Is Al 'Crown Heights Riots' Sharpton Really the Guy MSNBC Wants to Encourage Protests?

 

The latest MSNBC ad dropped the "lean forward" catch phrase, but still campaigns for nearly every possible liberal cause. In a commercial that began airing this week, Al Sharpton narrated a social network-themed appeal. Sharpton's demanded, "Text. Tweet. Update. Find your voice. Speak out."

While his voice played, liberals could be seen protesting climate change, rallying for gay marriage and supporting gun control. Examples of immigration reform also appeared on-screen and a crowd could be heard screaming, "We don't want your racist war!" No Americans could be seen supporting the Second Amendment, rallying for the pro-life cause or standing up to big government. [See video below. MP3 audio here.]

It's interesting that MSNBC would chose Sharpton to call for rallies. After all, it was Sharpton in 1989 who encouraged chaos and violence during the Crown Heights riots in New York.

It was Sharpton who chanted "no justice, no peace" and derided Jews as "diamond merchants."

In a 2013 ad, the Reverend Shaprton invoked the Pledge of Allegiance in a plea for " African-American, Latino, lesbian and gay" rights. However, this religious figure omitted the word God when he lobbied America to "live up to the creed of one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock is the senior news analyst for the Media Research Center and a contributing editor for NewsBusters.org