Sunday, December 28, 2014
Al Sharpton is Fousesquawk 2014 Jerk of the Year
This year's Golden Penguin goes to Al Sharpton, demagogue, race huckster, shakedown artist, inciter of violence, tax cheat, slanderer, and MSNBC talk show host. In the past two years, Al Sharpton has led marches in Florida and Missouri designed to pressure the authorities to prosecute George Zimmerman and Darren Wilson, both of whom had managed to survive deadly attacks by young black men by killing their attackers- all this while moonlighting as a "news commentator" on MSNBC. Now just in the past few days, he has once again stirred up the streets of not only New York but cities around the country in the wake of a grand jury's decision not to prosecute a NY cop in the death of Eric Garner. The result? Two murdered NYPD officers.
And do you think Sharpton would support Mayor de Blasio's appeal for a moratorium on protests until after the two dead officers were laid to rest? Think again (hat tip Hot Air).
And to think that this despicable character not only enjoys the trust of thousands of followers but the mayor of New York, the attorney general of the US, and even the President of the US.
I know that I can be accused of trivializing the damage that this man does to our society by naming him simply as a jerk, but who else could I give this "award" to?