Tags: Exclusive Interviews | Steve Malzberg Show | alsharpton | fbi | informer

Charles Hurt: MSNBC 'Racist' to Give Al Sharpton a Show

Wednesday, 09 Apr 2014 06:02 PM

Tuesday's revelation by the Smoking Gun that Al Sharpton worked for years as a confidential informant for the FBI paints the political activist-turned pundit as a hypocrite, says Washington Times Columnist Charles Hurt.

In his Tuesday column, Hurt wrote that Sharpton made his fame "vilifying the government, police and authority in general as a bunch of hateful, white rapists out to destroy blacks and the poor. Now we come to find out you were in cahoots with whitey all along."

But worse than Sharpton's hypocrisy, Hurt told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV, is that the liberal news media holds Sharpton up as a trusted news source despite his checkered background and his lack of on-camera talent.

Sharpton hosts "Politics Nation" on MSNBC.

Hurt said Sharpton is so bad as a TV host that MSNBC's judgment and ethics should be questioned.

"The way MSNBC rolls is they're just like, 'well, yes, he can't read the teleprompter, but isn't that just how black people read?' Why aren't they called out for being racist for this stuff?" Hurt asked.

Story continues below video.



It isn't that Sharpton is unlikeable, but his checkered past and his lack of on-camera talent should have made MSNBC executives think twice before giving him a show, Hurt said.

"If you ever talk to him, he's a very funny guy, he's very appealing, he has that shtick about, 'oh, I'm a following Christian, but I'm struggling.' All that stuff is very appealing to somebody," Hurt said.

"I don’t know why the left, I don’t know why Democrats -- he's such an embarrassment to Democrats and he's such a discredit to Democrats. I don't get why they give him so much credibility."


See "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV each weekday live by clicking here now.



© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Rick Santorum: Illegal Immigration Causing Wage Stagnation

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 13:45 PM

Illegal immigration is hurting the wages of Americans as immigrants come into the country willing to work for less in lo . . .

John McCain: Netanyahu Should 'Speak to the American People'

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 13:37 PM

Sen. John McCain said Sunday that the American people need to hear from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Ame . . .

Huckabee Defends His Immigration Stance

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 13:22 PM

Mike Huckabee said he stands by his view when he was governor of Arkansas that the children of illegal immigrants should . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved