MSNBC’s Al Sharpton Problem On Full Display in Baltimore…
You can’t make this stuff up. Nobody’s imagination is that vivid.
It’s been a while since I wrote about MSNBC’s Al Sharpton conflict of interest. In fact it was nine months ago. I got tired of beating that comotose horse. It would take something new to get me back there again.
And today we have it. Al Sharpton, MSNBC host, is apparently fronting for the Mayor of Baltimore now.
In a strange encounter that involved a Fox News correspondent, the mayor of Baltimore, and the Rev. Al Sharpton, FNC’s Leland Vittert was shoved by security officers as he tried to question Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. When Vittert confronted the mayor, he appears to be pushed away by the mayor’s security detail. “Hey! Why can’t we ask questions,” Vittert demanded.
When Vittert pressed, it was Sharpton, an MSNBC host, who responded. “We can’t ask questions?” Vittert said. “You are a public official and we can’t ask questions?”
“You will have the opportunity,” Sharpton said.
This is why we have conflict of interest rules at networks. I don’t have a problem with Sharpton choosing to front for the Mayor. My problem is with MSNBC allowing its talent to front for the Mayor.