The Reverend Al Sharpton wants an apology from right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh, or he's filing a defamation lawsuit.
"In the op-ed published in Saturday's Wall Street Journal Limbaugh writes Sharpton 'played a leading role in the 1991 Crown Heights riot (he called neighborhood Jews ‘diamond merchants’) and 1995 Freddie's Fashion Mart riot,'" CNN reported.
“Not only did Rush Limbaugh try to criminalize the NFL,” Sharpton told a columnist with the Palm Beach Post."But now he is saying I’m a criminal. He can call me a race-baiter and all that stuff like he does. But don’t call me a criminal.”
Sharpton issued the following statement on the matter to CNN: "Mr. Limbaugh's blatant and defamatory statements regarding the Crown Heights Riots falsely give the impression that Rev. Sharpton was present during the violence that occurred when in reality he had been called in by the family after the violence.
Sharpton told news agencies that he was not in Crown Heights until after the violence, calling Limbaugh's statement false.
Originally posted by whaaa
reply to post by useless eaters
Not that it matters but anyone can become an ordained minister if they want to. I am. Pastor whaaa. I have married many a hippie in my day.
Originally posted by sdcigarpig
Well this is a good case where it starts out with forceful speech and rhetoric where someone takes action.
Rev. Al Sharpton started out as a Pentacostal minister and then went to the Baptist.
His current actions are like the pot calling the kettle black, as he has been involved in more stuff of this nature than anyone should have. What is a real shame of it all, for a person is his position and authority, why he can not work to make a better place for all, instead of choosing for just a few. He tends to add verbally gas to a smoldering fire, and it is about time some one call him on it. Part is his own fault as he puts himself out there and appearing as a leader of the african american community, and as many are finding out, what you say can and will come back to haunt you.
Originally posted by useless eaters
Has anyone found out what church the "Reverend" Al Sharpton actually belongs to?