Rev. Al Sharpton officially becomes host of ‘PoliticsNation’

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MSNBC announced today that it has officially handed its 6 p.m. weekday slot to the Rev. Al Sharpton. His show, called “PoliticsNation,” begins Aug. 29 and will feature discussions about major news stories. Reports of Sharpton’s possible hiring at MSNBC stirred some controversy. Some suggested it could create a conflict of interest, given that he lobbied the FCC to approve the Comcast-NBC Universal deal last year. Black journalists also criticized the move, saying MSNBC is one of many cable networks that has hired black people based on their celebrity status rather than their journalistic skills.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/theswabjockey Carrol Smitty Smith

    would like to see rev,al ,read the letter from the top 75 cat,bishops to the speaker of the house,boehner,they flat out call him anti-life ,for his votes on bils that help poor people,the speaker is a roman cath,=ck.tinyurl.com==the letter from the bishops will openas apdfattinyurl,com/44sg631,,good job like your show,smitty

  • Anonymous

    “be happy Black folks now have a real voice of reason”

    Reda, in all sincerity, I have to say…. Seek. Professional. Help.

    Obsessive compulsive delusions can be cured with medication and a 12 step group. But the first step is admitting you’ve got a problem.

  • Anonymous

    “be happy Black folks now have a real voice of reason”

    Reda, in all sincerity, I have to say…. Seek. Professional. Help.

    Obsessive compulsive delusions can be cured with medication and a 12 step group. But the first step is admitting you’ve got a problem.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll be waiting for MSNBC to fit Sharpton with a drool cup.

  • Anonymous

    Please go sell crazy somewhere else. We’re full up here.

  • Anonymous

    Huh. Good call, I forgot about that.

  • Anonymous

    So, is looney looney only when it’s left-wing looney? Can you name one Fox News or other popular right-wing media personality who can be so described? Or are you just the cheap hack you present yourself as?

    Sharpton can be a tool (though not always), but on a looney measure that was ideologically blind, he’d be below the 50th percentile if Hannity, Glenn Beck, etc. or those mentally challenged people on the Fox morning show were included. 

  • Anonymous

    why would al sharpton, of all people, vigorously lobby the fcc to approve the Comcast-NBC Universal deal last year? what possibly could be rev. al’s motive? what would he get out of it? wasn’t the subject a little far afield of his normal interests?

    aha! eureka! now his permanent appointment as host of msnbc’s PoliticsNation — every weekday evening for one hour — answers all those questions and maybe more: it was an embarrassing, naked example of a political payoff.

    did msnbc think no one would be smart enough to figure it out? that everyone would be too busy to notice? LOL!

  • Anonymous

    Hilarity will ensue.

  • http://twitter.com/StCyrlyMe2 Reda StCyr

    Typical RW Looney Thinks the world belongs to him!  No matter We going to continue kicking the doors in as we have always had to do to shake the foundation of world bigots!!

  • Anonymous

    “Rev. Al Sharpton officially becomes host of ‘PoliticsNation” …

    And MSNBC officially becomes too looney-tunes to watch!

  • http://twitter.com/StCyrlyMe2 Reda StCyr

    Why can’t these people be happy Black folks now have a real voice of reason that will not stray from the thoughts of real black folk
    For years now we have had to go along to get along with only black voices allowed on the networks who will b