaign to come, as “issues wimps.” I recall talking to a rich and politically well-connected Californian who had been, through the primary campaign there, virtually the only prominent Democrat on the famously liberal west side of Los Angeles who was backing Jackson. He said that he could afford “the luxury of being more interested in issues than in process,” but that he would pay for it: “When I want something, I’ll have a hard time getting people to pick up the phone. I recognize that. I made the choice.”
On the June night in Los Angeles when Michael Dukakis was declared the winner of the California Democratic primary, and the bomb officially defused, there took place in the Crystal Room of the Biltmore Hotel a “victory party” that was less a celebration than a ratification by the professionals, a ritual convergence of those California Democrats for whom the phones would continue to get picked up. Charles Manatt was there. John Van de Kamp was there. Leo McCarthy was there. Robert Shrum was there. All the custom-made suits and monogrammed shirts in Los Angeles that night were there, met in the wide corridors of the Biltmore in order to murmur assurances to one another. The ballroom in fact had been cordoned as if to repel late invaders, roped off in such a way that once the Secret Service, the traveling press, the local press, the visiting national press, the staff, and the candidate had assembled, there would be room for only a controllable handful of celebrants, over whom the cameras would dutifully pan.
In fact the actual “celebrants” that evening were not at the Biltmore at all, but a few blocks away at the Los Angeles Hilton, dancing under the mirrored ceiling of the ballroom in which the Jackson campaign had gathered, its energy level in defeat notably higher than that of other campaigns in victory. Jackson parties tended to spill out of ballrooms onto several levels of whatever hotel they were in, and to last until three or four in the morning: anyone who wanted to be at a Jackson party was welcome at a Jackson party, which was unusual among the campaigns, and tended to reinforce the populist spirit that had given this one its extraordinary animation.
Of that evening at the Los Angeles Hilton I recall a pretty woman in a gold lamé dress, dancing with a baby in her arms. I recall empty beer bottles, Corona and Excalibur and Budweiser, sitting around the loops of television cables. I recall the candidate himself, dancing on the stage, and, on this June evening when the long shot had not come in, this evening when the campaign was effectively over, giving the women in the traveling press the little parody wave they liked to give him, “the press chicks’ wave,” the stiff-armed palm movement they called “the Nancy Reagan wave”; then taking off his tie and throwing it into the crowd, like a rock star. This was of course a narrative of its own, but a relatively current one, and one which had, because it seemed at some point grounded in the recognizable, a powerful glamour for those estranged from the purposeful nostalgia of the traditional narrative.
I love Sharpton. Yes he has enunciation problems, and rough edges, because he is a preacher, but he does his homework and he takes his job seriously and I have learned more and seen better guests on his show than on most other current events news shows on TV.
He's right up there with Maddow, Schultz, O Donnell, and Chris Matthews. Sometimes Schultz is a pompous ass, but it's Chris Hayes gets on my last nerve. I cannot stand him.
He's brilliant, OK. He always contributes something important, but he is entirely tooo tooo wonky. He's the kid who always had his hand up in school, who acted like he memorized a text book. I wish there was a way to get his iformation without him being there. Rachel is the only one who can keep him in check.
Just remember. Rev Al is not going to let this voter suppression thing go. He is pounding their asses on it every damned night and every damned day. It is his obssession and I am grateful for it.
He has been getting better as a TV speaker. I generally like what he has to say. And MSNBC needs the color--as much as I love the Irish Catholic perspective.
I loathe Sharpton's slimy disregard of the truth and habitual pandering to red-meat issues when he thinks he can get his face in the media and score some (I assume) revenue.
But he's not my enemy. He supports what I support. And as irritating as he can be to me, I know he drives the larger assholes of American political life even crazier than he could ever make me. The man is shameless, driven and relentless.
So shut up, OP. Save your own spittle for the real fiends around us.
[quote] Holding on to a mistake 25 years ago, shows how limited you are in your thinking.
