Sharpton's MSNBC Show Sponsored By Manufacturer Of 'Big, Brutal' Rifles

Don't tell us that Al Sharpton and MSNBC are hypocrites?  Noooo!!  The Reverend Al opened his show by praising President Obama's efforts to promote tougher gun control laws.  But 28 minutes into the show, a commercial appeared for, of all things  . . . Henry Repeating Rifles.  

Go to Henry Rifle's website and you'll find one rifle described as "big, brutal and beautiful" and noting that it fires ammunition "said to have killed more game, big and small, and more men, good and bad, than any other in existence."  Another model offered for sale, the AR-7, is based on a military rifle, Henry emphasizing that given its lightweight design "you can carry a large quantity of ammunition."  Oh the horror!  View the video after the jump.



At first I thought this might have been an ad aired only in my local Texas market.  But the ad also appeared on the feed captured by our MRC recorders based in suburban DC--so clearly it was more than local.  Hypocrisy, thy name is the Reverend Al Sharpton MSNBC!

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.