Sharpton Was Going To Speak At Slain NYPD Cop’s Funeral Until Cop’s Fiancée Dropped A Bombshell

According to slain New York police officer Randolph Holder’s grieving fiancée, civil rights leader Al Sharpton was prepared to speak at the black cop’s funeral. While Sharpton has been a welcomed presence at a number of recent high-profile funerals, however, Mary Muhammad said the man she intended to marry would not have approved.

“He didn’t like [Sharpton],” she explained, adding that she was not sure why the frequent police critic intended to address mourners at all.

Sharpton countered Monday, explaining that an “invitation was extended” by a family member. Though he said at the time that he would address the opportunity Wednesday, Sharpton reportedly sent Holder’s father, Randolph Sr., a letter Tuesday explaining that he would not be attending the funeral.

“I refuse,” he wrote, “despite my strong feelings on police issues, to be a part of anything that would marginalize and take away from the focus of this city and nation mourning your son tomorrow.”

His announcement sparked some virulent social media criticism.

Sharpton did address a crowd gathered Saturday for a vigil in Harlem.

“I am concerned when I see a good policeman harmed,” he said, “shot in cold blood. And the community he protected and served ought to stand up and let his family know that his life had value to us.”

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Police Chief Says This About Black Lives Matter On Facebook- Days Later, He’s Out Of A Job

The recent murder of an innocent Texas Deputy caused  North Carolina police chief Mike Halstead to tell the world about what police face every day. In doing so, he has now been pushed into retirement by town leaders of  Surf City, N.C.

Town Manager Larry Bergman said that town leaders and Halstead met Tuesday concerning a post Halstead had made Sept. 3 on his personal Facebook page. An emergency meeting was held, called by the town’s officials, leading to Halstead’s immediate retirement with 60 days severance pay.

Bergman said that the Aug. 28 slaying of Deputy Darren H. Goforth, who was killed while pumping gas, triggered the post by Halstead, which began with the words, “Open letter from a Police Chief.”

“This Black Lives Matter group is nothing more than an American born terrorist group brought on by the lie of the hands up don’t shoot during the criminal thug Michael Brown incident,” Halstead wrote. “The FBI and other Government Law Enforcement groups need to step up and put a stop to this. The Government and blacks would not tolerate the White Supremacist group to march through the streets and call for the murders of a race of people and a group of public servants.”

“I agree there is a race problem in this country. It is not brought on by police officer doing their sworn duty,” he wrote, citing activists Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, President Obama and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan as among the culprits.

I have been a Police Officer for 35 years. I do not judge anyone by the color of their skin, but by their actions,” he wrote.

Halstead said the media is partly to blame for abysmal race relations.

“When a black thug is killed by the police they are all over it as is Mr. Barack Obama. However when a police officer white, black or any race is murdered for doing his job the media is short with it’s reporting or not at all. When a white person is killed by a black officer you hear nothing,” he wrote.

Halstead then discussed his local department.

“This is not a threat but common knowledge,” he posted. “I have instructed my officers to be vigilant, if threatened take appropriate action. If that means shoot a thug, then do it and answer for it while you are still alive not dead. Law Enforcement is fed up with this murderous society who want to take out those who protect and serve.”

Halstead closed his post on a ringing note.

“As for the New Black Panther movement who wants to kill whites and cops, go for it, we are ready for you. You take one of us and there will be 100 who will step up and end you. This letter is not meant to offend anyone, just the feelings of a man who has spent the last 35 years of his life serving and protecting, for what so a thug can take it or to be treated as a criminal by the very people I swore to protect.”

Bergman said the post, while on a private page, did not conform to town police guidelines on social media use. Halstead has not responded to media requests for comment, but did react after Tuesday’s meeting.

As Halstead left, a resident who showed up to voice support for him called out, “We’re behind you cheif!”

“Well apparently nobody is,” Halstead replied.

h/t: WNCN

MSNBC Just Made Huge Announcement About Sharpton, Rev. Al’s Reaction Is Priceless

As MSNBC struggles to redefine itself in the midst of disappointing, stagnant audience ratings, the cable net has just announced another shakeup in its lineup. Al Sharpton’s four-year-old show, Politics Nation, will soon be shifted in the schedule to a day and time that means it is all but disappearing from view. However, to hear Sharpton describe the move from weeknights to early Sunday morning, you’d think the lineup change means Rev. Al’s long-held wish is finally coming true.

As an article in the New York Daily News puts it, “The Rev. Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show is moving from prime time to church time.” Just as presidential politics is shifting into a higher gear, Sharpton’s regularly scheduled appearances on the far-left network will be shifting into a lower-value time slot.

Despite the fact that — as of the second week in September Politics Nation will no longer be seen at 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, rather at 8 a.m. Sundays starting in early October — Sharpton tries to make it seem as though he’s ecstatic about the move. In a couple of tweets he issued on Wednesday, he suggests that the schedule change was his idea, his call.

Image Credit: Twitter/Al Sharpton

Image Credit: Twitter/Al Sharpton

Image Credit: Twitter/Al Sharpton

Image Credit: Twitter/Al Sharpton

But as anybody remotely familiar with the business knows, the host of a ho-hum-rated show like Politics Nation doesn’t call the shots — network brass decide the lineup. Still, the self-righteous Rev. Al tried to sell a happy tale to the Daily News, spinning the MSNBC move so crazily it might make the paper’s readers dizzy.

