Video: Al Sharpton battles teleprompter, loses

posted at 4:41 pm on May 7, 2014 by Guy Benson

Your palate cleanser du jour, courtesy of the Free Beacon’s video team.  A masterpiece:

Multiple laugh-out-loud moments packed into 78 seconds — beginning with the timeless “resist we much” flub, and closing with a very special exclamation point. My personal favorites are “Sigannoy Weaver” and the confident butchering of “Latvia.”  I do wonder, though, whether the WFB crew is being too generous to Sharpton by labeling the clip “Al Sharpton versus the Teleprompter.”  An odd gripe against the minds behind such a ruthless piece of trolling, I realize, but despite my own headline, I’m not convinced Al’s mistakes can all be chalked up to prompter struggles.  Seamlessly reading that scrolling text aloud can actually be much harder than it looks.  I’ll give him that.  But it doesn’t seem as though Sharpton misreads words like “Beijing” and “hubris,” so much as he…doesn’t know what they are.  Shades of DWS and “myzled.”  Another thing: I feel considerably less mean-spirited posting this video than I might if some other hapless soul were its target.  Why?  Because, put bluntly, Al Sharpton is a terrible person who has trafficked in racial and ethnic resentment (also, cocaine) throughout his adult life.  He’s perpetrated vicious hoaxes and fomented anger that cost innocent lives.  Jonah Goldberg’s 2013 take-down of Sharpton is as unsparing as it is richly earned:

In our overly therapeutic culture, we talk a lot about “enabling” pathologies, self-destructive behavior, etc. Well, Sharpton is a pathology enabled by the very system he loathes. In a healthy society, Sharpton might be on parole now — not the must-get guest for Meet the Press and Today on issues of racial justice. He was a ringleader in perpetuating the evil Tawana Brawley hoax, in which he and two corrupt lawyers (now disbarred) falsely accused assistant district attorney Steven Pagones and others of gang-raping a 15-year-old girl in a racist attack (Brawley claimed that she’d been smeared with feces and had had racist epithets written on her body). No person of any ideological stripe could doubt it was a fraud — except, that is, for the unrepentant Sharpton, who recently insisted “something happened.”

If he’d been locked up for that, he might not have helped incite the Crown Heights riots in 1991. After a tragic car accident in the New York neighborhood in which a Jewish driver accidentally struck and killed a black child named Gavin Cato, Sharpton stoked anti-Semitic rage. At the funeral for Cato, amid shouts from the crowd of “Heil Hitler!” (one banner read, “Hitler did not do the job”), Sharpton didn’t call for reconciliation; he inveighed against “diamond dealers.” During the riots Jews were beaten in the street, and eventually a Hasidic tourist from Australia, Yankel Rosenbaum, was stabbed to death. Perhaps if Sharpton had been shunned for his role in that, he might not have encouraged yet more violence in 1995, when he led protests against the eviction of a black-owned record store. Sharpton fueled rage on his radio show and at rallies to the point where one of the protesters ran into a Jewish-owned store whose owner was wrongly blamed for the eviction, shot several people, and then burned the place down, killing seven (mostly Hispanic) occupants.

No, Sharpton wasn’t drummed out of polite society.  He was rewarded with his very own television show on a network that is, appropriately enough, positively obsessed with racial grievance.  He’s been feted at the White House.  He’s formed a “partnership” with the US Attorney General.  Handsomely compensating Al Sharpton to comment on issues of race on a nightly basis is about as preposterous as appropriating the, er, “lessons” of Orwell’s Animal Farm as a means to justify a Statist agenda.  Remember, friends, these people are supposedly our intellectual and moral betters.  On that front, be sure to read the Free Beacon’s exclusive “discovery” of Krystal Ball’s “high school book reports.”  When it comes to needling the Left, no organization is quite as relentless as the WFB.  And they’re en fuego this week.

Exit Question (Allahpundit ™): David Rutz includes the modifier “volume one” in his short write-up of this montage.  Does that mean there’s a second installment on the way?


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Comcast is so proud…

d1carter on May 7, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Yep, the most safistimacated black man ever to slither outta Nue yahk.

vnvet on May 7, 2014 at 4:45 PM

No, Sharpton wasn’t drummed out of polite society. He was rewarded with his very own television show on a network that is, appropriately enough, positively obsessed with racial grievance. He’s been feted at the White House. He’s formed a “partnership” with the US Attorney General. Handsomely compensating Al Sharpton to comment on issues of race on a nightly basis is about as preposterous as appropriating the, er, “lessons” of Orwell’s Animal Farm as a means to justify a Statist agenda

…maybe Sterling can be his sidekick!

