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Get Al Sharpton The Fuck Off MSNBC!

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!

by Anonymousreply 30704/22/2015

Same here R1. I think he's great.

by Anonymousreply 312/02/2011

I had a teacher who used to spit when he talked. It was so fucking gross.

by Anonymousreply 412/02/2011

Sharpton isn't homophobic, R5. Where did you get that?

He's spoken up many times on behalf of gay rights.

by Anonymousreply 712/02/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 812/02/2011

R8, Welcome to the hijacked DL evening show!

by Anonymousreply 912/02/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 1012/02/2011

[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!

by Anonymousreply 1112/02/2011

Male liberal here and I don't like him either and can't believe MSNBC gave him a show.

by Anonymousreply 1212/02/2011

Sharpton is nothing but a con artist, carny barker.

May I remind you of TAWANA BRAWLEY, TAWANA BRAWLEY!!

by Anonymousreply 1312/02/2011

Reminder...The Young Turks comes to Current TV starting on Monday at 7:00 PM.

by Anonymousreply 1412/02/2011

Sharpton and even that tool Jesse Jackson have both spoken in support of gay rights.

by Anonymousreply 1512/02/2011

Al Sharpton: You a punk faggot!

It's not the first time either.

by Anonymousreply 1612/02/2011

Jesse Jackson: "Gay marriage rights are not civil rights"

by Anonymousreply 1712/02/2011

Jesse Jackson Accused Of Sexual Harassment, Discrimination By Gay Ex-Employee Tommy Bennett

by Anonymousreply 1812/02/2011

Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton = anti-gay bigots

So, drop the pro-gay meme!

by Anonymousreply 1912/02/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 2012/02/2011

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?

by Anonymousreply 2112/02/2011

R21, his ratings are good! He usually is ranked #2 behind Fox New's program in the same time slot.

by Anonymousreply 2312/02/2011

link r23.

by Anonymousreply 2412/02/2011

Op you can simply change the channel.

by Anonymousreply 2512/02/2011

And that hair, Al. It has *got* to go.

by Anonymousreply 2612/02/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 2712/02/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 2812/02/2011

[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.

by Anonymousreply 3012/02/2011

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

by Anonymousreply 3112/02/2011

[italic]Fucking grow a brain.[/italic]

Save that for your talk with Sharpton.

by Anonymousreply 3412/02/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 3512/03/2011

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....

by Anonymousreply 3612/03/2011

I'm with you, OP. Sharpton is the fucking WORST.

by Anonymousreply 3712/03/2011

Sharpton is great, a real leader.

by Anonymousreply 3812/03/2011

[quote] Sharpton is great, a real leader.

LOL!

by Anonymousreply 3912/03/2011

Puhleeeeeze, R38, get a grip.

by Anonymousreply 4012/03/2011

I gave R38, w&w!

by Anonymousreply 4112/03/2011

Al Sharpton is a hot daddy!

by Anonymousreply 4212/04/2011

Bore Sharpton goes get that racist-socialist naxi Chris Mathews first then take out the other American hating scums!!!!

by Anonymousreply 4309/08/2012

Al Sharpton would have been a much more effective president than the one we've got. Their hatred for him proves it.

by Anonymousreply 4409/08/2012

MSNBC fan as well as a Liberal here, and I agree - get Sharpton OFF MSNBC!!! Replace him with Chris Hayes (smart AND hot!).

by Anonymousreply 4609/08/2012

[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?

by Anonymousreply 4709/08/2012

I love Al Sharpton.

by Anonymousreply 4809/08/2012

Sometimes, Sharpton is spot on and other times I feel like OP feels.

by Anonymousreply 4909/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5009/08/2012

He's definitely improved with age!

by Anonymousreply 5109/08/2012

Al calls out the right wingers and doesn't let them get away with their bullshit. I like his show for that.

by Anonymousreply 5209/08/2012

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by Anonymousreply 5309/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5409/08/2012

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."

by Anonymousreply 5509/08/2012

Rev Al looks fucking terrible! He now has a lollipop head.

Is he really sick, or did he get stomach surgery?

by Anonymousreply 5609/08/2012

[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.

Amen!

Al supported gay marriage before supporting gay marriage was cool.

by Anonymousreply 5709/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 5809/08/2012

[quote]Sharpton is no fool and many times I have heard him catch someone trying to slip off the hook but he is relentless.

J'adore!

by Anonymousreply 5909/08/2012

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.

