Sharpton Is Coward Hiding Behind FoxNews and MSNBC
Several years ago when Al Sharpton’s producers invited me to be a guest on his then television show to debate him and two homosexuals, I didn’t hesitate.
During the final break of the show, and in front of everyone present, including the other two guests, he called me a “true gentleman and the best debater he had personally ever seen.” He then added, that I was also “fearless.”
But three years ago when I challenged Sharpton, Marc Morial, Chairman of The National Urban League, and Walter Fauntroy co-founder of the Congressional Black Caucus to debate me three-on-one at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., pursuant to their lies about Glen Beck and the Tea Party, for all of his big talk, Sharpton dodged and hid from me like a schoolyard bully hiding when called out by someone who is not afraid of him.
I should also note that Sharpton was aided and abetted in hiding from me by Sean Hannity who sold me out to Sharpton.
For years Fox News was the equivalent of Sharpton’s home field. He regularly appeared on the cable network’s most popular shows and was never pressed or challenged pursuant to the truthfulness of his statements. He was just allowed to pontificate, and then after the show, he and the program host would “yuck” it up over dinner.
Fox News portrayed Sharpton as having credibility and being a leader of blacks. In brief, Fox News elevated Sharpton’s cache by giving him the illusion of relevance.
But when I petitioned Hannity to have Sharpton and I on at the same time so I could challenge the veracity of his condemnable remarks about the Tea Party and Glen Beck’s Washington, D.C. rally, Hannity and his producers not only would not participate, but Hannity and Sharpton later had what many have referenced as a love fest debate at a New York hotel. It is unknown to me if they kept the money charged for admittance.
Sharpton comprises everything that divides America. And it is time he is held accountable for same. It is time for us to flex our muscles and let it be know that he has a right to free speech regardless of how divisive and reprehensible it is; but with that said, we have the right to say we’ve had enough. We have the right to say that we are tired of hate and race mongers like him.
I was not the least bit intimidated to come into New York to appear on his show. I wasn’t the least bit intimidated when he and the two homosexual guests tried to bully me into submission to their Godless positions. In fact, I challenged Sharpton pursuant to how he could claim to be a minister of God and support homosexuality?
When he raised his voice at me demanding I answer a question he had proffered, I stared him down explaining that I had answered his question, he “just didn’t like my answer.”
It was at that point he said he had “never debated anyone as tough” as me, and that I was “a better debater” than him.
Sharpton, like most bullies, is only comfortable flexing his chicken breast when he has intimidation on his side. He does not intimidate me and he shouldn’t intimidate you either. It is time for him to go.
I’m asking all law enforcement to join in the boycott of his MSNBC sponsors and have him removed from the air. It is time America dispatches him to the ash heaps just as America did with Jim Crow and slavery. We have the numbers to accomplish this.
Sharpton’s latest round of race mongering in the wake of Ferguson, MO and New York, has led to the murder of NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. He has incited violence against police officers nationwide.
We have a responsibility to ensure police officers are not ambushed and murdered as they strive to protect our homes, neighborhoods, and businesses. Sharpton has spread hatred and lies for 40 years and it is time we put an end to it.[adsanity id=11817 align=alignleft /]
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