KOOLAID2 on May 7, 2014 at 4:45 PM

SNL wept.

onomo on May 7, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Real talk. Snitches get stitches.

Murphy9 on May 7, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Al Sharpton: FBI Informant

Agent CI-7.

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 4:51 PM

SharpyToon sounded very lucid as a drug pimp .
Is he camera/ teleprompter conscious or what ?

burrata on May 7, 2014 at 4:52 PM

My favorite was his pronunciation of “Chipotle.” It sounds like he’s saying “AAA (Triple A).”

As far as an answer to the exit question, knowing Sharpton, of course there’s more on the way. Heck, I’m surprised all of that wasn’t from just one of his shows.

GOPRanknFile on May 7, 2014 at 4:53 PM

RESIST WE MUCH.

ToddPA on May 7, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Yep, the most safistimacated black man ever to slither outta Nue yahk.

vnvet on May 7, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Lol :)

jimver on May 7, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Man, if only HA registration were today.

rogerb on May 7, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Hey, Al, if you shout a little louder we won’t notice that you’re a complete imbecile. You must love your affirmative action job.

HiJack on May 7, 2014 at 4:55 PM

You are all raciss!

oryguncon on May 7, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Does that mean there’s a second installment on the way?

Let’s hope so! As long as he is ‘speaking’ in public, there should be many more installments to come.

Brat on May 7, 2014 at 4:55 PM

OK, the last five seconds were unfair but hugely funny.

Tard on May 7, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Look who admits to racism.

Schadenfreude on May 7, 2014 at 4:57 PM

SharpyToon sounded very lucid as a drug pimp .
Is he camera/ teleprompter conscious or what ?

burrata on May 7, 2014 at 4:52 PM

The answer is your ‘or what’ part. ‘Or what’ = illiterate

Brat on May 7, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Nothing funny about that guy. He’s a dangerous, racist demegogue who has caused immeasurable pain in many peoples lives.

If there were justice, he’d be looking between bars instead of a teleprompter.

Nothing humorous about that bastard. Nothing at all.

BacaDog on May 7, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Heh, who pays millions to this dumber-than-a-parot?

Schadenfreude on May 7, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Isn’t it a crime to be this stupid?

Xanatos90 on May 7, 2014 at 5:00 PM

If I made fun of someone doing something like this it would come out that they had had a stroke on live television.

Cindy Munford on May 7, 2014 at 5:00 PM

The only thing that could have made that more hilarious would have been if he’d looked in the camera at the end and said “Stay in school, kids!”

Rational Thought on May 7, 2014 at 5:01 PM

BBBBBBBBBBBWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH…!!!

Seven Percent Solution on May 7, 2014 at 5:02 PM

I was jiddy about watching this clip, thanks for positing it.

Bishop on May 7, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Racist, racist, racist.

Pointing out the intellectual shortcomings of our moral superiors like Sharpton is clearly motivated by unmitigated racism.

novaculus on May 7, 2014 at 5:08 PM

LOL! Watch this clip from Free Beacon – The Agony of Repeat. It’s a laugh riot!

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/the-agony-of-repeat/

TarheelBen on May 7, 2014 at 5:10 PM

I recall that old childhood fable: The Tor-tees and the ire.

SteveMG on May 7, 2014 at 5:12 PM

You go, girl!

“English” is just another word for nothing left to lose.

Or something like that …. It’s those dang Koch brothers again, I am sure.

Chuck Ef on May 7, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Al Sharpton was selected and groomed by the FBI as an informant specifically because of his connections and access to mafia figures, both through the music industry and professional sports. His FBI designation was CI-7, “Confidential Informant 7″.

He was initially contacted through a drug sting wherein he was approached regarding the potential acquisition and disposition of a large quantity of drugs and he expressed interest in that transaction.

Sharpton carried a wired briefcase to meetings with mafia figures and recorded those conversations where those figures felt comfortable enough in his presence to discuss not only their daily business dealings, both illegal and legal, but past crimes and vendettas.

Sharpton, for his part, threatened to boycott the businesses of individuals unless they contributed heavily to his ‘community organizing’ wing.

