Tag: Al Sharpton

I don't care about the Oscars

Or to put it more directly: The Oscars? I don’t give a crap. They’re a bore. A self-absorbed exercise. Phony. Nonetheless, we’re getting treated to the annual ponderous and flagellating analysis about the real meaning of the Oscar nominations. as if what Hollywood voting for what it likes about Hollywood is worth our time. The... Read more »

The dangerous over-reactions to the Brown and Garner grand juries

The outflowing of outrage over the grand jury decisions not to indict the police officers in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases has reached dangerous proportions. No, not the peaceful protests about the perception of routine police brutality in minority communities. And even though the burning and looting that followed the Brown decision in Ferguson,... Read more »

I didn't notice that Al Sharpton wasn't in Chicago

But ace Chicago writer Carol Felsenthal did. She noted his absence in a recent post, “Where Have You Gone, Al Sharpton? Chicago Turns Its Frightened Eyes to You. Late last year, Rev. Sharpton announced a bold plan to set up shop in Chicago. What happened?” Turns out that Sharpton, himself, finally returned her call and gave this... Read more »

MSNBC Anchor Introduces Jesse Jackson as Al Sharpton

Jim Bowman alerted me to this goofiness on his delightful blog, Blithespirit . Notice the softball question that the anchor had tossed at Sharpton, oops, Jackson. Notice, too, how the anchor, Contessa Brewer, groveled before His Reverendness. And the White House insists that FOX News is the only cable network that’s just a propagandist for... Read more »

That takes balls

UPDATE: Now, Jesse Jackson has chimed in, agreeing with Sharpton. No surprise there. Jackson can’t stand to be left out.*********Al Sharpton wants the National Football League to block conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh from bidding on the St. Louis Rams. The Associated Press reported that Sharpton sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on... Read more »
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