“I’m very happy,” he said Wednesday. “First, I can reach a wider audience of people who don’t get home by 6 at night. Second, I can now get the A-list guests and newsmakers I want. And third, a Sunday morning host is what I always wanted to be.

Let’s deal with just the last claim in Sharpton’s spin, that he “always wanted to be” a Sunday morning host. If that were truly the case, do you think he would have kept plugging away at the weekday slot for some four years?

But Sharpton’s most dramatic reach concerning his show’s coming relegation to a spot in the Sunday morning shadows may have been the following statement quoted in the Daily News article:

“’I never wanted to be a weeknight pundit. I wanted to be a Sunday morning newsmaker. I wanted to be Dr. Martin Luther King, not Larry King.’”

If Al Sharpton really thinks that his future broadcasts on Sunday mornings in a time slot that virtually guarantees fewer viewers, reduced visibility and less commercial revenue makes him Martin Luther King, then some people might come to the conclusion that Rev. Al is more out of it than previously suspected.

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Sharpton Just Put Out A Shocking Call To Black Churches Nationwide – It Could Be His Most Dangerous Work Yet

If the Rev. Al Sharpton has his way, black American Christians will help Iran and President Obama get what they want.

“I am calling on ministers in black churches nationwide to go to their pulpits Sunday and have their parishioners call their senators and congressmen to vote yes on the Iran nuclear plan,” Sharpton said last week in his weekly Saturday rally in New York City.

Sharpton claimed black churches have a unique interest in the agreement.

“We have a disproportionate interest, being that if there is a war, our community is always disproportionately part of the armed services, and that a lot of the debate is by people who will not have family members who will be at risk,” Sharpton said. Despite Sharpton’s claim, official documents report that, as of 2014, the U.S. armed forces are 30.7 percent non-white.

Sharpton’s latest call continues a strong pro-treaty position on the part of black lawmakers. In July, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, met with more than 30 members of the Congressional Black Caucus in an effort to get them to oppose the Iran deal. The responses were not positive.

“Is that the Republican guy from Florida?” Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., reportedly laughed when asked if he had met with the ambassador. “We had a long talk.”

Many black lawmakers see the strong anti-treaty tactics of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — in particular his address to Congress in March that was not coordinated with the White House – as disrespectful toward the first African-American president. Sharpton said the efforts of black churches nationwide are needed to balance the efforts of those supporting Israel and opposing the agreement.

The most recent Gallup poll found that a mere 33 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s handling of the Iran agreement, while 55 percent disapprove.

h/t: Breitbart

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MSNBC Has Just Done Something HUGE That Will Have Fox News Fans On Their Feet

The far-left cable news-and-views operation that has desperately tried to brand itself as the “Lean Forward” network is now in an undeniable “lean backward” posture, dumping a number of its progressive talk shows in favor of more hard, straight news coverage. MSNBC is, by some accounts, waving the white flag of surrender, largely giving up on its non-stop, ultra-liberal program lineup.

Network officials have not formally announced all the dramatic changes that promise to reshape the media home of Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow and others who regularly preach the liberal gospel in support of Barack Obama and his political apostles. However, sources quoted by several news industry watchdogs point to a massive shakeup in a program schedule that has sunk MSNBC into a ratings depression so deep it could be called a near-death experience.

Western Journalism has previously reported how audience ratings for the flailing cable net have been sinking lower and lower. In April, MSNBC’s parent company, Comcast, pulled the plug on a proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, casting doubt on the future of the network constantly struggling to compete in any respectable way against the Fox News Channel.

Once the telecom giants abandoned their expensive effort to grease the Washington skids to try to win official approval of their plan to combine forces, Comcast and MSNBC brass took a long, hard look at the viability of the far-left net that viewers have been abandoning in droves.

Now, in an exclusive report, Mediaite says that MSNBC is on the verge of big changes that would arguably represent “the most significant revamp the network has made at one time in its 19-year history.”

According to an inside source that reportedly spoke with Mediaite, you can wave bye-bye to several progressive talk shows: “Out: The Cycle at 3:00 PM. Now with Alex Wagner at 4:00 PM. The Ed Show with Ed Schultz at 5:00 PM (all times eastern).”

So what will replace these soon-disappeared afternoon MSNBC programs that constantly stirred the pot and proclaimed the virtues of liberal politics and progressive causes? News shows, that’s what.

The Host of NBC’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd, will reportedly return to MSNBC with a weekday program. Then there’s the disgraced former anchor of the NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams, who will soon be an MSNBC regular, presumably because cable watchers don’t expect or demand all that much integrity.

As for other faces you’ll see either come or go from the ratings-toilet-dwelling cable network, Mediaite also says that (are you ready for this?) Keith Olbermann could be coming back.

Possibly heading for the exit along with Alex Wagner, Ed Schultz and The Cycle panel could be Chris Hayes and, yes, even Al Sharpton. Previous MSNBC anchors Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid have already ridden into the media sunset.

And in case you’re crossing your fingers, hoping that Rachel Maddow or Chris Matthews might be getting pink slips, sources say that’s unlikely.

MSNBC boss Andy Lack is supposedly planning a “town hall” any day now to make official the changes that will return the network to its 1990s roots as a more straightforward news operation, not a “Lean Forward” hotbed of top-to-bottom political talk and liberal advocacy.

Western Journalism will update this post as further details on the program changes at MSNBC become available.

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