Kurtz: MSNBC 'Reeks'; A 'Travesty' to Allow Al Sharpton on Air

Kurtz: MSNBC 'Reeks'; A 'Travesty' to Allow Al Sharpton on Air

Monday on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” media analyst Howard Kurtz slammed MSNBC as a “travesty” with an “an ethical blind spot” for continuing to allow Al Sharpton to be a conduit for the Obama administration and a host on their network.

Kurtz said, “This is a travesty. You have sharpton delivering pretty political speech at the funeral today. You have him meeting with Michael Brown’s family. You have him talking about it on MSNBC. Interviewing the family on MSNBC. And now, you have the acknowledgment by Sharpton that he is a conduit, he is the go-to guy for the Obama white house on Ferguson. It is amazing to me, this just reeks that MSNBC thinks this is acceptable.”

“I covered Al Sharpton in New York when he was peddling the false gang rape claims, and he told me afterwards that he still believed her,” he continued. “I covered him on a racial murder, and he said if there was an acquittal blacks would burn this town down … MSNBC gives him this platform and I think there’s an ethical blind spot here.”

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