And MSNBC Officially

Jumps the Sharpton.

Sharpton Appears to Win Anchor Spot on MSNBC

After giving a nearly six-month tryout for the Internet talk show host Cenk Uygur, the cable news channel MSNBC is preparing to instead hand its 6 p.m. time slot to the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Mr. Sharpton’s imminent hiring, which was acknowledged by three people at the channel on condition of anonymity because the contract had not been signed, is significant in part because MSNBC and other news channels have been criticized for a paucity of minority hosts in prominent time slots. Mr. Sharpton, who is black and is a well-known civil rights activist and radio host, has been guest hosting in the 6 p.m. time slot for the last three weeks.

9 Responses to “And MSNBC Officially”

  1. major dad says:

    Oh that show will be a ratings monster for sure!

  2. Dr Alice says:

    I have an idea for a new home sport: giving ol’ Al the MST3K treatment. Heckle the bejeebers out of him and post the winning comments online. It will lower everyone’s blood pressure and make him look like an ass. Win-win.

  3. major dad says:

    Make him look like an ass Dr.A? He does a darn good job of that all by himself.

  4. mojo says:

    Somebody get Reverend Ike’s big golden throne outta storage…

  5. major dad says:

    You know he will be over the top and fling the race card at everything and MSNBC will have to live with it because they won’t have the stones to say boo to him.

  6. JeffS says:

    He’ll fling poo AND the race card, Major Dad. It’s what the old bigot does best, after all.

  7. Ave says:

    Oh good, now I don’t need to worry any more about our country knowing that both Geraldo Rivera AND Al Sharpton are there watching out for us.

  8. tree hugging sister says:

    This COULD answer the all important “Where is Casey Anthony?” question. There was supposition for a while she was on Geraldo’s boat…

  9. Michael Lonie says:

    If Al “Burn Down Freddie’s Fashion Mart” Sharpton is a “civil rights leader” then so was George Wallace.

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