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April 23, 2014

Al Sharpton Gets MSNBC Show 'PoliticsNation'

by Alex Moaba, posted Aug 23rd 2011 2:45PM
MSNBC has officially blessed the Reverend Al with his own show. Sharpton, who's been filling in on the network's 6 PM hour for the past two months, will now host his own show, called 'PoliticsNation.'

Sharpton began filling in for Cenk Uygur in early July while he was out on vacation, and put up solid ratings in his stead. Shortly after Uygur returned, he and the network had a very public falling out in which Uygur alleged he was pressured to "tone it down."

"I've known Rev. Sharpton for over a decade and have tremendous respect for him. He has always been one of our most thoughtful and entertaining guests," said MSNBC President Phil Griffin in a statement. "I'm thrilled that he's now reached a point in his career where he's able to devote himself to hosting a nightly show. 'PoliticsNation' is going to be an incredibly strong kick-off to our evening schedule."

The move puts Sharpton up against the second hour of CNN's 'The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer,' and Fox News's 'Special Report With Bret Baier' on the nightly cable news dial.

"I am very happy and honored to join the MSNBC team as we collectively try to get America to 'Lean Forward,'" Sharpton said in a statement. "It is a natural extension of my life work and growth. We all learn from our pain and stand up from our stumbling and one must either learn to lean forward or fall backwards. I'm glad they have given me the opportunity to continue my forward lean."

Sharpton has shown himself to be an advocate for the poor and working class, and has recently began to criticize the Obama administration for not doing enough to help the struggling black community.

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Allma Lee

Wanting to congratulate Rutgers University for their stand against Condi Wright, we agree. It is time people start standing up for what is right. That was her chance to stand. Please give praise to Rutgers. Sure we are proud of "The First Black" when it is used honorably and with the strength of the phenomenal black women who thinks for herself.

And thanks for the wonderful time you gave us at our 50th class reunion/commencement at Bennett College 2012.

March 07 2014 at 12:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ebvjreugene

Dear Rev Sharpton Have a couple of questions about the Martin/Zimmerman case. Watched your show today but this wasn't talked about and wondered why. There were 4 minutes that Trayvon had a chance to go to his fathers fiancés apartment but decided not too. If he was in a hurry to get home to see NBA All Star game why didn't he just go home? George Zimmerman even said in the calls to non emergency he lost him and didn't know where he was. So obviously had he went to the apartment nothing would have happened. Trayvon looked for him after that moment when he could have stayed in. Why?

July 12 2013 at 7:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ebvjreugene

Why when Trayvon had 4 minutes to go home he didn't? If he was in such a hurry to get home to see NBA All Star why did he go out and confront Zimmerman when he had lost him when he ran?

July 12 2013 at 7:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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James W. Booth
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April 26, 2013






Rev. Al Sharpton
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Dear Rev. Sharpton:

I have been a Democratic all my life, but we completely part company when it comes to abortion.

I’m sure you have heard the philosophical principle, “A thing cannot give what it does not have.” That’s not very profound, but you can’t argue with it, either.

A living fetus has all of its human qualities. If it didn’t it could never mature into a living infant.

A fetus is one stage of several in human life: a blastocyst, an embryo, a fetus, an infant, a child, a teenager, a young adult, an adult, middle age, old age – so long! All are unarguably stages of human life. To kill a living fetus is to murder a human being. There is no logical argument that can refute this.

I don’t argue with women’s right to choose. They can bring their fetus to birth or they can murder it, but be assured when they choose the latter they commit murder of a human being.

If you can rebut any of this with any indisputable logic I’d love to hear it.

Sincerely,



James W. Booth

April 26 2013 at 6:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tracy Beam

Sharpton yelling at some republican for given homeless people t-shirts to gain votes; yet, it's ok if Obama gives out free phones & 250 monthly minutes to get their votes! YOU NEED TO MENTION THIS instead of throwing a hissy!

October 18 2012 at 6:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Timothy C Wilson

Rev Sharpton, Who is checking the checkers on voter suppression????? I'll bet they have a great deal of voters that don't have the correct Identifcation they want the blacks, hispanics and poor to show.

September 26 2012 at 2:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Timothy C Wilson

Rev Sharpton, Who is checking the checkers on voter suppression????? I'll bet they have a great deal of voters that don't have the correct Identifcation they want the blacks, hispanics and poor to show.

September 26 2012 at 1:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Timothy C Wilson

Rev Sharpton, Who is checking the checkers on voter suppression????? I'll bet they have a great deal of voters that don't have the correct Identifcation they want the blacks, hispanics and poor to show.

September 26 2012 at 1:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Timothy C Wilson

Rev Sharpton, Who is checking the checkers on voter suppression????? I'll bet they have a great deal of voters that don't have the correct Identifcation they want the blacks, hispanics and poor to show.

September 26 2012 at 1:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dwight Black

I also would like to say this to all the people of this United States of America.
If you are in the 3 million to high five (5) figure income bracket, you are considered middle income.
Now if the republican agenda is not going to benefit me as a black man. What makes you think that its going to benefit you as a member of any other race of people here in america. IT'S IS NOT ABOUT BLACK AND WHITE - ITS NOT TOTALLY ABOUT RICH OR POOR. ITS ABOUT POWER AND CONTROL OVER WHO BECOMES RICHER AND HOW. The only color in that equation is GREEN. While we fight each other over the scraps that are left. They are consistently cutting off more and more of the pie. Soon we will be only eatting the crust.
People history normally repeats so remember this in the 1700's to the 1900's the only crumps passed down to us were the scraps from the left over food we prepared for others. Today we can't hardly afford those left over scraps.
If the agenda on the RIGHT is not in support of me or my people its not going to support you or your people. We earn the same money if you are lucky enough to have a job.

August 10 2012 at 7:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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