So let the hardworking staff get this straight:
Al Sharpton is the host of MSNBC’s nightly news program PoliticsNation.
Al Sharpton is also the president of National Action Network, “which works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, national origin, and gender.”
In his latter role, Sharpton did this (via the Washington Post) in his offtime Saturday:
Al Sharpton leads rally for jobs, justice
Rev. Al Sharpton organized a March on Washington for Jobs and Justice on the National Mall on Saturday. Occupy DC protesters also joined the event as they headed toward the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
And MSNBC is apparently okay with that.
Even Fox News has higher standards.
From the New York Times last year:
Fox News Cancels Hannity’s Tea Party Broadcast
Sean Hannity’s plan to broadcast from a Cincinnati Tea Party rally were canceled late Thursday.
Fox said Mr. Hannity returned to New York once it became apparent that the local Tea Party organizers were raising money based on his widely-promoted attendance at the rally.
But it’s okay with MSNBC for Sharpton to shill at a Jobs ‘n’ Justice shindig.
No wonder NBC News want to disown its kissin’ cousin.