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Rev. Al Sharpton has had a long “career” of making money off of racism. He is the definition of a race hustler, and has made millions of dollars. His efforts have caused riots and deaths, while his political connections have allowed him to avoid prosecution for not paying Federal taxes.
But the left-wing MSNBC news channel just gave him bad news. Instead of a daily show in prime time, he is being moved to Sunday at 8 am. Or, as one paper put it, Sharpton is being moved “from prime time to church time.” And instead of five hours of air time, he will be reduced to one.
Clearly, MSNBC isn’t happy with Sharpton’s ratings, but are scared to death to fire this guy. Hilariously, Sharpton ran to Twitter to make it sound like the move was his decision, and a promotion!
And he continued his nonsense in the NY Daily News:
Sharpton deflected a suggestion that he had been demoted.
“I’m very happy,” he said Wednesday. “First, I can reach a wider audience of people who don’t get home by 6 at night. Second, I can now get the A-list guests and newsmakers I want. And third, a Sunday morning host is what I always wanted to be.
“I never wanted to be a weeknight pundit. I wanted to be a Sunday morning newsmaker. I wanted to be Dr. Martin Luther King, not Larry King.”
Talk about delusional! This guy is a joke.
Will you set your alarm clock and wake up on Sunday to see Sharpton’s new show?
And there is more:
“PoliticsNation” MSNBC host Al Sharpton is in hot water for allegedly using his show to benefit labor groups that contributed to his nonprofit.
In the latest development of trading his influence for cash, Sharpton appears to have used his show for the benefit of labor unions. Not only did labor leaders frequently defend their positions as guests, Sharpton played significant lip service to them.
Now it would seem the very same labor groups have donated significantly to his nonprofit, National Action Network. According to Department of Labor records obtained by National Review Online, unions alone have contributed $2.38 million to his group. These union include the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the American Federation of Teachers and the Service Employees International Union.
Additionally, Sharpton has used his show to promote pro-union policies while criticizing those policies unions oppose like right-to-work. In May of 2014, Sharpton echoed claims by the Amalgamated Transit Union that the labor movement is a civil rights issues, just two months after the union contributed $15,000 to his nonprofit.
This isn’t the first time Sharpton has made questionable decisions with his money and nonprofit. On numerous occasions he has allegedly generated revenue for himself and his nonprofit with bribery. According to the New York Post, Sharpton agreed not to label some corporations as racist if they paid him.
With his considerable influence, especially with race issues, such a label could result in boycotts and protests while damaging a company’s reputation. For over a decade, Sharpton was able to coerce thousands of dollars out of companies with this method.
Sharpton has also been accused of dodging millions of dollars in taxes while advocating that everyone should pay more.
Sharpton was more vocal about trading airtime for contributions with his radio show but seemed to have dialed it back for his MSNBC show, possibly due to stricter rules. According to employee rules dictated by Comcast, one of the parent companies of NBC, his actions may have violated internal codes of ethics.
“We believe business decisions should be based on competitive factors. The offer or acceptance of gifts or business entertainment (as defined below) can create the appearance that business decisions are being influenced by other factors,” Comcast’s code of conduct book detailed. “Gifts or business entertainment should never be offered or accepted in order to influence a business or official decision or obtain or retain an improper advantage.”
“A ‘gift’ is anything of tangible or intangible value, including cash, gift certificates or gift cards, transportation, lodging, discounts, promotional items, contributions to a charity or other non-profit organization, and the recipient’s use of the donor’s time, equipment or facilities,” it added.
It is not clear whether television hosts would be subjected to the same rules of conduct or if they or Sharpton specifically have to abide by different rules.