That's all well and good, if only Sharpton would finally admit his "mistake" in his role in the Tawana Brawley incident. That he NEVER has, is a testament to a troubling lack of character.
The DL is certainly unforgiving of Mark Walberg's racist teenage actions, and he was basically a kid. Sharpron was no kid.
Media black people are all caricatures...
How in the world could you compare the two, R65?
Sharpton was hoodwinked by a liar, but he wasn't even the liar.
Do you have any idea what Walberg did?
In any case, Sharpton's political commentary is en pointe and needs to be heard.
Thank you R55
OP got blueberry pie all over his face!
Yeah, I have to lower the volume when Politics Nation comes on, and I wish Reverend Al would do a read-through before going on air, especially for name pronunciations. And he needs to take a more conversational tone with his guests. But you've got to give him credit: his is one of the sharpest on-air minds covering politics.
For instance, most recently during the coventions' coverage, his reveals of the subtexts of the speeches were spot on, even bringing issues to Rachel's attention, and she's rarely slow on the uptake. It was interesting to hear others later take credit for Al's observations.
And he bugs me, too, whenever he name drops his organization, the National Action Network, but I can't imagine the MSNBC lineup without him. Reverend Al's no lightweight (pun aside).
getting too old for this shit
He is a bit of an acquired taste, but mostly because he does talk quite loudly and forcefully.
I do appreciate what he does and his viewpoint is valuable. He was the one that went down to Florida and made the authorities take notice regarding the Trayvon Martin case.
He has a loud voice, but sometimes it's the only voice when injustice is being done.
"For instance, most recently during the coventions' coverage, his reveals of the subtexts of the speeches were spot on, even bringing issues to Rachel's attention, and she's rarely slow on the uptake"
I noticed the exact same thing about Al's observations and was impressed.
OP, the responses to your thread must be a shcoking disappointment for you.
[quote]Sharpton was hoodwinked by a liar, but he wasn't even the liar.
Let's try it this way:
Imagine Sharpton was white and supported a racist accusation against blacks - and then never apologized or took responsibility when it turned out false. Never said "I'm sorry. I made mistake".
Please explain how much credibility a white racist should he deserve? No matter how powerful and righteous Sharpton's message, this lack of responsibility is a stain that just can't disappear.
Sharpton's support was for a young girl who claimed she had been raped. What he wanted the American public to acknowledge was the fact that, based on skin color, some women are believed and others not; unfortunately, Tawana Brawley was not to be his Rosa Parks.
As for an apology, would you expect the convicted defendant's attorney to ask for forgiveness for representing her client?
We have far more grievous and immediate situations on which to focus than the barely remembered 25 year old Tawana Brawley fiasco. Let it go. Sharpton has more than redeemed himself in the ensuing years.
getting too old for this shit
[quote]Let's try it this way: Imagine Sharpton was white
Ah, yes. The old Republican schtick of arguing about imagined outrages.
I love Al's show, hope he stays on MSNBC for a long time. I love it when he calls out some BS by a right winger and says "nice try, but we GOTCHA".
Get Chris Matthews off of MSNBC! He always has a looked on his face like he hasn't been able to shit for a year!
Al looks like he's anorexic. Or about to die.
I can't stand him. He's an egotistical blowhard. And nobody should forget the Tawana Brawley incident. That was pure Al Sharpton.
He's obviously made an effort to reinvent himself and he's reeled in quite a few suckers (many of them are on this thread). But I don't buy it. I don't think he gives a fuck about gays. I think he panders to them, but it's an act that a lot of gullible fools seem to have fallen for.
