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(The Daily Beast)   Al Sharpton: I positively, absolutely, indubitably, understandably, irrevocably, was never, ever, an FBI informant. This is slander of the gander, a noose that's on the loose, a reprobate in my prostate, a revolution in devolution   (thedailybeast.com ) divider line
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2014-04-08 12:37:53 PM  
"It's crazy. If I provided all the information they claimed I provided, I should be given a ticker-tape parade," said Sharpton, 59.


if he did what TSG says he did, he does deserve a parade.  And i'll give him a pass for all the race-baiting stuff too.
 
2014-04-08 12:42:34 PM  
Who do I trust less, Sharpton, the FBI, or Matt Drudge?

How often is TSG wrong?

/Sharpton may be an old school hustler, but he was funny and right on in Chris Rock's "Good Hair"
 
2014-04-08 01:36:21 PM  
The man used as a the example of being a polar opposite of Mandela a few months ago will now be lauded as a hero?
 
2014-04-08 01:36:24 PM  
All I know is I want a mob nickname now.
 
2014-04-08 01:41:00 PM  

Diogenes: All I know is I want a mob nickname now.


Well I already have you down as "A liberal Frank Luntz" so how about "Libby Luntz, the big lunk"? no? too long? hmmmm....Chappy? ;D
 
2014-04-08 01:52:21 PM  

somedude210: Chappy


I could live with that.  And I do have a nice ass.
 
2014-04-08 01:54:32 PM  

Diogenes: I could live with that. And I do have a nice ass.


well you keep showing it off in those things! :P

*puts on 'shake your groove thing'*

/did this thread suddenly get weird?
 
2014-04-08 02:10:49 PM  
He then went on to enjoy a grandilomentitudinous sandwich.

/wait, that was Don King wasn't it....
 
2014-04-08 02:10:52 PM  
"Yet a screaming headline on the The Drudge Report -- SHARPTON WAS FBI MOB RAT-was hardly an auspicious way to begin a momentous week."

The Drudge Report: Pro-loan sharking Mafia hit men if Democrats are against them
 
2014-04-08 02:11:46 PM  
You know it's not true because Al Sharpton has never been capable of informing anybody about anything.
 
2014-04-08 02:14:57 PM  
That headline sounded like Don King, not Al Sharpton. Nice nuance there, subby.
 
2014-04-08 02:19:10 PM  
If it were true, I'd think better of him.  Or maybe the Republicans are now all Snitches get Stitches.  We'll see.
 
2014-04-08 02:21:10 PM  

Cymbal: That headline sounded like Don King, not Al Sharpton. Nice nuance there, subby.


Watch what you are saying, nuance is the new n word.
 
2014-04-08 02:24:54 PM  

somedude210: Diogenes: I could live with that. And I do have a nice ass.

well you keep showing it off in those things! :P

*puts on 'shake your groove thing'*

/did this thread suddenly get weird?


Get out now, or stay here and get weird. Its your call.
 
2014-04-08 02:25:11 PM  
So how long before he's sleeping with the carp?
 
2014-04-08 02:27:06 PM  

Cymbal: That headline sounded like Don King, not Al Sharpton. Nice nuance there, subby.


Yes, I know. I was trying to go with the Don King thing. Many people rhyme their words when trying to make a point or blather on, Don King is just the most famous one to do it :P

The Mighty Quim: Get out now, or stay here and get weird. Its your call.


since I started the weird, I suppose it's only right that I hang around to see how it ends. It's like watching the universe implode on itself
 
2014-04-08 02:28:33 PM  

SnakeLee: "Yet a screaming headline on the The Drudge Report -- SHARPTON WAS FBI MOB RAT-was hardly an auspicious way to begin a momentous week."

The Drudge Report: Pro-loan sharking Mafia hit men if Democrats are against them


NY Post went the same route.
 
2014-04-08 02:29:52 PM  
Of course he has to deny it.  If he admits it was true, he is also admitting that the FBI had enough on him for other crimes that he had to inform on the Mob.  Informants, for the most part, agree to get dirt on others to hide their own misdeeds.
 
2014-04-08 02:33:04 PM  
If you are a journalist, or a owner of a media site, and you come across information that somebody may have been an informant against a dangerous group of criminals, do you go and publish that information and endanger the person's life? Shouldn't they bury the information, or go to the police with it to arrest the person that is leaking secret information and risking informant's lives? I guess if you don't like the person the right thing to do is to publish it, in effect signing their death sentence.

And if this is true, does this make him an even worse person in the eyes of Republicans because he is a snitch?
 
2014-04-08 02:34:13 PM  
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2014-04-08 02:34:36 PM  
DEVO!
 
