MSNBC: Must Dump Sharpton
Did you hear the one about Al Sharpton calling for “race-based affirmative action” justice? It’s not a joke. There’s no punch line; well there is Sharpton, but let’s not confuse being a race pimping stunad like Sharpton with being a punch line – like Sharpton.
Sharpton is demanding the threshold for federal hate crimes cases be lowered so that white people who have killed a black person in self-defense can be found guilty more easily.
Chuck Ross, reporting for Dailycaller.com wrote: “Civil rights activist Al Sharpton is lamenting the ‘impossible bar to reach’ in order to prosecute federal hate crimes and is proposing to lower the threshold to try them.” (Al Sharpton: ‘Lower The Threshold’ For Federal Hate Crimes Cases; 2/26/15)
Ergo entering the realm of “affirmative action” jurisprudence. Sharpton has set himself up as the arbiter of justice. He doesn’t care that a jury finds a [white] person innocent based on self-defense. In fact, that’s the aggravating little detail that twists the groin area of his briefs into a knot.
Sharpton is infuriated that the Justice Department announced it was dropping its case against George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Sharpton opined: “Unless we change that legislation, we end up where we are in terms of the…Martin case.”
Sharpton continued by saying, “If you lower the threshold where you can say if the results are race-based, if in fact there is enough evidence whether there are witnesses or not. Whatever it’s lowered to it makes it possible for what is a state case which clearly Trayvon was tried in the state could also be a federal civil rights case without an impossible reach.” Dismiss for the moment that Sharpton’s comments are staggeringly incoherent. Let’s examine the point we can deduce he is making.
Sharpton is “disappointed” that a court of law found an innocent person innocent because the innocent person was white. How dare such a thing happen? The absurdity of his comment would be laughable if he did not have an amen chorus saying “Dat’s what we buh-leeve” while humming “All God’s Chillun Got Wings.”
Sharpton isn’t advocating the threshold be lowered for black hoodlums, who are assaulting and murdering whites in ever increasing numbers, be charged with hate crimes. He isn’t advocating justice for all Americans. He is pandering to the race-mongers and his amen chorus.
This is the character MSNBC showcase on their pathetic cable network. Sharpton is emblematic of the pernicious calumniators given a pass as long as they promote blacks as victims and whites as racist zealots out to hurt blacks.
There is no question in the mind of this essayist that Sharpton’s hate-filled screeds, taunts, and calls for harm to white police officers is the responsible for the proliferation in police shootings since a police officer was found innocent of wrongdoing in the self-defense shooting and killing of Michael Brown.
Specific to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO., why doesn’t MSNBC tell Sharpton that he must also report on all of the heinous crimes being committed by blacks? Or would that be too much truth for MSNBC to handle?
What will Sharpton have to say about the black shooter of the two ambushed police officers? Will he demand “affirmative action” sentencing guidelines be set in place that ensure the black shooter is given extra harsh penalties? Of course he won’t.
I should here include NPR, another liberal taxpayer supported group. On their March 15, 2015 programming NPR opined, “In Ferguson, the shooting of [two] officers stirs a long-simmering anxiety.”
That was code-speak saying the shooter who ambushed and attempted to murder the two police officers is black and the law should go easy on him. He was just reacting to the weight of living under the oppressive racism and emotional brutality of a prejudiced police force or so the talking points will go. NPR was just getting a head start in anticipation of what we essentially already know.
The actions of Al Sharpton, Eric Holder, and Obama many would argue has been directly responsible for police shootings in New York, Boston, Florida, Nevada, and elsewhere.
Why hasn’t NPR and MSNBC done programming discussing the “increasing anxiety” and frustration of those of us who are appalled that the media ignores black on white violence?
MSNBC isn’t a comedy channel. It represents itself as a news and information channel. With that thought in mind, I continue my call for MSNBC to divest itself of Sharpton. What credibility can MSNBC possibly claim when they continue to showcase a disreputable charlatan and race-monger that makes Brian Williams seem like Walter Kronkite?[adsanity id=11817 align=alignnone /]
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here