Continued:

by Anonymousreply 6009/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 6109/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 6209/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 6309/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 6409/08/2012

[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.

by Anonymousreply 6509/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 6709/08/2012

Thank you R55

OP got blueberry pie all over his face!

by Anonymousreply 6809/08/2012

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).

by Anonymousreply 6909/08/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 7009/08/2012

"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.

by Anonymousreply 7109/08/2012

OP, the responses to your thread must be a shcoking disappointment for you.

by Anonymousreply 7209/09/2012

R67 [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.

by Anonymousreply 7309/09/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 7409/09/2012

[quote]Let's try it this way: Imagine Sharpton was white

Ah, yes. The old Republican schtick of arguing about imagined outrages.

by Anonymousreply 7509/09/2012

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".

by Anonymousreply 7609/09/2012

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!

by Anonymousreply 7709/09/2012

Bump.

by Anonymousreply 7809/10/2012

Al looks like he's anorexic. Or about to die.

by Anonymousreply 7909/10/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 8009/10/2012

Someone nailed it a few years ago:

"Al Sharpton is the ambulance chaser of the black civil rights movement"

by Anonymousreply 8109/10/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 8209/10/2012

R82 = Al Sharpton

by Anonymousreply 8309/11/2012

Two words: Shawana Brawley. 'Nuff said. The man is a charleton.

by Anonymousreply 8409/11/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 8509/11/2012

I hope Al's show last for many years. He's great and a true liberal.

by Anonymousreply 8609/11/2012

R84: Your first word is incorrect.

by Anonymousreply 8709/11/2012

TB is ancient history. Sharp ton wasn't the only person duped by her.

by Anonymousreply 8809/11/2012

I see no evidence where he's NOT a true liberal. I agree with everything he says on the show.

by Anonymousreply 9009/11/2012

Next?

by Anonymousreply 9109/12/2012

Oops-"... NOT going to toss him away."

by Anonymousreply 9309/12/2012

"Al Sharpton is our ally and I'm going to toss him away."

"Our ally? You are one silly, deluded queen.

by Anonymousreply 9409/12/2012

I totally agree with R92.

by Anonymousreply 9509/12/2012

I agree with you too r92.

by Anonymousreply 9609/12/2012

[R94], my litmus test is if someone supports gay rights, or not. What's yours?

by Anonymousreply 9709/12/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 9809/13/2012

"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.

by Anonymousreply 9909/13/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 10009/14/2012

RACIST

by Anonymousreply 10109/14/2012

I still like his show.

by Anonymousreply 10209/15/2012

The more liberals on TV the better as far as I'm concerned.

by Anonymousreply 10309/15/2012

As long as we're voting, I can't stand him either. I love everyone else on CNBC though, especially Maddow.

by Anonymousreply 10409/15/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 10509/15/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 10609/15/2012

R107 thinks the world revolves around his personal experience. Typical Repug mentality.

by Anonymousreply 10809/15/2012

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)?

by Anonymousreply 10909/15/2012

I love Al Sharpton! He's great!!

by Anonymousreply 11102/22/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 11202/22/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 11302/22/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 11402/22/2013

R14 --

Love your use of "panic."

I must remember to use it more often.

Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 11602/22/2013

I like Al. A lot. I hope his health improves.

by Anonymousreply 11702/22/2013

[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?

by Anonymousreply 11802/22/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 11902/22/2013

He looks like he has cancer.

by Anonymousreply 12202/22/2013

Wrong, R121.

Al was a vocal proponent of gay marriage long before many "liberal" politicians were joining the queue.

by Anonymousreply 12302/23/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 12402/23/2013

disparagingly

by Anonymousreply 12502/23/2013

Bump.

by Anonymousreply 12702/23/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 12802/23/2013

Someone in here once said that those in power always choose the worst example to represent a minority group

by Anonymousreply 12902/23/2013

Ahh, heterosexuals!

So classy, tactful, good looking LOL and tender.

Hmmm..mm I wonder who appointed him spokeman?

hey, who's the gay spokesman?

by Anonymousreply 13207/18/2013

Sharpton's inflammatory rhetoric is clearly aimed at getting some riots started.

by Anonymousreply 13307/20/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 13407/21/2013

Keep trollin', R131.

by Anonymousreply 13507/21/2013

Remember Tawana Brawley. After that you can't take Al Sharpton seriously.

by Anonymousreply 13607/21/2013

I have more respect for people who don't feel the need to tack "Reverend" onto their name.

by Anonymousreply 13707/21/2013

Why aren't there numerous blooper videos online? He makes bloopers every show.

by Anonymousreply 13807/21/2013

How do you know, r139?

by Anonymousreply 14007/21/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 14107/21/2013

