Al Sharpton, ‘PoliticsNation’ Advertisers Targeted in New Boycott


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A group of conservative activists, tired of what they see as a persistent and little remarked liberal bias in the news media, are set to begin a series of boycotts aimed at advertisers who sponsor what they see as left-wing networks, outlets, and journalists.

On Sunday they announced their first target, the Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil-rights leader turned MSNBC talk-show host whose PoliticsNation has grown in influence and audience since making its debut two years ago.

“Sharpton is a racial extortionist who has instigated racial animosities, violence, and division in America for the last forty years,” write the boycott’s organizers. “In better times, Sharpton would be stigmatized and condemned for the damage he has done. But today he is a primetime host on MSNBC—the charter cable news network for NBC News, and a favored outlet for the Obama administration’s spin doctors.”

The boycott is part of Truth Revolt, a new project by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a right-wing foundation that has focused on what it calls liberal bias in Hollywood and on college campuses. Truth Revolt, which says its purpose is to “unmask leftists in the media for who they are, destroy their credibility with the American public, and devastate their funding bases,” is led by Ben Shapiro, an editor-at-large for the conservative website Breitbart News and the author, most recently, of Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America.

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  • JacksonPearson

    This race baiting turd should have been flushed off the American stage a long time ago!

  • Chezwick

    The lefties pulled this against Fox news and Glenn Beck. One wonders where it all might end? Will the “boycott” become the death of free speech?

    • m4253y

      are you serious? “death of free speech”?

      we are on a site like this due to the death of free speech. did i miss something?

    • ArentIpretty

      A boycott is a form of freespeech. If the left can do it, why can’t the center, or right? The left has organizational skills that the right hasn’t had. This is primarily because the left is not about the individual, but groups. The unions and organizations such as ACORN thrive on mob attacks against the concept of the individual. It is not the group, but the reliance and ethics of individualism that made the USA a great country.

  • m4253y

    the really sad part is that i registered on truth revolt, attempted to sign on for a petition against this pos but couldn’t because i needed a password. sent them an email requesting a password and nothing. so, what gives?

  • Lanna

    Please note that all these groups contributing to the demise of America have been working at this for years and years, they are organized and evil!

  • ArentIpretty

    This man makes his living on perpetuating racism. Same as Jackson.

  • Rdlake

    Rabe baiting pimp & extortionist is a good start. Pseudo Dr, Cornell West, Travis Smiley & the entire toxic staff @ Columbia U

  • JibbaJabba

    Is Sharpton aware that Trayvon Martin’s parents held a PC and forcefully stated that race had no place in the discussion of that case?

    Probably not.

    • Seek

      Come on, man. Reality check: The fact that the parents appeared on stage with Sharpton at his annual 2012 National Action Network conference tells me all I need to know about this obnoxious race-obsessed couple. With Sharpton, EVERYTHING is about race. The parents made him their “adviser,” and in so doing they furthered the cause of blackness.

  • Rdlake

    Processed hair extortionist moronic race baiting pimp has contributed nothing but I’ll will to our society. Time to bounce this ass.

  • antioli

    A good boycott starts with the brands image and immediately associates with something repulsive to the viewer.

  • MrUniteUs1

    More publicity for Sharpton and his show.