Al Sharpton was an ignorant little thug long before he had that stroke.

thatsafactjack on May 7, 2014 at 5:17 PM

I heard a local NBC guy refer to sharia law as “sierra…shahira” law. LOL. Bet he wonders what the Sierra Club or Shakira has to do with law!

PattyJ on May 7, 2014 at 5:21 PM

What’s interesting to me is all the hand-wringing about violence being perpetrated or incited by Tea Party-types, and yet Sharpton by himself has a higher record of inciting riots, shootings and murders than all Tea Party gatherings combined.

The Schaef on May 7, 2014 at 5:21 PM

This dumbsh@#t can’t even speak English much less read it!

rjoco1 on May 7, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Resist we much already gave him away.

neyney on May 7, 2014 at 5:28 PM

He’s dumber than a box of hair…

Wyznowski on May 7, 2014 at 5:30 PM

CHIPOTLE!

ladyingray on May 7, 2014 at 5:31 PM

I think it is time that respectable Republicans ( which excludes McShameless and other Shoomer’s Republicans) should start declining invites from PMS-NBC to appear on their shows citing their financial support for a violent racist and drug peddling anti-Semite , and a murderer ( Joe ).

burrata on May 7, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Seriously, that was painful to watch.

Johnnyreb on May 7, 2014 at 5:37 PM

This reminds me of an argument I had years ago with one of the bros. he swore Marticulate was a word. I told him you can be articulate or meticulous which would mean that you are a well spoken detail minded person. I asked him what his word meant and he said it was the word for a vicious person. I just shook my head. He did this kind of stuff all the time. Guess he went to the Al Sharpton School of Grammar. They just pick stuff out of the air and call it vocabulary.

neyney on May 7, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Great video, but what was wrong with his pronunciation of “Fran Drescher”?

steebo77 on May 7, 2014 at 5:37 PM

where’s Barbara billingsley (june cleaver) when you need her?-her seen in airplane as the jive interpreter was absolutely brilliant.Or maybe have subtitles like they do on swamp people.

jaywemm on May 7, 2014 at 5:40 PM

I watched his very first show and immediately changed my internet nick. I laughed so hard that I thought that I’d break all of my ribs.

Resist We Much on May 7, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Too bad nobody has “I denies the allegations and I defies the alligators.” on video. It’s around on audio.

Wander on May 7, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Excellent write-up, Mr. Benson. Excellent.

Cleombrotus on May 7, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Don’t you think he does this on purpose to make him look more like the illiterates in his neighborhood.

crankyoldlady on May 7, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Seriously, that was painful to watch.

Johnnyreb on May 7, 2014 at 5:37 PM

What’s painful is the fact that this stupid racist has a regular show on MSDNC. Clearly the standard is lower for blacks at that network, you don’t even have to be smart or have something to say at MSDNC so long as you tick the black box on their programming charts.

Why does it matter? Because this racist who hates whites, has committed fraud about instances of racial intolerance, and was responsible for torching a Jewish business is taking up air time that could be used to show case a smart liberal black who might have something worth hearing.

Happy Nomad on May 7, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Don’t you think he does this on purpose to make him look more like the illiterates in his neighborhood.

crankyoldlady on May 7, 2014 at 6:08 PM

You mean he wants to make sure no one accuses him of ‘acting white’?
Could be.

slickwillie2001 on May 7, 2014 at 6:17 PM

neyney on May 7, 2014 at 5:37 PM

I think he got his “r” in the wrong spot. matriculate is a word meaning, of course, enrolled in school. But your buddy didn’t even come close in the meaning, so I guess he was just not too bright.

gracie on May 7, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Don’t you think he does this on purpose to make him look more like the illiterates in his neighborhood.

crankyoldlady on May 7, 2014 at 6:08 PM

hell no. he’s a bird brain at best.

gracie on May 7, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Meth head.

Pork-Chop on May 7, 2014 at 6:28 PM

There’s hope for all takers aka typical liberals to get a high paying job and not have to wake up before the crack of noon. Anyone vile, corrupt, radical, or racist enough to walk in the door without banging their head too hard on the walls, anyone who gets the thrills up and down their legs when Obama is talking but wears their Depends so no janitor with a mop bucket is required, anyone who can wipe the spittle off their chin before the camera can switch back to them from the clip that was highly edited to support the state-run media’s narrative can be hired at MSLSD.

CommieJuice on May 7, 2014 at 6:49 PM

…I guess the Hot Air race-hustler… libfreeorgan had to take time…for a real bowel movement… during this thread?