Listen "Me" do you hear that. Its the sound of crickets. No one is feeding your troll ass today. Sorry sweetheart.

by Anonymousreply 14308/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 14410/10/2013

He's smarter than anybody on Faux Noise.

by Anonymousreply 14610/10/2013

Does he have the AIDS? I thought Ronan Sinatra was getting his time slot.

by Anonymousreply 14710/10/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 14810/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 14910/11/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 15001/05/2014

He should not get any thinner.

by Anonymousreply 15101/05/2014

Sharpton and that other Reverend Jackson are nothing but #1 shakedown artists.

by Anonymousreply 15201/05/2014

R151 yes he should. He should keep getting thinner until he disappears. Racist hateful pos he is

by Anonymousreply 15301/05/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 15401/06/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 15501/06/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 15601/06/2014

Al's awesome!

by Anonymousreply 15701/06/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 15801/06/2014

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!

by Anonymousreply 15901/06/2014

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!

by Anonymousreply 16001/06/2014

R160, you need to find a more worthy human being to defend than the obnoxious and exploitative Al Sharpton.

by Anonymousreply 16101/06/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 16201/06/2014

Sharpton says whatever will do the most for him. He's a 100% fraud.

by Anonymousreply 16301/06/2014

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

by Anonymousreply 16401/06/2014

R142 and R160 = racist pieces of shit

by Anonymousreply 16501/06/2014

Sharpton can't read a teleprompter for anything. He's fine when he is just conversing with his colleagues, a la election night 2012.

by Anonymousreply 16701/06/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 16801/06/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 16901/06/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 17001/06/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 17101/06/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 17201/06/2014

[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.

by Anonymousreply 17301/06/2014

Go Al!

by Anonymousreply 17401/06/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 17501/10/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 17601/10/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 17703/04/2014

[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.

by Anonymousreply 17803/04/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 17903/04/2014

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).

by Anonymousreply 18003/04/2014

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. :)

by Anonymousreply 18203/04/2014

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?

by Anonymousreply 18603/05/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 18703/05/2014

Does OP have a problem with all US citizens being allowed to vote ?

by Anonymousreply 18803/05/2014

r192, you are what you hate.

by Anonymousreply 19303/05/2014

A lot of disrespect going on today, uncalled for and rude.

by Anonymousreply 19703/20/2014

Op is simply a racist nutcase Republican.

by Anonymousreply 19903/20/2014

Well, now we all know why The Powers That Be are protecting and promoting the Reverend Al "The Informant" Sharpton.

by Anonymousreply 20104/08/2014

He is so fucking ugly. Looked much better fat!!

by Anonymousreply 20204/08/2014

You got the blueberry pie on the FACE!

by Anonymousreply 20304/08/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 20404/08/2014

The Reverend Al puts a big N in the word Nasty.

by Anonymousreply 20504/09/2014

"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.

by Anonymousreply 20604/09/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 20704/09/2014

[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.

by Anonymousreply 20804/09/2014

[quote]It's not like he invaded Iraq based on dirty data.

Really? lol. That's where the bar is set now?

by Anonymousreply 20904/09/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 21006/24/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 21107/23/2014

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).

by Anonymousreply 21207/23/2014

I love this guy he dose tell it like it is, and the ones who hate him must be empty headed just like the rest of the republican party just my view.

by Anonymousreply 21308/05/2014

And in other news...

The New York Post yesterday reported that Al Sharpton owes like $3 MILLION in back taxes, to the Fed & other gov't entities.

by Anonymousreply 21408/05/2014

When he's on air he sounds like he's retarded, drunk or had a stroke. Maybe all three

by Anonymousreply 21508/05/2014

I like Al, he's smart as a tack and quick as a whip. The bigotry here is astounding.

by Anonymousreply 21608/05/2014

Does he do updates on Tawana Brawley? Lovely girl.

by Anonymousreply 21708/26/2014

He's a racist blowhard. Always has been, always will be.

I remember some episode of Geraldo. Thw show was about an African-American man who refused to boycott an Asian merchant's store. Seems the store was accused of "disrespecting" a black girl who went in the store and made some kind of disturbance. Blacks were picketing the store with signs that said "Go Home!" It was total racism, total bigotry. A brave African-American man refused to take part in it, and he was reviled for it. Sharpton and some other idiot on that show were screaming, waving their arms; the poor guy who wouldn't take part in the boycott gave up and walked off the show. Geraldo convinced him to come back, but the guy obviously thought there was no use in trying to shout over a couple of racist wackos.