2014-04-08 02:40:02 PM  

ongbok: If you are a journalist, or a owner of a media site, and you come across information that somebody may have been an informant against a dangerous group of criminals, do you go and publish that information and endanger the person's life? Shouldn't they bury the information, or go to the police with it to arrest the person that is leaking secret information and risking informant's lives? I guess if you don't like the person the right thing to do is to publish it, in effect signing their death sentence.

And if this is true, does this make him an even worse person in the eyes of Republicans because he is a snitch?


You are forgetting he is black.
 
2014-04-08 02:42:25 PM  
What was Sharpton even doing hanging out with those guys? What was the cover?
 
2014-04-08 02:45:19 PM  

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Approves of headline.

 
2014-04-08 02:46:18 PM  

whidbey: What was Sharpton even doing hanging out with those guys? What was the cover?


Probably drove the getaway truck, like Samuel L. Jackson's character in Goodfellas.
 
2014-04-08 02:46:59 PM  

ongbok: If you are a journalist, or a owner of a media site...


That was my original thought as well, but the rest of the article seems to suggest that this information was already generally known to the relevant parties.
 
2014-04-08 02:51:50 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: ongbok: If you are a journalist, or a owner of a media site...

That was my original thought as well, but the rest of the article seems to suggest that this information was already generally known to the relevant parties.


The Daily Beast are totally ITG. They drub up Obama every now and then even though I'm sure they voted for him.
 
2014-04-08 02:55:43 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: ongbok: If you are a journalist, or a owner of a media site...

That was my original thought as well, but the rest of the article seems to suggest that this information was already generally known to the relevant parties.


Yeah but you would think if somebody is making all of this noise about it and offering you info about it, you still wouldn't publish even if the person is known to all of the parties, you would go to the police and tell them that this person is offering up information of informants.
 
2014-04-08 02:57:33 PM  
He would not, could not, in a car?
He would not, could not, near or far?

Oh wait, that's the other party that screwed up that one...
 
2014-04-08 03:05:00 PM  

somedude210: Diogenes: I could live with that. And I do have a nice ass.

well you keep showing it off in those things! :P

*puts on 'shake your groove thing'*

/did this thread suddenly get weird?


Yeah.  But in a good way.
 
2014-04-08 03:11:21 PM  
I can't tell if subby has confused Al Sharpton with Don King or Jesse Jackson.
 
2014-04-08 03:37:57 PM  
Re the headline: I'm not a big follower of Al Sharpton, but I hadn't heard that he was prone to clanging.

/don't cast aspersions on his asparagus
 
2014-04-08 03:39:03 PM  
Of course its a lie. Sharpton would never snitch on his criminal associates.

/a man of honor, he is.
 
2014-04-08 03:40:04 PM  

somedude210: Cymbal: That headline sounded like Don King, not Al Sharpton. Nice nuance there, subby.

Yes, I know. I was trying to go with the Don King thing. Many people rhyme their words when trying to make a point or blather on, Don King is just the most famous one to do it :P

The Mighty Quim: Get out now, or stay here and get weird. Its your call.

since I started the weird, I suppose it's only right that I hang around to see how it ends. It's like watching the universe implode on itself


i75.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-08 03:43:56 PM  
"I not only deny the allegations, I deny the alligator."
 
2014-04-08 03:47:05 PM  

Cymbal: whidbey: What was Sharpton even doing hanging out with those guys? What was the cover?

Probably drove the getaway truck, like Samuel L. Jackson's character in Goodfellas.


FTFA:"The government was trying to entrap a civil rights kid on some crimes that were never committed, and failed to trap him," Sharpton said on Monday. "That's the unsaid part of it: Why did they go after Sharpton in the first place? What was the crime?" He added: "The one interesting thing that we're looking at, three decades later, is that no one can identify, with all of the documents Bastone's got, what it is they came after me for? There is no crime here."

So presumably he was in the music business.  And from that quote he seems to be changing his tune and admitting he was working with the FBI.
 
2014-04-08 03:47:07 PM  

Cymbal: ongbok: If you are a journalist, or a owner of a media site, and you come across information that somebody may have been an informant against a dangerous group of criminals, do you go and publish that information and endanger the person's life? Shouldn't they bury the information, or go to the police with it to arrest the person that is leaking secret information and risking informant's lives? I guess if you don't like the person the right thing to do is to publish it, in effect signing their death sentence.

And if this is true, does this make him an even worse person in the eyes of Republicans because he is a snitch?

You are forgetting he is black.


Drudge is black?
 
2014-04-08 03:48:30 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: The man used as a the example of being a polar opposite of Mandela a few months ago will now be lauded as a hero?


