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.


12 Responses to “MSNBC’s Al Sharpton Problem On Full Display in Baltimore…”

  1. I would like to be outrageously outraged but it’s Al Sharpton and MSNBC. I can’t muster the rage the fox haters are capable of. MSNBC is what is it is. And “is” is not a news operation.

  2. savefarris Says:

    YOU know that and I know that and SPUD knows that.

    But everyone “in the industry” treats them as legitimate competition. And as long as the competition refuses to call them out for their shenanigans, then why should they stop?

    I still believe if Brian Williams had made up stories about Rand Paul’s taxes or Marco Rubio’s personal life instead of making up a story that put the military in a positive light, he’d still be in the chair.

  3. There has to be a realization AT SOME POINT to the yahoos in the Comcast hierarchy that this is just wrong, wrong, wrong. Don’t they WANT viewers? I just don’t get this at all. But, outrage at this? Nope just par for the course.

  4. Well, like everything else he’s done in his life, Sharpton huslted/blackmailed his way in at MSNBC. He’s a shakedown artist. And, if they fire him, there will be enless protests at NBC headquarters. So, they’re stuck with him. But, I doubt they care. They don’t seem to care about much over there.

  5. bonnieux Says:

    The Mayor had asked Mr Sharpton to come to Baltimore. So what.

    Fox News! Who listens to Fox anymore. Their viewers have dropped dramatically. Fox is for entertainment show only.

  6. savefarris Says:

    Who listens to Fox anymore.

    About 50% more than the other two combined.

    Their viewers have dropped dramatically.

    Actually, last month, they were the only cable news channel to gain viewers.


    Typical hater: making up facts to fit their agenda.

  7. She’s like the girl who didn’t get asked to prom and then says “who wants to go to that stupid dance, anyway?”

  8. “I have been asked by many in the Baltimore area since day one to get involved in the justice for Freddie Gray movement,” the civil rights leader said in a statement on his National Action Network website. “I will come to Baltimore this week at the invitation or Rev. Westley West, who has led vigils daily there, along with local clergy, and morning radio show host Larry Young who has headed our Baltimore chapter of NAN for the last decade.”

    Now, WHO invited Sharpton? Are you saying the NAN printed a lie, Bonnie?

  9. bonnieux Says:

    Am sorry if you think iam a hater which I
    Am not by any means. If truths are told why name call people and be accusatory?
    Who really are the the haters here.
    Hmmm , I wonder.
    So many here have been hating on MSNBC and and especially Rev Al for quite awhile.
    Just stating facts.

  10. savefarris Says:

    Well, no: you were stating untruths which weren’t backed up by reality. I was stating facts and citing sources.

    In the future, it would help if you learned the difference.


  11. gatxer Says:

    bonnieux haters are people who complain only about 1 network no matter what they do or how they do it. People here for the most part complain about all the networks NOT just one.

    One of the
    banned haters here has finally admitted that yes he does hate Fox News….which he denied for years…….Funny how that happens.

    personally I don’t mind complaints about Fox news…..I do it myself…….its when you ONLY complain about Fox News that makes you a hater.

  12. bonnieux Says:

    On the contrary. Seems there are a lot of “haters ” Comments here when Rev Al Sharpton articles appear.

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