And that's just ONE instance where Al Sharpton has behaved like a despicable racist asshole.

by Anonymousreply 21808/26/2014

Not to mention the pot-stirring he did recently in Ferguson, MO.

by Anonymousreply 21908/26/2014

His role in the Tawana Brawley situation must never be forgotten.

by Anonymousreply 22008/26/2014

Does everybody who writes "Tawana Brawley was 25 years ago" feel the same way about the Holocaust? Just checking.

by Anonymousreply 22108/26/2014

And the damage they did to people's lives and reputations cannot be fixed. She was a scared lying little whore.

Has Rev Al ever apologized? Has he paid his judgments he owes? Why can't they just attach his MSNBC earnings?

by Anonymousreply 22208/26/2014

OP you have an obvious problem with vocal poor people, and it seems if they are black, you actually hate them. Why do you feel so theatened? Sharpton just likes to be bombastic in hopes of loudness making up or providing an excuse for his lack of a command of correct Englis grammar. Cut the old gent some slack, he's been admirably successful in his tortured career.

by Anonymousreply 22308/26/2014

People are still pissed about the TB thing, but Dubya lying to get us to invade Iraq which blew up into ISIS beheading an American journalist is not a big deal.

okayyyy...

by Anonymousreply 22408/26/2014

No, we still acknowledge that Dubya struck the beehive and let loose all kinds of shit, but he has quietly retreated and he's not on TV offering ill-informed opinions every night.

Dr. West said it best when he said that with Sharpton there is no integrity.

The issue is why does anyone still gives that clown a platform? Has he paid off his judgments yet?

by Anonymousreply 22508/26/2014

Both suck.

by Anonymousreply 22608/26/2014

Back to the original point of the thread: Sharpton and MSNBC. Who hires these people? Sharpton is not the only one that needs to go. Who else is not worth watching in your opinion?

by Anonymousreply 22708/26/2014

After he lost the weight, his head is too big for his now shrimpy body. Kind of like Bobby Bonds or Tweetie Bird.

by Anonymousreply 22808/26/2014

[quote]Does everybody who writes "Tawana Brawley was 25 years ago" feel the same way about the Holocaust? Just checking.

Yes, because helping to publicize the claims of a young black women who you and many others believe to have been raped by 6 white policeman is the same as the murdering 5 million Jews. You are so right 221.

by Anonymousreply 22908/26/2014

R228 He now has the standard issue Olmec head, like Perez Hilton. Al is one ugly mofo

by Anonymousreply 23008/26/2014

Correction: Yes, because helping to publicize the claims of a young black women who you and many others believe to have been raped, by 6 white policeman is the same thing as murdering 5 million Jews. You are so right R221.

by Anonymousreply 23108/26/2014

The Tawana Brawley hoax should not be forgotten. It was a terrible act of fraud, a criminal act. Can you imagine how it must have been for Stephen Pagones, a former district attorney who was accused of raping Brawley? God, what that man must have gone through.

He sued for compensation after it was determined that Brawley's story was a hoax. A jury awarded Pagones a total of $345,000 in damages. Sharpton was found liable for $65,000 of the amount, Maddox for $95,000, and Mason for $185,000. The $65,000 judgment levied against Al Sharpton was paid for him in 2001 by supporters, including attorney Johnnie Cochran plus former businessman Earl G. Graves, Jr. In December 2012, the New York Post reported that Maddox had paid his judgment of $97,000 and Mason was making payments on the $188,000 which he owed.

Pagones had also sued Brawley. She defaulted by not appearing at the trial, and the judge ordered her to pay him damages of $185,000.[6] Brawley reportedly had not made any payments.The following month a court ordered her wages garnished to pay Pagones.

Pagones went on to become an Assistant State Attorney General.

Despite all the evidence that she is a total liar, Brawley (and her stepfather and mother) continue to insist she was sexually assaulted. Her mother said "How could we make this up and take down the state of New York? We're just regular people. We should be millionaires."

As far as I know, Al Sharpton has never acknowledged or taken responsibility or apologized for his role in the Tawana Brawley hoax. I don't think he's apologized for anything he's ever done to stir up racial animosity and violence.

by Anonymousreply 23208/26/2014

R232 KABOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM !! Perfectly stated.

The rest of Al Charlatan's exploits can be found on his Wikipedia page.

FYI, Sharpton REFUSED to pay his judgement.

Recently uncovered that he owes nearly $3 MILLION in unpaid taxes. Johnny Cochran's thankfully in hell, so I wonder who's going to pony up on Charlatan's behalf this time?