I remember way back there was an incident in New York where an Asian shopowner was being boycotted by blacks because he "disrespected" some black girl who came into his store. The boycotters stood outside his store screaming epithets and carrying signs that said "GO HOME!" It was sheer racism, sheer insanity. A lone black man defied the protesters and patronized the store. For that, he was vilified. He went on Geraldo Rivera; Al Sharpton and some other bag of wind were also on the show (they were in favor of the racist boycott). The poor man couldn't get a word in edgewise; Sharpton and his co-hort were both screaming, waving papers in their hands and WOULD NOT SHUT UP. Finally the poor guy walked out of the studio. Rivera coaxed him back, but I'd had enough by then and turned it off.
Sharpton is untrustworthy, a fraud. He tells people what he thinks they want to hear. Anybody who can't see that is a blind idiot.
Someone nailed it a few years ago:
"Al Sharpton is the ambulance chaser of the black civil rights movement"
Reverend Sharpton has clearly grown into one of the pre-eminent statesman of our day.
I would like to see him succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State in the second President Obama term.
He then would be well positioned to make a 2016 run for the Presidency.
R82 = Al Sharpton
Two words: Shawana Brawley. 'Nuff said. The man is a charleton.
To the one who asked if OP is disappointed by the replies. He should not be. Anytime he is on I change channel. Like others I see Tawana.
I hope Al's show last for many years. He's great and a true liberal.
R84: Your first word is incorrect.
TB is ancient history. Sharp ton wasn't the only person duped by her.
"I hope Al's show last for many years. He's great and a true liberal."
He's a self-promoting gasbag. But I can see that he's duped you into thinking he's a "true liberal." I guess some people are easily fooled.
I see no evidence where he's NOT a true liberal. I agree with everything he says on the show.
The Tawana Brawley incident was 25 YEARS AGO. Since most democrats have forgiven or at least forgotten that Clinton perjured himself, can we all move on from this? All except for GOProud.
Al Sharpton is our ally and I'm going to toss him away. We need vocal and visible allies.
Oops-"... NOT going to toss him away."
"Al Sharpton is our ally and I'm going to toss him away."
"Our ally? You are one silly, deluded queen.
I totally agree with R92.
I agree with you too r92.
[R94], my litmus test is if someone supports gay rights, or not. What's yours?
The Reverend Al had PLENTY of rough edges for tv, but he's always got a lot to say, and has gotten a LOT better recently. I enjoy his show and his flat out progressivism. He's not nasty to anyone which I appreciate.
"my litmus test is if someone supports gay rights, or not. What's yours?"
He's full of shit. He's saying what he knows queens want to hear. I don't think he gives a flying fuck about gay rights. I think he's tried to reinvent himself so people will forget all the insane, truly awful things he's done and said. I don't find his "liberalism" credible. But obviously he's really honed his act, since a lot of gullible queens on this thread find him irresistable.
And by the way the Tawana Brawley episode is pretty hard to forget. Sharpton totally supported a pathological liar and attempted to destroy the lives of innocent people. But I guess his fangurls consider that just an inconsequential little incident that should be forgiven and forgotten.
Tawana Brawley was 25 years ago. Nobody but R99 seems to still give a rats ass about that.
I believe Sharpton is totally sincere about fairness and equality for gay people, because he knows what it's like for black people to struggle for that. I don't think he's trying to get gays on his side to forget anything the way R99 suggests. I think equality is what he believes in for everyone. R99 is so blinded by bitterness and resentment there's no reasoning with him. It's a good thing that there are far more sensible people in this thread who get it, it's not about "gullible", it's about seeing someone walk the walk and talk the talk. Al is a real liberal/progressive and a strong believer in justice and fairness for all, including the LGBT community. R99 can hate all he wants, but some of us have moved on.
I still like his show.
The more liberals on TV the better as far as I'm concerned.
As long as we're voting, I can't stand him either. I love everyone else on CNBC though, especially Maddow.
I disliked him at first, but I have to say he's kind of growing on me. He's a lot smarter than I thought and he often does bring another viewpoint to the table. But I still loves me my Rachel and Lawrence.
Ed I can live without.
I can be a bit of racist myself, so defending Sharpton doesn't come easily to me. Ever since his involvement in the Tawana Brawley fraud, I've continued to see Sharpton as a charlatan. That said, he far from the worst of his kind on TV. There's not one spokes hole on Fox that is more deserving of never being on TV again.
Sharpton is very small physically and often I feel protective of him when he combating all those oversized conservative wind bags.
Give the guy a break, it's truly amazing how he's managed to become a success after that Brawley episode in the 80's.
He recently demanded: "If they're so upset about I. D. why don't they demand it at their caucuses?"
Ummm ... I attended my local Republican caucus (Ron Paul won BIG!), and we had to show both a govt ID *and* a voter registration card to sign in.
R107 thinks the world revolves around his personal experience. Typical Repug mentality.
I attended it because I wanted to stick it to Mitt -- any more assumptions you'd like to make (while completely ignoring Sharpton's factual error)?
I remember when MSNBC had a vague resemblance to a reputable network. Hiring Sharpton was the last nail in the coffin.
Holy crap. Tawana Brawley debacle should have landed him in jail for the fraud he perpetrated on the public and the lives he ruined. Now this hack wannabe network gives this racist homophobe his own show to spew his hateful nonsense.
I love Al Sharpton! He's great!!
I've come to respect Al Sharpton. He's an intelligent and quick witted man. He's been a positive influence on msnbc.
He needs to use his 'inside voice' though, I'm glad for the mute and closed caption when he really gets rolling!
I'll admit I was a bit perplexed when he was first hired to fill the 6:00PM spot - and yes he was loud, brooding and generally rough around the edges at first.
But he's grown on me. I like his viewpoints, he's very astute and points out things that most people wouldn't think about or notice - and they end up being important things.
He's articulate, he's generally pleasant to his guests and DOESN'T CUT THEM OFF MID-SENTENCE. He doesn't spend half the broadcast STUTTERING or staring at the camera like a deer in the headlights.
And as for the Tawana Brawley incident, move on people. It happened 25+ years ago. Are you sitting here behind your computer screen saying that people can't change or grow from past experiences, no matter how negative or dark they were? Is he doing similar things today?
People change. But under DL's super-rigid rules I guess they aren't allowed to change, and that any infraction from decades ago is indication that the person is a bad person, NOW - TODAY.
Sharpton is a real panic as he reads from the monitor, accentuating the wrong words in a written sentence, unable to pronounce words correctly,etc. He is over the top at times, his attempts at humor fall flat. He cannot modulate his voice on camera.
I thought of him as a recycled racial controversy chaser with an unsavory history, sort of like an ambulance chaser going after even the most improbable potential lawsuits. That said, I developed a growing regard for him as quite astute during panel discussions on MSNBC coverage of the campaign and election. He brought out points the other pundits missed, and Rachel often agreed with him, even seemed respectfully impressed.
Don't discount him.
He has some real zingers once in a while, though by and large he seems a retread of material with little new. Since I'm not a big fan of labor unions, I'd prefer they axe Ed before Al, if it came to that.
Love your use of "panic."
I must remember to use it more often.
I like Al. A lot. I hope his health improves.
[quote] Since I'm not a big fan of labor unions, I'd prefer they axe Ed before Al, if it came to that.
Maybe it's just my A.D.D., but does anyone else find the annoying Twitter scroll on Ed's show distracting?
[quote]He cannot modulate his voice on camera.
That wears on my nerves. If I'm tired, I just don't watch him.
There was a show he did after the election which started out ridiculing Republicans and their distorted perception of Obama and other Democrats. He introduced a clip saying, this is what Republicans seem to be seeing, then cut to a clip of the Soviet Red Army marching on parade. I cracked up laughing at that one because it was so true.
Indeed Ed's twitter feed is very annoying, as is his call for text voting, R118 -- I mean, aren't 99% of his viewers going to be liberals!
He's a homophobe. There's that infamous clip of him calling a guy a faggot.
He looks like he has cancer.
