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Rev. Al Sharpton is a huge Hypocrite

SharptonYou know, we’ve all heard about the whole Imus controversy. The broadcaster who ended up making a racial comment (that he says wasn’t intended as such) during a woman’s basketball game. He was suspended from his job. And the Rev. Al Sharpton went on a crusade to have the man fired.

Now let me get something straight here. No one, including myself, is defending what Imus said. It was stupid… it was wrong. But it’s funny that we live in a culture where one employee can physically attack another one… get suspended… and then given a second chance… but a guy who in the spur of the moment lets something come out of his mouth that was stupid get’s his life ripped away from him.

But let’s not worry about if he should or shouldn’t have said what he said or even if he should have been fired over it I’m sure we each have our own opinions. The thing that really bothers me in this situation is the giant opportunistic dirt bag the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Sharpton claims to be a Christian (he’s not). Some one should teach the man a little Bible 101. Christians don’t use people’s lives and livelihoods as a political opportunity to get yourself in the news papers. Christians also don’t start a witch hunt trying to get people fired for making a mistake… all while the TV cameras are rolling on them. And also… where the hell is Rev. Al Sharpton when people in the Hip Hop community constantly refer to women as “bitches” and “hoes” and degrade women in every way shape and form? No where.

He’s nowhere to be found at those times, because the TV cameras aren’t rolling. Because he can’t get as much exposure trying to bring attention to how women are portrayed and degraded by the hip hop culture. And because he doesn’t really care. All Rev. Al Sharpton cares about is Rev. Al Sharpton and how much screen time he gets. No matter who’s life he has to try to destroy to do it.

What Imus said was dumb ass to say the least. But it was one thing that he didn’t even realize how it would be taken when he said it. DUMB ASS! Dumb ass for sure. Should he lose his job and have his career taken away from him over one stupid dumb ass comment? That’s up for debate. But when dirt like this gets into the spot light… cockroaches like Rev. Al Sharpton will be there to try to get some face time. Very Christian of him.

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April 14, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

7 Comments »

  1. I’m not going to try and defend anyone here because I don’t know the whole history behind it. but it IS sad that this social activist figure and Christian minister has been perceived like that because of what he has done. Maybe we should all pray for him, and learn what not to do from him. Maybe he’ll ask for forgiveness for his actions and change his ways so that he won’t advocate for some things and be hypocritical about others.

    Comment by NT | April 14, 2007 | Reply

  2. John, I think the whole Imus “controversy” is ridculous. I’m not defending Imus, I’m just saying that what he said was’nt racist at all, but I think it was a bonehead thing to say on the air. This whole contrevery is being generated by the media and anyone who believes it.

    Comment by Nick Paramonte | April 14, 2007 | Reply

  3. I meant “controversy” again on that last sentence.

    Comment by Nick Paramonte | April 14, 2007 | Reply

  4. Unfortunatly $/advertisement runs this country and its polotics. Imus could still to a podcast though.

    Comment by Mike G | April 16, 2007 | Reply

  5. John, apparently Sharpton HAS protested rappers in the past. I saw him on a show a few days ago and he rattled off a lengthy list of things he’s protested, the most interesting of which was the Oscar nomination of the song “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp”, which he felt was awful to celebrate. In this same interview Sharpton tried to turn this whole siuation around and said, I paraphrase, “The reason people THINK I DON’T protest these rappers is because the tv networks WON’T put me on when I’m trying to improve my own community.”

    Now I don’t know how true all of that is, or to what extent he has tried to protest rappers. I’m skeptical. But it’s interesting and thought you’d like to note it.

    Comment by Don | April 17, 2007 | Reply

  6. Double Standards. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are bad representatives for civil rights. One claims to be christian, and the other fathered a bastard child in 1999. I am not defending Don Imus, but somebody needs to tell these two idiots to teach young african americans how to treat and speak of each other, shame on them for critizing others

    Comment by Mac | April 19, 2007 | Reply

  7. Anyone remember that case of his in the late 80’s. Where that black women said she was raped, by some white man. But she just lied because she was afraid of coming home late. Al Sharpton knew it was lie. But he stood behind her and tried to make an innocent man go to prison.

    Comment by Scott | April 23, 2007 | Reply


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