Oh wait, Politico just published an article about how personally friendly Obama,Holder & Jarrett are with Al. I'm sure that'll keep him out from behind bars.

by Anonymousreply 23308/26/2014

Then there is the whole issue of his silly silly hair.

by Anonymousreply 23408/26/2014

It always adds such a personal touch when a total stranger delivers the eulogy.

by Anonymousreply 23508/26/2014

[quote]The Tawana Brawley hoax should not be forgotten. It was a terrible act of fraud, a criminal act. Can you imagine how it must have been for Stephen Pagones, a former district attorney who was accused of raping Brawley? God, what that man must have gone through.

Neither should the racial bias against blacks that exist in our criminal justice system. God knows how difficult it often is for blacks to receive fair treatment and equal justice. Look at the Central Park Jogger case. What a "terrible act of fraud, a criminal act".

[quote]Times Topic: Central Park Jogger Case (1989) The initial story of the crime, as told by the police and prosecutors, was that a band of young people, part of a larger gang that rampaged through Central Park, had mercilessly beaten and sexually assaulted the jogger. The story quickly exploded into the public psyche, fanned by politicians and sensational news reports that served to inflame racial tensions.

[quote]The five black and Hispanic men, ages 14 to 16 at the time of their arrests, claimed that incriminating statements they had given had been coerced by the authorities. The statements were ruled admissible, and the men were convicted in two separate trials in 1990.

[quote]In December 2002, an investigation by the Manhattan district attorney, Robert M. Morgenthau, found DNA and other evidence that the woman had been raped and beaten not by the five teenagers but by another man, Matias Reyes, a convicted rapist and murderer who had confessed to acting alone in the attack. Concluding that the new evidence could have changed the original verdict, Mr. Morgenthau’s office joined a defense motion asking that the convictions be vacated.

Or the Abner Loima Case:

[quote]On August 9, 1997, Louima visited Club Rendez-Vous, a popular nightclub in East Flatbush. Late in the night, he and several other men interceded in a fight between two women. The police were called and several officers from the 70th Precinct were dispatched to the scene. There was a confrontation between the police, patrons and bystanders involved in the scuffle outside the club. The responding patrol officers included Justin Volpe, Charles Schwarz, Thomas Bruder, and Thomas Wiese, among others. In the ensuing scuffle, Volpe was struck by a "sucker-punch" and identified Louima as his assailant. Volpe arrested Louima on charges of disorderly conduct, obstructing government administration, and resisting arrest. Volpe later admitted he was mistaken about Louima being his assailant.

[quote]The arresting officers beat Louima with their fists, nightsticks, and hand-held police radios on the ride to the station. On arriving at the station house, he was strip-searched and put in a holding cell. The beating continued later, culminating with Louima being sexually assaulted in a bathroom at the 70th Precinct station house in Brooklyn. Volpe kicked Louima in the testicles, then, while Louima's hands were cuffed behind his back, he first grabbed onto and squeezed his testicles and then sodomized him with a broom handle. According to trial testimony, Volpe then walked through the precinct holding the bloody, excrement-stained instrument in his hand, bragging to a police sergeant that he "took a man down tonight."

by Anonymousreply 23608/26/2014

[quote]The arresting officers beat Louima with their fists, nightsticks, and hand-held police radios on the ride to the station. On arriving at the station house, he was strip-searched and put in a holding cell. The beating continued later, culminating with Louima being sexually assaulted in a bathroom at the 70th Precinct station house in Brooklyn. Volpe kicked Louima in the testicles, then, while Louima's hands were cuffed behind his back, he first grabbed onto and squeezed his testicles and then sodomized him with a broom handle. According to trial testimony, Volpe then walked through the precinct holding the bloody, excrement-stained instrument in his hand, bragging to a police sergeant that he "took a man down tonight."

[quote]Louima's teeth were also badly damaged in the attack by having the broom handle jammed into his mouth. He testified to the presence of a second officer in the bathroom helping Volpe in the assault but he could not positively identify him. The identity of the second attacker became a point of serious contention during the trial and appeals. Louima also initially claimed that the officers involved in the attack called him a racial slur and shouted, "This is Giuliani-time" during the beating. Louima later recanted this claim, and the reversal was used by defense lawyers to cast doubt on the entirety of his testimony.

