MSNBC's Klan Smear Of Romney So Slimy, Even Sharpton Shuns It

Q. How do you know when MSNBC has sunk to unimaginable depths of Dem-partisan hackery? A. When even Al Sharpton renounces it.  

On his MSNBC show this evening, Sharpton said the network was right to apologize for the smear MSNBC host Thomas Roberts perpetrated against Mitt Romney earlier in the day, when Roberts suggested Romney had borrowed a campaign slogan from the Ku Klux Klan. Video after the jump.



Watch Rev. Sharpton's surprising mini-sermon.
 

AL SHARPTON: One note.  One note before I go. I want to say this.  NB--MSNBC apologized tonight for reporting earlier today on a blog attempt that compared a phrase used by Mitt Romney to one once used by the Ku Klux Klan—something I'm passionate about.  But as someone who's been a victim of unproven innuendo and half-truths, I agree the report was not proper if you could not nail down all the facts. And this network did the right thing by apologizing.

Mark Finkelstein
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