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Cecil Turner

A company that has hired Big Al for his consulting services may avoid some high risk ads but will surely avoid any Sharpton-led protests.

Yes, and doubtless avoid any deplorable violence by such protesters. Much like a business that pays off the mob can avoid breakage and fire sales. It seems to me a federal extortion charge would be appropriate.

hit and run

TM:
And to be fair, the Reverend planted his flag in opposition to misogynistic rap years ago.

Yeah, that's a nice read. Sharpton made a big difference, just look at how civil rap lyrics have become after that flag planting.

"Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are domestic terrorists lighting fires and picking everyone's pocket on the way out of town."
--stuff the terminally stupid Jason Whitlock said during the Imus kerfuffle, proving the stopped-clock-finds-a-nut-twice-a-day-look-squirrel rule

narciso

Back before he became 'of the body with Landru,
this is what Stanley Crouch was saying;

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0921148.html

Nick

Al Sharpton, the face of the Democratic Party.

Cecil Turner

On a tangentially related subject, Prof Jacobson (Legal Insurrection, H/T Instapundit) notes new campus sexual harassment policy from DOJ:

The letter states that “sexual harassment should be more broadly defined as ‘any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature’” including “verbal conduct” (that is, speech). It then explicitly states that allegedly harassing expression need not even be offensive to an “objectively reasonable person of the same gender in the same situation”—if the listener takes offense to sexually related speech for any reason, no matter how irrationally or unreasonably, the speaker may be punished.
I think that'd apply to telling Sharpton to go f___ himself . . . but still support that.

. . . proving the stopped-clock-finds-a-nut-twice-a-day-look-squirrel rule . . .

Nice. Hey, metaphor mangling ain't rocket surgery. <-- stuff Yogi Berra wished he'd said

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

-—if the listener takes offense to sexually related speech for any reason, no matter how irrationally or unreasonably, the speaker may be punished.--

The day that policy is court sanctioned we'll know this country is lost.
That the DOJ of any party could sanction it shows we're far down the road already.

MarkO

I think I may have mentioned that Obama hates free speech.

narciso

It is a remarkably disingenuous column, yes that was a stupid ad, but Sharpton is much worse, and twenty five years on, the dystopic reality that Tom Wolfe had glimpsed in 'Bonfire' has gone viral, in my fair city.

narciso

Let me be clear, I meant Carlos Slim's chimps scribble. We see how false this template is, they continue to extoll someone who was mired in the gangsta ethos, and demonize someone who served as an element of stability, albeit imperfectly.

Gus

Imagine how many offenses Bill Clinton committed.

matt

Reverund Al will help the major multinationals bait race in the approved manner, of course.

Tawana bet?

Clarice

Cecil, on the prior thread I link to a FIRE sponsored petition you can click to send a protest to DoJ and DOE on the new unconstitutional speech mandates.

Let me know when Sharpton and JJJ start working for responsible fathering and conduct in the ghetto--you know real change that's not deisgned to ectort money from white people to be put into their pockets.

Adjoran

The role Sharptongue wants to fill is the old Jesse Jackson Shakedown.

In Jesse's classic scam, he suddenly finds a reason to "research" a company's behavior in hiring, promoting, marketing, advertising, contracting, or some other area, which will focus negative attention on the company through protests and news conferences and press releases. The company finds the need to hire Jackson or a crony as a consultant, and suddenly the "investigation" into the company just vanishes into thin air.

Back in the day, we used to call it, "the extortion racket."

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