[quote]The day after the incident, Louima was taken to the emergency room at Coney Island Hospital. Escorting officers explained away his serious injuries being a result of "abnormal homosexual activities". An emergency room nurse, Magalie Laurent, suspecting the nature of Louima's extreme injuries were not the result of gay sex, notified Louima's family and the Police Department's Internal Affairs Bureau of the likelihood of sexual assault and battery. The attack left Louima with severe internal damage to his colon and bladder that required three major operations to repair. He was hospitalized for two months after the incident.

by Anonymousreply 23708/26/2014

R237 = Al Charlatan's Legal Defense Team from the National Action Network

by Anonymousreply 23808/26/2014

R229, your intelligence is nil. You failed to grasp my point.

by Anonymousreply 23908/26/2014

Oh, R236/237. You are deeply tiresome. Posting all those links does nothing to change what Sharpton did re: the Tawana Brawley hoax.

by Anonymousreply 24008/26/2014

[229]your intelligence is nil. You failed to grasp my point.

Your point is that the people who believe the 25 year old Brawley case to be irrelevant are some how hypocrites because they would never say that about the Holocaust. Ohh sweetie we all get your silly point. Again, comparing Sharpton's decision to galvanize public support for a women; who he believed was raped to the murder of over 5 million Jews is both ridiculously insulting and absurd.

by Anonymousreply 24108/26/2014

Fuck off freeper ass hole .

by Anonymousreply 24208/26/2014

Sharpton is nothing but an ugly ass clown.

by Anonymousreply 24308/26/2014

[quote][236]/237 You are deeply tiresome. Posting all those links does nothing to change what Sharpton did re: the Tawana Brawley hoax.

I did not post links. I posted excerpts from articles. As I stated before, while we're remembering the Brawley case we need to keep in mind how blacks have been historically treated by our criminal justice system.

Anyway R240 you are not really worth my time. I apologize for interrupting your foolishness. Your commentary here was probably the highlight of your day. I didn't mean to ruin that for you.

[quote] Fuck off freeper ass hole.

LOL R242. These lonely, miserable, bitter, elderly queens sit around all day watching Fox News and drooling. In between drooling, inhaling snack foods and watching Fox News; they post here at Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 24408/26/2014

I like the Rev. Al, but I always remember his Tawana Brawley defense.

by Anonymousreply 24508/26/2014

Al Sharpton is a BUFFOON! He's an anti semite whose word incited a mob leading to a Jewish businessman's death.

The fuck should die in a grease fire!

by Anonymousreply 24608/26/2014

[quote]Al Sharpton is a BUFFOON! He's an anti semite whose word incited a mob leading to a Jewish businessman's death. The fuck should die in a grease fire!

When the notoriously anti-Semitic queens of Datalounge pull out their faux concern for Jews; you know they are really reaching.

by Anonymousreply 24708/26/2014

reaching, MY ASS!

Sharpton is notoriously anti-Semitic and anti-Asian.

He's a fucking joke.

People who like Sharpton are as gullible and idiotic as those who believed in Jim Jones and the like.

by Anonymousreply 24808/26/2014

The guy is such a pompous egotistical ass. Complete embarrassment for black people.

by Anonymousreply 25108/26/2014

I think Sharpton's an ass, but MSNBC needs an ass to compete with Fox's ass, Sean Hannity.

by Anonymousreply 25408/26/2014

He does his radio show in the building I work in and I see him all the time. He looks anorexic and also he's pretty rude. Like not waiting for people to get off the elevator first rude.

by Anonymousreply 25708/27/2014

Looks like the kkk rally sent their lowest filth to permeate DL.

Your opinions are only a reflection of yourselves.

The Reverend Al has more integrity than you've got, that's for certain, r253 etc.

by Anonymousreply 25808/27/2014

He suffers from an over inflated ego, he is as insufferable as Oprah.

by Anonymousreply 25908/27/2014

[quote]Despite all the evidence that she is a total liar, Brawley (and her stepfather and mother) continue to insist she was sexually assaulted.

Brawley was an abused teenager lying about where she was to avoid being beaten by her stepdad, and probably coerced by both her mom and stepdad to keep the story going. People act like she was some vile Negress out to take down the great glory of the white man, but come ON, the girl was messed up from abuse. Any idiot can see that.

Her stepfather murdered his first wife. The interview the mom and stepdad gave, the one you quoted from, has them saying just completely cuckoo, abnormal things. I can't even imagine growing up with two psycho, abusive crazies like that.

[quote]As far as I know, Al Sharpton has never acknowledged or taken responsibility or apologized for his role in the Tawana Brawley hoax.

Any first year law student would know that you don't admit culpability in a case like this. It's not about telling the truth at this point but not opening yourself up to financial ruin.

I don't care for Sharpton on MSNBC, personally, but when we have white political pundits all over TV who are responsible for things just as bad, if not worse, than Sharpton's sins, I see no reason to get rid of Sharpton specifically.

by Anonymousreply 26008/27/2014

The closets he has come is to say that he was a spokesperson for the family and it wasn't his place to ascertain the truth of what they were saying. He worked with what he was told and he believed it.

