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Al Sharpton Biography
This week the moral high ground in the Imus debate was led by none other than Al Sharpton. Many already know of Al's stellar record of healing and promoting brotherhood. Here is a nice bio on the good reverend, courtesy of Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe. Note some of Al's great accomplishments. #1 Ruins the career of a totally innocent man. #2 Insites demonstators who end up killing an innocent Jew. #3 Insites more demonstrators to violence, and the end up killing 7 innocent people. Why has this azzclown gotten a free pass for the last 20 years? Fear. Plain and simple, fear that he might come after you next.

http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=2411

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1987: Sharpton spreads the incendiary Tawana Brawley hoax, insisting heatedly that a 15-year-old black girl was abducted, raped, and smeared with feces by a group of white men. He singles out Steve Pagones, a young prosecutor. Pagones is wholly innocent -- the crime never occurred -- but Sharpton taunts him: "If we're lying, sue us, so we can . . . prove you did it." Pagones does sue, and eventually wins a $345,000 verdict for defamation. To this day, Sharpton refuses to recant his unspeakable slander or to apologize for his role in the odious affair.

1991: A Hasidic Jewish driver in Brooklyn's Crown Heights section accidentally kills Gavin Cato, a 7-year-old black child, and antisemitic riots erupt. Sharpton races to pour gasoline on the fire. At Gavin's funeral he rails against the "diamond merchants" -- code for Jews -- with "the blood of innocent babies" on their hands. He mobilizes hundreds of demonstrators to march through the Jewish neighborhood, chanting, "No justice, no peace." A rabbinical student, Yankel Rosenbaum, is surrounded by a mob shouting "Kill the Jews!" and stabbed to death.

1995: When the United House of Prayer, a large black landlord in Harlem, raises the rent on Freddy's Fashion Mart, Freddy's white Jewish owner is forced to raise the rent on his subtenant, a black-owned music store. A landlord-tenant dispute ensues; Sharpton uses it to incite racial hatred. "We will not stand by," he warns malignantly, "and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business." Sharpton's National Action Network sets up picket lines; customers going into Freddy's are spat on and cursed as "traitors" and "Uncle Toms." Some protesters shout, "Burn down the Jew store!" and simulate striking a match. "We're going to see that this cracker suffers," says Sharpton's colleague Morris Powell. On Dec. 8, one of the protesters bursts into Freddy's, shoots four employees point-blank, then sets the store on fire. Seven employees die in the inferno.
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He was all over the Duke Lax players as well. I can't stand that guy and his opportunistic righteousness.
04-15-2007 12:10 AM
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I'd really like to see Jesse Jackson and Sharpton STFU and GTFO
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Many in the African American community wish the same. Listening to WLS coming back from Michigan Saturday. Debra Roe, the host, was interviewing a Vanderbilt professor and author. Both African American. The author has been railing for years, authored a book against the Hip Hop culture.

They cant get an audience or play time on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS or NBC.

They both mentioned a protest organized at Spellman College, a predominately AA college in Atlanta, CNN's home base. They organized a significant protest against some well known rapper who was having a concert nearby.

Not one peep from Wolf, Paula, Myles or anyone else.

The deal is about $$$ and the power it provides.

Read Les Moonves comments about how this is now an opportunity to promote civility and bridge relationships and pap like that. The minute he/they stood to lose $$$ he chirps and acts. Until then, its all about the money.

No conspiracy, just simple greed.

There is a local priest in Chicago, Fr. Flager, of St. Sabina church, in a poverty stricken AA community in Chicago. For years he has banded with the community to do simple things that help shape the lifestyle images that become reality for youth. One attempt, and eventually successful was to strike down the Malt Liquor Billboards in the community. The % of such BB's was grossly skewed toward like communities. ML I guess has a greater alcohol content?

Jackson, who had intimidated Budweiser for not having sufficient minority participation in the company was able to leverage his eldest son to get the largest distributorship in Illinois.

Very selective, both in choice of hops and who the networks choose to give face and voice time.
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Quote:Many in the African American community wish the same. Listening to WLS coming back from Michigan Saturday. Debra Roe, the host, was interviewing a Vanderbilt professor and author. Both African American. The author has been railing for years, authored a book against the Hip Hop culture.

They cant get an audience or play time on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS or NBC.

The sportswriter Jason Whitlock is also making the same crusade, but he is able to get time on CNN and other networks. I believe that he is appearing on Oprah this week to discuss.
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Quote:They cant get an audience or play time on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS or NBC.

Could they get an audience on fox news either?

These people come out and try to sway public opinion. I have to believe that many people believed the duke lax team was guilty with little or no evidence. The problem is that Sharpton has no one to answer to. He can go out and say what he wants and get people worked up and nothing happens to him when it turns out to be false.

I have to believe that if he had the choice between ending racial differences and living in harmony or keeping their place in "power". He would keep his place in power.