Al was a vocal proponent of gay marriage long before many "liberal" politicians were joining the queue.
Anybody who would speak despairingly about Rev Sharpton on this website is either a shit stirrer or a bigot....or lost on the great big Internet.
What are you on about, OP? There's nothing wrong with his English. And how tired is white people whining about Al Sharpton, anyway? Haven't you heard about that evil get whitey monster, Rev. Wright?
I generally enjoy MSNBC starting from 4 pm through 10 pm.
I find Larry O'Donnell not that great as an anchor. And he always has someone filling in for him on Friday show and the shows usually are tapped. If O'Donnell is not able to do live shows on Fridays like the others, MSNBC should think about doing a new show in that spot for at least Fridays only.
Ezra I find extremely boring and thank goodness he's not a regular anchor. He's fine as an analyst for a short segment, but not as an anchor.
I love Martin , Ed, Rachel, Al, and Melissa. Chris Mathews once in a while gets it wrong, but I generally like him.
Also, Mathews's show does not need to re-air at 7 after just having gone off live at 6. Since Soledad O'Brien is leaving CNN, maybe MSNBC can hire her to do a new live show at 7pm.
The Cylce I think is MSNBC's weak link. The show is improving, but I think still comes up short most days.
Chris Hayes, can improve his weekend show. I have no objections to someone being a policy wonk, but like any good professor, a person speaking to an audience needs to learn to present the topics to the audience in an interesting manner. Chris Hayes does not do this most of the time. I would be curious to know what the ratings are for his show.
Someone in here once said that those in power always choose the worst example to represent a minority group
al sharpton is most racist person on the planet!! White people are not the only racist!!!!
He ruined lives with his Tawana Brawley hoax and he wants to ruin George Zimmerman's life because he stood up to a black thug who thought he was doing a little gay bashing. Has Sharpton or Jesse Jackson ever worked a dy in their lives...didn't think so. Will rocket scientist Rachel Jeantel...don't think so either.
So classy, tactful, good looking LOL and tender.
Hmmm..mm I wonder who appointed him spokeman?
hey, who's the gay spokesman?
Sharpton's inflammatory rhetoric is clearly aimed at getting some riots started.
You were kidding, right R126?
Names are the best, like the time he stumbled all over Sigourney Weaver's. He called her something like Snig-gore-aye.
I think he needs new contacts, the way he squints his eyes and leans in towards the teleprompter sometimes trying to get a better look at it.
Keep trollin', R131.
Remember Tawana Brawley. After that you can't take Al Sharpton seriously.
I have more respect for people who don't feel the need to tack "Reverend" onto their name.
Why aren't there numerous blooper videos online? He makes bloopers every show.
Sharpton doesn't care about truth. He literally can't hear the truth. The sound goes in hi ear, but he can't comprehend it.
How do you know, r139?
HE'S GROWN ON ME BUT HE ALWAYS TALKS LIKE EVERYONE IS AUDIBLY CHALLENGED. IT'S KIND OF LIKE READING SOMEONE'S POSTS WHO TYPES IN ALL CAPS.
He's better than Chris Matthews. Now, he's annoying.
He's a crazy ass racist! Anyone that looks up to Al Sharpton is a moron that can't think for themselves. Ok black people, stick up for him because he's black. Go ahead, and while you're at it why don't you get over the fact that you suck and take responsibility for yourselves!
Listen "Me" do you hear that. Its the sound of crickets. No one is feeding your troll ass today.
DUMP SHARPTON. Al Sharpton is simply a loudmouth jerk. Watch him for fifteen minutes if you can. His screaming is insufferable, and there is no reason to revere the reverend either. I guess all no-minds in here will just have to believe me when I say that I am not a racist. Sharpton thinks that the louder he gets the more convincing he becomes. My tv is on MSNBC all of the time except for Sundays. (Football) He is the ONLY MSNBC personalty that turns me off. The station would do well to dump him. There are plenty of other talkers there without allowing him to scream from an hour every night.
