WATCH: What Ben Carson Just Said About Al Sharpton Could Create HUGE Shock Waves

“Dr. Carson, I think you just sent a shiver down the spine of a lot of Republican voters out there….” That was Megyn Kelly’s introduction to an interview with Ben Carson, a potential GOP candidate for president in 2016.

The host of Fox News’ The Kelly File was referring to Carson’s article in National Review explaining his recent speech to Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. The retired neurosurgeon who has gained quite a following among conservatives said that he and Sharpton share the same goal for America.

In his interview with Kelly, Dr. Carson explained what he meant, but it was an explanation that might not sit well with those who suspect that Carson could be naive in believing Al Sharpton actually wants for the country what he claims.

Ben Carson has said that he will announce on May 4th in his home town of Detroit his decision about running for the GOP presidential nomination. You can watch the Carson segment on The Kelly File by clicking on the video above.

 

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Young Phenom Who Tore Obama To Shreds Is Back For Al Sharpton

CJ Pearson

Western Journalism back in February showed you the outspoken 12-year-old CJ Pearson becoming an overnight YouTube sensation by backing and doubling down on Rudy Giuliani’s claim that Obama doesn’t love America.

Well, the young phenom is back; and this time, he has his eyes set on Al Sharpton.

Much like what he did with President Obama, Pearson lights into the “race-baiting” ‘reverend’ and is fed up with Sharpton being the supposed voice for his community.

The young man hits Sharpton hard for two minutes, then finishes him off by calling him a “waste of human flesh.”

h/t: Allen West Republic

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Sharpton Says The U.S. Needs ‘National Policing’

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Al Sharpton, President Obama’s “go-to man on race,” as described by Politico last year, is at it again. After riling up the nation over false narratives about Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, Sharpton has found a case he can get behind where there appears to be little doubt this time that a white policeman, Michael Slager, brutally and unnecessarily shot to death an unarmed black man in South Carolina.

But in our justice system, even that cop deserves his day in court. After all, we were reminded of that right when, on Wednesday, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty on 30 counts for his role in the Islamic terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon that resulted in four deaths.

Within hours of the release of the cell phone video of Walter Scott being shot dead in North Charleston, S.C., Sharpton announced that, “It’s time for this country to have national policing,” adding, “We can’t go from state to state, we’ve got to have national law to protect people against these continued questions.” Never mind that the cop in question was quickly charged with murder, fired from his job, and is being held in jail without bail. Once again, it appears that Sharpton draws the wrong lessons from such tragedies. No peace, no justice? Or is this what justice should look like? Sharpton announced yesterday that his organization, National Action Network, would stand with Scott’s family.

Jack Cashill, an outstanding journalist, recalls in his latest article just how those false narratives, including the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, take hold. Cashill cites the case of Rolling Stone’s false, and now retracted, story of a gang-rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house. He makes the point that “all right thinking people were of one mind…on the shooting deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, a collective misreporting far more consequential than that of the Rolling Stone rape story.”

The mainstream media often treat MSNBC’s Sharpton like royalty, promoting his left-wing agendas while carefully avoiding mention of his conflicts of interest and continuing corruption. The Washington Post recently published a piece that serves as an ideal example of such biased coverage.

The piece, “Sharpton to lead advocacy campaign in advance of 2016 election,” written by Wesley Lowery, acts as a press release for Sharpton’s National Action Network’s radical civil rights agenda. Lowery described this agenda as promoting Loretta Lynch’s nomination to replace Eric Holder as attorney general, and “opposing state-level religious objections bills, seen as discriminatory against gays and lesbians, and pressing Congress to advance reforms of the criminal justice system.”

Accuracy in Media has extensively outlined how the mainstream media have worked first to stoke racial tension in places like Ferguson, Mo., and then called for criminal justice reform throughout the country, with Sharpton as one of the more vocal media mouthpieces.

“Although he is a lightning rod despised by many police groups, especially the New York Police Department, Sharpton is vowing to take a more considerate line,” reported Lowery.

“We demonstrate that we are serious when we say, ‘Let’s take the name-calling down,’ and when we’re willing to hear from everybody as long as they are serious in substance,” said Sharpton, according to Lowery. “We don’t need a season more of screaming. We need some real policy.”

Sharpton has a show, “PoliticsNation,” on MSNBC on weeknights. According to accusations in a $20 billion racial discrimination lawsuit, and public comments by Byron Allen, a black TV executive, Sharpton has his show on MSNBC “Because he endorsed Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal.” Could that have been a factor in NBC getting the first interview with the gentleman who took the video of the shooting in North Charleston?

