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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His Son Stopped A Terrorist Attack…Now The Father Has This EPIC 13-Word Message For PC Liberals

The father of one of the Americans who stopped a potential terrorist attack said the “PC crowd needs to recognize terrorism for what it is.”

Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, National Guard Specialist Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler were on a train from Amsterdam to Paris Friday when a Moroccan national, Ayoub el-Khazzani, 25, brandished a rifle after coming out of a bathroom as the train was traveling through Belgium, CNN reported. The three were able to subdue Khazzani to the ground and tie him up.

For their bravery, the three childhood friends were awarded the Legion of Honor Monday in Paris by French President Francois Hollande. The award is France’s highest decoration, The Washington Post reported.

“You have shown that in the face of terror, you can resist,” Hollande said before giving each of the men his medal. “So you have given us a lesson of courage, of determination and therefore of hope.”

There were over 500 passengers on that train. Ayoub el-Khazzani possessed over 300 bullets. And we realize now how close we were to a tragedy and a massacre.

Appearing on MSNBC’s Newsnation with Tamron Hall Monday, Emanuel Skarlatos, the father of Alek Skarlatos, told the host at the end of his appearance: “It’s better to die like a lion that be slaughtered like sheep. And this terrorist coward deserved what he got, and the PC crowd needs to recognize terrorism for what it is.” 

The younger Skarlatos and Stone traveled to Germany to receive medical treatment, while Sadler is returning to California to begin his senior year of college.

h/t: Newsbusters

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Watch: Hillary’s Email Defense Strategy Was Just Hammered To Bits By These Unlikely Critics

While you might think that MSNBC’s Morning Joe would provide a refuge for Hillary Clinton as she comes under increasing attack for her controversial email practices and her reaction to criticism, the panel on the left-leaning cable net show was particularly brutal toward the Democrat front-runner on Monday. The Washington Free Beacon points out that words such as “condescending” and “dismissive” were used to describe Hillary’s approach to defending herself against those who say she broke government rules and possibly even broke the law.

Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski was stunningly direct in her criticism of Clinton’s strategy for trying to blow past the burgeoning email scandal. “This is a strategy that is basically dependent on people not being smart, which I think is really condescending,” the MSNBC anchor charged.

“I was struck by how the approach seems to be dismissive of this or make jokes about it or make light of it, but this is a serious issue in an age where China every day is trying to hack government employees,” MSNBC co-host Willie Geist said. “We’ve seen stories time after time going after that this is deadly serious. If they don’t treat it that way, they’re going to be in a lot of trouble because it’s not going away.”

The Reuters news service last week reported that many emails Clinton sent or received as secretary of state were classified from the start, not after the fact. If that proves to have been the case — the FBI is looking into the hows, whens and whys of Emailgate — the State Department’s defense of its former boss would be shown to be a sham.

Some of the questionable emails reviewed by Reuters reference conversations or information exchanges with foreign leaders, which, by their very nature, would have been considered confidential communications and thus presumed “classified.”.

“In the small fraction of emails made public so far, Reuters has found at least 30 email threads from 2009, representing scores of individual emails, that include what the State Department’s own ‘Classified’ stamps now identify as so-called ‘foreign government information.’ The U.S. government defines this as any information, written or spoken, provided in confidence to U.S. officials by their foreign counterparts.”

By clicking on the video above, you can see the Morning Joe segment in which Hillary Clinton was hammered unmercifully for trying to divert attention from the seriousness of the situation and to blame the exploding email scandal on anything and anyone but herself.

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MSNBC Notices Something About Hillary’s Outfit That ‘Could Get The Feds And FBI’ Looking At Her More Closely

A discussion of Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s wardrobe elicited some brutal comparisons by panelists on a recent episode of MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

Guest Donnie Deutsch kicked off the mockery by comparing her getup to that of a particularly tyrannical 20th century figure.

“Why is she dressing exactly like Mao Zedong?” he asked.

Host Joe Scarborough chimed in, noting that the style and color of her outfit evoked a stereotypical type of prison garb – even as she is being investigated by the FBI.

“I’m just saying I wouldn’t wear an orange jumpsuit … if I were talking about something that could actually get the feds and the FBI looking at me closer,” he said. Similar sentiments abounded on social media, including among Twitter users who mercilessly mocked the beleaguered candidate.

Of course, among a certain segment of the population, the jokes were interpreted as inherent signs of misogyny.

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Watch: Liberal Writer Gets Taken To School For His Treatment Of Trump By Unexpected Source

Huffington Post’s decision to categorize any coverage of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign as entertainment instead of news sparked widespread criticism of the left-leaning site. In a recent appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Thursday, the outlet’s chief White House correspondent received yet another dressing down from co-host Mika Brzezinski.

Sam Stein said of the divisive Trump: “I think we treat him with a bit more seriousness than he deserves, as someone who comments about, you know, rapist Mexicans, and makes fun of John McCain’s service and talks about menstruation.”

Brzezinski interrupted, asking her guest if his site covers Trump as news or entertainment.

“We cover him on our front page,” he acknowledged, “—as entertainment.”

The host shot back that she thinks that policy is “a mistake.”

Urging all involved to “take a breath here,” Stein concluded that a Trump presidency is a novel idea to consider.

Just as with Newt Gingrich’s early lead in the 2012 Republican presidential primary, however, he concluded that “it’s fun to conjure up images of Trump in his pajamas at the Oval Office tweeting late at night, all right, but it’s not going to happen.”

When Brzezinski noted that Stein’s employer does not relegate coverage of other candidates with little chance of winning a general election, he responded: “I’m not saying ignore Trump. I’m saying there are bigger themes we can derive from what he’s doing.”

Exactly what Trump is doing, he opined, is “using this platform to essentially build his own brand.”

Brzezinski called the site’s stance “arrogant and condescending,” charges Stein said he wanted to address in an off-air conversation.

“We’ll talk later about this,” he said.

“Yeah, we will,” Brzezinski confirmed.

h/t: TheBlaze

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