TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Al Sharpton: ‘Mr. O’Reilly and Others Can Be There or Not, But I’ll Be There’

SharptonAl Sharpton responded last night to President Obama’s shout-out to him and Bill O’Reilly during the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative speech held yesterday at the White House.

“Yes, Bill O’Reilly and I have differences…and we will continue to,” Sharpton said on “PoliticsNation.”

“What is more important to me, is not who I differ with, but who I can stand up for and stand up with.”

The differences between Sharpton and O’Reilly played out last summer, when the two hosts engaged in a back-and-forth over race.

Sharpton added that people must stand together to help men of color: “Mr. O’Reilly and others can be there or not, but I’ll be there, if I have to be there by myself.”

On the “O’Reilly Factor,” O’Reilly didn’t mention the president’s shout-out to Sharpton and him, but had an extensive interview with Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, giving her his ideas on how to make the program work.

WATCH:

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 101

Social Media 101Get hands-on social media training for beginners in our online boot camp, Social Media 101. Starting September 4, social media and marketing experts will help you determine the social media sites that matter most to you, based on your personal and professional goals. Register now!