On Monday, Al Sharpton spent a few minutes on his radio show bashing talk hosts Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. After a caller suggested that Limbaugh and Hannity don’t take phone calls because they fear confrontation, Sharpton suggested that he excels at having rational conversations with critics:
They are not prone in many cases to be confronted by the people that they speak to. You know its amazing to me, people say to me all the time, well you are on radio and TV every day, yet you have the rallies every Saturday in New York, you rally all around the country, you preach in churches, and I can call you on the radio. And I say to that, no you shouldn’t be patting me on the back, you should be asking others why they are unaccessible, inaccessible.
Sharpton’s co-host, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, then continued by suggesting that “Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh and the pack of these right-wing gabbers have an agenda, and their agenda is to beat up on, as we know, people of color, womenb, gays, and bash the president. I mean, that’s their agenda.”