He's smarter than anybody on Faux Noise.
Does he have the AIDS? I thought Ronan Sinatra was getting his time slot.
Well, technically OP, he's pretty awful, but I LOVE the show! It's got a lot of heart, and isn't so slick. It just makes me happy.
I don't like him either. He's a lousy interviewer. However, he gets good guests.
He's done a good job with his gastric bypass surgery, though. He's kept the weight off unlike many others where it creeps back up.
I like and support his message, but I can't stand to have him yelling like that in my living room.
I have to turn him off.
He yells like someone who has a hearing problem.
He should not get any thinner.
Sharpton and that other Reverend Jackson are nothing but #1 shakedown artists.
R151 yes he should. He should keep getting thinner until he disappears. Racist hateful pos he is
I agree R153. It's such a tough life for white men in this country. Al Sharpton, the media, the internet, DataLounge, the entire country is prejudiced against white men. White men face racial prejudice and discrimination in every aspect of their lives. Employment discrimination, housing discrimination, the prejudice of the criminal justice system; it's just way way too much to bear. How does Sharpton stay on the air with his nightly death to the white man speeches. MSNBC is so offensive, with all those militant colored people they've hired. Fox News is the only channel that's safe to watch. They believe in real American values like truth, honesty and family. I just adore Sarah Palin. That woman is a genius. Whatever they're paying her; its not enough. I know all you Jew loving, colored loving (I meant the nword), commi politically correct hippies are going to attack me but I don't care. I't standing up for white men here. I'm tired of the non stop attacks and assaults. White Men Unite.
This is R54 again. I felt bad. I was just blowing off a little steam. I've had one too many wine coolers tonight. I don't want my post to be taken the wrong way because I'm actually quite fond of colored people. There's one on The Lawrence Welk Show whom I always enjoy. I leave the basement every Saturday night and go upstairs to watch with Mother. The colored guy really is a great dancer. He just smiles and dances. That's what coloreds should be doing smiling and dancing on tv; making everyone happy. Mother and I have Saturday night drinkie poos and watch Lawrence Welk. We get so exited. before we know it, we're up twirling around in our caftans. Its such a hoot.
Sharpton is a douchebag. I don't think he ever apologized or atoned for his role in the Tawana Brawley hoax. What an asshole he is.
I can't believe R154 took the time to type all that out and not one word of it is entertaining or even on point as satire. Pathetic.
Al Sharpton is a con man and a phony.
Tawana Brawley was small potatoes compared to his role in Crown Heights and the antisemitism. Google Crown Heights and Al Sharpton all you who think he's such a liberal and such a stand up guy!
R158 I'm so sorry I didn't mean to offend you your mom or colored people. It's just that the oppression, the shackles of racism faced by white men is completely being ignored. We must unite. Al Sharpton and Oprah Winfrey are going to round white men up and put them in concentration camps!
R160, you need to find a more worthy human being to defend than the obnoxious and exploitative Al Sharpton.
Yeah R160 keep pretending Sharpton is just going up against the big bad white man in a moral and ethical way and isn't actually a Jew-hating piece of shit. You're either too dumb to know the difference between actual activists and hateful crooks like Sharpton, or you hate Jews too. Either way, you're worthless.
Sharpton says whatever will do the most for him. He's a 100% fraud.
So untrue, r163.
I suggest everyone here find out for themselves.
The Reverend is a good guy.
If it weren't for the Rev., George Zimmerman never would have been arrested & tried.
God bless you, Rev! Keep up the good work. xoxo
R142 and R160 = racist pieces of shit
Is Sharpton retarded. He sounds like it.
Sharpton can't read a teleprompter for anything. He's fine when he is just conversing with his colleagues, a la election night 2012.
Megyn Kelly is really good at reading a teleprompter, r167. You should stick with her, if that's what you desire in a TV personality.
