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Posts Tagged ‘Al Sharpton’

The Scoreboard: Thursday, Dec. 18

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 234 | CNN: 128 | MSNBC: 77 | HLN: 108
  • Primetime: FNC: 358 | CNN: 163 | MSNBC: 104 | HLN: 77

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

194

TheFive:

330

Baier:

259

Greta:

279

O’Reilly:

454

Kelly:

344

Hannity:

271

O’Reilly:

260

Kelly:

198

CNN
Tapper:

118

Blitzer:

154

Blitzer:

164

Burnett:

163

Cooper:

153

Bourdain:

184

Tonight:

152

Cooper:

94

Bourdain:

93

MSNBC
Wagner:

64

EdShow:

76

Sharpton:

66

Matthews:

118

Hayes:

97

Maddow:

119

O’Donnell:

94

America:

60

Maddow:

64

HLN
NOW:

60

Growing:

43

Files:

69

Special:

40

Grace:

50

Dr.Drew:

49

Files:

131

Files:

245

Files:

295

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Sharpton Says Leaked Sony Emails Reveal Hollywood’s ‘Troubling’ Lack of Diversity

sharptonNational Action Network president and MSNBC host Al Sharpton denounced a series of emails between Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin as “offensive, insulting” and revealing of casual racism in Hollywood.

“What is most troubling about these statements is that they reflect a continued lack of diversity in positions of power in major Hollywood studios. The statements clearly show how comfortable major studio powers are with racial language and marginalization,” said Sharpton in a statement.

Pascal has apologized for the emails, first reported by BuzzFeed, that include racially-themed banter about President Obama.

“These emails nominate Amy Pascal to be considered by some of us in the same light that we concluded and moved on the ownership of Donald Sterling of the L.A. Clippers,” Sharpton writes.

Is Al Sharpton Having a Show on MSNBC the Same as Jesse Jackson’s Show on CNN?

SharptonObamaOn “Reliable Sources” Sunday Brian Stelter and his guests debated the many hats worn by Al Sharpton: preacher, news host, fundraiser, media consultant.

“He wants to pick and choose issues that can keep himself relevant,” Sharpton critic Minister Jonathan Gentry told Stelter. “This man wants to come in and perpetuate hate. When he comes into the equation he makes it about race.”

As for how his activism plays into his MSNBC show, Sharpton tells Stelter it’s no different than when the Rev. Jesse Jackson had a show on CNN in the 1990s. “I wear the same hats he wore,” Sharpton says. A major difference, however, is that Sharpton’s show is on five nights a week. Jackson’s show “Both Sides” was on once a week, on Saturdays.

“I think for the first time it’s probably gotten a little bit sticky,” NY1 anchor Erroll Lewis says of Sharpton’s many hats. “When you see him interviewing somebody who he’s also representing and then he goes to the Justice Department or to the White House, you have to wonder, who in all of this is he really speaking to and for?”

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The Scoreboard: Wednesday, Dec. 3

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 288 | CNN: 187 | MSNBC: 113 | HLN: 114
  • Primetime: FNC: 407 | CNN: 384 | MSNBC: 199 | HLN: 120

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

174

TheFive:

350

Baier:

357

Greta:

347

O’Reilly:

455

Kelly:

429

Hannity:

336

O’Reilly:

325

Kelly:

335

CNN
Tapper:

181

Blitzer:

215

Blitzer:

255

Burnett:

331

Cooper:

450

Cooper:

402

Tonight:

300

Tonight:

277

CNNI:

150

MSNBC
Wagner:

77

EdShow:

80

Sharpton:

134

Matthews:

181

Hayes:

158

Maddow:

231

O’Donnell:

207

Hayes:

166

Maddow:

167

HLN
WWYD?:

63

50States:

54

Files:

43

Files:

40

Grace:

94

Dr.Drew:

122

Files:

144

Files:

258

Files:

288

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The Scoreboard: Monday, Dec. 1

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 261 | CNN: 150 | MSNBC: 80 | HLN: 99
  • Primetime: FNC: 362 | CNN: 185 | MSNBC: 141 | HLN: 81

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

219

TheFive:

347

Baier:

343

Greta:

361

O’Reilly:

421

Kelly:

348

Hannity:

315

O’Reilly:

282

Kelly:

 234

CNN
Tapper:

131

Blitzer:

215

Blitzer:

223

Burnett:

212

Cooper:

171

Special:

184

Tonight:

199

Cooper:

219

Special:

138

MSNBC
Wagner:

43

EdShow:

77

Sharpton:

114

Matthews:

129

Hayes:

141

Maddow:

150

O’Donnell:

130

Hayes:

84

Maddow:

142

HLN
Now:

50

WWYD?:

23

Files:

46

Files:

95

Grace:

80

Drew:

73

Growing/Files:

54/124

Files:

229

Files:

256

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MSNBC’s Al Sharpton Immersed in Ferguson News, Draws Criticism from Megyn Kelly

SharptonMSNBC host Al Sharpton continues to be front and center in the aftermath of the grand jury’s decision to not indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Sharpton spoke at a Brown family news conference this afternoon, speaking directly to St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch. “This is not our first rodeo McCullough. We will deal with this in a way civil rights leaders have,” Sharpton said.

