Al Sharpton

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Al Sharpton (born 1954) is an American liberal news personality, and highly controversial African American Democrat politician based in New York City with a penchant for baiting conservatives and embarrassing liberals. Searching for opportunities to inflame racial tensions, he rose to prominence in a hate crime hoax in the 1980s by resorting to racial demagoguery. Indeed, he has even been called a 'racial arsonist', who has led to the deaths of innocent people[Citation Needed].

In 1992 Sharpton famously urged progressives to "off [murder] crackers [white people] and pigs [police]"; [1] Sharpton was thanked for his leadership by DNC chair Tom Perez at the Democratic party debates during the 2020 presidential election.[2]

In 2000, Congressman Joe Scarborough introduced a House Resolution condemning Al Sharpton for his raw racist and anti-Semitic attacks; Scarborough and Sharpton both currently host their own shows on MSNBC.[3] Sharpton has been described as "a key milepost for anyone considering a run in the 2020 primary."[4]

From 2009 to 2013 Tamika Mallory, co-founder of the Women's March, Inc., was the executive director of Sharpton's National Action Network (NAN).[5]


Sharpton was licensed as a minister at the age of 9 as a Pentecostal and again as an adult as a Baptist. He has no formal religious training. As Sharpon's notoriety has increased he has spread out, running for President as a Democrat in 2004. Part of the joke of the late night talk show circuit was that Sharpton wanted his very first job to be President of the United States. Today he is a radio talk show host, guest TV speaker and liberal activist focused almost exclusively on racial issues.

Tawana Brawley hoax

See also: Hate crime hoax

In 1987, Sharpton spread incendiary hate claiming Ms. Brawley, then a 15-year-old black girl was abducted, raped, and smeared with feces by a group of white men. Sharpton got the defendants to refuse to cooperate with the police that could have led to quick indictments and justice and instead called for grand jury investigations. The Tawana Brawley case was later determined to be a fraud, 7 months into a grand jury investigation and after a waste of taxpayer money and bitter racial strife.

Gavin Cato riots

In 1991, a Hasidic Jewish driver in Brooklyn's Crown Heights section accidentally killed Gavin Cato, a 7-year-old black child. Anti-Semitic riots emerged with Sharpton leading demonstrators to march through the Jewish neighborhood, chanting, "No justice, no peace." An angry mob surrounds rabbi student Yankel Rosenbaum yelling "Kill the Jews!". Rosenbaum was stabbed to death.

Freddy's Fashion Mart

In 1995, in a dispute regarding a Jewish landlord raising the price of rent, Sharpton once again incited racial hatred. "We will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business." Picketers are protesting the store spitting on customers. On December 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.[6]

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In the events where somebody died after protesting, Sharpton claims he wasn't present, though he was present to incite the crowds, shout for justice and fan the flames of hate.[7] He ran for the Democrat nomination for president in 2004. Sharpton has owed the IRS back taxes for many years. Counting penalties it is currently 1.5 million dollars.[8]


Michael Bloomberg said, "[He] doesn’t seem to focus on the kids who just don’t have the education that they need to compete and don’t have a structured family at home that can help." [2]

In September 2021 Sharpton had to cut his press conference short in Del Rio, Texas when he was heckled by protesters.[9]

Debates against Christopher Hitchens

Al Sharpton has defended the greatness of God against atheist writer Christopher Hitchens, who authored a book titled God Is Not Great and claimed religion ruins everything good.[10]


On the fiscal policies of President George W Bush:

"George Bush giving tax cuts is like Jim Jones giving Kool-Aid. It tastes good but it'll kill you."[11]

On unequal results:

When you see the racial disparities in the country that still exist. I`m talking about 2005 in terms of health care, in terms of economics, in terms of median income level, in terms of how we get bank loans or the criminal justice system. To not talk about it doesn`t mean we`re going to close the gap.[12]

On 2004 Democrat candidate Howard Dean:

I wanted to say to Governor Dean, don't be hard on yourself about hooting and hollering. If I had spent the money you did and got 18 percent, I'd still be in Iowa hooting and hollering.[13]

In regards to universal health care legislation:

"America Overwhelmingly Voted For Socialism When They Elected Obama" [14]

Advertisers for show on MSNBC

  • American Express
  • AT&T
  • BASF
  • Chase
  • Clorox
  • Consumer Cellular
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Kia
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Oscar Mayer
  • Otezla
  • Purina[15]


  3. [1]
  6. The Sharpton hypocrisy Jewish World Review, January 17, 2003
  7. Sharpton Threatens to Sue Limbaugh Over His WSJ Column, FoxNews, October 17, 2009
  11. Shin, Paul. "THE TAO OF REV. AL Adds spice to Dems' bland stew"; New York Daily News, January 27, 2004
  12. CNN Transcript December 19, 2005
  13. CNN Transcript January 23, 2004
  14. Sharpton: America 'Overwhelmingly Voted For Socialism When They Elected Obama, NewsMax, March 22, 2010

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