The Reverend Al, on the source of his pain and anger…
Interestingly enough the source was not race based.
I have never heard it said more clearly – Joan walsh absolutely unloaded on the Sno’ Ho’s racial shenanigans comparing bullsquat to slavery…
When you’re tempted to preface something by saying this isn’t racist, maybe you should probably check yourself because it probably is.
And second of all, she put on a clinic in white privilege, really, because it is many things. But one of those things is letting yourself stay ignorant enough to use slavery as a metaphor for something you don’t like about government. As Cynthia [Tucker] said, the debt does not let someone rape their slave. So the debt does not come and take her child Piper out of her arms. So this is — the white grievance industry, where she also does a fun thing in there, you know. She’s like go ahead and try. because being told that you shouldn’t use slavery as a metaphor, that’s discrimination. That’s racist against white people. My god. What are you guys doing to us?
Conservatives really have to quit trying to be cool by using slang either developed in the black community, or colloquialisms which have racial undertones.
I mean – why go there, when so obviously ill equipped? Obviously this was a shot by Buchanan to try and get under Sharpton’s skin…
Here’s “Punchdrunk Pat” Buchanan…
Pat Buchanan was forced to clarify some potentially controversial remarks he made on MSNBC Tuesday night.
Buchanan was on Al Sharpton’s 6 PM show, having a very boisterous discussion with the Rev. about President Obama’s debt deal. Sharpton was defending Obama’s handling of the situation, and Buchanan was challenging his interpretation of events. He brought up the issue of the Bush tax cuts.
“And let me tell you, your boy, Barack Obama, caved in on it in 2010 and he’ll cave in on it again,” he said. Sharpton looked shocked.
“My what? My president Barack Obama? What did you say?” he asked. “He’s your boy in the ring, he’s your fighter,” Buchanan responded.
“He’s nobody’s boy,” Sharpton thundered back. “He’s your president and he’s our president. And that’s what y’all have got to get through your head.”
On Wednesday’s “Morning Joe,” Buchanan sought to clarify his remarks.
“I was asked who was the big losers in these battles and the big winners, and I said one of the big losers, using boxing terminology, was ‘your boy,’ and I meant the president of the United States,” he said. “Rev. Sharpton said my boy is the president of the United States and he’s doing a rope-a-dope in the Ali fashion and he’s going to finish off your crowd. Now this was taken, some folks took what I said as some kind of slur. None was meant, none was intended, none was delivered, for the record.”
Never have cared much for Cenk’s style, and I never felt he projected the personality to host a major show.
I’m not sure Al does either – but MSNBC badly needed to “diversify” it’s lineup.
I would have hoped they would have picked one of the younger personalities more reflective of the audience demographics.
After giving a nearly six-month tryout for the Internet talk show host Cenk Uygur, the cable news channel MSNBC is preparing to instead hand its 6 p.m. time slot to the Rev. Al Sharpton.
Mr. Sharpton’s imminent hiring, which was acknowledged by three people at the channel on condition of anonymity because the contract had not been signed, is significant in part because MSNBC and other news channels have been criticized for a paucity of minority hosts in prominent time slots. Mr. Sharpton, who is black and is a well-known civil rights activist and radio host, has been guest hosting in the 6 p.m. time slot for the last three weeks.
There had been uncertainty about the 6 p.m. slot ever since the channel’s marquee anchor, Keith Olbermann, departed in January, prompting Ed Schultz to be moved to 10 p.m. from 6. Suddenly Mr. Uygur, who had been made a paid contributor to MSNBC months earlier, was handed 6 p.m., a big coup given that he had earlier campaigned to have his progressive Web show “The Young Turks” picked up by MSNBC.
He earned solid but not stand-out ratings; in late June the channel’s president, Phil Griffin, decided to try out Mr. Sharpton, and offered Mr. Uygur a new contract that included a weekend show, but not a higher-profile weekday show.
Mr. Uygur, who by most accounts was well liked within MSNBC, said in an interview that he turned down the new contract because he felt Mr. Griffin had been the recipient of political pressure. In April, he said, Mr. Griffin “called me into his office and said that he’d been talking to people in Washington, and that they did not like my tone.” He said he guessed Mr. Griffin was referring to White House officials, though he had no evidence for the assertion. He also said that Mr. Griffin said the channel was part of the “establishment,” and “that you need to act like it.”
MSNBC is home to many hosts who criticize President Obama and other Democrats from a progressive point of view, but at times Mr. Uygur could be especially harsh.
In an interview on Wednesday, Mr. Griffin denied Mr. Uygur’s accusations and sounded disappointed that he had decided not to accept the weekend position. “We never told Cenk what to say or what not to say,” Mr. Griffin said.
The “people in Washington,” he said, were MSNBC producers who were responsible for booking guests for the 6 p.m. hour, and some of them had said that Mr. Uygur’s aggressive body language and overall demeanor were making it harder to book guests. “The conversation was, ‘Hey, look, here’s how we can make it better’ — about physical things on the show,” Mr. Griffin said.
Ed hosts Al Sharpton to discuss the March to reject Beck’s KKK Rally on the Mall on the 28th of August, the anniversary of the MLK “I Have a Dream” Speech.
If you can – be there in the spirit of King and the Freedom Riders.
Now in case you missed it, or have been living in right wing hate land where the local provider doesn’t carry anything except Faux News…