***** Explain This One For Me ****

Posted on October 17th, 2012 · Music/Events/Other

***** Explain This One For Me *****

After watching last night’s Presidential Debate…

Jeff Eats got to thinking- that one of the great mysteries of the 21st century has to be…How did MSNBC give a guy like Al Sharpton his own tv show?

Can someone–anyone…explain this one for me?


37 Comments to “***** Explain This One For Me ****”

  1. DSA says...

    Hey Jeff,
    Guys like Sharpton are the reason that no one watches MSNBC.
    The guy is an absolute joke.

    • Marty Weisberg says...

      Al is right on. He was responsible for florida charging Zimmerman in Martin Case.I wrote a few articles rec: shooting an unarmed man by a man with no training or expertise. Racism raised its ugly head in this election …When you accuse an American US Senator and President has no being like us, not being born,in USA,, being a Muslim if that is, a crime,being a socialist etc. Latest study completed by Univ. Chicago, Univ. of Stanford,and Univ. Mich shows racism has increased from 48% of all Americans i,n 2008 and to 51% in 2012. Many American,blacks agree as they say :Police and Real Estate agents treat them like s//////. Univ Prof from,Howard ,University stated on Public, Radio,and many other blacks being stopped by police and being treated li,ke criminals. Remember housing dfiscrimination is a federal crime , very rarely enforced.

      • mayman says...

        marty, going to laff my ass off when zimmerman is found not guilty.
        just watch!

  2. Carl Emerson says...

    I learned a very long time ago, that some things in life can’t be explained.
    Why a racist, income tax evader, extortionist and convicted criminal gets a tv show is something that defies explanation.

  3. Bobby Zee says...

    Jeff, This sums up what this phony Sharpton is all about:
    On November 28, 1987, Tawana Brawley, a 15-year-old African-American girl, was found smeared with feces, lying in a garbage bag, her clothing torn and burned and with various slurs and epithets written on her body in charcoal. Brawley claimed she had been assaulted and raped by six white men, some of them police officers, in the town of Wappinger, New York.

    Attorneys Alton H. Maddox and C. Vernon Mason joined Sharpton in support of Brawley. A grand jury was convened; after seven months of examining police and medical records, the jury determined that Brawley had fabricated her story. Sharpton, Maddox, and Mason accused the Dutchess County prosecutor, Steven Pagones, of racism and of being one of the perpetrators of the alleged abduction and rape. The three were successfully sued for slander and ordered to pay $345,000 in damages, the jury finding Sharpton liable for making seven defamatory statements about Pagones, Maddox for two, and Mason for one.[70] Sharpton refused to pay his share of the damages; it was later paid by a number of black business leaders.[32]

    In 2007 Sharpton said he would have accepted the case the same as he does today. The only difference would be he would not have made it so personal with Pagones, but he still felt Brawley had a good case to go to trial. “I disagreed with the grand jury on Brawley,” said Sharpton in an interview. “I believed there was enough evidence to go to trial. Grand jury said there wasn’t. Okay, fine. Do I have a right to disagree with the grand jury? Many Americans believe O.J. Simpson was guilty. A jury said he wasn’t. So I have as much right to question a jury as they do. Does it make somebody a racist? No! They just disagreed with the jury. So did I.” [12]

  4. Kramer says...

    Jeff, this is an easy one.
    Sharpton must have pictures of NBC’s CEO giving head to a horse.
    That’s how he’s gotten everything in life, by blackmailing others.

  5. mark says...

    America is a free country and if he can get the ratings then he deserves the show. If the ratings are not there he the show will be cancelled.

  6. Barry Cohen says...

    Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton and others have used intimidation and racism to enhance their own personal fortunes. Anyone who doesn’t believe this is foolish.
    MSNBC and FOX to a lesser degree are not news stations but preach various political philosphies.
    Sharpton having a show makes no sense whatsoever.
    Unlike all the others, he is a dishonest person who has cheated on his taxes and vilolated more laws than you can ever imagine.
    His show won’t last long.

  7. Wally Watson says...

    Jeff Eats:
    Love your blog and style.
    In one breath you talk about thin crusted pizza, in the next Obama violating our constitutional right to freedom of speech, in the next service dogs in restaurants and in the next this bum Al Sharpton.
    Makes for fun reading.

  8. Scotty says...

    We will all truly miss Al Sharpton’s sweat suits and made-up news fabrications; he brought a new “level” of class to politics and fashion. Can someone please get Candy Crowley a new job, as she is too biased to be anyones moderator. The lies told by Barak Hussan Obama last night would make Bill Clinton blush!

  9. Jim G. says...

    Sorry Jeff I cant help you here.
    I blocked MSNBC from my tv.
    It is an absolutely absurd network.

  10. Stinky Mahoney says...

    Just do a search on Sharpton and you’ll find that he is a tax deadbeat.
    MSNBC should be ashamed of itself to give this crook a public forum.

  11. CC Watson says...

    Al Sharptom: The poster boy for racist stupid pig.

