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    Al Sharpton’s New Motto: “Wake up early Sunday morning, we much.”

    Al Sharpton’s New Motto: “Wake up early Sunday morning, we much.”

    8 a.m. Sunday mornings: No Breakfast, No Peace.

    MSNBC is dropping the Reverend Al Sharpton’s program ‘PoliticsNation’ from its daily lineup and moving him to a weekly slot which will air on Sunday mornings at 8 am.

    Alex Weprin of Politico reports:

    MSNBC moves Al Sharpton to Sunday mornings

    Sharpton’s last weekday “PoliticsNation” will be Sept. 4. He moves to Sundays a month later on Oct. 4, according to a memo sent to MSNBC staff by the channel’s president Phil Griffin Wednesday evening.

    “I want to congratulate Al and his team. For four years they have done a terrific job bringing his voice and a big spotlight to issues of justice, civil rights and equality. And as many of you know, The Rev never missed a show,” Griffin wrote in the email. “I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do with a Sunday morning newsmaker program.”

    The 6 pm hour will temporarily be filled by “MSNBC Live,” the channel’s weekday news program. A permanent replacement will be named “soon after” Sharpton moves, per Griffin.

    Here’s a video report from Wochit News:

    David Hinckley of New York Daily News has a response from Sharpton:

    Sharpton deflected a suggestion that he had been demoted.

    “I’m very happy,” he said Wednesday. “First, I can reach a wider audience of people who don’t get home by 6 at night. Second, I can now get the A-list guests and newsmakers I want. And third, a Sunday morning host is what I always wanted to be.

    “I never wanted to be a weeknight pundit. I wanted to be a Sunday morning newsmaker. I wanted to be Dr. Martin Luther King, not Larry King.”

    Obviously this is racist!

    Finally, we have to watch this famous video one last time:

    Good luck with the new slot, Al.

    Featured image via YouTube.

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    That’s ok. Being in the lunatic business, and an arm of the Obama administration, they probably have a lot of security. Sharpton will be only left doing Vester’s final act, which was a good thing.


     
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    McAllister | August 27, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Heh.


     
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    buckeyeminuteman | August 27, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Doesn’t the Reverend have some preaching to do on Sunday mornings? Oh, that’s right; he isn’t a real reverend.


     
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    Another Voice | August 27, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Yet, it seems such a perfect match of right person and right time slot for both its irony ( Sunday 8:00 am)and hypocrisy (New direction by MSNBC). If the Rev. can bring along as many as 50/60 % (208,000 / 249,000) of current viewers, he’ll be history by the spring if only to keep him that long to show “good faith” appeasement to Obama. (Anything less would be considered racist or law suit)

    There’s always Plan B: Guest appearances and Bill De Blasio who keeps the ole Rev. on his short list to assist him with fixing all what’s wrong down in the City (NY).


     
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    Catcher in the Wry | August 28, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Al Sharpton says he aspires to be Martin Luther King and not Larry King but he isn’t even Alan King, who was occasionally amusing and insightful.
    I doubt MSNBC has the guts to toss Sharpton out (since ratings don’t seem to matter and his motto is “No program, no peace”). But plainly they are moving around the dead wood
    before it goes into the chipper.


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