R162 is a name caller and a turncoat. We must unite against the eneamy. We need a name for the organization. I was thinking we should call ourselves the Kind Kindred Kingsmen. For short KK..... oh darn that might not be such a good idea. Maybe someone else has suggestions.
Get them ALL off MSNBC. They're all losers, as well as people with low ratings. Even Rachel Maddow, with her bulldyke certainty, qualifies as pitiful as the rest of those duds.
R165 Is that you Oprah Winfrey invading DL and crying racism stoking fire of white guilt. Don't be fooled white brothers. We must unite white brotherhood. Oprah and Al are coming for us.
Oprah Al and the Shop Girls are coming for us. You know Oprah is the one who trains the shop girls. MSNBC is run by Satan. I only watch Fox. Jesus owns Fox News. That's where I found out that Al, Oprah and the Shop Girls were in cahoots. Its not safe out there. Unite My Brothers.
[quote]Even Rachel Maddow, with her bulldyke certainty, qualifies as pitiful as the rest of those duds.
Oh don't you dare. Rachel is fantastic. And yeah, I'm saying that a penised person.
Al Sharpton's whole life, has been dedicated to fighting racism and there was a time when he was relevant and did good for our country. This time has passed and he is now doing damage. Without racism, Al Sharpton is finished and he knows it. So instead of reinventing himself, he goes with what he knows will work. If there is any hint of racism in an incident, he's on it with full fury, never caring about the damage he will do to race relations if he's wrong. He has been wrong on several high profile incidents, yet he is still relevant on MSNBC.
Al Sharpton has been described as a "racial arsonist". And that term was written about this scum by a liberal. Google to find out who.
I dislike Al Sharpton for creating crisis out of thin air then profiting from them. He is what President Obama refers to as, "Professionally Black". His profession is to seek out, and construct solutions even if there isn't a problem. My dislike of his show on MSNBC is that it's like listening to a tractor attempt to start for 45 minutes.
[quote]Sharpton is nothing but a con artist, carny barker. May I remind you of TAWANA BRAWLEY, TAWANA BRAWLEY!!
TAWANA BRAWLEY CASE, his cocaine laundering scheme, his involvement in the promotion of the Duke Case which like the BRAWLEY case turned out to be false. He's low.
I love Rev. Al. He speaks truth to power, and is a sincere man of the cloth. He's a wonderful leader of the black community, and a great friend to the GLBT community...as well as an advocate for immigration rights.
What's not to love?
You can't really condemn a guy for a listening to the story of a distraught teen who was probably abused by somebody somewhere. Well, I guess you could if you were a white supremacist...haters are gonna hate and all.
But reasonable people know that the good reverend is a good guy. Anybody who hates him does not know him. If they've seen his show, then it was through a racist filter that only shows them what they want to see.
All these years later and he STILL can't read a cue card to save his life. I've given up trying to listen to him struggle to introduce a segment (he has no problem speaking impromptu).
R164 and R179 is an idiot troll.
Al Sharpton is a racist opportunist. He NEVER apologized or made any amends for the Tawana Brawley hoax. He is a liar. He is a fraud. And anybody who doesn't know that is moronic.
181 = racist troll
Move on. Tawana Brawley happened in the 90s.
So he defended a troubled kid.
It's not like he invaded Iraq based on dirty data.
It's not like he let al qaeda fly planes into the WTC despite two warnings.
It's not like he let New Orleans drown.
I think you hate Rev Al because you hate black people in general.
You know that Rev Al is precisely why George Zimmerman finally got arrested months after killing Trayvon Martin. And that is precisely why you hate him.
Haters gonna hate. That's ok, we're used to it. Life is good because change is a coming. :)
R182 is a retarded troll trying to get a rise out of people by showering the repugnant, corrupt, lying scumbag Al Sharpton with praise.
Retarded trolls gonna be retarded trolls.
"I think you hate Rev Al because you hate black people in general.'