  12. K. B.C. says...

    Any rational American knows that Al Sharpton is a race baiting crook.
    Nobody with any intelligence gives anything this bum says any credability whatsoever.
    MSNBC has a group of shows that are mind boggling.
    Mitt Romney could discover the cure for cancer and this group of clowns would tell the public that Romney discovered the cure so he could make money.
    MSNBC inlcuding Andrea Mitchell who is married to that dope Alan Greenspan are so biased that they aren’t worth giving another minute of thought about.

    • Scotty says...

      I couldn’t have said it any better!! Let the US voting populous open their eyes and truly see!

  13. nick gravey says...

    All I know that a COUNTRY that would allow what essentially was a do nothing state senator become president of the United States because he was black, is in BIG TROUBLE.
    People be smart, Obama if reelected is looking to sell us out to the Arab and third world countries. And as for Israel I sure hope it has an atomic bomb because Iran knows that Obama is an antisemite.
    As for Sharpton.
    This man is a lowlife snake.

    • Scotty says...

      Jeff, we are all apart of this paradym. Just where can I stand in line for my free obama phone??

      • TheTruthman says...

        You walk into a room.
        Hitler, Saddam Hussein and Sharpton are standing there.
        You have a gun but it only has two bullets.
        Who do you shoot?

        You shoot Sharpton and then shoot him again to make sure he is dead.

        • MANNY KLEIN says...

          very funny. im going to use that one.

  14. Ronny says...

    A better question is why did Microsoft and NBC ever do a partnership deal in the first place?

  15. zig says...

    NYC JewBoy here born 1950. All I know is I can’t wait to vote for this Mormon over the Marxist. I am joking a bit but Obama is socialist and I want none of that. Or at least no more of that. Enough! Florida is going Romney….This was a risky bet a few months ago but not anymore

    • HerbK says...

      When did the Democratic/Clinton economic policies and tax rates become socialism, divisive, and class warfare? I never made more money than I did under those policies and the value of all of our publicly traded corporations have gone up $8 trillion since Obama took office. If that is socialism then I guess this capitalist will switch sides.

      • FruityJohn says...

        First of all it was Bush sr policies that got Clinton going.
        Next, God for bid Obama gets a second term, he’ll take all that money you made and give it to others .

  16. MANNY KLEIN says...

    msnbc is a one trick pony.
    its show, ed, sharpton, lawrence, madow talk the same liberal crap over and over and over. they are the only network that still doesnt know that obama lied about the killings at the lybian embassy.
    someone else said it here.
    romney could find the cure for cancer and msnbc would tell you that its a scam and dont believe it.
    as for sharpton. the man is a CROOK. has always been one and always will be one.

  17. Ken W says...

    Real news is only being reported on blogs. The next debate in Florida has the topic of national security… this is in a state with homeowners are being thrown out every day.. Questions by news stations that are owned by big business is crap.

    • mark says...

      90% of news on blogs is fake news. I used to get the newmax email and it only took a few minture of searching to find out it was a fake story.

  18. Andy Devine says...

    Giving Al Sharpton a tv show makes no sense whatsoever.

  19. GREENMAN says...

    Jeff, somethings in life cant be explained. al sharpton having a tv show is one of them. he is a vile crooked tax dodger who uses racist positions to make a buck. really that simple. it cant be explained by rationale people.

  20. EFG123 says...

    the biggest laugh is MSNBC’s The Cycle which airs at 3pm. 4 little liberals sitting at a table talking away and not one of them is more thna 35 years old. silly show and as i suspected on checking with maybe 85,000 watchers which is nothing. what a joke.

  21. SDS1917 says...

    MSNBC makes no sense.
    Same story over and over and over and over.
    Obama is good, Romney no good.
    Over and over and over.
    I just click pass it everytime I’m watching tv.
    What a waste.

  22. Larry Lee says...

    msnbc’s show lineup is a JOKE.
    ED, Lawrence, Rachel, Sharpton, The Cycle.
    Nobody watches this stuff.
    This is why Obama cant win, these are his fans.

  23. jason klazinsky says...

    so i’m going to make a wild guess from the above comments that the majority of jeff eats readers (herbK excluded) are racist and right wing, fairly crude and abysmally ignorant about politics and history. i could be wrong. maybe the rational ones didn’t respond.

    yes, sharpton is shameless but no more than some of the above folks who have no idea what socialism is, believe in absurd conspiracy theories, and are clearly intolerant bigots.

    • Ted Colins says...

      If your son was one of the Seals that Obama threw to the wolves in Libya you would be whistling a different tune.

    • A Diamond says...

      We may be racist and right wing but unlike you we know when a socialist president is trying to destroy our country

  24. Stu Gotz says...

    To answer your question, Msnbc is a bias lefty station that no matter what the truth is, will tell its viewer a lefty version of it. No normal level headed person would ever watch 95 percent of its talk shows. Al Sharpton fits the pattern, he’ll tell you one lie after another while ll the while not paying his taxes .

  25. klownie says...

    al sharpton is a bs artist. just that simple.

  26. SLW says...

    MSNBC loses all credability giving a bum like Al Sharpton a show. The man is a lying pos.

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