Take us back to the whole integrity issue. If he had some he would have assessed the position he took and the credibility of his clients. He would have seen that he had a scared young girl in a dysfunctional family, as someone else here noted. They had issues. An inability to tell the truth was one of them.

The impact of their lies on other people's lives matters as much as the desperation of their circumstances.

In addition to everything else, Rev Al is supposed to be a man of God. Most men of God that I have witnessed held a special understanding of human behavior. I have never seen any evidence of that with Rev. Processed Sharpton.

by Anonymousreply 26108/27/2014

"Brawley was an abused teenager lying about where she was to avoid being beaten by her stepdad, and probably coerced by both her mom and stepdad to keep the story going. People act like she was some vile Negress out to take down the great glory of the white man, but come ON, the girl was messed up from abuse. Any idiot can see that."

The abuse excuse doesn't absolve her of responsibility of her own actions. She's no longer a poor little abused girl, but she still insists she told the truth. She's a pathological liar.

by Anonymousreply 26208/27/2014

I like to get my news from pretty people. Rev Sharpton should be on the radio..if anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 26308/27/2014

Does Rev Al have a church? A congregation? Did he go to Divinity School? These are all Wikipedia questions but I was hoping to get further insights from this group.

by Anonymousreply 26408/29/2014

Sharpton does anything that will make him more money.

by Anonymousreply 26508/29/2014

Stop calling him Reverend Al. His first name is not Reverend. It's hokey when people say it.

by Anonymousreply 26608/29/2014

The Esteemed Reverend Al

by Anonymousreply 26708/29/2014

If you really want to rile Rev Al, ask him why descendants of immigrant Africans and West Indians succeed more in the USA than Southern African-Americans and their descendants

by Anonymousreply 26808/29/2014

Whenever I channel surf and come across his ugly mug, I immediately change the channel. I agree with him most of the time, but I just can't listen to the man speak.

by Anonymousreply 26908/29/2014

r266 Fine. So from now on we will call him "Hokey Al". It actually fits well.

Hokey Al should be fired from BSNBC

by Anonymousreply 27008/29/2014

[quote]I think Sharpton's an ass, but MSNBC needs an ass to compete with Fox's ass, Sean Hannity.

Why? Liberals aren't moved by him. He only supplies the Right with crap to trash liberals with.

by Anonymousreply 27108/29/2014

Tawana Brawley and her family seem to think that being part of a historically oppressed group justifies being pathological liars in order to obstruct justice.

by Anonymousreply 27208/30/2014

[R272] The probably hope that it will all just go away. They don;t know how to back out of it.

by Anonymousreply 27308/30/2014

According to Wikipedia Hokey Al never completed college, nor has he had any formal religious training. He was designated a "Reverend" by another preacher. He has no church and no congregation. Can just anybody become a Reverend these days?

by Anonymousreply 27408/30/2014

Look at the babbling religious wing nuts, they are all mental cases. At least Sharpton is trying to help people, advocating for equal rights and a more harmonious nation. The wing nuts preach hate, division and have a false persecution complex.

by Anonymousreply 27508/30/2014

[R275] Unfortunately too many of these "civil rights leaders' are all the same. They identify an issue or problem, get the masses in an uproar and then solicit government and foundation support to mediate the issues through their non-profit social action enterprises. That's why clowns like Hokey Al and Jesse Jackson have been able to sustain themselves as professional advocates. They advise and get paid for it. This is just another version of trickle down economics.

by Anonymousreply 27608/30/2014

[quote]He was designated a "Reverend" by another preacher. He has no church and no congregation. Can just anybody become a Reverend these days?

MSNBC should not refer to him as the Reverend Sharpton in that case. It is as outrageous as if they referred to a self-styled doctor with no degree as Dr. So-and-so.

The mainstream media is all propaganda and disinformation. They are the last sources anyone should consult for factual information, all of them.

by Anonymousreply 27708/30/2014

How long when MSNBC decides to get rid of Rev. Al Sharpton?

by Anonymousreply 28011/23/2014

He's bad for liberals.

by Anonymousreply 28111/23/2014

"At least Sharpton is trying to help people, advocating for equal rights and a more harmonious nation."

