MSNBC's Sharpton Defends Tawana Brawley Rape Accusation Hoax on PBS

January 21st, 2023 6:21 AM

Appearing as a guest on the latest episode of PBS's Firing Line, MSNBC host Al Sharpton let it be known that he has not backed down from his infamous claims from 1987 that a teenage black girl was raped by several NYPD cops, which was ultimately found to be a hoax by a grand jury.

Joe Klein Now Watches Bret Baier at Fox News Since CNN Has 'Gone in th

April 28th, 2014 11:05 PM
While a guest on the 92Y American Conversation program on Sunday, TIME magazine political analyst Joe Klein vented to host Jeff Greenfield of the Public Broadcasting System: “I miss being able to turn on a straight newscast” after returning home at 6 o'clock on weekdays. He added that the only place he can find such a program in that format and at that time is the Fox News series Special…

Column: Hey, MSNBC, Chris Christie Is More Believable Than Tawana Braw

January 15th, 2014 6:04 PM
I agree with MSNBC. I find it hard to believe that Gov. Chris Christie knew nothing about his staff's plotting a massive traffic jam on the ramp to the George Washington Bridge for political retribution. On the other hand, I also find it hard to believe that Obama didn't know his own IRS was auditing his political enemies. And I find it hard to believe that Obama didn't know you wouldn't be…

Twenty-five Years Later, Sharpton Still Defending Role in Brawley Rape

October 8th, 2013 5:26 PM
It’s been 25 years since a grand jury concluded that young Tawana Brawley falsely accused a group of white men of raping her, but the Rev. Al Sharpton still believes he did the right thing by supporting Brawley back then. Sharpton was on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday to talk about his new book when co-host Mika Brzezinski brought up the infamous Brawley rape case, in which Sharpton played a…

CBS's Stahl Proclaims 'Stately' Al Sharpton's 'Metamorphosis

May 23rd, 2011 5:17 PM
CBS's Lesley Stahl played up how Al Sharpton apparently "has gone through something of a metamorphosis" as she spotlighted the "street-protest trusted White House adviser" on Sunday's 60 Minutes. Despite pressing Sharpton for his refusal to apologize for the Tawana Brawley hoax, Stahl gushed, "Take a look at Reverend Al...stately in his tailored suits, commanding a national stage…