KOOLAID2 on May 7, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Seriously, that was painful to watch.

Johnnyreb on May 7, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Yes it is but this is the possibly the left’s best fed house slave and even though he’s brainless, sicked like a dog, he’s also soulless and has slandered too many decent people. Let him suffer the repercussions of the principled and the wrath of the literate.
Where can he go from here? Oh yeah, NPR.

onomo on May 7, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Don’t you think he does this on purpose to make him look more like the illiterates in his neighborhood.

crankyoldlady on May 7, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Nope. He was born stupid and he gonna die stupid.

/Fo sho.

Key West Reader on May 7, 2014 at 6:58 PM

I know I shouldn’t but I feel racist now. Not really.

Akzed on May 7, 2014 at 7:07 PM

environmental projection agency

. . . can’t stop laughing

Axe on May 7, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Where’s Libfreeorcry when you need him? Maybe he can translate.

Akzed on May 7, 2014 at 7:10 PM

. . . send help

Axe on May 7, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Maybe he was talking African…?

Akzed on May 7, 2014 at 7:10 PM

. . . lol — cause it’s all word, word, word, then clear, slow “environmental projection agency”

“why was traffic problems email sent”

Axe on May 7, 2014 at 7:17 PM

omg

Axe on May 7, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Actually “environmental projection agency” is really an accurate description of what this lawless, lunatic agency actually DOES.

russedav on May 7, 2014 at 7:26 PM

And they call Clarence Thomas an “Uncle Tom”

If there ever was an Uncle Tom it’s Al Sharpton, being paid by Uncle Sugar in the WH.

/spit.

Key West Reader on May 7, 2014 at 7:32 PM

How low can they set the bar?

Murphy9 on May 7, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I snorted hen he choked. I wish he’d choke more often. Where are the trolls to defend this democratic houseboy?

AH_C on May 7, 2014 at 8:07 PM

In tears…..lol

dddave on May 7, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Come on guys, it’s Eubonics! Aren’t you edumacated?

Annielou on May 7, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Please, MSNBC do not take this moron off the air.

SC.Charlie on May 7, 2014 at 8:51 PM

…I guess the Hot Air race-hustler… libfreeorgan had to take time…for a real bowel movement… during this thread?

KOOLAID2 on May 7, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Funnier than the video – er, well, I exaggerate. But good nonetheless.

Chuck Ef on May 7, 2014 at 8:51 PM

environmental projection agency

. . . can’t stop laughing

Axe on May 7, 2014 at 7:09 PM

More truth than not with that blunder…

Rev-rund Malaprop

onlineanalyst on May 7, 2014 at 9:37 PM

I watched his very first show and immediately changed my internet nick. I laughed so hard that I thought that I’d break all of my ribs.

Resist We Much on May 7, 2014 at 5:41 PM

…it’s never come up…but I thought that is where you got your nick…I laughed so hard when… I started reading your site.

KOOLAID2 on May 7, 2014 at 10:42 PM

You can laugh at Sharpton but this evil monster has incited more murders with his race-baiting than Charles Manson. And Obama attended a dinner in his honor, absolutely the most disgraceful act ever by a President of the United States.

FOAF on May 8, 2014 at 3:50 AM

Hey, take it easy on ole Sharpie. He was just distracted because he probably though the heard a noise behind the film crew. You know he is watching his sh!t for those hits the mob has out for his snitching!
Love to set off some fire crackers when he trolls through town!

libbyscooter on May 8, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Can you say just plain stupid! Another product of the public school systems. He has absolutely no idea what many of the words he’s trying to say mean in the first place. Comcast should be proud to allow an ignorant slim master to have a show on their worthless network.

regmgr on May 8, 2014 at 10:16 AM

All that and a former “spiritual adviser” to James Brown. Talented induhvidual.

bluesdoc70 on May 8, 2014 at 10:31 AM

In test and integration you need a baseline for comparisons. In all cases you need to know the background noise of a system. Or what do you get when you expect NOTHING.
Perhaps Al Sharpton serves his purpose as a blackgound noise source. (No racial intent, btw)
He serves as an absolute ZERO reference point for comparison of knowledge and intelligence.
Kind of like what DWS serves for the pseudo blonds of the world.

Missilengr on May 8, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Potato Head actually filled with potatos.

StevC on May 8, 2014 at 2:52 PM