Boy, are you stupid as shit. Sharpton does NOTHING to make this "a more harmonious nation." Quite the opposite, in fact. He stirs up racial hatred; he's a bigot, an anti-Semite. He's a self-promoting liar. He's SCUM.

by Anonymousreply 28211/24/2014

Al asharpton should just shut up and pay his "fair share". He us the racist cry baby

by Anonymousreply 28412/02/2014

We need reconcilers and people of integrity

by Anonymousreply 28512/02/2014

Yet this same OP cunt will praise the hosts that are on FOX News as "journalists" no doubt. The OP is probably one of Rush Limbaugh's greatest fans. The Rev. Al is not afraid to step on toes and demand social justice for the oppressed. We need more people who will not only talk about social justice issues but to have a platform to do so. Racists such as the OP and the other regular racist commenters on DL are always trying suppress minorities from speaking out against racism and about social justice. What do you expect from middle aged and elderly white men who are afraid of change and want black people and other minorities to keep their mouths shut about social injustice and racism... But at the same time won't hesitate to spew their own racist views.

by Anonymousreply 28612/02/2014

He looks like anorexic hell lately. I think he just might be Kelly Ripa's daddy.

by Anonymousreply 28712/02/2014

R286 overlooks Sharpton's racism and bigotry because it doesn't fit into his narrative.

by Anonymousreply 28812/02/2014

R286... why do you call him "The Reverend" when he's NOT a reverend.

The fact that Sharpton calls himself this, is only further proof that he's a fraud.

by Anonymousreply 28912/02/2014

Oh now it's racist to not support someone who causes riots and destruction of black communities? What is wrong with society? All Sharpton does not care about the well being of anyone...he is making money off of you fools. While black communities feel like they are targeted.... Now the people who protect us (police) are bring targeted. What kind of sense does that make? The only ones that arevracist pigs are people like All sharpton who want to keep black people down. Is All sharpton helping the black communities? No, he is using all black people as puppets and its a disgrace. Our nation was founded on principles that All Sharpton does not have. Get him off of the air!!!

by Anonymousreply 29012/22/2014

Sharpton a race profiteer Net worth=5 million dollars

he said in his last show that the 2 cop deaths were not related to the garner case and 20 sec later there was garners family in the studio and him asking for their opinions on the 2 cops deaths HUH?

there will never be true peace between the races as long as this loser is the black ambassador

Boycott Walmart a supporter of this ass walmart.com bottom of web page is a feed back section where you can let them know how you feel letters@msnbc.com where you can email your concerns to MSNBC

by Anonymousreply 29112/23/2014

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by Anonymousreply 29212/23/2014

It pains me to see him sitting next to Obama, Biden, Holder, etc.

And pay your goddamned taxes already!

by Anonymousreply 29312/24/2014

So few people watch MSNBC that it really doesn't matter all that much.

by Anonymousreply 29412/24/2014

Another black teen killed by cops tonight near Ferguson.

by Anonymousreply 29512/24/2014

These same racist pigs ranting about Rev. Al are the same ones who will swear on the Bible that FOX News is the only honest news outlet.. Anytime any leader speaks out for social justice there will always be those who demonize them. Even the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had those who called him a race baiter and worse. You will still hear and see those racists screaming from the rooftops that those who fight for social justice are pitting one aspect of society against another.. These same racists not only expect but demand leaders who fight for social justice keep their mouth shut.. The favorite attack mode of racists is to turn the tables on those who fight for social justice and call them racists and race baiters..

by Anonymousreply 29612/24/2014

Al Sharpton looks freakishly like a bobble-head.

by Anonymousreply 29701/17/2015

Sharpton is nothing but a repugnant joke.

by Anonymousreply 29801/17/2015

Sharpton is a legend in his own mind. Everything he does is for self promotion. He needs to go away.

by Anonymousreply 29901/17/2015

CNN and Fox have live coverage of the Selma anniversary now. MSNBC has gone back to CAUGHT ON CAMERA

by Anonymousreply 30003/07/2015

The ratings on Good old Revs show are in the tank.Why does he remain on the air I have no idea You would think MSNBC would have the brains to put someone on who paid their taxes. Old big mouth Al offers nothing but garbage

by Anonymousreply 30104/17/2015

White guilt?

by Anonymousreply 30204/17/2015

It will be just a matter of time before MSNBC to demote his show to the weekend slots.

by Anonymousreply 30304/18/2015

Every time I see him ,it's like watching an SNL or Mad TV skit.

by Anonymousreply 30404/18/2015

MSNBC is re-branding itself Right-wing soon.

by Anonymousreply 30504/18/2015

That is so true, r305.

by Anonymousreply 30604/19/2015

Just out............not only does this slime owe back taxes, but Melitha Harris Perry and husband owe $70,000; Toure and wife owe $59,000 and Joy Reid and hubby owe $5,0000. These racists need to pay up or they will wind up like Wesley Snipes.

by Anonymousreply 30704/22/2015
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