No, I hate him because he's a racist, self-promoting, sociopathic blowhard who stirs up racial animosity which occasionally results in the deaths of innocent human beings like Yankel Rosenbaum and the seven employees at Freddy's Fashion Mart.
You say you've never heard of Yankel Rosenbaum and the seven employees at Freddy's Fashion Mart? Well, look it up, you stupid fuck.
Racist shit eating homo AIDS boy
I like Sharpton. I am white, middle class and educated. I like him and his work for civil rights in the country.
Can we just tag OP and ignore this race-baiting racist thread?
Remember the days when troll got tagged with specific names for their kind of trolling?
I miss those days.
I miss having a webmaster, period. This place has been on autopilot for years now. Freepers like OP are the result.
So over it.
Does OP have a problem with all US citizens being allowed to vote ?
Hold on, hold on. R186 has spoken. Anyone who doesn't like Al Sharpton is a race baiter.
You better like him too.....or else.
"I like him and his work for civil rights in the country."
You sound like you don't know one single thing about him.
That's a trait that all Sharpton-lovers possess: ignorance.
R190 and r189 are ignorant tools. Get a life, you fools.
Ta-nite our guest iz Loopizza La'Bongo.
r192, you are what you hate.
There is a reason why BSNBC is always last. Al is one Madcow is another.
He was proud 12 Years won the Oscar because the struggle goes on..it doesn't matter if it deserved it, but it was about the blacks so he was rootin for it...he loves to defend guilty blacks of their crimes. I wonder how much money "The Reverend" has stolen.
Sharpton is the orignial dfn
A lot of disrespect going on today, uncalled for and rude.
R191 is an idiot, as all fans of the racist Al Sharpton are. I wish someone would put them out of their misery, because they are too stupid to live.
Op is simply a racist nutcase Republican.
Who is the bigger dfn, Al or Jesse ?
Well, now we all know why The Powers That Be are protecting and promoting the Reverend Al "The Informant" Sharpton.
I can't believe that anyone gives Sharpie Sharpton any credibility after he publicly accused Steven Pagones or rape when he knew full well that Twanana Brawley was lying about having been raped.
He his a bottom feeder.
The Reverend Al puts a big N in the word Nasty.
"He's a cat, he ain't no rat."
Looking forward to the crossover with Big And and René from "Mob Wives"
Hilarious to read the "white, educated, middle-class" apologists for this drug-dealing charlatan who epitomizes the worst traits of blaxk America.
Wonder where they'll put him in Witness Protection? Now *that's* an SNL sketch that writes itself.
Big Pussy, indeed.
I just turned on MSNBC tonight, and Jesus, Mary, and fucking Joseph, that loud idiotic voice came blaring out my speakers. They need to flush him already. He was actually reporting on the time he met James Brown.
[quote]I can't believe that anyone gives Sharpie Sharpton any credibility after he publicly accused Steven Pagones or rape when he knew full well that Twanana Brawley was lying about having been raped.
Oh, I can believe it, and you know why.
[quote]It's not like he invaded Iraq based on dirty data.
Really? lol. That's where the bar is set now?
i like al, but the way he talks on that show is annoying as hell. it is like he is yelling all the time. calm your rhetoric man. you sound like you are preaching politics.
If you don't want to listen to the Rev. Al, just watch another show like 99% of the rest of Americans. Personally I like to get stoned and listen to this idiot. He says the craziest things, and when I'm stoned I can forget that he is a consultant to president Obama and that they my both believe the same things.
Asking for MSNBC to get rid of Al Sharpton would imply he does not meet their standards, MSNBC has no standards. Well I guess you could not be liberal enough, or insist on presenting both sides of the issues. We all know Al Sharpton would not have a problem with these standards. Personally I believe Krystal Ball is too good of a reporter for MSNBC and will get hired by a real news network, and Rachel Maddow will leave and start her own network that will appeal to a larger segment of our population (the 1.7% gay and lesbian).