Sharpton’s MSNBC show wasn’t even mentioned by Lowery. Neither was his failure to pay back taxes, nor allegations of pay for play, nor that Sharpton was found liable for defamation in the Tawana Brawley case. And with Sharpton’s latest call for “national policing,” once again, Sharpton isn’t getting the media scrutiny he deserves.

This article originally appeared at AIM.org and is reprinted here with permission.

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Black Teen Allegedly Guns Down Unarmed White Man Begging ‘Don’t Shoot’…Liberal Outrage?

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The “hands up, don’t shoot” narrative surrounding the Ferguson, Mo., police-involved shooting death of Michael Brown has been exposed as a false and misleading description of what actually happened.

As Western Journalism reported last week, even the Washington Post has exposed the “Four Pinocchios” falsehood about the chant that’s been repeated by so many angry protestors, liberal politicians, and agenda-driven race-baiting agitators.

Liberal Post columnist Jonathan Capehart, who is himself African-American, wrote a piece in which he expressed deep regret at having once supported the “hands up, don’t shoot” rallying cry embraced by race-activists such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. Predictably, Capehart has been attacked by the Left for his truth-telling.

Given the passion with which Sharpton, Jackson, and others condemned what they saw as the racial component in Michael Brown’s death on a residential street in Ferguson, one can reasonably ask where the liberal outrage is over the senseless murder that just happened in Philadelphia.

According to the NBC station in the City of Brotherly Love, it was an apparent black-on-white crime. The suspects are three African-American teens. The victim was a 51-year-old husband and father who was walking his dog along a quiet street. And before he was gunned down in an apparent robbery, police say this man did, in fact, beg for his life, crying, “Please don’t shoot me, please don’t shoot me.”

So far, there have been no reported protests over the senseless death of James Patrick Stuhlman. No marches against black-on-white crime. No outraged Sharpton or Jackson. No Justice Department probe into a possible hate crime. Stuhlman died on the street with his dog at his side.

By clicking on the video above, you can watch the WCAU-TV news report on the murder of the man who, police say, was targeted because he appeared old and his dog looked weak.

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Buried By Cable Competition, MSNBC Reportedly Ready To Shake Up ‘Death Wish’ Programming

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Facing sharply declining ratings and a failed program lineup described by one well-placed insider as “a death wish,” MSNBC is reportedly poised to make some of the most sweeping changes to its schedule in the near-20-year history of the network.

Politico has just published a lengthy and detailed piece by Dylan Byers that paints a grim picture for the cable net so long seen as a reliable home for, and staunch supporter of, far-left politics, policies, programs, and personalities.

Year-to-date, MSNBC’s daytime viewership is down 21 percent overall and 41 percent in the coveted 25-to-54-year-old demographic, putting it in fourth place behind Fox News, CNN and CNN’s sister network HLN.

Its prime-time ratings are down 24 percent and 42 percent, respectively.

Those are the kinds of edge-of-oblivion numbers that demand drastic action, which is exactly what MSNBC brass are reportedly about to take.

Earlier this week, Western Journalism featured a post in which noted Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik trashed the network as “unwatchable” and an “embarrassment.”

“Even if you were an ideologue, you can’t watch that channel anymore,” Zurawik told Fox News’ Howard Kurtz.

Breitbart reported that the latest weekly ratings for cable show Fox News Channel continuing to dominate the cable space:

“Fox News pulled 1.86 million primetime viewers compared to MSNBC’s 568,000 and CNN’s 476,000. You read that right: Fox New viewers nearly doubled its combined left-wing competition.”

The Politico piece on the expected radical reshaping of MSNBC’s program lineup says that sources concede virtually all options are on the table.

With a few exceptions — notably “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “Morning Joe” — every program is at risk of being moved or canceled, those sources said. “All In with Chris Hayes,” a ratings suck that currently occupies the 8 p.m. time slot, will almost certainly be replaced.

Network execs are also considering moving some weekday shows, like “Politics Nation with Al Sharpton’ to weekends.

For television industry veterans (such as myself), a move to weekends is pretty much a benevolent way of letting a show sink mercifully into the sunset.

MSNBC’s ever-leftward direction — which shifted into high gear with Keith Olbermann’s raving rants against the Bush administration — will apparently see a major course correction.

The network’s focus instead will reportedly be on creating “more news-driven programming, with more involvement from NBC News talent.”

There’s no word yet on when the big moves will start for MSNBC, which has already axed two poorly performing shows of lesser note, featuring Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid.

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