Exactly... you know how you can tell if 'ol Al is lying... his lips are moving.
I can't see how anyone can stand his preaching/telling blatant BS?
What was MSNBC thinking putting that snake oil salesman on the air? I understand them wanting the minority viewers but comeon???? you could have found someone with at least a bit integrity or honesty?
 
2014-04-08 03:51:01 PM  

Bartman66: InterruptingQuirk: The man used as a the example of being a polar opposite of Mandela a few months ago will now be lauded as a hero?

Exactly... you know how you can tell if 'ol Al is lying... his lips are moving.
I can't see how anyone can stand his preaching/telling blatant BS?
What was MSNBC thinking putting that snake oil salesman on the air? I understand them wanting the minority viewers but comeon???? you could have found someone with at least a bit integrity or honesty?



You think minorities watch MSNBC because we want to se Al Sharpton? Lol. That's cute.
 
2014-04-08 04:02:36 PM  
Wait, so they're trying to smear this guy by .... accusing him of helping the FBI take down the Mafia?

What are they going to call it, HeroGate?
 
2014-04-08 04:17:15 PM  

Xcott: Wait, so they're trying to smear this guy by .... accusing him of helping the FBI take down the Mafia?

What are they going to call it, HeroGate?


Snowden was a snitch, and even when he was making Obama look bad the right-wing hated him and called him a dirty snitch.  Sharpton, who tries to pretend he's clean-cut and an upstanding moral-majority christian leader is mostly being accused of being a dirty filthy gangster who worked with organized crime.

Now I can't defend Sharpton, whatever his good points he's just too much of an asshole, but I am wondering about the Daily Beast.  Between this article and the factless, unsupported ramblings posted earlier today make me wonder if they're all just drunk.
 
2014-04-08 04:56:34 PM  
"Resist We Much!!"
 
2014-04-08 05:03:09 PM  
Funny headline.
 
2014-04-08 05:54:09 PM  
Xcott:
Wait, so they're trying to smear this guy by .... accusing him of helping the FBI take down the Mafia?

No, they're pointing out that he was a criminal who got arm-twisted into informing on the Mafia.

You think Sharpton would work for the FBI out of the goodness of his heart? He's been caught doing enough middle-level crime that it's not a big stretch to figuring out that he got away with a lot of it because of his informant status.
 
2014-04-08 06:16:29 PM  

cirby: Xcott:
Wait, so they're trying to smear this guy by .... accusing him of helping the FBI take down the Mafia?

No, they're pointing out that he was a criminal who got arm-twisted into informing on the Mafia.

You think Sharpton would work for the FBI out of the goodness of his heart? He's been caught doing enough middle-level crime that it's not a big stretch to figuring out that he got away with a lot of it because of his informant status.


Or unless none of it is true.
 
2014-04-08 06:52:08 PM  
If that coprolite told me that today was Tuesday, I'd have to check a newspaper to make sure. What a pantload that sawed off little race hustler is. They'd need to wire him because, as a known liar, his verbal testimony alone would  be worthless in court.
 
2014-04-08 07:00:37 PM  

cirby: Xcott:
Wait, so they're trying to smear this guy by .... accusing him of helping the FBI take down the Mafia?

No, they're pointing out that he was a criminal who got arm-twisted into informing on the Mafia.

You think Sharpton would work for the FBI out of the goodness of his heart? He's been caught doing enough middle-level crime that it's not a big stretch to figuring out that he got away with a lot of it because of his informant status.


Citations? I mean I know the guy's an outspoken asshole, but making up shiat only makes you look bad, not him.
 
2014-04-08 07:07:09 PM  
He just addressed this. He said he did cooperate with the FBI against the mob. He said the circumstances were that the mobsters contacted him regarding something he was doing in the music business and tried to shake him down. He then contacted the FBI and worked with them to stop the threat against him. Apparently this news isn't anything new. He wrote about it years ago in his book, and the FBI has verified the story.
 
2014-04-08 07:23:42 PM  
Bartman66:

What was MSNBC thinking putting that snake oil salesman on the air?


I honestly don't know. His show sucks. He reads every line off the teleprompter as if he was doing a Garrett Morris impression from SNL:

jaydeanhcr.files.wordpress.com

I'm black, and I like a lot of the shows on MSNBC (Maddow, Chris Hayes, Morning Joe, Joy Reid, MHP) but I avoid Sharpton's show, Ed Shultz (who also talks too loud), and Ronan Farrow (something about him just won't let me take him seriously).
 
2014-04-08 08:12:44 PM  

Cymbal: That headline sounded like Don King, not Al Sharpton. Nice nuance there, subby.


All those people sound alike.
 
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