CNN's Granderson, Wall Slam 'Charlatan' Al Sharpton

CNN's Granderson, Wall Slam 'Charlatan' Al Sharpton

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” network contributor LZ Granderson and political analyst Tara Wall hammered activists like Al Sharpton for being a “charlatans” who come into situations like Ferguson to “make names for themselves.”

Granderson said, “I think the black community does a disservice to itself when it allows charlatans to come into these situations, make a name for themselves and then evacuate the situation.” 

He continued “Now, I could drop names but I think we all know who I’m talking about,” to which Tara Wall said, “Sounds like Harpton.”

After laughing in acknowledgment Granderson continued, “The situation in Duke, for instance, with the lacrosse players — we rushed in, automatically assumed the black woman was right and that all these white males on the lacrosse team were wrong. When we found out that she was lying, there was no apology, there was no recognition of the lie, we just moved on, and that left bad taste in a lot of people’s mouths.”

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