I am not saying this to be true for all people. Someone needs to stand up when injustices are done and the police wont. I know often times police will cover up crimes they commit until it gets leaked to the public and they are forced to act on it. I have been a firsthand witness to police abusing their power.

I guess my point is that I respect people who stand up just have your fact s correct first. If i remember correctly there were some Bronco fans who had convicted the CMU football team in the PUB beating before they had any facts too. Lets try not to be too hypocritical here eh dip.
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The entertainment media love$ the hiphop culture, majority or not.
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Sharpton is on Fox occasionally.

Juan Williams of both PBS and other venues along with being a Fox contributor, recently has written a book regarding the struggles in the AA community, including the self emasculation of "the family".

He could barely get a heart beat from the left leaning networks, because like Bill Cosby, the sterotype doesnt fit.

However, this is not a conservative/liberal issue. I watched Russerts show this morning with Gwen Iffel among others. Very enlightening. They bottomed lined too after all the "confessions" analysis and hand wringing.

Imus's bullying types (equal opportunity) and the Revved up Sharpton and Jackson are ONLY on because those networks keep them on. Period.

Imus made them lots o cash.

Sharpton and Jackson can cause them headaches with boycotts, threats of making them or other extorsion like actions to make their revenue sources dry up.

Again, Less Moonveze, kept his yap shut all the way to the bank. When they asked for ID just to make sure he wasnt Imus, he coughed up his self-rightious mea culpa. He's assured now the check wont bounce.
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gobaseline Wrote:Sharpton is on Fox occasionally.

Juan Williams of both PBS and other venues along with being a Fox contributor, recently has written a book regarding the struggles in the AA community, including the self emasculation of "the family".

He could barely get a heart beat from the left leaning networks, because like Bill Cosby, the sterotype doesnt fit.

I'm glad we're beginning to clear up who is part of the liberal media. For a minute I thought somebody would claim Juan's time at the Washington Post and on NPR's Talk of the Nation was under liberal leadership.
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Nahhhh, there's no media bias lmfao lmfao

http://www.mrc.org/realitycheck/2005/fax20050701.asp
Brian Williams equates George Washington to a terrorist.

Quote:"Andrea, what would it all matter if proven true? Someone brought up today the first several U.S. Presidents were certainly revolutionaries and might have been called 'terrorists' at the time by the British crown after all."

I have a 100 more just like this, would you like me to post them?
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What was the context?
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GRPunk Wrote:I'm glad we're beginning to clear up who is part of the liberal media. For a minute I thought somebody would claim Juan's time at the Washington Post and on NPR's Talk of the Nation was under liberal leadership.

I'm glad you could come through for me Dip. Let's let the "so-called liberal media is the root of all evil" campaign on this thread begin. Link away.

P.S. I think BGL was claiming Juan was on your side on this one.
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Yep, fair and balanced, unlike the Communist news network or PMSNBC.
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from dictionary.reference.com:
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The Boston Tea Party???? Come on son, read your history. The Boston Tea Party was a revolt against unfair taxation. They didnt even steal the tea, or wreck the boat......................let alone kill 3200 innocent civilians.

Seriously, if the majority of the country starts equating terrorists w/the good guys, we're sunk as a county.
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Sorry hit the wrong button and wasn't finished yet, do read the second paragraph.
I'm not saying they are the good guys, I'm saying that they have justified grievances with US foriegn policy, just like our forefathers had grievances with British tax policy. The difference is in how the two parties choose to act on those grievances.

Oh yeah, the topic; Sharpton's an idiot. I hope that most Americans can see that.
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Dip,

I just noticed. We were talking Juan Williams and your quote is apparently from Brian Williams. That seems like a "coulter trick". Attribute a quote to somebody that never said it.
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You were talking about Juan Williams. I was referencing your general comment regarding "no liberal bias in the media." As I said, would you like a 100 more examples?


Mike Wallace explains why America didnt vote for the Democrats in ........it was a temper tantrum

Quote:Yes, America Had A Tantrum. "There was a temper tantrum that did take place in the American electorate last November. No doubt about it. They were mad at the Democrats, they were mad at the President. They were frustrated because, there's all kinds of reasons to be frustrated, and talk radio -- in my estimation, I think the President is right about that -- focuses on that." -- 60 Minutes reporter Mike Wallace agreeing with the Peter Jennings radio commentary blaming the November election result on "a temper tantrum....a nation full of uncontrolled two-year-old rage."-- Interview with Arianna Huffington, CNBC's Talk Live, May 6, 1995.
Oh I get it Mike. If we vote for Democrats we're thnking clearly, but if we dont it's because we're having a temper tantrum. Priceless.

It's interesting. I heard Mike Wallace on Don Imus numerous times. Usually promoting a book or an upcoming 60 minutes, but he was a regular guest. Tonight the hypocrite was back on 60 minutes with clips from former Imus intereviews, and behaving as though he knew Imus was a racist all along. Gee Mike, if you knew, why were you a regular guest?????????? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Juan Williams book is entitled Enough!
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