During Fox News’ coverage of the chaos last night Megyn Kelly had some choice words for Sharpton. “Whether they [Ferguson residents] believe the representations of a guy like Al Sharpton, who just went out there and stoked the fires by giving them misinformation after misinformation, never to be corrected.”

Ed Henry Asks White House About Al Sharpton’s Taxes

HenrySharptonAt today’s White House briefing, Fox News’s Ed Henry asked Press Secretary Josh Earnest about last week’s New York Times story about MSNBC host and activist Al Sharpton and an unpaid tax bill of some $4.5 million. Henry set up the question noting the president’s ties to Sharpton. “He is here at the White House frequently as an adviser to the president, the president spoke at his organization,” Henry said, before asking:

Henry: Is the president concerned?

Earnest: The question you are asking underscores the importance that there is not political interference in tax enforcement. I am confident this administration is allowing whatever enforcement procedures are underway to be carried out.

Henry: An adviser to the president should pay his or her taxes?

Earnest: I think every American should pay his or her taxes

Sharpton Criticizes Report on Unpaid Taxes

politifact-photos-sharptonThe New York Times reports MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” host Al Sharpton has criticized a Times report asserting Sharpton has $4.5 million in state and federal tax liens outstanding against him and the for-profit business he controls. “It just is not true,” Sharpton said during a news conference Wednesday in Harlem. “We’re talking about old taxes. We’re not talking about anything new.”

The Times reports Sharpton insisted he was current on his taxes, and had paid down tax liens:

The accuracy of Mr. Sharpton’s assertion that the amount he owes the federal government is much lower than the $3.6 million shown in records cannot be verified. A spokesman for the Internal Revenue Service said federal law prohibited the agency from divulging any details about individual taxpayers. As for the state tax liens, Mr. Sharpton’s assertion that he has paid them down conflicts with information provided by state officials. State authorities filed tax liens against Mr. Sharpton in 2008 and 2009, and another in 2010 against a for-profit business he controls, Revals Communications, totaling $695,000. But a spokesman for the State Department of Taxation and Finance said the amount due had actually increased, to $916,000.

Earlier, MSNBC declined to comment on the Times story when contacted by TVNewser.

The Scoreboard: Tuesday, Nov. 18

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 291 | CNN: 141 | MSNBC: 83 | HLN: 84
  • Primetime: FNC: 400 | CNN: 172 | MSNBC: 140 | HLN: 123

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

249

TheFive:

358

Baier:

394

Greta:

360

O’Reilly:

508

Kelly:

420

Hannity:

273

O’Reilly:

210

Kelly:

249

CNN
Tapper:

142

Blitzer:

169

Blitzer:

233

Burnett:

247

Cooper:

172

Black:

195

Tonight:

150

Cooper:

142

Black:

123

MSNBC
Wagner:

69

EdShow:

72

Sharpton:

92

Matthews:

149

Hayes:

127

Maddow:

172

O’Donnell:

121

Hayes:

73

Maddow:

95

HLN
Now:

38

WWYD?:

21

Files:

27

Files:

70

Grace:

96

Dr.Drew:

120

Files:

153

Files:

192

Files:

222

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Brit Hume: MSNBC’s Al Sharpton ‘A Tax Cheat And A Crook’

Rev. Al Sharpton Holds News Conference At National Action Network's OfficeFox News Channel senior political analyst Brit Hume has called MSNBC host Al Sharpton “a tax cheat and a crook”–a reference to a report by The New York Times Tuesday that Sharpton “has regularly sidestepped the sorts of obligations most people see as inevitable, like taxes, rent and other bills,” with the Times discovering more than $4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against Sharpton and his for-profit businesses.

Hume credited the Times for reporting the story, which Sharpton did not reference on his MSNBC show, “Politics Nation”, Tuesday evening. MSNBC had no comment when TVNewser contacted the network.

The New York Observer, however, reports Sharpton alluded to the tax story in a statement:

In his written statement, Mr. Sharpton also made what seems to be a veiled reference to a story in today’s New York Times, which highlighted some $4.5 million Mr. Sharpton and his various groups owe in tax liens.

“We have made mistakes, but we have and will continue to correct those mistakes. Our work has far outweighed our mistakes and I am neither focused on the polls or the attacks,” he said in statement. “I am focused on supporting justice for the families in Ferguson and Staten Island.”

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