Now that Lyin’ Brian Williams has been thrown under the bus by NBC News for lying to its viewers, the Smoking Gun is asking why the lying “Rev. Al” is still clinging to the bumper.
Now that the media conglomerate has delineated that bright line, when does the Rev. Al Sharpton’s suspension without pay begin?
In the wake of last year’s lengthy TSG report about Sharpton’s secret work as a paid FBI Mafia informant, the MSNBC host sought to blunt the story’s disclosures with a series of lies told at a pair of press conferences, on his nightly “Politics Nation” program, and in a report on Williams’s own NBC Nightly News (which was rebroadcast on NBC’s Today show).
Sharpton, 60, cast himself as a victim who first ran into the FBI’s warm embrace when a scary gangster purportedly threatened his life. He was “an American citizen with every right to call law enforcement” for protection, Sharpton told his MSNBC audience. His sole motivation was to “try to protect myself and others.”
He needed the FBI’s help, Sharpton claimed, because his relentless advocacy on behalf of African-American concert promoters had angered wiseguys with hooks in the music business. “I did the right thing working with the authorities,” Sharpton assured viewers. As for being branded an informant, that was a label for others to worry about. “I didn’t consider myself, quote, an informant. Wasn’t told I was that,” said Sharpton.
These claims, broadcast by NBC Universal, were demonstrably false.
Read on here for the whole sordid story.
Meanwhile, Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren has been wondering why tax cheat Sharpton gets a free pass from the IRS.
Why should Reverend Al Sharpton getting a pass from the IRS and the White House? (and the NYC Mayor!)
1. Why hasn’t the IRS garnished Reverend Al Sharpton’s MS/NBC pay for all his back taxes? Reports are that he owes more than 4 million dollars in back state and federal taxes.
2. And why does the Obama Administration continue to invite him to the White House for his advice while he has outstanding this reported (New York Times) tax debt? Why not make him pay up, and then invite him?
I have read article after article that Reverend Al Sharpton owes lots and lots of back taxes — that means he owes you. And, to the extent he is not paying his taxes, you are picking up the tab.
The IRS and state revenue divisions need to be garnishing his wages (like it does to others who owe taxes.) Reverend Sharpton gets paid a hefty salary at MS/NBC and the IRS and state revenue divisions can find MS/NBC…it is just not that hard. (Try googling its address!)
And until he gets current in his debt to the taxpayer, he should not have “most favored nation” status with President Obama and the White House.
There is just a tiny conflict of interest, there. It’s nice that there are at least SOME members of the media willing to point these things out.