The National Association of African-American Owned Media has seen the light on Reverend Sharpton and racism.
Al Sharpton, the current king of the Race Industry, is named as a defendant in a $20 billion lawsuit, filed in California. The plaintiff is noneother than the National Association of African-American Owned Media. What?
Comcast and Time Warner Cable are the primary targets of the suit, but Sharpton, and MSNBC is named for allegedly facilitating discrimination.
As a side note the above picture really is Al Sharpton. It’s not a bobble head doll and we didn’t Photoshop it.
The lawsuit goes on to say that Comcast made large cash “donations” to obtain support for its acquisition. The money includes $3.8 million to Sharpton and his National Action Network. The money, it’s charged, was meant to pay Sharpton to endorse the NBCU deal and divert attention away from discrimination. As for Sharpton’s MSNBC gig, the complaint says, “Despite the notoriously low ratings that Sharpton’s show generates, Comcast has allowed Sharpton to maintain his hosting position for more than three years in exchange for Sharpton’s continued public support for Comcast on issues of diversity.”
Sharpton objects that the budget for National Action Network is not even $4 million, and as for his MSNBC show, he believes he has the most successful show in the 6 p.m. hour at MSNBC, that “the numbers speak for themselves.” The lawsuit seems to count Sharpton’s reported $750,000 annual salary at MSNBC as part of the $3.8 million and leverages past criticism of the noted civil rights leader that’s rooted in him allegedly turning an eye and forgoing boycotts and protests on corporations upon receiving monetary contributions to the National Action Network.
This lawsuit is on top of the reported $5 million that Sharpton and is companies, including the National Action Network, owe the IRS.
The actual lawsuit, like all race-based lawsuits, is complicated. Please refer to the full post at The Hollywood Reporter if you need a mindnumbing experience. All we can really say is that schadenfreude is best served cold and in the morning. It’s wonderful with our first cup of coffee.
We don’t know what the results of this lawsuit will be, and we don’t much care. We are just having a gleeful moment watching Al Sharpton stew in his own juice.
Past the popcorn please.
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